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Posted by Jim LaMattery on April 22, 2005 at 20:53:45

In Reply to: And about taking advice posted by Observer on April 22, 2005 at 19:30:29:

I could get deadlocked in a committee formed by the SGA or the FGA communities. This is why, in my opinion, that Ricky did what he did. I don't think he was satisfied with what the FGA community that has left TFI have done about the problem. He may, I say 'may' because I can't know for sure, felt the same way about those in the SGA community that were unwilling to prosecute their parents. This is the real issue on the table. The FGA community claims that they were all victims (a way to not do something and take responsibility), and an SGA community that claimed a civil suit was the way to deal with those that have committed crimes against children. These two communities do not represent all that are classified within them. When I found out that many more, albeit not so vocal, members of both communities really wanted to prosecute, were indeed ready to testify, and felt that prosecution was needed, I, in a way, took their advice. But I want something to break the cycle of abuse. I'm through with explainations and advice giving. I know that without true correction, that this cycle of abuse that was perpetrated by TFI, could continue forever. Please re-read my previous posts. Ricky did what he did to instill action, not committee meetings about what's "best." Now, I do take advice from those that seem to be on the same page as I am. But these are individuals who act according to their conscience. We don't argue about what's "right" or the "best way," instead, we just get busy and do it.