Sad and shame­ful

The Covington News - - LOCAL -

We hope you had a pleas­ant hol­i­day with your fam­ily, al­though rain put a dam­per on some of the ma­jor ac­tiv­i­ties planned for our area.

Still, any chance we have to spend qual­ity time with our fam­i­lies is cher­ished.

We had some sad sto­ries in last week’s edi­tion re­gard­ing chil­dren.

Ed­ward Wil­liams, a Cov­ing­ton man, was ar­rested and charged with bat­tery un­der the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act and child cru­elty. What Wil­liams al­legedly did to his son in the name of dis­ci­pline was at the least hideous.

You can read about this in a story ti­tled “Cov­ing­ton man charged with child abuse’’ at Cov­News. com.

In an­other sad story, Mary Moore of Bu­ford was charged af­ter she re­port­edly left her young child in a hot car with the win­dows up. Moore re­port­edly was shop­ping in the air-con­di­tioned Kmart while her 5-year-old son was sweat­ing and crying in the car.

She was charged with con­tribut­ing to the de­pri­va­tion of a mi­nor, ob­struc­tion of an of­fi­cer and tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence. Again, this story can be read at Cov­News.com.

We are not in the habit of ques­tion­ing the Good Lord, but it re­ally doesn’t seem fair that peo­ple like those men­tioned above can be en­trusted to have chil­dren while there are thou­sands of peo­ple who would be nur­tur­ing, car­ing par­ents but can­not have chil­dren.

We hope that if th­ese two are found guilty, they will right­fully re­ceive the pun­ish­ment the law al­lows. That way, they will lose their right to ever put their chil­dren in harm’s way again.

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