From todays news (Source: USA today website, national news. NBC news website. CBS local news website,Fox News website, ABC7 news website):
‘Historic’ blizzard headed for New England.
I want to go home please wait!!
2 Children, 1 Woman killed in Denver home.
Another shooting in America. When will it end?
Mailman accused of choking 11 year old girl.
WTH! He choked her after she laughed at him for accidentally walking into the women’s public bathroom. Slight over reaction maybe!
Staten Island nanny arrested for abusing baby girl.
She was caught on a hidden nanny cam by the mother who raced home when she saw the footage. How she didn’t attack the nanny when she saw her is beyond me I don’t think I would have been able to control myself honestly I would have attacked.
Missouri teen allegedly handcuffed to pole in parents basement for months!
FDA identifies third case of fake cancer drug distribution in the USA
Mother convicted of prostituting her daughters in Nebraska gets more jail time.
Her daughters are 7 and 14. Unimaginable.
Man on trial for planning to blow up 48 churches
California preschool to close after students allegedly engaged in sex acts with each other.
This is horrendous. According to the parents this was happening often and everywhere in the school including classrooms, playgrounds and bathrooms.
And of course I’ve been following the story of the little boy who was kidnapped and held in a bunker for almost a week.
All of these stories were found easily by me in the last half hour of looking on local new sites. All of these stories happened in February. So what does this tell you about Americans?
It tells you there are sick and depraved people everywhere in the world and just because these heinous crimes happened by Americans or in America (the nanny caught on camera wasn’t American) It doesn’t mean they are all horrible people. This is much easier for people to believe in because these stories happened in the land of freedom. In the land of democracy and this first world nation that is a superpower.
The average sentence for a child molester in the USA is between 2-12 years of which they don’t necessarily have to serve all of. According to the U.S. department of justice bureau in one year alone 4300 child molesters were released from prison in the U.S.A. None of our systems are good.
There was the story a few years back of a child molester in the UK whom they kept releasing and he kept molesting. (Will look for source for that story when I am not typing on my Ipad!). None of it is working!
Child molesters should have the death penalty in my opinion. I don’t understand, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, why a convicted child molester would ever be allowed out of jail.
My point is, I cannot judge Americans by what the worst of them do. I cannot judge millions of people by what the minority does. What happened with the Lama AlGhamdi case is unforgivable and unimaginable. Bloggers are not the only ones who care about this. But they are notorious for not reading local newspapers and researching what the rest of Saudi Arabia, who are not active online, are trying to do about this.
This case has been on the news, in the media and is being debated and fought for long before twitter started a hash tag for it. I commend HIGHLY everything that has been done online and it’s effect is not at all negligible and I hope bloggers and activists will continue to publicise and fight for this cause and others. I am just pointing out that we Saudi’s are appalled by this as a people and this incident does not represent our views or us as a people as all the crimes I listed above do not represent Americans.