Trick Or Treat /Crime,Violence,Fatalities

@Chevee (5915)
United States
November 1, 2008 11:44am CST
I am trying to avoid the discussions I see about Trick Or Treat fatalities. Things like this is very upsetting and stays on my mind a long time. Everytime I look at the news now it is bad news. So much crime and violence toward children. I know by me avoiding these articles it is not going away. Some time you wonder is all this is true. In my heart I know most of it is because there is proof. When you see these discussions do you open the links and read the article? Aren't you tired of all this violence?
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9 responses
• United States
2 Nov 08
I saw the articles about that twelve year old kid (seriously...it's halloween and kids are trick or treating and your first thought as they are approaching your house is your being robbed???) too. Stuff like that makes me incredibly sad. Just a few days ago I saw a story where this fourteen year old kid murdered his eight month pregnant mother. From what I read, he's being charged with two counts of murder. I really wish stuff like this didn't happen. And yeah, I am really tired of the violence. If anything, when I see stuff on the news about violence and people being hurt, it reminds me of why I am really anti-violence. But that is one area I could do without the reminders, you know? THe world really needs a lot love and compassion right now.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I heard something about this too - children are attacked when they go Trick or Treat. It is sad and unthinkable that someone would do this. By reporting this kind of violent incidents, it keeps us inform and on guard. This way we can better safeguard our children from possible harms. There are many things in this world that are not right.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I have been around violence most of my life, but never wanted any part of it. But if we try to ignore it; as a whole we may forget it. It's called apathy and when we don't care enough about something then that problem always comes back.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I have never liked Halloween. I think as decent parents it's our responsibilities to teach to NOT accept money or candy from strangers and then what? The last day of October every year it's acceptable? It's a darn shame there are people out there capable of hurting children. Way back when my child was young (70's) someone placed razor blades in apples and I made up my mind my child was not going door to door. We did things together like I let her decide options included things like, going out for supper, go skating, go to the show, go bowling or whatever and that worked out well. Of course she still got candy from my parents and a couple of my friends but that was Halloween in our house the whole time she grew up.
@bajangal (12)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
Chevee, I too, am also sick and tired of hearing of crime and violence going on in not only North America but all over the world. My, what is this World coming to. It especially breaks my heart when I hear of violence towards children - those innocent sweet little ones whom we should love and cherish unconditionally. How anyone can harm a child is beyond me. Children are children and not perfect so let us all let them enjoy their childhood years with good thoughts and happy times. It is so sad that times have changed so much for the worse - I remember as a kid just playing and having fun and not worrying about watching out for strangers or neighbours for that matter. Then I had Children of my own and things were still not so bad - but now I worry abour my grandchildren - I take them to the park and dare not take my eyes off of them. What a sad situation - These days you can't trust anyone.
@GardenGerty (103946)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Chevee, I am like you. I am on MyLot, and Gather, for things other than the news. I do not mind others posting it, I just am not going to read it. I know there are awful people in the world, and I know they do awful things. Have a good day my friend. I am even disgusted at all the vandalism of people's pumpkins. It makes me sad.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Nov 08
i'm sick & tired of it but what can we do?? i read it all you never know when something will pop out at you that might help your grandchildren or someone else' kids. it's a sad world we live in w/innocent children being mistreated or killed.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
1 Nov 08
It makes me sick, Chevee! I don't know what the world is coming to. I'm wondering why the crime rate keeps going up and up but the punishment rate stays the same. I do know that our judicial system in the U.S. has the lowest forms of punishment anywhere. They let murderers out on the street from prison simply because prisons are overcrowded. They will spend money on stupid, useless things like making sure no one downloads music from the internet instead of building more prisons and hiring more guards and police officers! I am like you. I will avoid stories like that. Unless I can do something about it, I don't want to hear it or read it. If I CAN do something to help, that's another story. I'll do anything and everything I can! What good can come of letting people who can't do anything to make the situation better know about these things? If we were shown HOW to help, maybe that would make a difference. I don't see stories in the newspapers about where we can go to learn ways to help make the world a better place. THAT is a crime in itself! Most people don't know where to begin to find out how they can help. These stupid emails you get that say, "Pass this on to all your friends" don't do any good... they just flood the servers. We thought about this long and hard and decided to pack up and move to the country; to put as much distance as we could between us and the crime. There is simply nothing we can do about it!
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
Well, nobody wants violence. But sometimes we still need to see the sad news so that we will be informed of what happened and hopefully learned some lesson from it. Turning a blind eye on bad news won't solve anything.