The right of Succession?
There is a story of four young girls, arrested by the Police for breaking the law, locked up for the night and then released. You have been confronted by parents a few times, asked why you aren’t out catching ‘real criminals’ and why you are ‘messin wiv’ their children, delinquent and stupid parents, it’s no wonder that their children are on par with them.
Four Girls Locked Up
You have prepared a response, words that you would have liked to say to these parents when they polluted that crap to the media:
‘They are just children and they were not even given the right of a phone call to ring us and tell us what had happened.’
You’re Response: ‘You’ve been watching too many American Cop Shows pal, newsflash for you, Starsky and Hutch isn’t real!’’
'Grace and her friend Sophie were locked in adult cells when children under 17 should be put in a juvenile detention centre.’
Your response: ‘They were locked in adult cells? Really? How sad, I’ll call Liberty right this minute, not. Custody suites don’t have children’s wards with crayons, playdo and Sesame Street Videos, you stupid fool.’
‘The girls did not even write anything rude or offensive.’
Your response: ‘Oh dear, how ignorant can you get? It’s illegal to cause criminal damage. If someone was to graffiti the wall of your house, but the material wasn’t offensive, would you have the same opinion, don’t tell me you would, because I know dam well you wouldn’t!’
"It was horrible as they put me in an adult male wing with no toilet, there was a really bad smell and the blanket they gave me was disgusting. I was worried because I thought there might be rapists in there."
Your response: ‘Very sorry that the accomodation isn't up to your standard, i'll talk to the chef and the five star custody manager. LISTEN, very carefully to what I have to say young lady. It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s not cool and it’s not hard. You want to paint pretty pictures, go to art school. Or better still GO HOME AND PAINT ON YOUR PARENT’S WALLS!’
If parents act like they do, what hope have the children got? Choice is a wonderful thing, but sometimes a lack of options can be a person’s undoing.
Sometimes you wonder if this country is going down the toilet, but then you see Cheryl Tweedy in a wedding dress and your faith is restored, albeit momentarily.