By Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- It was a depressing and stressful week for the Colonel.
She had jury duty and was selected for a trial. I suggested she put lots of emphasis on the fact her husband was an old retired cop.
Perhaps this would taint the defense lawyer’s view of the Colonel and dismiss her from the trial–not to be. I drove her to the court house and picked her up each day. She was instructed not to discuss the case with anyone so I did not know what it was about until after the verdict was rendered.
It was obvious when I picked her up in the afternoon she was not very happy, but she could not talk about it. The trial ended in a hung jury with no conviction, but now the Colonel could tell me what had transpired. A ten year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by the live-in-boyfriend of her mother’s.
Of course the mother had other children by the live-in-boyfriend we will call him “baby-daddy.” The victim was interviewed on camera over a year before the trial, but at the actual trial recanted everything. Remember the mother of the victim has at least three other child by “baby-daddy” and needs him home to support the family. No one will admit it but there had to be (alleged) pressure placed on the victim to not remember anything come trial date. The no-snitch in the “hood” attitude an almost demanded code, is why some of the jury did not feel the prosecutor’s office proved beyond a doubt that “baby-daddy” had in fact sexually assaulted the child.
The “baby-daddy” had been convicted of sexual assault years prior of his own female cousin. The assaulted female cousin (now an adult) was ordered to testify in court and at first refuse to appear (that no-snitch thing). So they arrested her and brought her into the court room to testify in shackles and chains. While this made an impression on the jury, you had to wonder if anyone in her community really cared about a ten-now-twelve year old girl child who was assaulted, abused and allegedly pressured (no proof) not to help the wheels of justice prevail, was going to fair well in this mess.
“Baby-daddy” is still in jail since he was not found innocent. The State can elect to re-try the case. If you contact me in a month or two I will most likely be able to relay to you that he is out and back home.
We are talking about disposable children. Sadly I do not believe the now twelve year old girl will get justice. The “baby-daddy’s” cousin, who was raped, went on to have her own life of crime and convictions–no real justice for her.
Now we have the Minnesota pro-football player “baby-daddy” who has a murdered two year old son in South Dakota. The boy friend of the mother of the two year old is alleged to have struck and beaten the infant until it later died. Where was this rich and famous “baby-daddy” when it came to protecting and defending his child? You can read where the rich “baby-daddy” is the product of a father who was “accidentally” shot in the leg and had his ball playing career destroyed. This ripple effect continued with rich “baby-daddy” losing two brothers to accidents or violence–multiple generations of disposable children.
B.B. King the famous Blues guitar player is a glaring example of a famous “baby-daddy.” He is alleged to have fifteen children by fifteen different women. He is supposed to have over fifty grandchildren. Do you really believe he was there for his fifteen children? What I do not understand is why fifteen women would all want to have his children knowing he had all these off spring from fourteen other women. So now you have all these fifteen “baby-mommas” and the fifty plus grandchildren.
What are the odds those fifty grandchildren came to the same realization that they were not going to follow in the procreation footsteps of grandpa B.B.? Do you think those fifty US citizens are or will become at least high school graduates?
That they will live happily married lives, while working good jobs to support, protect and defend their legitimate off springs? It might be uncomfortable yet interesting to know how many of the fifteen children and fifty grandchildren, have become disposable Americans.
Our society needs committed fathers and mothers. Not more “baby-daddies” and “baby-mommas.” And we sure as hell do not need more disposable children.
Major Van Harl USAF Ret / van [email protected]
About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.:Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret., a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School. A retired Colorado Ranger and currently is an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Cudahy PD in Milwaukee County, WI. His efforts now are directed at church campus safely and security training. He believes “evil hates organization.” [email protected]