I want to see a news photo of the man who got shot. And all the other craziness.
ARWSF: You seem to know more than most of us. Can you clue us in please?
I’m assuming it involves Lev Tahor, but that’s the extent of my “knowledge”. You definitely piqued my interest.
Finally something is being reported.
Why can’t yhe mom get police help to grab a married 13 year old?
Syag, here are some possibilities:
1. The “facts” reported in the article includes a lot of fiction, including ages and actions.
2. The father approves of his child’s activities and has custody under Guatemalan law.
3. Guatamalan law deems marriage at the ages of the couple to be legal and doesn’t deem any of the actual (not reported) activities of any parties to be illegal.
Joseph: the legal minimum age to marry in Guatemala is 18. But they have indigenous poplulations that basically ignore the ban.
Which brings me to the real answer. Guatemala has a starving, poverty stricken population and problems on a much larger scale to busy itself with a cult that needs resources to ascertain if they are violating the law, and additional resources to find homes for the kids and prosecute as needed. Assuming they even care.
We can’t expect a third world country to act like the US would.
Mammele: The marriage law there was changed in both 2015 and 2017.
You can’t expect any country to assume law breaking based solely on media reports from their foreign enemies who have a history of peddling exaggeration and falsehood.
Joseph: for better or worse, here in the US children are taken away from their parent(s) if a neighbor alleges the kids are abused, until Child Protective Services finds otherwise.
The MOTHER here wanted her “kids” out because of how hey were treated, but Guatemalan authorities are apparently doing nothing. Not surprising from a country that has at at least hundreds of its citizens fleeing thousands of miles on foot in hopes of a better life.
The reason many girls marry young there is because the parents simply can’t afford to feed them. So again this is a widespread problem with a government lacking the funds to feed its citizens, let alone enforce its laws.