Just a little round-up, as we like to say in the news biz:
Not too long ago, a report found that more teenagers have repeat pregnancies in Dallas, Texas than in any other city in the United States. Today, we find out that Texas, as a state, leads the nation in deaths from child abuse and neglect.
Interestingly, we have known all along that Texas, led into such distinction by its governor, Rick Perry, you know, the death-sentence for-innocent-guys guy, is very close to the bottom of the list in per-capita spending to protect children. Shouldn’t we want the lists flipped? I think we want the lists flipped.
From 2001 to 2007, more than 1,500 kids died due to neglect and abuse, more than any other state. Abominable.
Now that George W. is being motivational, he can address the issue.
In other news, two men held since 1997 for a Dallas murder have been exonerated. Someone else was just arrested. That’s good.
And later, I will be heading to Municipal Court to tackle the weeds-in-the-alley issue. Lots of hyphens today, I know. And rain. Four inches, maybe.