Singing Loudly: Where is the coverage?

Singing Loudly

Monday, March 26, 2007

Where is the coverage?

Like Injustice Anywhere, I am a little miffed and puzzled by the lack of press coverage concerning the tales of rape, coercion, widespread graft, and complete injustice at the Texas Youth Commission.

Here we have an untold number of youth who were molested, raped, and denied any semblance of fair punishment, yet the public either averts their eyes or simply is not aware.

In a time when the public is in an uproar about children being preyed upon, it is a little disheartening that so it's easy to ignore it when it's a youth delinquent who is preyed on.

Perhaps the public doesn't mind the youth is raped because he has been convicted of torturing an animal, or raping his sister, or killing another human. But would they feel the same if they heard that the child being targeted is in TYC for nothing more than being a runaway? And what if that youth was running from a home where she was preyed upon?

Incarcerated in a facility because he could not live in his home where he is forced into mental or physical submission. As he awaits a trial that will hopefully place him in a proper foster home environment he receives similar torture, but this time he is locked up and can't runaway.

Perhaps then you, like so many in Texas, will be a little more sympathetic to the fact that vulnerable humans are being tortured at the hands of false justice.

But we can't stop CNN from being more concerned about Anna Nicole Smith's legacy, can we?

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