I can only read the awful story about the murder of eight-year-old Leibby Kletzky with the most profound sympathy for his family and community.
We try so hard to protect our children without stifling their desire for independence– in fact they have to be allowed to go out into the world if they are to learn to live in the world.
I’m not surprised that the suspect came from the neighborhood. I have no idea how parents can guard against someone whose behavior is insane.
I wonder if Levi Aron was hiding in plain sight. There will be all kinds of attention paid to him, which likely is one motivation for psychopaths looking for fame. But we desperately want to know how to recognize and guard against any threat to our children, so he’ll get his fifteen minutes and more.
Terror is the only word for the effect of such a crime on all the good people trying to live in peace.