Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Adam Walsh

It was announced today that Adam Walsh's killer was a man named Otis Toole who died in prison years ago. I am the same age as Adam Walsh if he were alive today. His abduction and murder changed much about life in America. It changed the structure of how law enforcement reacts to missing people which is a great thing, but it also has caused a fear that I don't think we will ever get over. I know if I had a child I could never let him or her out of my sight. We do not trust anyone. I was afraid of all adults except for my parents. I don't think we will ever get that trust back. Stranger Danger! may keep children safer, but what is it doing to our psyches?

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