This is a serious post. I almost constantly hear my neighbor, an older lady at my apartment complex, irrationally (when I say this I mean over literally nothing and she does this outside of the apartment) screaming at her grandson. Screaming loud enough to hear it from inside of my apartment across the complex. I hear her screaming and her sometimes hitting him and he will cry and scream in pain, not in a way as if he is fighting back. He seems about 8-10 years old. It seriously worries me.
When she leaves to go to her car or do laundry and I am outside smoking a cigarette he goes to their window facing me and will wave and smile. Once while she was coming back she saw him standing at the window and started yelling at him asking him “what the fuck” he was doing. There is serious and very clear verbal and emotional abuse on basically a daily basis and I am scared for him.
My boyfriend just called CPS because the dispatch number we obtained was not working.
I’m afraid if the police don’t do anything that he will face consequences or backlash. I feel very helpless but extremely uncomfortable with the thought of knowingly letting this continue. What should we do?