Originally posted by WyrdeOne
If it turns out the gun is clean, then it's out of the hands of the kid and no cops had to go traipsing through the kid's bedroom...
And what of the ramifications resulting from a situation such as this? Let us ponder...
The kid realizes that Mom and/or Dad allowed such an invasion, which translates into a realization of 'Mom and/or Dad' doesn't trust 'me' and
what was probably a functional family life all of a sudden becomes intolerable.
The kid realizes that he/she is up for suspicion regardless of activity and decides that Mom and Dad reallly don't know what they are talking
about...a justification for reliance on outside fraternal sources for acceptance and for lack of a better term, guidance.
..Or..so on and so forth...for those who have a truly cynical outlook that is correlative to the constant negative expression we encounter from the
Mom and Dad are pressured into a situation where they do not know but have a slight suspicion based on theas recent changed behaviour of child. There
suspicions are founded...but the amount of reasons for a weapon (even a weapon correlated to an actual crime) are so numerous as to not really be
encountered in favor of an automatic connotative reaction.....which still infects the familial interaction.
The trend I am beginning to realize is a subversive transition to and assumption of guilt, rather than innocence...outside of what our we have been
told...and the trend is so pervasive, that it has extended beyond the boundaries of legality and into the personal lives and perceptions of the
citizenry. Take a look at the evening news and all that rot...there is an arguement for everything...and always..because drama sells. That is what
is at stake here...the family system.
Do we really trust people who are not a part of our daily lives to suggest to us how we should percieve those that are closest to us? If the answer
is torads the affirmative, then we have already lost more than we know...
The Boston program is wrong, precisely because it assumes guilt, rather than innocence. Further, it implicitly propagates that idea to the
population; a population that I regret to say may be more enamoured by an unproven authority than there own common sense....
I have always said that it comes back to education...if you truly valued your family, wouldn't you seek their opinion/council prior to assuming that
a general, societal safeguard(the police department) has an intricate knowledge of your lives?
[edit on 28-11-2007 by MemoryShock]