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Failing kids.

Posted: November 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | Tags: Fail, Kids, Slactivism | 1 Comment »

Today as I was sitting on the couch breastfeeding Judah I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and clicking on links like I always do.  Every second or third tweet was about the Amazon situation which is so disgusting I can’t even think about it.  Seriously, Amazon might be cheap, but I think I might have to take my business elsewhere. 

I came across a link to Molly at The Snyder 5.  A blog I have read in the past but not on a regular basis.  It was a story about an incident that took place in a waiting room at a hospital.  A father repeatedly threatened his two boys with a belt and took them to the bathroom on more than one occassion to do so.  The cops were called to the waiting room and he was talked to for a minute and then the cops left.  Their resoning for not doing anything? Some people are good parents.  Some people are bad parents.

WTF.

Seriously?  This entire waiting room had been observing this abuse and the cops just shrug it off?

I was practically in tears.  I was trying to hold it together because once I get upset the milk stops flowing and I didn’t need that on top of all of the heaviness of the day.  I retweeted and moved on but I can’t shake this overwhelming feeling. 

I know kids get abused.  I would like to think that if the proper authorities are brought in that abuse will be stopped.  After today I guess I don’t believe that’s true anymore. 

How is this OK?

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One Comment on “Failing kids.”

  1. 1 Molly said at 4:44 pm on November 11th, 2010:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I think your title said it all.


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