I have not been on this blog in about 5 months. I generally uses this blog as a place to voice my take on the news. However I think I got to a place where the news was utterly depressing me and so I just left this spot alone for a while. But I am back now and the news still sucks but we cannot hide from it, so we may as well dialogue about it.
So since I live in the second largest state in the United States of America, which is TEXAS, the news here just NEVER STOPS! I hope you have already heard about the fire in the Houston daycare home, run by 22 year old Jessica Tata. Read about the story HERE, HERE, and HERE. This woman left 7 children in a her home UNATTENDED while she ran to the store! WTH! These 7 children were all under the age of 4 years old AND this chick had something on the stove cooking! Tragedy is that 4 children have died and 3 were critically injured. What happened to Jessica Tata?? Well, TWO DAYS AFTER this devastating fire and tragedy, she fled the country back to her native Nigeria and is currently on the FBI top 100 Wanted List.
I am still amazed at the fallacy that we call a justice system in America. This woman was not IMMEDIATELY taken into custody, even though HER HOUSE had the fire, FOUR CHILDREN in HER CARE died, THREE CHILDREN in HER CARE were injured, and SHE CLEARLY WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME! A policeman can go to a home on a domestic abuse case and arrest one or both parties involved right then and there! HOWEVER, this woman was allowed TWO DAYS, enough time to PACK, MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS, and FLEE the country?? Why did they NOT see her as a FLIGHT RISK???????
But speaking of domestic abuse and Texas, I’m sure that by now you have heard about the current case in Cleveland Texas, right? This case involves the alleged rape of an 11 year old girl by 18, YES, I SAID 18 men and boys! I am a God-fearing woman and I know that vengeance is the Lord’s BUT these men (and I use that term very, very loosely) better be glad that I am NOT GOD or their JUDGE because they would be piles of CASTRATED and BURNED ash right now! You can read the story HERE, HERE and HERE. These 18 males, ranging in age from 14-27 allegedly had sex with the 11 year old 6th-grader at a home of one of the suspects. However, they moved to an abandoned trailer when a family member came home unexpectedly.
Okay, here is my issue with Cleveland, Texas…
Instead of the focus being on the emotional, physical, and mental care of an 11 year old victimized girl. The focus has been made into a racial problem! According to the DailyMail.com Community Activist Quanell X reportedly said,
Quanell X, leader of the Black Panther movement in Houston – a mere 45 miles away – told ABC News: ‘Every adult male that had sex with this child should go to prison, I don’t care what the colour is.
‘But I do not believe black males are the only ones that had contact with this young child. It appears to me there’s only been the selective prosecution of one community, which is African-American.’
Thursday’s meeting was led by Quanell X, an activist prominent in Houston’s black community. He told the audience of more than 130 people who had packed a small community center that the gathering’s goal was not to criticize the girl but to question the investigation by police, although he did question why she didn’t report the attack to authorities herself.
The activist, who was invited to speak by a local pastor, said he was concerned that only young black men had been arrested. He said he believed some of those arrested were guilty but that others were not. He told those in attendance that if they were questioned by police about the case that they should only talk to police with a lawyer present.
During the meeting, Quanell X also asked people to donate money to the defense funds for two of those arrested in the case.
After the meeting, many in attendance told reporters that the girl had consented to the sex.
“She lied about her age. Them boys didn’t rape her. She wanted this to happen. I’m not taking nobody’s side, but if she hadn’t put herself in that predicament, this would have never happened,” said Angie Woods, who lives in Houston but grew up in Cleveland.