When you take someone else’s life in YOUR hands and decide their fate FOR THEM, there’s a lot of things YOU DON’T DO.
What these did,
What that in NZ did,
You don’t do.
Neither can be excused nor justified.
“But what about…” (other cases) doesn’t bring any lives back.
I’m not pro death penalty. That law’s not in my hands here though.
I don’t expect anything close to perfection out of caretakers.
But this set of acts by these two is so many more levels beyond “you can do better than this” that it’s in a whole different universe.
It’s a betrayal of trust that’s exponentially further than my mind can go.
This really got to me:
She said that a few months before Grace’s death, Sara Packer had threatened to send her to foster care or to a residential center. That prompted Grace to write a “good-bye letter” to her family, Adam said.
The letter was displayed for the jury.
“I know that you guys are at your breaking point and I understand,” Grace wrote. “I love you guys I always have and I always will.”
There’s not much that can be said. I wouldn’t know to do if I had to decide their fate.
Your solution is probably as good as any I’ve seen.
I couldn’t implement it but I could probably turn a blind eye if someone else did.