As a parent of a 9 year old son, I know that my main responsibility is to protect my son at all costs. I realize there are certain things I can’t shield him from once he leaves the house to go to school in the morning, but outside of that, I would never put my child in harms way.
Julia Hudson, why did you not do the same for you child, or for the other members of your family?
There is no way in HELL that I would bring a man who has been convicted of several VIOLENT crimes around my child. Seriously, William Balfour (who is still only a ‘suspect) has past convictions for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and receiving stolen property. Those are not petty misdemeanors. You wouldn’t want someone with a record like that working as a teacher in the school system, why would you allow them to be a part of your child’s life inside of your home? Even on your Myspace page, on a questionnaire that asked who was more likely to be in jail, you wrote “William Balfour”??!?!? Come on, you knew what type of person this man was!
I’m not going to sit here and place the value of a child’s life greater than an adults, but for a child to be caught in the crossfire of something that could have possibly been prevented, only if discrestion in regards to who they allow around their child was shown, is something I take issue with. The government fails at protecting children, the school system has failed numerous children, it’s the responsibility of the PARENT to protect that child at any expense!
According to the Department of Justice:
*An estimated 18.6% of inmates serving time in State prisons in 1991 for violent crimes, or about 61,000 offenders nationwide, had been convicted of a crime against a victim under age 18.
*1 in 5 violent offenders serving time in a State prison reported having victimized a child.
*More than half the violent crimes committed against children involved victims age 12 or younger.
If you take in account, the fact that Julia Hudson knowingly involved herself with a ‘statistic’, statistically speaking, did little Julian even have a fair chance at life? There’s the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, but if a parent knowingly surrounds the child with predatory animals, what is the village to do?
My condolences go out to the Hudson family, God will get your through this!