I just read this post and KUDOS!! I love it!! What a great Mom. We need more folks like her!
Posts tagged ‘children’
There is something so sad about an empty playground … add to that fall… and leaves and wind and dark skies. 🙂
So..I got some pix! lol
You get accustomed to the fact that they are healthy… that they don’t spend much time in need as they are strong and confident, and happy… doing their thing. You take it for granted that they are healthy and happy and you go about your life.
Then you get a call or a text, as it would happen. And after 24 years you hear that your child is having seizures and there is no past of this, and no family history… and you don’t want to cry because you should at least find out what is happening first…so you swallow it down. You force yourself to be strong. For them. For sanity…
And at the end of the day, when you learn they are ok….. you cherish the child more… knowing just how terrified you were all through the experience. And you cry alone… with relief. You let the terror and fear go alone.
And isn’t it telling. Those around you who say they love you… how they handle this. Suddenly it’s all about them, or your lack of being with them, or your getting help from unexpected people….. and the feelings created by this. Who is there and who isn’t when the chips are down. What a day.. the things I’ve learned.
They think that by putting this on Google that children will be safer. What they are proposing is that folks can search their own neighborhood to see how many pedophiles are around them… roughly. It won’t show exact locations…just the number of them in an area. This is to be used for strictly pedophiles, and not folks with sex crimes – or other crimes. They are proposing this in London this week… Err…maybe Ontario – could be England, I didn’t catch that part.
And what will that do to the value of your property. I’m not saying put this above child safety, but it is a real concern. People work their whole lives and pay mortgages….they build their futures in their homes.
And are you going to be less inclined to move where there are more dots? Will you feel safer in an area void of dots? Why?
First of all… these people DO own cars, and they can walk, bike, bus…. they don’t stay in one place… they aren’t chained to their homes. And really…. criminals tend to go elsewhere to commit their crimes…they don’t *shit in their own back yard* so to speak.
And…consider this… they too, have computers. Can’t they use it for their own planning? If there are no dots and you feel safer, they will see that there are no dots and they could, theoretically, go there for that reason.
They don’t have labels on their foreheads either… are you going to look at your neighbor differently? Are we not just creating paranoid, suspicious attitudes?
Are people going to be any more strict with their children and teaching safety issues because there are 12 dots / offenders in their area? Or perhaps more lenient because there’s only one? Really? No… they aren’t. People should be teaching their children to be streetwise, regardless!! Parents have to watch them every second no matter how many little dots are going to show up on Google.
What about the ones that just haven’t been caught? You can’t use Google to predict who will perpetrate this crime…
or who has and is still free!
Another point a friend just brought to my attention (thanks Michelle!!) …how often do they update these types of sites? We are going to look at the same results for how many years??
What about our laws? Supposedly… if you do the crime, you do the time… you are free of it. Now…it’s well known that pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated, and they are extremely likely to re-offend. So why not harsher sentences? Keep them off the street. What right does anyone have to keep an eye on them after they’ve done time? Here, I am obviously just playing devil’s advocate… of course we all want to know where they are and that they are not going to repeat their actions. We all want our children to be safe… but seriously, if these are the laws, what right do we have to peep on them? The laws have to change. I guess I’m asking why we have these laws that are so obviously lacking in common sense.
We need to change laws and make it so that people are safe – not put little dots on Google so that someone can say that’s their claim to fame, that they proposed this and now folks are smarter…more educated. Horse pucky. Ludicrous.
The ONLY good thing that this is going to do is raise awareness, but why do it in such an inane, and useless format? Surely there are clearer, more effective methods!!
My friend Soda suggested I play with some of my photos. lol
She would like to see some made black and white… to which I’m more than ready to attempt! I love black and white photography! I normally don’t mess with pictures. They remain as they are taken… but for Soda, I’m going to play. lol I’ve cropped some and made some black and white or sepia. 😉
I seem to be having a lot of luck in getting pix of small humans, in various positions and stages of laughter!!! How wonderful is that?
lol At Kaela’s last baseball game… last night… I got pix of some really sweet young humans… and they were cavorting and making faces, blowing bubbles… and laughing… (sorry, no pix of the bubbles AGAIN… as I held the gooey container! lol )
This little girl just loves my daughter to bits! They are holy terrors together! It’s delightful! Playful and how kids should get to be!
There were so many great pix, and even more kids…. but I’ll stop here. lol Not sure how many you can put on a post! 🙂 But you get the idea!