Some adults do not know to teach themselves/kids to say that they are unsure of an allegation when they truly are. This knowledge gap has seen innocent people die or spend the rest of their lives imprisoned.
The case of Ricky Jackson who served the longest sentence of any innocent inmate was built on the testimony of a 12-year-old who told the police that Jackson fired the handgun, and his friends were accomplices. Decades after Ricky was imprisoned the alleged witness recanted his testimony and Ricky became a free man.
A false accusation can cause lifelong devastation for families, and generations unborn.
Teach your kids about false accusations; teach them that it is okay to say:
“I did not see” and did not hear” and that having nothing to say is not a weakness.
Teach them that it would always be a hundred times better to seat a topic out when in doubt.
Tell yourself, as an adult, that it is okay not to have an opinion on every matter. Ultimately, you do not need to have an opinion on everything.
‘I do not know’ as an expression should be seen as honest and strong and not lacking or less.
Story source: Wikipedia
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Posted by Victoria Chukwuma on Wednesday, June 5, 2019