I know times have changed, but I have to say that some things should never change when it comes to our children.
I found a 14 year old young man waving people down in a drug store parking lot trying to get a ride home. Oh, I should mention it was 1 am in the morning on a school night. I got out of my car and asked him what he was doing out at this time of the morning. He told me that he was hanging with his “homie”. Let me make it known, I hate the rap talking $%T! So I asked him, “Tell me in English where you were!” He understood that so he told me that he was at “Blacks” house. Okay, now I’m pissed and getting more irritated by the moment. Lets try this again because I am detecting attitude and with 4 months to go before retiring I feel like knocking his @#S out. “Who is ‘Black’ and where does he live?” I asked. Heh, his response? “I don’t know his name, but he lives in some apartments.” Wow! This child is killing me! So I ask him where he lives again, he tells me that he lives in the apartments by the Wal-Mart. Hmmmmmm, geez, that narrows it down! There are dozens of apartments near dozens of different Wal-Mart's in this city. Finally I got a more exact location out of him, so off I go.
I get to this child’s house, we bang on the door for at least 15 minutes. Finally the poster mom for “Leave It To Beaver” comes to the door, dreads all over her face, sleep in her eyes and her 14th husband is standing behind her. I ask Ms. Cleaver if she knew where her son was and she said “Which one? I have 5.” I just stood there looking at her completely stupefied. I said, “The one that’s missing from your house, the one that’s 14 and should have his behind in bed!” “Oh!” she said, “There’s only one here, so 4 are missing.” Once again, I just looked at her. I asked her, “Well how old are the other ones?” Proudly she says, “10, 12, 16 and 17!” I went off blasting her for 10 minutes about the seriousness of not being accountable as a mother, and a number of other things. I just could not believe what I was hearing. This piece of $%^T mother was actually sleeping with husband or boyfriend number 14 and had no idea where her children were!
It was late so I called for a midnight unit to come handle the call due to my shift ending in a little over an hour. Ms. Cleaver was arrested for Child Neglect and booked into our jail. We had to write 4 missing person reports just in case somebody hopefully finds these children. Can someone please tell me what is wrong with our society today? I can tell you what would have happened to me at 14 if I wasn’t home before the sun set much less at 1am!
I hope each of you that have children take the time to nurture them and raise them with love in your heart. I’m tired of seeing young people committing adult crimes. More importantly I’m sick of seeing these children lose their innocence (sometimes their lives!) and being molested by pedophiles on our streets. It’s because of parents like this lady that our children are in prison at 12 and 14 years old or laying in a morgue waiting to be identified. They are more interested in getting the money that the government is paying them to have the children than to raise them. These children aren’t raised up, they are snatched up! I could go on forever……
I’m Out And We’ll Talk Later !
"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement." ~Calvin Coolidge