Yes, once the media gets a-hold of a case it makes things worse. Josh's case was a house-hold name as well. Virtually all of our family and friends found out what happened to him on CNN the night he was arrested. Local media was HORRENDOUS. The notoriety only makes things harder. But of course, it's a toss-up; who's to say the kids whose cases are not blasted all over television and print media are any better off? They get left languishing all alone.
It's all terrible. All of it. My husband is English and he is absolutely appalled at what this "free" USA does to its children; it's unheard of in England to throw children away as unsalvageable. NO CHILD gets such a sentence as LWOP in Great Britain.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Posted by sisselnor at 7:30 AM