Not a good day on the island

Yesterday was not a good day here on the island.

First this.

A middle-aged woman was cleaning her kitchen stove when she heard Tupuola's screams. The woman rushed outside to find Tupuola clinging to a stop sign pole at the intersection while the suspect repeatedly struck her in the head with the butt of the shotgun.

He also struck and injured a man who tried to help the woman.

Someone should have shot him.

And then this.

Higa allegedly dropped the toddler 30 feet from the Miller Street overpass onto H-1 Freeway at about 11:40 a.m. where one or two west-bound cars struck the boy. The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:07 p.m. The medical examiner did not release the name of the child.

News reports indicate that the suspect in custody had occasionally babysat the boy but the boy's mother told reporters that she had never left the boy in the suspect's custody unattended.

I cannot even imagine. I pray to God that baby was dead before that monster tossed him on to the freeway. As for the suspect, string him up by his toes and dangle him over the overpass during midday traffic and let him rot there. He deserves nothing more.

This island has a cloud hanging over it today. You can feel it. No one understands how or why any of this has happened. I don't think there is a way to do so.


- hfs

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