Look into those eyes.
If you look in his eyes long enough you imagine his that burning sensation in his body as he looked up in horror and glanced at someone he called mommy; and disturbing last hours, or can you?
If we watch the news we are more inclined to believe faces like Raijan’s are everywhere and that his life was stolen but not vindicated, but this case is different.
In the end no one fought for his life, until it was too late.
I am praying that the reason he is an angel now gone away is because of his mother’s Post Traumatic Stress, which is something that she could not regulate, that caused her actions.
There is yellow tape around a lifeless home, that in the end did not bring shelter, and it once contained laughter and toys.
Now it is too late.
The fact remains that no soul or heart beat is in Raijan and no amount of tears or money can bring him back.
Why should you keep reading, why should we care? THESE stories matter too. WE have to stop this murder, and we also have to protect our boys and girls.
We may have someone in our personal circle that you feel may exhibit dangerous behavior; you will not be a snitch, if it saves a life! It improves the situation of home and well-being and demonstrate to the youth that we love them as our own .
We have an accountability to provide security to a child.
Tears from you and I will never bring him back, but ask questions and end the in, if the Steward of that child fails we can’t be an innocent bystander.
When children are murdered and we noticed but ignored the signs we let them down.
Where is the innocence in that…
8-year-old Raijon Daniels (above) died after allegedly being beaten, tortured and possibly ‘forced’ to drink household cleaner by his mother Teresa Marie Moses (pictured above). Police in Richmond, CA., say, this is one of the worst cases of child abuse they’ve ever seen. A few of the officers have already requested therapy.
Moses, 23, was arrested on suspicion of murder, torture, child endangerment and child abuse. Police said the boy was covered head to toe with injuries and he lived in horrible conditions, staying in a locked room (which resembled a jail cell) outfitted with a surveillance camera and handcuffed to a bed.
Moses fed him food that was mixed in a blender, mainly spaghetti and beans. Moses works for UPS as a supervisor and told police that she had disciplined him for what she perceived to be misbehavior. She thought he was playing mind games with her when he urinated on an uncovered mattress with no blanket.
In 2005, Raijon ran away by jumping out a second floor window and then stole toys at a store because he didn’t have any at home. Authorities filed a report with Child Protective Services but he was returned to his mother.
Last Friday, police arrived to find Raijon non responsive with traces of vomit on his face. Raijon had whip marks, burns, cuts and scars that covered every inch of his body. His mother admitted to pouring household cleaners over his genitals to discourage him from urinating.
During the interrogation, Moses was strictly business and didn’t appear remorseful and never once asked about how her son was doing. When police told her that he was dead, she tried to cry but no tears came out.
Ironically, Moses also has a three year old daughter who also lived in the apartment. Unlike her son, her daughter was unharmed and her room was filled with toys. She has been placed in Child Protection Services…”
Mommy is home…
“A San Francisco woman who tortured, abused and murdered her eight-year-old son is a free woman today, seven years after her little boy was found dead in a pool of his own vomit in 2006 and three years after she was sentenced.
Teresa Moses, 30, from Richmond, was declared not guilty by reason of insanity in 2010 for killing her son Raijon Daniels and has spent the last three years in a mental hospital receiving treatment for a condition that doctors have called ‘fleeting’.
No longer deemed a risk to society, the rehabilitated mother has been placed in Contra Costa County’s Forensic Conditional Release Program, known as Con-REP under which her continued recovery will be monitored closely.
Ms Moses was mother to Raijon and a younger daughter who was placed in foster care while she awaited trial…”