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Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by VaterOrlaag
I'm not taking their side, I'm saying we know what we get when we call them. You're not calling Andy Griffith to come talk some manly sense into your boy, you are calling a paramilitary unit that works for a buck and wants to go home at the end of the day unscathed. I'm also criticizing a woman that doesn't seem like much of a mother, but now she is crying that it is the fault of the police? She had 16 years to fix this problem, but the police had a few moments to make a key life and death decision.
Don't get me wrong, it is a sad story. Leave the police, and the government, and the courts, and the child welfare folks, and the child support folks, and the FDA, and the code enforcers, and all other regulatory bodies out of your business, and you'll be a much happier person. People that depend on someone else to solve all their problems often end up disappointed or downright appalled at the results. The mother should have handled her son, that is what mothers are for. She should have done it 16 years ago, and 15, and 14, and 13, and she should have done it last week, and she should have done it in that very key moment, but instead she called the police, and now he's dead.