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Having strong fantasies of vengeance and payback (may be triggery) 
8th-Feb-2010 10:56 am
When I saw this headline, my first thought was "That's got to be from the Onion, right? Right?"

It is not.
U.S. soldier Joshua Tabor waterboards his daughter, 4, because she couldn't recite alphabet: police

A GI waterboarded his 4-year-old daughter in their suburban Tacoma, Wash., home because she couldn't recite the alphabet, police reported.

Joshua Tabor, 27, allegedly admitted to police he used the torture technique because his daughter was terrified of water and he was furious she didn't know her ABCs.

Tabor was arrested Sunday and charged with assault of a child.
I do not have children and have never felt any noticeable desire for children. Neither spiritualmonkey nor I think having children would be a good decision for us, so we've taken care not to accidentally conceive.

But I am having fantasies of finding this little girl and whisking her away: "C'mere, sweetie, we're going to get you into a life with people who will take care of you and treat you well." Yeah, we live in a small apartment in a sketchy neighborhood in a troubled city and don't have a lot of money. She'd still be better off with us.

Hoping very, very hard that Washington State's child protection agencies do the right thing and get this girl somewhere safe where she can heal both physically and emotionally.
8th-Feb-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hopefully his punishment includes neutering. Some people should not be parents.
8th-Feb-2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hope they throw the book at that savage, evil bastard.
8th-Feb-2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Convicts in prison do not treat child-abusers in their midst well. Even they have standards of behavior.
8th-Feb-2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh but don't worry, we don't need to pay any attention to mental healthcare for those in the military....
11th-Feb-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I can hardly take it in.
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