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Voice: Things were wrong all over in Imperial baby stabbing case

May 29, 2001

I am deeply disturbed by the corruption in today's society. Whatever happened to the days when we could go to sleep with our doors unlocked, when we could go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing we weren't going to be robbed during the night or murdered?

Look at me. I sound like I've been around for awhile when I'm only 16!

With the proceedings of last Monday, I have been left greatly disturbed and sickened. When a 7-month-old baby gets stabbed by a 19-year-old man, it makes you think, where are we headed to as a society, as human beings and fellow brothers.

What motivated this unspeakable crime is beyond me, but this I tell you, there is no shadow of doubt in my mind that Benjamin Escobar did indeed perpetrate this crime. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the pictures of Benjamin Escobar say more than enough. He shows no grief, but happiness. He parades a face of a demented fool.


Now on to Mr. Chris Eaton, whose comment I found quite foolish and unneeded. Yes, the Imperial police did do a good job that day, but the fact that the police found the baby has not much to do with anything. You must have overlooked the fact that several neighbors and the grandmother were searching for the baby. So the chances that someone else had found the baby where not slim. It could just as easily been the "neighbor" who found the baby.

What disturbs me is the fact that there was no ambulance at the scene, besides the paramedics who live in the area. After the baby was found it was up to the paramedics. Had there been no paramedics the toddler sadly would have died (thank God that he didn't).

Now Mr. Eaton, maybe you should rethink your foolish comments before saying them. The only difference I see between you and the "neighbor," besides that his comment had some truth to it, is that you left a name and face to your comment.

Yes, I am aware of the irony that I, too, left a name and face to a comment, but I am happy. I am proud of it.



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