I was in Goldthorpe library yesterday on computers and it was rough and strange. The staff talked across the room about how the area is downhill and pressured couples break up.
The area has known old crimes of matricide. Twice I think I read. And now -front of Doncaster free press-it says that a couple, the female a child worker in Sprotborough nursery, are in for murder of their baby. Unlike in the case of Donny girl Casey, a socially attractive schoolgirl, the public are not condemning the couple who killed but the press says instead they have sympathy. They will not as locals identify with the baby as established and interesting human being. It will have seemed like paper to a rough area. Life is not sacred anymore.
And the nursery, from S Yorks education services who saw a nearby Dearne teacher leave court on stick, after being hit in some way by supposedly epileptic NTA in Carrfield school, feels they can keep an open mind about employing a proven baby killer if she gets off? How evil is that? And what echoes of Barnsley education powers that be, who left M Stewart, murderer Lindo partner, undetected in disturbed moods outside, and left it until he killed her?
The adulthood of the parents, who may otherwise seem socially attractive and interesting, surpasses the marginal life of a baby. Horrific how the human mind can go. Talking to them , other adults will not be aware of what they went to behind the scenes so to speak.
It is like it everywhere. Abuse and right to life a postcode lottery.
I was afraid in the library of the atmosphere. Rotherham too is bad. People are being stabbed for money and jealousy each week.
Who will clean it up? It is getting worse. Buses are like potentially violent bars. You breathe relief when they get off. Innocent adults become increasingly more vulnerable and marginalised.
I will not be surprised if the couple who killed the baby get off in court, but suppose that is not likely. The general public round Goldthorpe sound to feel they did little wrong, just defaulting in rough hard times. Was attitude to death of a baby once as hard? How many years have such got off with the verdict of cot death syndrome? What hardness is coming out when the system makes a rare admission otherwise normal adults kill babies? And old people and vulnerable adults too have right to life seen as equally marginal. Any shame left?