Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sad day in Brooklyn

I have been watching the news horrified at the news of a young boy, Leiby Kletzky,  in Brooklyn. He was murdered and dismembered not far from his home. It happened in a close-knit Jewish community.

The boy went home by himself for the first time and was supposed to meet his mother half way. It was supposed to be a dry run of him walking home halfway. It is obvious that his parents thought deeply about this, but it went so wrong. He got lost and asked a stranger for directions. The man, Levi Aron, took the opportunity and snatched him.

This validates my theory, it is okay to be an overly-protective matter what others are doing around you. I will continue to follow my instincts. Most of the time, awful things like this do not happen. But when they do, the consequences are devastating.

The parents are not to blame, I know they feel so sick. My heart goes out to them.


  1. I read an article with a father who had a similar situation years ago in NY, and with his son, he felt that the creep was waiting for a chance. I have a hunch that this is the case with Aron. That he was following this kid, if not for days, at least on the kids' way home. We need to be vigilant, but the idea these monsters are lurking around every corner (thanks, Media!) is not backed by stats.

  2. This is such a sad thing, an innocent was taken. Liebby, you didn’t make it to moon in this lifetime, but with your outstretched arm, you’ve slipped the surly bonds of earth and gone to touch the face of God. RIP


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