Shame on adults


Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 10:06 p.m.
This letter is in reference to the recent sad story of the Marion County boy who was abducted by a known sex offender.
The No. 1 role of government is to protect citizens, especially children, from violence. And the No. 1 role of society is to protect our children.
Government continues to fail in this respect with its bureaucratic inept "justice" system that allows convicted child molesters to walk free in the first place, and by incompetent local law officials who fail to check a jail inmate's record before releasing him.
And society fails in this respect by repeatedly looking the other way as these sad events happen time and time again.
Shame on all the officials who were responsible for allowing yet another child molester to walk freely amongst our children. And shame on us for letting it continue.
Jeff Gower, Gainesville

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