Mom blames cop, not boyfriend, for son’s death - Herald News
Please go read that and then come back here and make some sort of comment. I'll wait, I have a few hours. I just need someone to help me make some sense out of it.
It has my blood boiling!
A five year old boy is dead because the adults in the situation made poor choices.
Maybe the officer should have arrested Cecil Conner as well, maybe he should have removed the child from the vehicle and turned him over to DCFS. Maybe Cecil Conner should have manned up and said, "Dude, I'm drunk, I can't drive." Maybe Kathie LaFond should have protested a bit more and insisted that someone besides Conner take her child home. Maybe she shouldn't have had her five year old out at 2:35am while she played taxi driver to her drunk boyfriend.
Maybe I'm just a little too emotionally attached to the scenario. TOF is almost five and alcoholism and DUI's are all too familiar to me.
The one thing I am sure of is that adults need to grow up and take responsibility for their actions. A domino effect of poor choices led to the death of Michael Langford and now no one wants to say, "It's my fault."