These local news items didn't really fit anywhere but offer an important indication of how the cycle of cruelty and violence informs one generation after the next beyond demographics and throughout human history.
Kansas Allegation Reminds Us That Freedom Isn't Free
An 87-year-old bondsman has been accused of trying to trade a Kansas jail inmate's bail for sex. Merlin "Jack" Nelson, 87, of Girard, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempting to commit unlawful sexual relations, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Kansas City Disgusting Drug And Abuse Charge
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Leonard Mims, 41, faces a charge of deviate statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy on a child younger than 14. According to court documents, on Oct. 17, officers were called to a home in the 2400 block of Linwood Blvd.
Show-Me Old Style Beating
UNION, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A Missouri man accused of hitting a child with a wooden spoon has been charged with child abuse. According to the probable cause statement, a 13-year-old boy was walking on Water Tower Drive In Union, Missouri, on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Just a reminder to be nice for Friday.