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I'm generally not a huge fan of Ken Burger's columns but I think his piece on how the Rodricus deception and tragedy affects a community's sense of trust is spot on.
Granted this grand lie won't sink a ship in a day, but it's going to taint our perception of all similar reports in the future.
For those of you not following the case of two-year-old Rodricus Fred Williams, he was first reported missing at the Charleston Battery and the community rallied in search -- but soon after investigators found his body in the rural backwoods of Charleston.
You can learn more on our Rodricus Williams topic page.