In Rose City, Michigan, a middle school teacher named Neal Erickson molested one of his male students. When caught, Erickson, upstanding citizen that he is, pleaded guilty to child rape to spare the young man further pain, and was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. The reaction of Mr. Erickson´s wife and fellow colleagues to his sentence exposes some of the insanity residing inside the American public school system. (snip) a small sample of West Branch Rose City teachers´ letters of leniency on behalf of Mr. Erickson elucidates more than an outrageous defense of a child molester.
Glenn Beck interviewed the student´s father this morning on the radio program. What a sad story. And how evil for these people to beg the cause of the rapist. He absolutely affected the boy´s life and family.
Read this article and be prepared to be more stunned by each sentence. The education professionals in Rose City, Michigan have apparently totally lost their minds. The ultimate horror is that the attitude of Neal Erickson´s supporters might be pervasive throughout other school systems. Parents beware! ! !
This is a very small town in mid-Michigan not some big blue city one or two hours south. A shocking illumination of a mindset so pervasive and so dangerous to society. I shudder to think about these subtle monsters as we prepare to send my first grandchild into their clutches.
Child rapist Neal Erickson was formerly the president of the Michigan Educational Association, which is, of course, the state´s teacher´s union. The backstory (at the Conservative Treehouse) is a lot seamier than the disgusting letters to the Court, urging minimal punishment for their former colleague.
A middle school boy named Janczewski was raped for three years by Erickson, and pictures of the crime wound up on a porn site, meaning that someone else--the photographer--had to be involved. But there was a steep price paid because of the father´s insistence that Erickson be prosecuted. Not only has the Janczewski family been threatened--their garage was set afire by union goons, and the message “I Told You – You Will Pay” was written on the side of their house. The cops ought to be all over that union like white on rice. Erickson ought to have some company in prison. Let´s see what happens.
Incidentally, Glenn Beck will pay to have the Janczewski´s garage rebuilt. Bless him.
I wonder what the rapist´s supporters would be saying if it had been their child that was molested over a 3 year period? How much harm would their own child have "realized"? How much support would they give had it been themselves receiving the raping and how strongly would they be affected?
This is what happens when we shove God out of our schools!
Liberals are beyond sick. They´re deranged. "Unhinged" fits especially well since they´re not tethered to any standard and are just flapping out there in the breeze with Antnee´s Weiner. Sorta makes you wanna throw up.
Children in today`s public school environment stand more of a chance of being bullied, molested, raped, beaten up or have their sexual `identity` questioned than they do learning to read, write and do arithmetic.
For many, many years, I wondered how it could be possible so many Germans could be recruited to do what they did to their victims in the concentration camps.
It is because of degenerate relativism; A justification of anything immoral so long as it is in compliance or supportive of the party line of thinking.
Liberals in this country could easily be recruited to enslave, murder, torture anyone their dear leaders told them to. Their brains have been deranged. They have completely lost their humanity. This disgusting display of support by teachers for one of their own who viciously assaulted a helpless child demonstrates it with clarity. Like truly insane people, the teachers themselves are the only ones oblivious to their own mental disorder.
Part of the answer to why many Germans could be recruited to do the unthinkable to the Jews is because Catholic Germans were discouraged by the Pope from political activism. The Catholic political party was disbanded. Sorry, Lucianne, I know you do not consider it a responsible source but I read "Hitler´s Pope". Since I well remembher how angry I was at the Pope during WWII (I am not Catholic) it did not tell me an awful lot I did not know or suspect.
Isn´t this attitude of lenience toward the child rapist akin to the encouragement given to young women to kill their unborn child? Are children becoming second class citizens or even throw aways in a self centered society?
I join #7 - These are the same people who excoriated Catholic priests, often going back 30-40 years to find "victims". At the time of the "Catholic scandal" I remember seeing data that the rate of clergy molestation was 1/3 the rate for public school teachers, but of course that was ignored by the old media. As this case shows, it was never about the safety of children, it was about attacking their strongest opponent, the Catholic Church.
This is a sad and horrible story. I pray for the boy and his family. I have a feeling this boy will be OK because he has a great man for his father who pressed prosecution in the face of threats of violence and those threats being carried out. We have him to thank that yet another example of the evil of the left has been exposed. God bless him and his family.
I am letting my child finish elementary school, then it´s remote learning.
Not home schooling, where the teaching is all on the parent. What is astonishing is the growth of remote learning, where the material is all sent to you, classes are remote, the child goes in once a week for a three hour period. Additional help online and in person is available.
Although there is some adult contact, it is minimal and easily monitored. No more class disruptions, creepy teachers, bullying, "gym" and all the nonsense that goes with that, and waste of time activities that have nothing to do with learning. No more having to socialize with the future inmates of our country, no more being around drugs.
Best of all, it´s all no charge, paid for by tax dollars.
If it´s not in your area now, it soon will be. Let the bullies and the perverts sit in hot rooms in crumbling old buildings and victimize each other. I could care less. My child will excel just like his older brother, who is 20 and making more than his old teachers!
I agree with the media not pointing out these figures.
But I strongly disagree with you on how people regard the Catholic Church.
You mention the 1/3rd, and then seem to assert that because that number is fractional of the public school systems, that the Catholic Church is unfairly attacked.
I do NOT agree. There should be NO molestation, EVER in the Church. These are men (and women) of God, who claim that they have had divine influence in their lives to be part of the church. They are held in the highest regard, providing the word of God to people, extending understanding and proponents of God´s love. Many people consider such persons of the highest respect and regard.
It´s not as bad that they abuse the children (who will NEVER trust anyone fully again, I mean, how can you when your PRIEST molests you) but then Catholic Church protects these creeps and moves them around.
And its not something you have to go back a long time to find out about.
The Catholic Church protected child rapists; they deserve all the bad PR they get.
Disgusting, and amazing that an educated (?) adult could even think the way these teachers do.
#5, thanks for that information.
If Neal Erickson is such a great teacher, let him spend his 15-30 years in prison teaching the other inmates. Many people in prison did not finish school--they might learn something, and they´re old enough to defend themselves from the likes of Neal Erickson.
There is another (much less serious) outrage here. From the article, a quote from a fellow teacher.
In her leniency letter, Kathleen wrote that Neal losing his teaching certificate, coupled with the parole that will prevent him from molesting other children is "steep enough of punishments that a long incarceration term is not warranted on top of that."
Allow me to rephrase:
In her ... letter, Kathleen wrote that Neal´s losing his teaching certificate ... are sufficiently steep punishments that... etc.
This is a schoolteacher talking. Okay, I´m a grammar-Nazi (in writing, I don´t always speak as carefully), but this is a teacher!!
The media will not carry this because it is a local crime story. Breaking news at 11 - in 1974 a priest molested a child.
And no, I am not attempting to minimize the crimes of the clergy, just pointing out that the media will obsess about such crimes committed 30 years ago and never report on the millions of children being sexually abused right now by educators and members of NAMBLA, who has the full support of Obama´s Safe Schools Czar Jennings.
These ivory tower liberals never have to feel the effects of their stupid policies. The child rapist will feel the wrath of the folks in prison who do actually feel the effects of the liberal policies.
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