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The Slice: Sighing & Praying

Sowhat do you do after reading in the morning paper about a father throwing his young son into some cacti and driving off, abandoning the little boy? Me, I tried hard to think about something I saw last night. The preschool boy across the street was running around with a towel draped from his shoulders. Clearly it was intended to serve as a cape. He also had on some sort of headgear that I can only assume is much like what the superheroes are wearing these days. He and his dad tossed a ball back and forth. Well, at least they were trying to do that. The little boy is just learning about throwing. And catching will come a bit later. But the dad could not have been more patient/Paul Turner, The Slice. More here.  (AP photo of 4YO abuse victim Angel Rico)

Question: How do you react when you read stories of extreme child abuse like the one in Texas?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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