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To The "NPAA"...Common decency dictates that I should thank you... and so this IS a genuine Thank you... for taking the TIME to answer (about five days). Follows is my attempt at a reply.
All of that which is stated are matters which I myself already practise. And insofar as your reply is concerned, the main benefit to myself is only having it all IN WRITING.
Your using the term "Underlying welfare issue" is one which I also understand, all too well: A "bad" parent may define themselves via a "bad" child...? Yet as the parent is bad, the actions they encourage their child to do, are seen as CUTE. (I emphasised this CUTENESS in my posted question.)
There is a reason why I chose the "username", of 'Disallowed CYNOSURE'.All of that which I state happens to me, simply UPON SIGHT of me. Upon sight of me, I am seen as a safe target, and I am chased and worried and harassed, to equal pleasure of children and many adults, for they expect me to tolerate (or even show enjoyment of!) all of it. It is seen as CUTE.It is the worse for me upon any of them following me back to where I (am forced to) live; for unruly and bored children then regard that as a valid playground, for them to practise whatever acts relieve their own boredom. And adults *still* find it CUTE.
That is current society. My usual policy is to run away, but I cannot always do that. Glad tidings to all of you in any case. おやすみなさい.
To N.P.A.A. alone,
Good evening again, and this is an unexpected post from me. You, N.P.A.A., have finally been mentioned in another Thread apart from this one... after more than a YEAR of silence.I suspect an *avalanche* approaching...where, of course, my own previous questions were naught but a *slight precipitation* for you... because they were far too CUTE.
I was after this, about to ask about how deal with "Security Guards & Stalking"... but, I suspect that that is the end of such discussions.
Don't think young children using a lot of bad swear words is seen as cute, it may be a sign that their parents are shouting abuse to each other and their children, so the children see verbal abuse as a normal way of communicating. When older kids do this a lot they may just be trying to be different from adults and to be provocating which is not so unusual, but little kids don't really do this so much yet.
No idea what you can do about it, but if someone finds it cute something isn't quite right with this in itself really.
Upon the discussed topic. I understood what NPAA said:
National Police Autism Association said: There may be an underlying welfare issue
As I understand it, a child emulating a "CareGiver", insofar as not immediately breaking the law, it is seen as CUTE. (See the posts before.) "They don't really mean any harm!" sort of thing. When the child does actually break the law, it does not count for THEM, yet the damage is done to the Victim... who does *not* see it as at all CUTE. "Oh they didn't mean any harm! Get over it!" sort of thing.
Sincerely at you, and I suspect also, the majority of others who may be reading... I suspect that you have never actually had such things performed at you - which IS a very good thing.
Yet for myself:- As soon as a child is old enough to walk, OR talk.. - They are able to pick up stones, OR shout foul language...- They can "accidentally-on-purpose" fall down to obstruct me, OR shout lies in order attract attention to me...- ...And any of that brings the wrath of "caregivers" or onlookers to blame *me*... for not finding it CUTE...."Oh they're just a child!"... And that does not matter if the "child" is no taller than my own knees, or taller than above my head... やれやれ...
(This could begin a whole new Thread by itself, and I am not certain if NPAA (the starters of this Thread) intended that?)
Greetings again. The "Avalanche" which I thought might occur, did not occur (yet?). Thus I attempt to resume, here...
Given the answers to my previous dilemma, I shall discontinue that topic, and attempt the other topic which I stated instead. Here goes...
I would like to know what position the LAW (yourselves) stands upon the topic of "Security Guards" and non-stop Stalking and/or Harassment from such persons. This is regardless of whether they are uniformed or in plain-clothes, or in uniform of the company they work for.
I shall state many simple examples which actually occur to me, as soon as I enter anyplace: - The Security may instantly trail me, often calling in reinforcements. - They may take prolonged, careful notes concerning what item I buy. - They may have a regular item which I buy removed from sale (and enjoy sight of me seeing this). - They may give my description to other stores, recommending other stores to do the same. - They may deliberately set off the "Security Gates" as I walk through them. - They may lie about me having stolen an item (despite my queuing and having a reciept), and use that as excuse to "stop and search" me.- ...If I make a complaint, then it is dismissed, and only causes all of what I mentioned to be *more* likely to happen.
There is (was) a Thread about this upon this NAS Internet already, but I am asking, as always, how I stand, or can protect myself -- in ACTUAL LAW.
Thank You for your time.