Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crack down

Yes, indeed:

It is a crime to file a false police report. It should likewise be a crime to file a report of child abuse that is clearly made for the sole purpose of harassing another person.

It should, yes. I don't know if we could ever finagle charging those who file those false reports with being accessories to child abuse, but that's exactly how it works out in real life. No one will ever know for sure, but that caseworker who was investigating Sabra's case could have been investigating the case of a kid who's clearly being abused instead of being sent on that wild goose chase by that sorry excuse for a man she was married to. Said caseworker could have even saved that kid's life. (And yes, I know it might have been someone else, but Sabra's ex's other clearly documented actions speak for themselves as to his character -- and at any rate, those reports were made by some petty, vindictive asshole.) I do wonder if the people making those false reports ever stop to think about that?