Tuesday, February 06, 2007

We interrupt your regularly scheduled entry ....

So I was planning on writing an entry about a finished object but that will not happen today. I could tell you a funny story about how my bosses decided that the best way to stop the vent above my desk from blowing COLD air on me was to wrap it in stretch film (basically glorified Saran Wrap). However, there's a very serious issue I want to rant about so please stop reading and come back next time if you can not handle salty language or a rant of epic proportions.

If you did not click on the link to the article above or if you have not yet heard about this yet I will give you a basic rundown. There is a woman in the metro Detroit area who chased her children through her trailer, caught them and sliced their throats. Yes, that is correct she CHASED them through the house and SLIT THEIR THROATS!! She also stabbed her 3 dogs and the children's pet mouse. Now of course they are saying that she is seriously mentally ill and that maybe but this rant actually has nothing to do with the mother - my problem is with the family. These fucking idiots knew what was happening and they did NOTHING! She had no electricity or water but they let those girls live there in squalor. The mother told her sister that she was going through hell, hearing voices and that those voices were telling her to do bad things. What did this sister do after this revelation? Obviously she did not do a damn thing! When the sister came over the next day and found her nieces dead what did she do? Well give her credit she did call 911 (after they had been dead for 11 hours) and told the operator that she was glad that she had not spent the night like the mother had asked her to because it could have been her. What the fuck is up with that? Does she not realize that as an adult she had a better fucking chance at stopping this attack than two little girls who were 8 and 5? Now of course they are charging her with 1st degree murder - as they should - but what about this family? Shouldn't they be charged with something? This seems like negligence to me but what do I know. All I know is that this story has really affected me. As someone who wants to have kids but may not be able to because of a medical condition these stories break my heart. People if you you can not take care of a child KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED OR YOUR DICK IN YOUR PANTS OR USE BIRTH CONTROL!!! Or keep in mind that there are people out there who would love to adopt your child and give them a better life. Until next time ....

4 comments:

Debi said...

What a crying shame! It's a pretty fucked up world where you need a license to catch fish but any moron can be a parent!

Larjmarj said...

I hear ya! It's like the stories that have been running in the Free Press about the little boy who died while in foster care. His biological parents had NINE kids and lost them all to the state. What do you think they are doing right now? She's pregnant with their tenth. I'm beginning to be more of a proponent of court ordered sterilization for these stupid stupid people that waste their lives, destroy their children and tax the system.

Amby said...

I cried when I heard that story...working at a community mental health we sometimes are able to get people help before they get to that point. I was also upset that the news made a bigger deal out of the woman's substance abuse than of any potential mental illness she must have. I can't tell you how many of our clients use drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the symptoms of their illness (e.g. hearing voices) ...ESPECIALLY when they have no natural supports (family, friends, etc.) to get them the help they need!!!! I'm not absolving this woman completely, but I agree her family needs to share the burden of guilt. I'm a mandated reporter, I'm required by LAW to report any suspected abuse...it's a damn shame that not everyone in this country is one.

Purl said...

This is disgusting! I get so angry that people who can do something don't. Why couldn't the family at least take the little girls for a little while?

No one is innocent here.