Mrs M---this is why I don't post on here, along with many others. If you have a concern and want to discuss it, these people that live on MC.Com tear it apart, make fun of you, making it bigger and better then it started out to be.
I read your post and there was nothing wrong in your concerns and just wanting answers. Most of these people do not have children as we do and might not understand where our concerns come from.
I get so frustrated when you are trying to ask a "real" and "concerning" question and these "commie's" tear you apart.
Except that you DID post here, only to remind us that you don't post here, because others, who post here frequently, might take issue with what you are posting here.
(Wendy, sorry about the comma festival, it was fun)
). I don't understand the "frequency of posting" argument as though posting less somehow indicates some advanced level of intelligence.
And then you go on with an aire of superiority to say that having children is a perquisite to heightening ones level of understanding and concern for public safety. REALLY???
IMO, Mrs. M's foible was that in her original post, she used declarative sentence structure rather than interrogative sentence structure, if she was genuinely curious about the apparent release program. I don't doubt the sincerity of her concern. She did, however, go from "apparently" to "declarative" rather abruptly:
Mrs M wrote:
There is apparently a new program which enables local businesses to hire inmates from Pine Hills under some subsidy from the federal government. The inmates are on their own to get to their job (Of which Ace is a participant) where they change into a uniform. Until today, the sheriff had not been informed. There were more students out on work release today then in the facility!!! The public hasn't been informed, discussions held etc. I have no idea if there is any restriction according to their sentencing crimes or not. We have youth murderers and sex offenders incarcerated there. I want to rehabilitate them also. Does anyone else remember the young nine year old girl who lived in a trailer court near Pine Hills and was raped at knife point by an offender? Can we look to having more information and input on such a program before it is foisted on the unsuspecting public?
You don't usually get answers to "questions" by making declarative statements about the number of students released or what and when the sheriff was informed. (Hint: hotmail doesn't exist anymore, maybe they didn't get the memo
). Public safety is a genuine concern. Boys from that institution have been known to steal cars, (which cause other boys to have to ride in the back of a stock truck with the horses to get to school...true story
) or much worse.
The truth is these work-release programs, where apparently "more students out on work release today then in the facility!!!" (exclamatory
) are the results of voting for the party in charge of the state legislature. Continual voting for smaller government usually increases risk to public safety and some, not really ready for release, will likely end up in the program. It is a cost of business issue. Change the way you vote and these concerns will likely be abated. At the state level, you're getting the government you voted for.
Amorette's foible was that she didn't choose green stars. I am sure that some astute "commie" would have gone off on a rant about how that offends the "Seussian" relatives of the Snetches and threaten to never again eat green eggs and ham.