Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Our society has lost its collective mind....

...well, except for the cops and the hotel clerk.

//When it comes to helping families in need, the Salvation Army turns a cold shoulder to one class of people: Teenage boys. A family in Johnson City, TN, found this out recently when, on a freezing cold night, they asked the organization for shelter. But because their family of five contained a 15-year-old boy, they were turned down.

As the dad, Tim Lejeune, explained to WMC Action News 5:

"They said he's too old to stay on the women's side, because of the women running around in their pajamas and they said he's too young to stay on the men's side in case some pervert wants to do whatever," Lejeune said.

Lejeune says his wife, their 15 year-old son, 16 year-old daughter and five year-old son, all down on their luck, have been living in their car for the last several weeks.

So instead the family headed to their car. The temperature: 18 degrees.

Somehow, local police officers came upon them and brought them to the Johnson Inn. The officers then pooled their money to pay for a room. When the night clerk figured out what was going on, he comped the room, so the officers' money went to groceries for the family.//

So, even though 40% of sex crimes are committed by the ladies, if you are a teenage male, you are totally radioactive.

1 comment:

Toby said...

Two observations:

1. I would guess there are many enterprising lawyers out there who would just love to sue the Salvation Army in the event an adult molests a child in one of their shelters. In the long run, the money they would spend avoiding and/or defending such cases may be so vast as to reduce the number of people that can shelter.

2. You 40% figure is bogus. If you don't include prostitution in your % of sex crimes committed by women, the % will be far below that of men. Funny how female prostitutes are arrested all the time, and their male clients only some of the time. Men are far more violent than women and far more likely to engage in the types of sex crimes your post implies.

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