Would you

@enola1692 (3325)
United States
April 10, 2008 11:41am CST
I was just watching the view an they asked if you were living next door to someone like the 400 girls that was just removed from texas an you thought something was going on would you report it ? I know I would to save the children if I knew they were being harmed
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Thing is they make those compounds out in the middle of nowhere so there is nobody to witness it. I doubt anybody who wasn't part of this fanatical group would say that they wouldn't report it.
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
10 Apr 08
true oh so true
@Fishmomma (11371)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I would quickly report it. It was shocking to know there were so many children being treated so badly. Its sad knowing there are so many cases in this country that aren't reported right away. I volunteer my time to Battered Women and their children. People need to report abuse.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I agree with you I volunteered also for a program called gimme a break an it is sicking hpw many people stand by when I lived in fl a boy was drowned by his father who I am sorry to say the boys mom was a freind of mine an what upsetted me was all the people that were at the beach at the time of this time were wanting to be interviewed saying I saw the whole thing an like I said before they are no better then the father cause I wouldn't of be standing there watching i would be taking that child from him an that is the reason I am no longer friends with the boys mom she didn't like my point of veiw on the subject
@paid2write (5202)
10 Apr 08
Anyone who knows children are being harmed has a duty to report it. What I can't understand about this closed community is how it can have gone on for so long. I can see that no-one outside the community was aware that children were being groomed for relationships with older men, some of whom they were related to. But inside the community, the parents of these girls must have known what went on yet did not think it wrong. The children who were married at 14 years of age had been brought up to think it was usual or normal, but there is no excuse for the parents of the girls. What were they thinking to allow it to happen. Surely no-one could really believe in that sort of religious doctrine. The only reason these children were removed is that one girl complained. Why did no parent or other adult have the intelligence to get out and report what was going on?
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
10 Apr 08
an I heard that the boys were sent away when they were old enough to save the young girls for the older men sorry one of the young guys that got sent out could of said something as a mom I couldn't think of a man being near my daughter at 13 I would want to kill him or anyone that hurt my girls