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And then they buried their heads in the sand again

April 23, 2009
 
I’ve re-discovered how fickle people really can be. They get outraged over something on the news, "shout" on some discussion boards or websites for a few days and then are no where to be seen when others take action and try to recruit them to help make a change.
 
You would think that when it comes to child abuse and child protection that almost all people would immediately jump on board to try and do something to help.
 
I am afraid that is not the case.
 
With recent revelations in the Finnish media* that sentencing of convicted child sex offenders (AKA paedophiles) is like a lottery and that some of these sick people don’t even serve any jail time, I decided I needed to take action. Even the Mr., who usually never comments on any news piece, exhaled angrily when he heard that the latest sentencing of a convicted paedophile in Helsinki was only 20 months. He’s a parent, so am I – so are many people that might read this.
 
Doesn’t that make you want to do something about it?
 
I am going to do something about it.
 
First, I will shamelessly promote a petition I have started demanding the uniform sentencing of convicted child sex offenders in Finland: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/uniform-sentencing-for-convicted-paedophiles-in-finland.html
 
Second, if you’re reading this now, I would like to ask you to sign it. (You can even sign anonymously.)
 
Third, tell your friends!
 
I am looking for 5000 signatures. You wouldn’t think this would be very hard to achieve, but it appears the petition has a long way to go.
 
And if you have made it this far and actually signed the petition, you can go and bury your head back in the sand again.
 
STOP CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT!
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