- Posted May 21, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Do you remember the Atlanta Child Murders?
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
I was a little girl when we lived in Atlanta at the time of the murders. My family is white, although at the time I didn't understand that only black children were the targets. I remember my parents watching the news in the evening, the day the little girl was found tied to a tree. I told my dad, " I don't want to be killed." He assured me that where ever his children were, he would be. I was also afraid one of my friends from school would be targeted, thankfully, that never happened. To this day, whenever this case is in the news, I can remember the fear that I had, and that everyone else had. The loss of the parents was surely unbearable. I would also say that being exposed to the knowledge at such a young age that there are actually people in the world who want to hurt children, influenced how I parent my children. I watch them constantly, and I'm aware that others may be too.