Maddie McCann

I get bent out of shape and rant and rave about all sorts of stuff, but this is one story that almost made me cry. Perhaps it's because I have three children myself, one of whom is four years old herself.

Last Thursday three year old Maddie McCann disappeared, most like abducted, from her bed in an apartment in Portugal. She and her younger brother and sister as well as their parents were on vacation. Her parents do like most parents and check on their kids every twenty or thirty minutes.

When her mother checked on them at 10PM she discovered that the window was open and Maddie was missing. A witness claims to have seen a bald man and a woman walking quickly away from the area with a young blond girl. Portuguese Police are suggesting that it is possible that Maddie was abducted for a pedophile ring. Just the thought of it makes me want to cry or perhaps go shoot one of those stupid pedophiles.

Thanks to Princesse Ecossaise for the story and the links. Since my blogs are all US based I may be of no help whatsoever, but this story really touches me and anything that I can do to help is still very little.

I am going to cross-post this at all of my sites and since he is out of town I will post this over at Eric's place as well.

by Shadowscope on May 09, 2007 | Bullshit (22) | TrackBack (0)
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Hi! Thankyou for putting this information out, I appreciate it. Every little really does help, maybe bloggers together can reach someone who knows even the slightest detail which may be of help. Thanks for posting this!

Bullshitted by Princesse Ecossaise on May 10, 2007 03:44 AM

Its brilliant to see everyone doing something about poor Maddie and her poor family. My heart and prayers go out to all of them. I just hope they do find her and that it doesnt go unsolved.

Bullshitted by amy on May 10, 2007 10:57 AM

I'm Praying for the family and thinking of them every day. Hope she is found soon.....

Bullshitted by julie on May 11, 2007 03:43 AM

poor lil baby girl i hope they find her safe and sound!

Bullshitted by aimee on May 11, 2007 06:28 PM

Its heartbreaking i have two little boys and i can only imagine what the family are going through. My hopes and prayers are with maddie and her family on this special day her birthday, and pray she will be returned safe and well soon!

Bullshitted by Mary on May 12, 2007 01:31 PM

I am sick and tired of sitting back and watching little children being so intruded upon and defiled. Globally we have to demand! that the legal systm, our governments enhance their perception of law when it comes to child abuse and pedophilism!

It is not enough to just simply apprehand the suspect and bring them to trial. It is about time that we the citizens of each of our countries call down the government and not ask them! but tell them! they better bring a no nonsense, we will not tolerate you kidnapping, defiling, sexually molesting and/or assaulting our children.

Children are defenceless! against an adult who is raping them, torturing them, assaulting them. Therefore pedophiles should not just go to jail for a brief period of time. It should be LIFE IN PRISON, IF NOT THE DEATH! PENALTY.

IF CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE, THEN WE THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY MUST PROTECT THEM. THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN AND THE LAW NEEDS TO PROTECT THEM FULLY!
ENOUGHT IS SIMPLY ENOUGH.

STRAIGHT MULTI-CULTURELED PERSON. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE WHITE TO BE RIGHT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE WHITE TO FIGHT BACK, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE WHITE TO KNOW THAT ANYBODY HARMING A CHILD, SHOULD BE DEALT WITH WITH VERY RIGID LAWS. MINORTIES WANT NOTHING MORE THEN SAFETY AS WELL IN THEIR COUNTRIES AND COMMUNITIES. LET'S GET TOGETHER AS PEOPLE, AS ONE AND FIGHT THE LAW AND PLACE OUR DEMANDS ON THOSE POLITICIANS THAT CAN VERY EASILY CHANGE THE LAW! TO PROTECT CHILDREN. PROTECTING CHILDREN NO MATTER WHAT COLOR THEY ARE IS EVERYONE'S DUTY AND EVERYONE RESPONSIBILITY!

ARNE

Bullshitted by Arne on May 16, 2007 12:52 PM

AS MOST PARENTS DO THEY CHECKED ON THIER CHILDREN EVERY 20 TO 30 MINUTES???

There is no way in hell i would leave my 3 young children in a hotel room by themselves IN A FORIEGN COUNTRY!! And as for checking on them every 20 -30 minutes I read in portugal papers it was every hour(even worse). Has anyone ever heard of babysitters??Anyone!!

