Saturday, May 10, 2008

One Question: Where's the Outcry?

By Suzanne Sege and Robert Mainer

WAYLAND -MASS. USA Mary Lauby, executive director of Jane Doe Inc., recently shocked the members of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable by pointing out that over the past 14 months there have been 64 domestic violence related homicides in Massachusetts.

"If the commonwealth had 64 cases of West Nile Virus over the same length of time, state officials undoubtedly would declare an emergency and mobilize the state’s public health and public safety resources to stop the spread of the disease," Lauby said.

"And in the unlikely event that our officials didn’t recognize their responsibility to protect public health, there would be a deafening chorus of voices demanding action. So, where’s the outcry about the social justice problem called domestic violence that has killed 64 people in our state?"
Jane Doe Inc. is a statewide coalition of agencies that provide services to victims of domestic violence. Thus, Lauby is particularly well-qualified to challenge us with her question:

Where is the outcry?

There will be no outcry, America is losing it's soul we have become a nation of sadistic killers, we separate children from their parents and we separate parents from their children and declare them incompetent for the sake of taking their money. Justice is no more, we warehouse our elders, and turn our backs on the most needy. There is no more right there is no more wrong there is just survival, the survival the fittest

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe that there is as much elderly abuse as there is child abuse. It all seems to come down to defending oneself. As the victims' bodies are both, all too fragile. They are vulnerable to the degenerates who would take advantage of them. We need more physical protection for the elderly as we have for children. Our laws should be as severe as "Jessica's Law" for child criminals for those who harm Senior Citizens. We need for everyone to know where these criminals live, and work. To create a tougher prison sentence that will keep abusers locked up, until they themselves become senior citizens.