A young woman reported that she had been attacked by her "baby's daddy" and that his mother stood by and encouraged his assault. The young woman was not upset about the physical assault but wanted the involvement of her "baby's daddy" mother to be documented. She alleged that the mother of her "baby's daddy" was trying to take custody of her children. She claimed that this was not being done for the love of the children but rather so that her "baby daddy's" mother could receive their benefits.
The young woman. who is 24 and has 4 children, reported that she receives $2100 each month from the government and that she also lives in government supported housing. She stated that all of her "baby daddy's" mothers children are now grown and that the mother is no longer receiving adequate assistance and was only looking for a way to fill that void.
When the report was completed and the young woman was gone, the officer that was with me blew up. He is the father of 6 children, works full time and he only brings home a few hundred dollars a month more than this young woman who has never worked a day in her life.
It is absolutely foolish on our part that we allow such abuses to not only continue but to flourish.