Tell me now it’s untrue, what did her daddy do? He jacked a little bitty baby the man has got to be insane.
“Janie’s Got A Gun” by Aerosmith
In the lyrical verses, somewhere before the slamming power chords and in-between the intoxicating rhythmic drum beat comes the socially conscious message in a song that continually reminds us of the unbelievable horror a child experiences at the hands of their tormentor. Some people fluff off the message by saying it’s only rock and roll – I don’t, and I am associated with an organization that does not as well.
The Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County is an organization devoted to protecting children. In the years I have had the pleasure of working with them, I have found the staff to be professional, dedicated, well trained and team oriented towards the goal of assisting law enforcement, children and their families. It is such a comfort to know there is an organization just minutes away that I can reach out to and assist me in investigating the complexity of child sexual assault. Certainly, if “Hell is for Children,” the Child Advocacy Center is a comfort zone for kids, light years away from that hell.
DETECTIVE RICK LABELL