This question has bothered me for weeks and in light of the recent death of an HWT member, I have to ask;
Why is it so hard to convince others to care about those who go missing and are murdered?
- Is it because unemployment in the United States is still at unprecedented numbers?
- Is it because family’s homes are being foreclosed?
- Is it because they don’t have enough food to eat?
- Are soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan draining all of our resources and our will to keep up the fight?
I don’t know… But I do know that:
- Corporations care first and foremost about their bottom lines…
- The rich are protective of their fortunes and their wallets grow bigger;
- Many politicians and legislators are all about “business as usual;
- Many police officers lack training and give in to corruption;
- Those who know better get complacent and lazy;
Homicide is an unpleasant business. Its companions may include drug addiction, prostitution, illegal guns, homelessness and human trafficking to name a few…
Definitely not for the faint of heart…
But… victims of intimate partner homicide lack the power and the voice too…
They are controlled by others with violence lurking around every corner. They may be on the verge of all of the things “good people don’t want to discuss;”
So, if you find yourself caught up in any of the life problems mentioned in the beginning of this blog, think of it this way…
When you go to the corner drugstore and find the little jar with pennies, saying, “If you need one, take one. ‘If you can spare one, leave one for others.”
Even in our materialistic society, it doesn’t take much to care….
Leave some pennies or do whatever you can for intimate partner homicide NOW because….
Time’s Up! You’ll be glad you did!
Donna Gore is a champion of victims rights and justice. She is a survivor of homicide and has turned her personal situations into a positive approach to life by participating in several areas of victim services. “LadyJustice” is the host of Shattered Lives, Saturdays at 5pm ET.