Tonight on a subway home from work my husband and I witnessed a father repeatedly smacking his 3 small children in the face and in the head. All three of them fast asleep. All three of them seemingly drugged on something, incoherent and the smallest child (who couldn’t have been older than 4 years old) bleeding from his mouth. Everyone on the train witnessed this (appalled and embarrassed) but remained silent. The scene was disgusting. I was more appalled at myself for not saying anything.
As soon as we were outside the station, Heath valiantly attempted to waive down not one, not two, not three but FIVE cop cars. FIVE. None of them even slowed down to see if Heath was ok. We couldn’t believe that any of these NYPD officers just didn’t give a crap. None of them had their lights on; none of them seemed to be pursuing anyone. The disgust multiplies.
Heath calls 911 and reports an obvious case of child abuse. The dispatcher dispatches. The call ends.
What is the proper way to flag down a cop in the case of an emergency? This was what I found to be an extreme case of negligence on NYPD’s part.
Any and all feedback is welcome!
Keep on keepin’ on and help those who cannot help themselves!
Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger