Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Protecting a child is not a job

During the holidays, thousands of children are put onto airplanes alone. It is done everyday without incident. I couldn't do it. I worry way to much. However, if you are one of those people that allow your children to fly alone, and you pay the airlines for an escort for them, wouldn't you feel some sense of security knowing they will be looked after?

What if they weren't? What if once on the plane your child was forced to sit next to a pedophile who spent the flight touching his genitals while touching YOUR child? Wouldn't you be angry? Wouldn't you want SOMEONE held accountable? Perhaps even arrested??

It allegedly happened to a 12-year-old Alabama girl. That means it could happen to YOUR child! She was returning home from visiting her Father in San Diego via Delta Air Lines. A man sat next to the girl and allegedly began to rub her legs. She asked him, 'What are you doing?' He stopped, removed his hand from her leg, and went to the restroom. When he came back, he started it again. All the while touching himself sexually.

The girl alerted a flight attended of what was happening to her and asked if she could be moved. She was told, 'No, you'll be fine. I'll just check on you.'

But eventually she was moved. To First Class. When her flight arrived, she was allowed to leave the plane. So was the perpetrator. The airline didn't even disclose what had happened to the mother!!!!!! It was as if it didn't even happen. NO CHARGES WERE FILED. Delta Airlines is investigating the incident.

What is wrong with the world that it can turn it's back on a young girl being victimized? Why wasn't anyone there to help her? No one on the flight saw what was happening? Shouldn't she have been sat closer to the Flight Attendant station?

You may say it's not their job to babysit. And you may be right. But does it have to be an assigned 'job' to protect the innocence of our children?


Anonymous said...

I can't believe they left her there after she told on him. WTF is up with that?

Kellie said...

You know, our world has changed so much. People who once helped their fellow man (or child), now seem to turn a blind eye. Things that were once mortally wrong are becoming more and more accepted.

Let me tell you what I think about pedophiles. I think every single one of those sick individuals should be tortured for the rest of their unnatural lives. I think they should all be put on an island with a big ol electric fence around it. Let them rape eachother instead of our children.

Alas, we live in such a world where the sick bastards get away with it. Because having them in jail might violate their rights. Forget that they've already taken away the innocence of a child. Forget that they violated someone else's rights.

First, I would never send my child on an airplane alone. The world is too crazy and people are too unpredictable and selfish to trust. Second, if for whatever reason I lost my mind and sent a child of mine alone on an airplane and he or she was being touched by a pedophile and no one did anything about it... well then you can believe that asses would be kicked and sued. I wouldn't stop until every news station in the country was covering the story and the stewardess, pilot and anyone else in charge on the plane lost their job.

Sorry this is so long, but the topic of pedophiles really gets to me.

Love your blog btw! You are on my favorites list!

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