Originally Posted by cupofjoe1962
People get shot every day, but no too often is it a 2 year old who
get's shot outside at 1am.
The media would not dare address this issue.
The truth is...... If that little boy was in bed, he would be alive today.
The truth is - you don't KNOW what the truth is. Don't you ever get tired of passing all this sanctimonial judgemental bull***** every day of the week?
You don't know what happened. I don't know what happened. The police don't know what happened.
The truth is - babies get shot in their beds every day of the week, too.
The truth is this particular child was found cradled in his mother's arms - she died trying to protect him. Perhaps she ran OUT of a house and took her son with her rather than abandon him inside. Pehaps she showed poor judgement being in the wrong place at the wrong time and having her child with her. Perhaps she was forced to be somewhere she didn't want to be and rather than leave her child alone, gathered him and brought him with her. Perhaps she was forced to bring him with her. Perhaps she was just stupid. Perhaps a whole bunch of things.......but none of them are the truth
because we don't know the truth
The media does not dare to "address this issue," because the media is smart enough to remain non-judgemental and not start yacking and making things up.
There are lots of reasons that small children are out of their homes during the nighttime hours. My eldest boy sometimes came to work with me and slept in a crib in the manager's office when I was without a babysitter. We left work at 2AM every morning. Mothers sometimes do what mothers have to do to survive - and to insure their child's survival. It must be wonderful to be you and to never have had a situation where you sometimes had to make tough choices. Sometimes children get sick and need to be taken to the ER in the middle of the night. Sometimes you get a phone call which says a family member desperately needs your help - and you bundle up your sleeping child and take him with you because there's no one else to leave him with. Sometimes you go to visit friends at 6PM and you're having a good time, your kid falls asleep on the couch and you stay and watch a movie until midnight.
What a wonderful black and white world you must live in, Joe. Congratulations.