Friday, September 12, 2014

Crimes Against the Community

Crimes Against the Community

I think we have to take a serious look at the murder of five children by Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and examine the circumstances that led up to it.  There are a number of reports from neighbors and social service agencies that this guy was a “nut”…Now it’s one thing if a “loving parent” just goes crazy and does something like this; however, I don’t think this is always the case and we have to start examining the circumstances that led up to this man having custody of five children.  Or, let’s face it, even having five children if he was a “nut”.

What did the mother of these children know and when did she know it? 
What about other family members? 

As we can see with the infamous Rice elevator assault, woman often actively protect these characters and give them a fascade of normalcy.  So, of course, the larger community is shocked if and when a more serious crime is later committed by them.

Woman must be held accountable, especially if they have children with dangerous and mentally unstable men and something of this nature happens down the road.  People often forget that there are other victims here:  the larger community and other children who become traumatized by this sort of event, especially if they went to school with or were neighbors of the older children.

I don’t want to dwell too much on these sorts of mass murders as they are rare.  Few men and women murder children; however, what isn’t rare is men or women having children with unstable persons, covering it up for years (for various reasons, embarrassment, financial gain, etc.) and then ‘playing stupid’ when some such horrible crime is later committed.

People who assume the role of  ‘beard’ for unstable partners need to be held accountable for aiding and abetting in whatever crimes they commit on innocent children or their community later in life.