The Issue: A toddler who died and three who are in the hospital after exposure to fentanyl at day care.
As a former pre-school owner and educational director, not to mention a mother and grandmother, I am appalled, heartbroken and horrified by the events of Friday (“Day care horror,” Sept. 16).
The face of that child and the thought of the others in such dire condition sear my soul. There is so much about this that is wrong, so many to blame and so much to mourn.
Once again, we are failing our children, failing to protect them from such evil. How long do we ignore our drug-fueled society?
I, for one, am not prepared to live in a world that accepts this. Are you?
I would like to know the qualifications Grei Menendez De Ventura possessed for her to be licensed to operate the day-care center — and how many other similar people obtained their licenses?
West Orange, NJ
Pictures of all four children should be hung on the wall in the cells of these drug dealers as a reminder of why they are there. That should be part of their punishment.
The lives of beautiful, young babies and their families have been changed forever — all because of greed.
Shame on these miscreants for using a day care as a ruse. My heart broke when I saw the picture of the little boy who died.
When my boys were little, they needed day care; I know how these parents feel. It is not their fault.
Efforts should be made to really look into these day-care centers. After all, they charge a really high price.
Prayers will be said for the survivors and their families, and also the little boy who died and his family.
If guilty, Mendez De Ventura and Caristo Acevedo Brito are evil and should spend the rest of their lives in jail.
What they allegedly did at the Divino Nino Daycare is beyond inexcusable. One little boy has died at only a year old and three other tots are in the hospital because of the center’s links to drugs.
The three children still in the hospital could still suffer from the drugs they were exposed to for the rest of their lives.
It’s beyond me how something like this can happen at a day-care center. I cannot imagine what the parents are going through.
There are many day-care centers in our city, and each and every one of them should go through a complete inspection, so something this will never happen again.
The drug crisis in the United States has gotten so bad that now there has been an inexplicable horror in, of all places, a day care center.
During the Biden administration, hundreds of thousands of parents have lost their sons and daughters to drug overdoses — or watched helplessly as their once beautiful, innocent, intelligent children now live in homeless filth. Too many American parents live lifetimes of grief and pain.
To President Biden: Why are you allowing the southern border to remain open to drug trafficking and human trafficking? You have betrayed your oath and the American people.
It is time for Congress to declare war on the ruthless fentanyl drug trade.
The mass media needs to get over former President Donald Trump and continuously report on the tens of thousands of deaths caused by this poisonous drug (whose ingredients are manufactured in China) that is smuggled in past our vulnerable borders by the drug cartels.
Worse, drug dealers posing as migrants are allowed to run free in our sanctuary cities, and even when they are apprehended, they are usually set free.
Every voter keep this in mind: If our borders were secure, 1-year-old Nicholas Dominicio may very well be alive today. Your vote may save a life.
If guilty, give day-care owner Grei Mendez De Ventura life in jail. No questions asked. Lock her up.
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