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December 13, 2004

depressing tale of elder abuse

Sunday's NYT front pages a Nominate Me for a Pulitzer Piece on elder abuse. It is a heart breaking tale about two sisters who are used and abused by their crack head nephew. People who are close to addicts sometimes take a long, long time before getting away from the addict. And most people simply can't stay away from the charismatic nature of users. Read about Lillian and Julia - it'll make you wonder if (a)children are really needed to help you in your twilight years and (b)what you would do if your aunts were being abused and (c)how they could possibly still allow Frank in their lives.

Posted by cj at December 13, 2004 12:44 PM


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