Leaving kid with known addict is as dangerous as leaving them with gunSeptember 25, 2013 @ 1:10 pm (Updated: 1:31 pm - 9/25/13 )
The Dori Monson Show.
This story of 37-year-old Redmond man and his 4-year-old son who were both hospitalized after what's believed to be heroin overdoses is just unimaginable.
There is nothing more sacred in humankind, when you are a parent, than taking care of your child.
That is why any story of child abuse is so hideous because there is no creature in the animal kingdom more helpless at birth than a human. It's up to us as parents to take care of our kids, to nurture them.
When we hear about a dad in Redmond who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin, it's just absolutely unimaginable.
The police think the dad injected both of them with a needle.
The question is, what in the world do you do with this dad, as a society?
This is such a horrific crime, a 4-year-old boy getting injected with heroin. What do you do with the dad if he's guilty of this crime? How long do you lock him up?
Also, how much responsibility do you attach to the mom? If she knows that daddy is addicted to smack and you leave your 4-year-old with that guy, isn't that every bit as reckless and as dangerous?
I'm not trying to deflect any of the blame from the dad because heaven knows, I think we all hope that justice will come down on him like a ton of bricks if he's guilty of what he's been accused of.
But if you're the mom, how do you leave a kid with someone you know is an addict? Isn't that every bit as dangerous as leaving a 4-year-old with a loaded handgun. When parents do that, and the kid gets shot, you charge the parents with reckless endangerment.
Maybe we need to hold the mom responsible as well, for leaving the kid with a loaded gun, that being a heroin addicted dad.
Police confirm that they have had calls to this address before, but for some reason this kid stayed in the house and was with his apparently addicted dad.
I find it impossible to believe that, if they did all live together - and we need to confirm that - but if mom, dad and the kid live together and there have been calls because of drugs to that house, then mom knows what is going on.
How do you leave your 4-year-old with an addict? And if mom is not an addict, doesn't mom have a responsibility to keep the kid away from the addict until he gets clean?
It is so sickening to even contemplate a story like this.
Taken from Wednesday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.
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