A Better Mid-South: Stopping child abuse

A Better Mid-South: Stopping child abuse

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

We all know not everyone deserves to be a parent or be involved in a child's life. That was evident this week when we learned about the beating of a 3-year-old Mid-South boy.

Investigators told WMC Action News 5 the mother's boyfriend beat the little boy because he was mad the child had eaten the last piece of cheesecake.

When you are learning to be a parent, do you have to say 'Don't forget to brush your child's teeth, be sure and feed him well and oh, by the way, don't let your boyfriend beat your child over a piece of cheesecake?'"

Does that make any sense?

This little boy now has a broken thigh bone, a dislocated vertebrae and bruised lungs. His mom is in trouble because police say she broke the law by waiting to report the crime.

What can we do? Be aware, be alert. If you know of abuse like this going on anywhere in the Mid-South, report it.

Tell me what you think should happen in this case. Email me at abettermidsouth@wmctv.com or go to my Facebook page and post a message there.

Stopping child abuse is a top priority if we are going to make this A Better Mid-South.

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