I don't know how many times I've tried to write a piece on TEDDY FOLTZ.
I always delete the piece before finishing, usually because my words are harsh and very angry.
Of course, I'm angry at the monsters shain widdersheim and zaryl bush. Yes, I know that anger doesn't usually result in positive change. My suppressed anger doesn't begin, nor end w/ widdersheim and bush. It's awful that we ALL KNOW that there are insufficient laws protecting children, yet, we plod along year after year, state representatives and state senators come and go, U.S.Congresses come and go,presidents come and go (many of these folks enriching themselves along the way), yet, they move on leaving ALL the laws to protect kids and punish the monsters too weak and fail to enact new protections/punishments.Another internal struggle I've had - I'll never know ALL of the facts. DON'T misunderstand, I KNOW enough to feel as I do about the monsters widdersheim and bush. What I'm not 100% certain of, ---where were the others ?
"“She held him from me for the last five years, and she would hide things,” ... She would make excuses as to why the boy couldn’t visit his father, Tedesco said.“He liked to play football,” he said of his son, whom he said he hadn’t seen since his 10th birthday. (remember, Teddy was 14 when he was murdered.) I cannot say how hard Tedesco tried to see his son. I know it's easy to be looking in from the outside, but for YEARS he didn't see his son? How hard did Tedesco try to see HIS son,Teddy ? Did Teddy STILL like to play football? Why did widdersheim have custody? We may NEVER know the answers. I DO KNOW that the so called 'cracks' in social services can become gaping crevasses, and likewise with schools.
I have no problem calling out the many misses of social services, school systems, and 'our' elected officials many failures to enact laws to TRULY protect children and REMOVE, PERMANENTLY, those who abuse children, but, what of these others? A balloon release and a park bench ? That may make the organizers feel better, but, if the same efforts used to save Teddy from his torture and murder are the efforts that are being used to change the laws ..........the more things stay the same.