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The Justice System records and stats

Posted by chain breaker on July 30, 2005 at 19:50:46

In Reply to: Ahem... posted by Potzreebee on July 29, 2005 at 19:46:23:

The Justice System, imo, is not the best place to compile stats to back up abuse and neglect and molestation. Here is why I say that:

I know way too many people personally who are not poor whose wealth has prevented them from getting help or suffering consequences. Wealthier or non-poor abusers/batterers often keep out of the justice system via engaging private services or having connections to have them let off the hook.

Recent case in point: Michael Jackson.

My parents were both well connected with power positions in society. Not Rockefellers or anything like that, but I was sexually abused and neglected as well as severely abused physically.

I had a few teachers who sent me home with notes to my parents regarding concerns but they were the ones that got in trouble or were warned to back off. Had I been in a poor household, I would have probably been taken out of my household to foster hell.

I say that because I know that foster kids often are abused. Did you see the film "White Oleander"? Sad.

So we can agree to disagree, I do believe that abuse of all sorts is an equal op. tragedy.