posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 12:54 PM
originally posted by: eeyipes
it sounds like the trooper tried to make the best of a bad situation for the kids, and that's what counts.
Oh I agree absolutely, just
looking at the wider picture here, if it is standard procedure for cops to tell unsupervised minors that their parents are dead then the system is in
desperate need of changing.
This would not be a story in the UK because procedure is only to tell minors such things when there really is no other related adult with care, or
trusted family friend who can pass the message.
It is not a choice for UK cops, they are required
to withhold messages of death to minors until or unless there really is nobody outside of
'authority' to pass the message.
...and in case any other members think I'm being all superior here, I'm not, I'm just saying that UK cops are required to find a responsible adult
with care before telling unsupervised minors, so they do not have to make that call.
If it is the case that US cops routinely break such news to unsupervised minors then I think the system should be changed, and yes if the system is
that cold and blunt fisted then yes, those troopers did a good thing.
The cops should not have been in a position where they had to make the choice though, that tells me the system they are governed by is in desperate
need of change.