Yesterday the NYT reported that a group of abused "deaf former students spent more than 30 years trying to raise the alarm, including passing out leaflets outside the Milwaukee cathedral." Amy Davidson is outraged:
[W]hat did these kids have to do to get noticed? You can blame the influence of the Church for why the police and prosecutors and parishioners, who may not have wanted to take a leaflet from some sad deaf man, didn’t listenbut only so far. It sounds as though there were many, many young Kitty Genoveses in Milwaukee, asking loudly for help, and that they were surrounded by adults who were, in the sense that really mattered, truly the deaf ones.