Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tell It As It Is, Mr. Burke

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
-Edmund Burke

My earlier feeling of elation has left me. I'm just tired.

I filed a report with the school police, as per my advocate's instructions. And soon I have three officers at my door, sweet, bumbling men who can't seem to grasp what I'm telling them. They have questions for me: do I really want to report this? Why don't I have proof? Why did I wait so long to report? They don't think it will be reported as abuse at this time. I don't have enough information. The usual response.

I think that it is simple. Somebody said the words "abuse" "school" and "Niko" in the same sentence. Look into it.

Isn't that all they need to know? You would think so. When did we become so apathetic? It's horrifying.


Every minute counts.... said...

I agree whole heartedly with you. The world has become very apathetic. Those words in the smae sentance should make any parent want to find answers...even if that parent is a police officer, a teacher, a social worker, an advocate.....ANY parent. There should be no way it should be treated as, not enough information.....find the information out, it is your job as a police officer. ya know the whole, protect and serve?!?!


Tes said...

aahhh, why didn't i report earlier, cause i didn't know. The person didn't want to say anything because they are afraid. enough said. take me seriously bud or a TV station is gonna be called.

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