posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 08:20 PM
Originally posted by craig732
I'm not that old, only 38, but when I was the age of the kids mentioned in these articles, kids did not act this way.
Any ideas on why the difference in the behavior (or misbehavior) of children between then and now?
Our society is falling apart. Look at most of those items. In most of them you see the police responding to a call. Most of them the officer didn't
just show up and decide to hand cuff or tazer a kid. Someone in the school or home or whatever, already lost control and called the police. Officers
aren't trained to deal with juveniles this young. When I was a child we never saw the police at our school but my daughter says she sees them about
once a month. A lot of schools have hired full time security.
A kid throws a tantrum and the police are called. Why couldn't the teacher and or the principle restrain the child? A lot of you immediately attack
the officer but what can he do that the school hasn't? Officers aren't baby sitters.
You have to ask why it has to come to the point that police have to be called. Why can't the school handle it? The answer is society. Parents who
want to work and play all the time or sit around smoking dope and post their kids in front of the tv so they can learn from snoop dog and Bart
Simpson. Everyone wants to be their kids best friend but nobody wants to be a parent. The kids are spoiled, they learn from day one they will get what
they want if they just cause enough comotion. Too much time spent on their self asteem, rights, and feelings. Look how many schools play games where
nobody loses. Yea, that's gonna really prepare the child for life. Whatever you do, don't teach the kid you can't always get what you want!
I bet if you really looked in to it. Most these kids, the problem is the parents. I'm all for teaching a kid to speak up, but there's a time and a
place. Look at the girl on the bus that was hand cuffed. I say good! Someone could've been killed and she smarts off to the cop, a cop who could've
been the one that was killed. Daddy feels it was wrong for his little angel to be hand cuffed. Hey ass, why not let your daughter in on a little
secret. Shut up when an officer is inquiring about who nearly killed him or someone else. Why do you feel you need to open your big mouth and give
your 2 cents? If you didn't throw it, then sit down and shut up. Daddy could've taught his daughter a little lesson in life but he chose not to.
That's a huge contributor to these instances.
Kid's a problem and instead of taking the time to instill some discipline, take the easy way out, take them to a therapist and put your kid on dope.
What could go wrong?
Like I said, in most of these cases a cop was called. There was a problem well before they arrived on scene. That's why you're seeing so much of
this now a days and will see more.
With that said, no I don't think most of these officers reacted correctly. I think they just plain over reacted in most cases. They aren't trained
for this kind of thing. Being called to control an unruly child is something completely new. Again, they were called on scene by other adults who
should've been able to take care of it themselves, there was a problem before they arrived. Don't fix the symptom, fix the problem.