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H.O.W. Do We Stop The Senseless Killing Of Children?

Updated on November 8, 2014
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

Not to long ago, a fellow hubber and a good friend, billybuc started a great hubbing idea that has went viral. He wrote a hub called Social Issues: How Do We Cure Social Ills? H.O.W. There is now a Facebook page designated for this subject and many hubbers have joined in. The whole idea is: We have a voice!

I have been saying this for some time now, but it never caught on. Billy found the way to get people to join and it is called H.O.W. I just had to join and my first hub in H.O.W. will be on a subject I have been very adamant about for quite some time. I will explain, but first watch this video that I made about 4 1/2 years ago.

In Memory of Jonathan

Since That Night In 2007

It all happened on a summer night in 2007. The call came and my Grandson was in the emergency room. I held his limp body when the Doctor pronounced him dead. He was 23 months old. I set him down on the bed and tears and anger was upon me. I walked out of the emergency room and looked at several police officers that were looking at a backroom. I rushed toward it to get the idiot I knew had done this. The cops managed to stop me and the guy is still walking free and easy now in 2012. He killed my Grandson in a senseless way. I have wrote many hubs on the subject including the Froggy's World series and The Murder Suspect among many others. I have hubs about child abuse and crimes against children. With the response I received, I realized that this Frog does have a voice.


Have I made a difference? I really wonder sometimes. There still seem to be multiple children dying and being abused every day. There have been changes made and many more still need to be made. I keep doing what I can and with a program like H.O.W. maybe more will join in.

Jonathan's Picture on a Plate
Jonathan's Picture on a Plate | Source
Jonathan in Front and My Children Behind
Jonathan in Front and My Children Behind | Source

What Needs To Be Done?

Since that dreadful night in 2007, I have had many changes in my life. Some of those changes have been bad, but for the most part, I have been blessed. My biggest blessing has been the wife I have in Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill. You know her better as Lastheart. I moved to Puerto Rico from Missouri to be with her and it has been wonderful.

When I came, I brought pictures of Jonathan and my children and other grandchildren. In the curio cabinet next to the front door these pictures are for viewing. You can see two at the right. I get tears at times when I look, but I know Jonathan is in Heaven and I will see him someday soon. Jonathan's case is closed and no justice will come on Earth, but some people will have to answer to God. The mission now is to save other children. I have laid down some on that job, but thanks to billybuc, it is alive in me again.

One of the good changes I have seen is a program called Parents As Teachers. A large problem in this world is kids having kids. By having tried and true parents teaching new parents, maybe the babies will have a chance.

A change that hasn't come that I thought Jonathan's case may change is the Department of Family Services. They are still a paperwork nightmare. They pull children out of homes that don't need to and don't pull the ones that should be. Caseworkers are hired that have no idea of what a parent is or should be.

Another change that hasn't come is the police and justice system. They are allowing child abusers and killers to walk free and easy. I better not even mention what I think should be done to absolutely guilty parties of these crimes.

The steps I think that need to be taken to help lower the amount of child abuse and senseless death cases would be somewhat simple to attain. There will be some cost to it, so I propose that every politician in office have 8% of there yearly pay deducted to offset the costs.

First... Every new to-be parent must take one of the mechanical babies that read every thing the parent does. These babies will cry when hungry. They wet their diapers. They act just like a baby will act. The to-be parents must each take care of this baby for two weeks a piece. Two weeks for the mother and two weeks for the father. These babies have computer chips that read all actions the parent takes and will tell the social worker (who needs to be a parent themselves). If the to-be parent makes any mistakes they will have classes and a re-administering of the mechanical baby. Now, this will be costly, but the children's lives are more important. A link is located up and at the right showing the baby simulators. If the parent to-be does anything that would "kill" or "harm" the baby in a serious way, I believe they should not be allowed to raise that baby until they prove they are able to.

Now, I know there are people that are going to scream about rights. What about these innocent children's rights? We need to start stopping the senseless killing of children and if the people handling these children are taught better, we will make a big dent in the issue.

This is the start. I have a voice and you can too. Before I tell you how, let me also just go ahead and tell you what I think the punishment should be for anyone found guilty of killing or molesting a child.

My opinion is that the all the family members of that child are given a "vote" in the guilty parties penalty. The choices should be added to the severity of the crime. If the child died, the maximum penalty is death. If the child was molested, but didn't die, the maximum penalty could possibly be removing the ways the person could molest as a suggestion. The votes are tallied and the penalty is whatever the family decides. If they want to set the killer free, so be it. If they want to kill the killer, let it be done, with a chosen family member doing the deed. So on and so forth.

If the wheels of justice moved swifter and harder on crimes such as these, I am sure we would see much less of them.

Your Voice

I want to hear them.

