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Imagine the pain on being punched in the stomach so hard that your organs split in two.

James Joseph Ruhe Lawrence

For an adult, this would probably be similar to a full force kick to the abdomen from the hind leg of a horse. Imagine also being absolutely terrified and completely confused as to why it was happening to you, and utterly powerless to do anything to stop it.

You can try but I bet you can’t come close to the horrors experienced by two-year-old JJ Lawrence in the hours before his death at the fists of Joel Loffley, 29, the boyfriend of JJ’s mother Josephine Lawrence.

  1. October 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I have such empathy for JJ Lawrence…I have two adopted children who were severely abused as young children. I never realized how such a thing could happen!

    • October 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Nice blog you have there.

      • Petra Koch Wiesbaden
        July 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

        How can it be “nice” to read such horrific stories!

  2. Gazzarc
    October 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have a son nearly JJ’s age.the hatred I feel for his murderer is indescribable.that man is a fine candidate for capital punishment.

  3. Gazzarc
    October 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Shame society tolerates this crap cause its getting worse as far as I can tell.

  4. November 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    How do we stop these attacks on these children, why is called abuse and not murder? I took my grandson into my care when I saw he didn`t have much of a chance of surviving with his biological mother but I have to fight for his safety, even now after 10 years. Instead of waiting for a child to be murdered or attacked why shouldn`t parents in the “system” be required to prove they are safe around children and don`t use violence to solve problems.

  5. Jude Humphrey
    November 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    this is so sad like all the other cases we read of child abuse. I have been a caregiver for cyfs for 16 years and became one because of just this type of tradgedy. Every day still i see in my communities children being neglected, abused and mistreated. So many of these cases could have been stopped if others would speak out when they feel uneasy or have concerns, they say it takes a village to raise a child, to stop the cycle of abuse we must all speak out and in doing so offer these innocent children a chance of a decent life,
    None of us can sit on our laurels, speak up and put these poor excuses for humans in the cages they belong in …. we love you JJ and we are sorry that we didnt stop this from happening to you, be happy in heaven wee man x

    • November 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Well said, I completely agree with you. Sadly, most people wont. With cases like this they are quick to point the finger and call it a Maori problem and declare it is in their backyard, not mine. Yet while Maori are overrepresented, they do not account for all abuse. Not by a long shot. At least 45% of abuse – whether sexual, physical, verbal or emotional, neglect & maltreatment is committed by non maori. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 -10 boys are sexually abused by the time they are 16 and given that Maori only represent 14% of the population and the fact that most sexual abuse is in fact committed by a relative (uncles being the favourite) the greatest threat to our young people is the white heterosexual male.

      If NZ wants to be a country that is seen to be protecting its most vulnerable then communities need to stick their noses in and N.A.R.K where appropriate and women need to be careful when and to whom they get pregnant, make better choices in their partners.

      Women may not be able to stop men being assholes, but we can most certainly stop them being part of our lives.

      This in addition to welfare changes whereby children are not seen as a mere meal ticket, would have a dramatic impact on our appalling child maltreatment rates.

      • Jude Humphrey
        November 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        wahoo way to go, i agree, and its standard for people to ask if they find out we have a child in care “are they Maori”, and over 50% of the time i say NO! it is a stereotype, and your right, women too need to take responsibility for the men they bear children to, and to their children, our first instinct should be to protect, whether the mum, grandmum, aunty, neighbour, lets stand up as a society and NARK on these low lifes who have no right to raise these children if they cannot do it without abuse and neglect, children do not ask to be born but they have the right to a proper and loving family once they are,
        thanks for the support, 🙂

      • November 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        You’re welcome – huge kudos to you for having the courage, resilience and depth of character to be a caregiver. People like you are an inspiration!

  6. independent
    November 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    this is stuffed up. little kids are getting killed because of parents who dont give a damn.
    i feel sorry for all the kids who have morones for parents.. hang in their kids.. you will be free soon..

  7. katy didd
    November 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Child Youth and Family could have prevented this,their record for putting stuff in the too hard basket is shameful.
    But if you happen to be a solo mum with mental health history they get very brave all of a sudden and uplift the children.
    My grandchildren, who were never physically abused, were taken because they were not getting to school on time and my daughter shouted at the social workers.
    Child Youth and Family suddenly get very reluctant to intervene when a violent man or gang members are in the picture.

  8. Mecco
    December 13, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I was reading about Johann waubeck and his girlfriend playing with a little girls Mick and raping her…how the fuck come there’s only pictures of Maori and not them cunts

    • December 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      If you mean Johann Daubeck I can’t find any pictures of him.

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