By Nyna Fleury, Bessie Singleterry, Tim Booth, Loni Iingley-Mills, Chief Ely
March 27, 2012
This is why I feel there is a need.
I happen to come up on Police Officers who had just been to a home where the father was intoxicated and he had his (2) Two-year-old son there with him and no one else. I asked why aren’t you taking the child away from him? He said; I can’t, there is NO Law against what his’ doing? He said; I’ll call OCS but all they can do is just what I just did and that’s making sure the child is ok. I said; what? You mean that you’re just leaving him there?
So I called OCS and asked what can you do to help this child? I was told the same thing the officer told me. “Nothing”
I went to see our Chief of Police here in Craig Alaska; Chief Ely, I asked him, what could I do to help? He said; make it a law where, if we are called to a situation like this again that we are able to give that person a Breathalyzer test and if he/she is over the limit of a .08 just like a DUI; then I can arrest him and place the child in good hands.
What I need
Supporters who will send us a letter or email, about why they are supporting this law
Received March 16, 2012 - Published March 27, 2012
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