By Braddah Lance
Last week I was reading through a handful of articles about a five year old little girl named Talia and the months and months of brutal torture and heart breaking abuse she went through on a daily basis.
Now having the wife (not biological mother) plead out to 20 years in prison and the husband (military soldier) found guilty in federal court, those are weak a$$ results since the punishment will never fit the crime even if the father is sentenced to death. That's actually the easy way out.
What I'm wondering since it appears that all the abuse was happening on base housing - no one cared to investigate? In an area that's "protected", regulated and enforced by strict rules, how can it be that MP's have only been called to the home once on a noise complaint? The way these two monsters were beating Talia, I can't imagine her taking it silently no matter how much she was probably told to shut up. With housing built so close together, are you telling me the neighbor's had no clue? She's been taken to the hospital hours after nasty beatings and the doctor's didn't suspect anything? Nobody noticed limps, favoring injured body parts, blood, cuts, swelling? I can't imagine the yelling was only once after being stomped on till bones cracked, being duct taped to the bed post and used as a punching bag by BOTH of the "adults" and that's just what was said in court. I can't imagine what happened that wasn't disclosed.
She cried "No, Daddy" in the final beating but I can only imagine how many times those words were cried out in mind numbing pain. She cried it right before being punched so hard that her shoulder was dislocated before her head struck the concrete floor causing a seizure and subsequent death.
Wassup Wit Dat!!!
My stomach is squirming and knotting up as my fists are clenched in anger. I have experienced many painful "beatings" from sports and accidents and as such have a high tolerance of pain but I can't begin to imagine what the poor girl went through and how much she had to endure. Yet I have to say that I'm glad that she died as there is no way that she should have lived the rest of her life with such pain and memory of such brutal acts and carry that load throughout. There's not enough medication, therapy or whatever anonymous group meetings to go to to overcome that. It would have been cruel to live a life where you know of nothing else but pain and torture. As adults we are experienced and knowledgeable about recognizing signs and getting help but as a five year old? She didn't even know that there was life outside her four walls.
Call it twisted but I have to thank them all though. I went home and hugged my three year daughter till she whined. Then I hugged her again till she was mad. Call it selfish that I needed to let her know how much I love her and would never ever cause harm to her - or let anyone do so to her as well. I have to thank Talia for reminding me however angry I may get at things my daughter or son does, to get over it and no one, NO ONE, that cannot defend themselves or know what true love is needs to be showered with it instead of being blown by anger and pain.
Sorry for sounding cynical but I don't believe that she's in a "better place" or "living free" as that's straight up bu!!$h!t. She should have been in a better place while she was here, not after she's gone.
Mahalo for the reality check Talia. My daughter thanks you even though she may not know it - probably won't either till adulthood - but most of all I thank you for showing your strength battling through cruel intentions and I pray that my kids will be able to display the strength you shown when faced with life's challenges.