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Hmmm, what were they thinking?

Ok, I know this is probably going to piss off a lot of people.

I've followed this story about the three kids who died in the trunk of a car mere feet from where they were last seen playing.

If you aren't familiar with it, here is the backstory and the latest developments.

Now that there is a discussion by one parent of possibly bringing suit against the police for not finding the kids in the trunk. This really makes me angry on so many levels! Those children were not the responsibility of the police, they were the responsibility of the parents. Yes, the police missed checking the trunk, but so did the parents! The parents searched for three hours before calling police. For at least one hour of that, the kids were awake it is believed. The car was within yards of where they were playing. Wouldn't you check EVERYWHERE?

We all make mistakes, and they are probably amplified when you are frantic to find your children. However, to move the blame onto someone else is just wrong. It is so indicative of what our society is like today. The blame for problems and injuries is always with someone else, and never for ourselves.

Of course, we can't sue ourselves and get money. We don't want to feel the guilt or take responsibility for our own actions (or lack thereof).

I feel SO SORRY for these families, but think this is just lashing out and trying to remove their personal guilt.


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Jul. 19th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
That is plain stupid. My friends who are teachers often complain how the parents have all the rights but none of the responsibilities these days. This is a prime example of that attitude.
Jul. 19th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
I agree with the mother that ISN'T suing. It won't bring them back.
Jul. 19th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
i agree with you completely. last time i looks an open car wasn't somthing children should be playing with.. no adult supervision..
Jul. 20th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
I agree...I feel so sorry for the families but to sue because they don't want to take personal responsibility is sickening. I can't believe that they waited 3 hours to call the police in the first place. Possibly that's because I've always lived in the city.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
Trish - I SHOULD SUE YOU for even bringing this up! After all, we live in a Litigious Society, where we're conditioned not to Accept Responsibility; rather, to blame everyone around us! Duh! Welcome to America!

How do you think those Rich Plano Attorneys afford their McMansions?? Sometimes you College Gradjiates just bewilder the bejeebers out of me.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Re: litigation
Where would I get me one of those rich Plano lawyers? Maybe they could help set me up. Surely I could find a way to blame SOMETHING on someone else. :)
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