Thought Experiment: What would you do if your neighbour was abusing a child?
(This is just hypothetical, please don’t get upset)
Imagine your next-door neighbour was a real POS and every night, you watched him get drunk and then physically and verbally abuse his 4 year old
What would you do?
Logically, most people would immediately call Child Protection Services or the Police.
Tragically, the Drunken Dolt’s father-in-law is the Chief of Police and immediately disregarded your report as nonsense and even sanctioned a
warning against you.
What would you do then?
Perhaps you would go over the Chief of Police’s head or contact a neighbouring Police Station.
Unfortunately, you quickly realize that the Police protect their own as they immediately write you off as a meddling, idiot with too much time on your
What would you do then? You can see what is happening every night through your window. The screams of the toddler haunt you each night.
Physically take the law into your own hands? Perhaps dole out a little rough justice?
Or is there another way?
There is indeed another way. Youtube. Video tape what is going on and garner crowd support. Set up a live protest outside your neighbour’s house.
Make it impossible for the man to even dare lay a finger on his child.
Now what would you do if you knew your world was being run by a cabal of madmen?
edit on 9-6-2017 by OwenandNoelle because: (no reason given)
I would go for the public shaming of both the adult and the police with video and audio recordings. Get proof that they were covering it up then
release it to the public, with the release then make his life and the polices life living hell for a sick cover up.
If I wasnt such a coward, or if I didnt have family myself..and I wasnt a coward I would go for the throat.
Seriously though this is really difficult. Like all the obvious go to would be revolution, civil war, country within a country. Those are all band aid
solutions that leave you worse off then you started.
You would have to have some ability to make sure they make the "right" decisions. Some type of leverage that is unquestionable. Something that effects
the only things they care about power/wealth. Whatever this system would be it would have to apply to everyone. Theoretically no one could be bought
off and one snitch could devastate an entire business/government.
I would make an archive of recordings and make copies. I'd than go to the chief and tell him if he will do something about it. I'd let the chief know
that if I am unable to because of any means, a 3rd party would release the tapes to the public and more specifically the media. The kid could end up
Happens every day in 10000s of homes we can see excalty what people do .
In extreme cases it may become a thing that can no longer be iggyed .
so a better question is what do you do when every night you hear the same dude calling his 4 year old a pice of worthless crap whop will never amount
to anything ?
no marks to show a dam thing is wrong and DCF or sheriffs show up why its all peaches and cream .
record it you say well quite a few problems with that one it cant be used against him ( recording has to be with consent any court would not alaw it
into evidence .
2 ooo officer so sorry tv was on and it was a murder movie must have been to loud .
so what do you do ( hey in this hypothetical case even the cop is on your side knows the dude is a creep but can do nothing so what makes you think
you can ?
Ps this is not hypothetical ( except the caring cop they dont care )this is my childhood . and many others i knew .
in foster care the person darn near has to kill the kid befor anyone bats a eye .
at 9 the 18 or 19 year old son they had held a gun to my head saying if you dont make this bed right ill kill you .
cops talked him down next day i was still in that home the next week month year beat with 2/4s
what would do NOTHING ps wife helped she would sit on us wile he did the beating
Well, being a person who survived many years of sexual abuse by a neighbor boy! Given the scenario you laid out for me anyway would have to be murder!
I'd have to bear the consequences as I could not let a child go through what I have! It ended 35 years ago but it never leaves you! worse now my best
friend and wife Died in April! loneliness is unbearable! no it would have to be murder
I'm not sure if this is about child abuse or politics but my answer will apply either way.
True evil rarely presents its self as evil. The evil acts will be under the guise of "help" and any direct abuse will be very carefully shielded from
any type of public view.
If you are "seeing" the evil it's probably not true evil but a situation that needs to be changed. Perhaps someone with a substance abuse problem.
It's also very likely what you are interpreting as verbal "abuse" is just a normal parent having a bad day. Listen in and tape anyone and 99% of the
time you will find cringe worthy behavior.
All you are going to do by public shaming is create more division and the person is much less likely to change.
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