Letters, Jan. 8, 1996

A SHAMEFUL DEATH

ONE WOULD THINK OUR WORLD COULD never produce such a horrible story as the one about young Elisa Izquierdo, who was beaten to death by her mother Awilda Lopez [COVER STORIES, Dec. 11]. Surely all who read about her will wonder how anyone could be so cruel and inhuman. The answer is simple: drug abuse and lack of personal responsibility. That child should have been taken permanently from her mother at birth, when it was clear that Lopez was unfit to care for Elisa. Until we clean the streets of drugs and hold people responsible for their actions,...

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