You know, I really do try to respect other cultures.
I swear I do.
But this shit right here is disgusting.
The story takes place in Phoenix, AZ.
A little eight year old Liberian girl was lured into an alley by four boys- aged 9, 10, 13 and 14- who promised her some chewing gum if she went with them.
Once in the alley the boys restrained the little girl and took turns sexually assaulting her.
The poor child was severely injured and was hospitalized.
The boys were charged with sexual assault and kidnapping, with the 14 year old being charged as an adult.
When the little girl was released from the hospital, authorities had no choice but to place her with child protective services, rather than send her home to her family.
The family, part of a community of Liberian immigrants in Phoenix, does not want her.
She has shamed them.
They have disowned her.
We learn that this is not uncommon in Liberia, and in fact, this sort of b.s. occurs all over the world.
It is especially distressing when one realizes that rape was not a crime in Liberia until 2006.
Read that shit again- I said rape was not a crime in Liberia until 2006.
I don’t understand how anyone, regardless of cultural background, can justify turning their backs on a tiny child- under any circumstances- let alone in a situation like this one.
She was kidnapped and raped repeatedly by other children… fellow refugees…
… And she’s the one who has brought shame onto the community.
Talk about ass backwards.
I wonder what the family of those little child-deviants think about their sons…
Are they disgusted?
Worried about the fact that they have managed to raise child-predators?
Concerned about the type of men they will become?
Have these boys shamed their families?
I think especially of the 14 year old- the teen who is to be charged as an adult- he isn’t going to survive in a man’s prison system… as a non-American… not once his fellow inmates learn that he kidnapped and raped a little girl.
May God have mercy.