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Hmmm - let's do the math on this one - there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 365 days in a year - so 60x60x24x365 = 31,536,000 seconds in a year divided by 10 would mean that there would be 3,153,600 child sexual abuse cases every year. EERRRPPP (sound of the record screeching to a halt) - I wonder why the U.S. Department only cites 746,500 cases every year - http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/199298.pdf - which equates to one every 42 seconds - still sounds horrific - but why exaggerate the facts? It seems this group is all about distorting the facts!
I wonder why the organization is so worried about notifying people when a RSO moves into the neighborhood rather than focusing on the other 99.9999% of child sexual abuse cases - OH OF COURSE - because there is NO MONEY to be made in THAT!!! What would you get people to
pay for a subscription to inform them of?
WASHINGTON - Nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted and buried alive.
Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart was assaulted after being kidnapped from her home.
Samantha Runnion was sexually abused and killed. She was just seven years old.
Cases like these are symbolic of a national trend.
Every 10 seconds, according to the group Childhelp, another child is abused.
Childhelp ambassador Kathie Lee Gifford said, "Four children die every day. We should be so outraged by that in our country!"
Gifford is in Washington raising awareness about child abuse and neglect, and urging Congress to take action.
Last summer, President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Act, creating a national registry to track sex offenders from state to state.
But to date, Congress has not approved the necessary three to five million in funding. Gifford says that politicians are often too concerned about protecting the rights of the accused.
- I would hope someone is protecting their rights. I think our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves at what this lady just said. The rights of ALL people should be protected.
"There are many incredibly helpful to us in this arena, God bless them," said Gifford, "but they have to battle with civil rights issues. Nobody's against civil rights, but I'm against an abuser of civil rights being more important than a child who's being abused's rights."
- Apparently a LOT of people are against civil rights if you'd just open your eyes.
Next week, Childhelp launches a "Child Help Alert" program to notify subscribers by phone when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
John Reid, the director of Childhelp, said, "That information is public information, but many people don't know how or bother to access it, so what we do is proactively alert and say, 'Hello, did you know a registered sex offender has moved into your neighborhood? Here's the information. Please go online and find out more.'"
- If they do not know how to access it, then that is their problem. Everyone in this country is too willing to let the government run their lives for them. Not me, they can stay away from me and let me live my own life. For everyone else who cannot think for themselves and want the government to do it for them, why don't you just ask the government to become a communist country and let the gestapo tell you when you can and cannot do something.
But Gifford says that to convince lawmakers to protect the nation's most innocent, it's up to the public to act.
She said, "Look what happened with Don Imus because people were outraged. That's the only time anything ever happens in our culture. We ignore things and turn a blind eye until something outrages us, and then our moral indignancy -- oh, we're just outraged -- and then something finally gets done."
Friday, April 13, 2007
Protecting America's Most Innocent
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