Editor’s Note: In April, 1991, Pat Bowe celebrated his 6th birthday with a party at the nearby McDonalds in Glenview. His neighbors Laurel Duse, Brian Anderson, Phoebe Amberg and the Bressman boys were there to participate in the mayhem. With little care for the young lad’s safety, Pat’s cousin Emily Casey was observed grabbing Pat on one end, with Laurel Dusek on the other. It was difficult for me as a parent to see these two harridans disrespect the new six year-old in such a callous fashion. Our young innocent Patrick was dealt a cruel and unusual punishment by these perpetrators.