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Beware the 'Blackheart Man'

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

As children, we grew up hearing about the 'Blackheart Man'. We were told to be careful of strangers who might walk up and invite us into their cars or homes. They could also be found in the lonely countryside or in the gullies. They might even show up at schools and parks, and then they would take your heart out. So it brought fear to us as youths every time we heard the name Blackheart Man.

Fable or not, this sort of warning is more necessary today than it was 40 years ago. These blackheart men are ever more prevalent today in our society. With the number of killings of our young and old alike, we now must put in place measures to deal with these immoral, lawless, wicked, debauched, anarchistic, and corrupt creatures.

Our country has become more unethical. These types of crimes tear out the nation's belly. We feel uncared for as a nation. To my political representatives, to whom much is given, much is expected. You have been given the nation to care for, do your job. Mothers, pay close attention to your children, teach them about 'stranger danger' and how to scream for help if necessary.

Elaine Lewis