YOUR IDEAS-What can we do to stop these idiots from killing and hurting children?

These hubs are read by many. These hubs stay on the web for as long as we keep them there. Use your voice and speak your opinion.

The comment section below is just for that. You can use a fake name or a real one. We don't track and will not know where you are or who you are. Say what you think and what should be done.

You Have a Voice--Scream It. Tell The World How To Solve This Problem.

I just ask you try to refrain from using derogatory words. You can have anger and hurt without bad language.

We need to save the children. Please help me save some children.

If you are a parent and are hurting your child mentally or physically----

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WILL GET YOU AND IF WE DON'T, GOD WILL!!!!!!

You know, it pains me to have to write a hub such as this. So many memories of a battle that I felt defeated in have come up.

You could be me. Please tell your opinions after watching the video of what it did to me.

Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you Kim--a scarlet A sounds like a great idea.

    • Kim Grbac Diaz profile image

      Kim Diaz 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      "Froggy" I am so sorry for what has happened to your little angel and you and your family. I was a program manager in therapeutic foster care for 11 years, and child abuse and fatality is everywhere. I have recently written a hub suggesting that Abusers, wear Scarlet A's when they're in public so all can see what they have done to the innocent children they have hurt. Perhaps they would then feel the fear and pending harm that they imposed on a harmless, loving child. I agree with you and all the others who believe that this crime is way out of control. Actually, it's the worst crime of all, especially in the case of your grandson. Enough is enough...our government has to change the punishment for these most horrific of crimes ...thoughts and prayers are with you

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you very much, my friends.

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      6 years ago

      having followed your story almost from the beginning, it's great to see some good coming from bad...all strength to you, revivor

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      Melissa Propp 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      This is a very powerful and moving hub. I am so sorry for your pain, but I appreciate you sharing your story with us. Justice might not be served in this world for your grandson, but it isn't too late to help other abused children still out there.

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      6 years ago

      I don't know where to begin. The pain of losing a child is something that no parent or grandparent should ever have to experience, and certainly not this way.

      Yes, the people in positions to do something need to be held accountable. It's not just a job or a legal game. Your message goes a long way to shedding light on a very dark corner in our society.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you marcoujor. I hope it does impact many and change comes.

      Lastheart--I love you and thank you for being in my life.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Quoting your words:

      "STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WILL GET YOU AND IF WE DON'T, GOD WILL!!!!!!" I pray that God help us all with this issue.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Greg,

      You have left a strong impact with this piece. I so greatly respect and admire you for turning your grief at this senseless act into positive awareness raising and dedicated action.

      I wish you peace and continued strength. Voted UP and UI. To share.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks billy; I wish we did have all the answers. You made a great point; we need to hold people responsible if they are doing nothing but are in positions to do something.

      With my screaming, I do believe that there is one prosecutor who is no longer a prosecutor and because when you Google her name, my hubs come up which makes being an attorney difficult on her too.

      I also believe that the police chief moved on too because of the bad publicity.

      Our voices do work. We need to use them and H.O.W. was an excellent idea Mr William Holland--my good friend!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't even know where to start my friend. Your pain is palpable in this video, and I feel it inside of me.

      I wish I had answers to child abuse. I wish I knew how we could teach kids before they become adults that this is not alright under any circumstances. This is a societal disease that is passed on from one generation to the next, and I'm not sure there is a way to stop it.

      There is, however, a way to change the social services departments and the police departments, to make sure that stricter guidelines are upheld. Suspicion of child abuse, in my opinion, is all that is needed to begin an investigation.

      This is an important hub my friend; you did well, and thank you for sharing your pain so that we all can learn.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks to both of you. It is hard to talk about these injustices, but they need to stay out in the open for everyone to see and know. There is so much injustice and we the people, can change that if we stand together.

      Please share this with many. Thank you.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Greg, what an incredibly sad and unjust story this is. My heart goes out to you, your daughter and all your family. There is no justice here on earth with a story like yours. I cannot even inagnewhat it would be like to lose a child. My son was sexually molested by a family member when he was young. It was n't difficult to get a conviction but the punishment was ridiculous and didn't fit the crime. I was a little more accepying because I still had my child and although he has had his cross to bear, he is here with us. Yet, I have never gotten over the fact that the victim and family become victimized over again in the penal system. I think that many people are not aware of how poor a system we have when it comes to domestic abuse and murder. Thank you so much for sharing adifficult story that needs to be shared.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Wow Froggy! This hub should be shared immediatly! There is no way to bring Jonathan's life back, but we can create awareness. You gave an important tip, people can leave a comment and we won't go after them. If we can save another Jonathan from those criminals that walk this planet, then the reason for us to be here will be fulfilled. Thanks for the heartfelt and poignant message.


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