If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Justice

Justice is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness, or equity, along with the punishment of the breach of said ethics.

Because justice has yet to be served from my point of view, I continue to post on this blog. I couldn't live with myself knowing the danger that Patrick poses towards other minor children if I were quiet about it. If I didn't do everything in my power to warn and educate others about who Patrick is, what he looks like, and his level 2 sex offender status I would feel like I was somehow culpable if Patrick sexually abuses another child. The system is set up in a way that it will take another child being sexually abused by Patrick, and then they would need to turn Patrick in, before Patrick may see some real prison time for his crimes.

Furthermore, I would like to see some sort of justice take place in regards to Eddie Rojas. Because of our family's experience I learned firsthand that it is really easy to be on the run. In cases like ours essentially law enforcement won't look for a wanted felon-the felon needs to be turned in or get pulled over for a traffic violation or something like that. It's mostly left up to chance. It seemed logical to ask the internet world to be on the lookout. Many of the actions of Eddie raise multiple red flags. There may be much more to their story that Eddie wants to hide.

I also hope that showing my reader that other people were culpable in the abuse of my child that there is value in speaking up when something isn't right. Speaking out may save an innocent child. Speaking up and dealing with childhood sexual abuse will stop the cycle. Staying silent and hoping that Patrick, "Had changed and matured," as Jairus thought, without seeking professional help or involving the authorities was really leading the naive and innocent to slaughter.

2 comments:

Gina said...

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Danielle said...

Great quote Gina! Thanks for the encouragement!