Bullshitted by Jenna on May 17, 2007 10:24 AM

Whilst we are all in shock and horror of not only
the abduction but also of the fact that the children were left unattended, it is a most unfortunate event that guilt, remorse and self-loathing will always have a hand in this tragedy and that in itself is punishment compounded to the heartache and pain that these parents will have to live with. Somehow the need to condemn seems to be something that we cant help but do even though we try not to think of doing so, we are all but human and yes the question is there... if these people weren't supposedly educated at a high level, would the condemnations have been worse and more vocal by the media ????maybe ! However having said the above, most people with children understand the need that sometimes it is necessary to recharge your batteries even if it is a 5 minute teabreak.

Bullshitted by nadia on May 20, 2007 10:01 AM

I agree with Jenna, she's so right! There's no way in hell I'd leave my children alone!! In a FOREIGN COUNTRY!! In a hotel room, by themselves!! That's CRAZY!!...
Anyway, the real problem is that things like this (I mean abduction) should never happen, and that is people's gone completely crazy, so out of mind!! How can A NORMAL PERSON abduct a baby? I mean, Maddie's just 3, maybe they did her harm, even I hope not... But... I wonder how a person can get into a hotel, get into a room (it was closed, wasn't it? How did they open that door?, abduct a child, hide her and go away... AND EV'RYONE SAYS THE SAME THINGS: NONE HAS SEEN ANYTHING!! Is it possible?
Chiara.

Bullshitted by Chiara on May 23, 2007 06:58 AM

I have a 21 month old...and yes I do need the occasional 5-10 minute break but not at a resturant down the street! Plus these children were sleeping...what did they need a break from. I think everything about this situation is fishy. That poor little girl!!

Bullshitted by Jenna on May 23, 2007 09:26 AM

Do not be like that. It simply had to happen. You can all now only pray and help in any other way you can. Had they known, they would have never gone to that trip.
Do not be the ones to criticize- it does not help them or you.
Every mother knows what she feels for her children.

Bullshitted by Lav on May 29, 2007 07:22 AM

There are soome sick and sad people in the world, and I pray that one day soon this gorgeous little girl will return home.
We cannot judge others by their mistakes we can only hope that they learn from them.

Bullshitted by Claire on June 5, 2007 06:17 AM

omg! that is so sad. i will try to help and but links everwhere!

Bullshitted by sally on July 13, 2007 04:00 PM

my thought was that she woke up and walked out the front door looking for her parents.
I wondered where she would go. most hotels have stairwells to roofs. could she have wandered to the roof?
I guess this is different. Foreign hotels are different. Most US hotels have sealed windows.
This hotel sounds like it had street level windows that opened. It is sad. They were definately to young to be left alone, asleep or not!
I thought the parnets had gone to the hotel restautant but when I heard they were down the street I was really upset. oh well hindsight is 20/20...unfortunately.

Bullshitted by Teri on July 24, 2007 07:44 AM

basicly this is bullshit i dont give a shit about them,who every does has no life and needs a bit of gossip and has nothing eles to do,plus her parents are fake they drug her and shit wtf is that about and dont get me started on leaving her in a room plus her parents hav obviously sommit to do with it other why they getting the pope involved and shit like that trying to distract from the real thing that there fucing duaghter is misssing and u dont want the hle fucking world noing u got no privacy,yeh get the police in volved cos they neeed 2 be locked up with there bullshit and druging here hahah mugs if u think im harsh its a fact what i hav said think about wat would u do?????eh???oh yeh a little thing 2 think about when maddies mum went into the room the first thing she said is........omg they hav took her ummmmm hello why the fuk would u think that not unless u no sommit,a person who has nothing 2 do would say weres maddie tehy wldnt think straight away she been gone,u would look like a fool if she come in the door after u say it....yeh im right face it lovers who cry over shit like this if i got abducted i wouldnt get 1/4 of shit like this and news papers,the parents make money with the papers for every paper they sell front page hah mugss

Bullshitted by Ryan on September 10, 2007 04:39 PM

Learn to spell, asshat. Oh by the way, do you realize you are commenting on a post that's four months old and not even posted by the blog host? Duh. Big red truck.

Bullshitted by dethnite on September 10, 2007 05:28 PM

i think she is dead

Bullshitted by jobe on September 12, 2007 10:54 AM

I LOVE COREY ANDZAFFLE

Bullshitted by kyle on September 12, 2007 11:19 AM

I think that the bitch is dead so get over it

Bullshitted by moreecce on September 13, 2007 11:17 AM

sometimes i wet my self

Bullshitted by melvin on September 13, 2007 11:19 AM

The dumb bitch is dead who gives a fuck

Bullshitted by Gerald on September 13, 2007 11:21 AM

We Killed Her And Were Proud Of It She Was A Fucking Bitch

Bullshitted by Mr. & Mrs. McCann on September 14, 2007 11:19 AM