Should Parents Who Have Kids While In Poverty Be Charged With Child Abuse?
I spent twelve years of my life witnessing on a near-daily basis children growing up in a Brooklyn, NY community who were introduced to Poverty by their “living wild” (2015 Grammy winner and nationally popular victim of Child Abuse Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his mom’s lifestyle) parental caregivers, mostly single moms.
If Baltimore (Single) Mom of The Year Toya Graham had built a smaller family she could more easily provide for, nurture and supervise, would her depressed young teen son be in ‘The Street’ attempting to cause grave bodily harm to police officers attempting to protect Ms. Graham’s peaceful neighbors from emotional and physical harm often caused to innocent people by depressed, angry, sometimes suicidal, (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) frustrated, teens and adults full of frustration and resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of struggle and hardship by immature moms and or dads who selfishly build families before acquiring skills, PATIENCE, and the means to provide their child with a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on?
Was it love that inspired Ms. Graham to introduce her six children to a life of hardships she witnessed other families and her friends experience before deciding to build her own family when she was still a wet-behind-the-ears teen?
Or was it Ms. Graham’s selfishness and immaturity that caused Ms. Graham to introduce her children to a life of human oppression and hardships?
In May of 2015 during a Fox News discussion about Poverty, Tavis Smiley revealed his nine brothers and sisters still struggle with poverty, and that he is the only one of his siblings to enjoy a fairly prosperous American life.
I have to believe Tavis loves his mom, most of us do, including many victims of childhood trauma who deny or have no clue they were raised in an abusive family environment.
I also believe that as he matured becoming more aware of our world, there were times a depressed young Tavis silently questioned (resented) his mom’s decision to build a large family of children experiencing emotional pain and hardships.
In my opinion Poverty is primarily created by immature single moms who willfully disregard the emotional well being of their children by introducing newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens to a life of hardships in order escape the oppression and dysfunctions of the family life they were introduced to by their immature caretakers.
In my opinion Poverty is a word synonymous with Childhood Abuse and Neglect. To the best of my knowledge Child Abuse and Neglect is a crime in all American jurisdictions.
Based on the peaceful values I was raised to embrace, I cannot think of one morally acceptable reason for teen girls, apparently with approval from many supposedly-caring people in our society, to build families without first acquiring the practical skills, PATIENCE and means to provide their child(ren) with a safe, fairly happy Average Joe or Josie American kid childhood Kendrick Lamar laments he, his siblings, cousins and many classmates were deprived of by their oppressive, grossly negligent caregivers.
If my American neighbors are truly caring people, sincere in their desire to protect our Nation’s most precious and valuable resource from harm, sincerely wanting to evolve toward becoming a healthier nation mostly populated by peaceful, reasonably responsible citizens, we need to flush “America’s War on Poverty” correctly renaming it to “America’s War on Early Childhood Abuse & Neglect!”
Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.
After watching Dr. Ross’ presentation one of the questions all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”
Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?
Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community
Victims of Child Abuse
This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.
A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea
What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.
Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”