How it was possible that a single person--in her late 20s with no criminal history--could have managed to torture, threaten, assault with sharp weapons some 20 children, as the prosecutor charged, and done so for almost two years, in a well trafficked extremely busy church day-care center, without being seen? How could a single young woman have dressed and undressed these children in a "secret room" almost daily and smeared them with peanut butter, which she was supposed to have eaten off their bodies--without any parent noticing anything amiss? How could she have threatened them with death, forced them to drink her urine, made them eat "cakes made of feces"--among similar charges the investigators extracted from four- and five-year-old children--without any of the young victims showing any signs of this terror? Without any of them ever telling their parents. And why was it that the children allegedly so tortured ran happily to school each day, and why were they were grieved when they learned that their teacher--the woman soon to be accused of horrendous sexual crimes against them--had gone off to take another position?Read the rest of her excerpt. Her reports in the Wall Street Journal have been both electrifying and depressing.
Monday, April 28, 2003
Read this excerpt from Dorothy Rabinowitz's book on the trumped up charges that have sent people to prison concerning supposed child abuse at day care centers. It is horrific what has been done in the name of protecting children. It is today's modern witch hunts. Everything that happened in Salem more than 3 centuries ago is explicable when you realize what modern 20th century prosecutors have done.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:04 PM