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Boy, 10, and Young Friends Beat Handicapped Immigrant Woman

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Boy, 10, and Young Friends Beat Handicapped Immigrant Woman


gma.yahoo.com

A mentally handicapped woman from Vietnam was battered by a group of young boys who invaded her Philadelphia home, beat her and robbed her.

A 10-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the assault. Two younger children who allegedly took part in the attack on the woman cannot be charged under Pennsylvania state law because they are uner age 10.
The boys broke into Minh Tran's house and beat her with sticks, rocks, and items from the home, including a potted plant they threw at her face
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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This is wrong on so many, many levels.
What are we teaching our children?
What would compel a 10 year old boy to beat and abuse an innocent and defenseless woman who had done nothing to him?
What should we call this? An evil mischievous prank or a crime?
What about the mother who turned her 10 year old in? Is she to be commended or blamed for the way she is educating her son?
Histories like these make me ponder with angst what the future may bring.
Society is becoming increasingly wicked and these are the signs of our times.

gma.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by RadioKnecht
What would compel a 10 year old boy to beat and abuse an innocent and defenseless woman who had done nothing to him?


Some people are just evil.


Originally posted by RadioKnecht
What should we call this? An evil mischievous prank or a crime?


Its just evil.



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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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That's precisely my point!

I can't believe that children (10 years and younger!) would be capable of such evilness. You would normally see a pack of hyenas preying on the weakest member of the herd. That's just the way nature works.

But to see such a behaviour in human beings, just makes me think that maybe, just as you say, there are people who were born inherently evil.

On the other hand, maybe this was just a prank that got out of control.

I don't know. Children can be evil. Children in groups developing a pack mentality, wanting to fit in, even more so. We just need to see our bullied schoolyards to realize this.

Be it what it may, I can just imagine the sheer terror this handicapped woman must have gone through during her ordeal. I hope she recovers promptly.

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CX

posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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9 times out of 10....look at the parents, look at the surroundings.

I'm not saying the surroundings are always the parents fault, you can't always help where you live, i'm just saying it doesn't always help.

CX.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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That is why our elders used to say

Spare the Rod & Spoil the child.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Oh my god
little punks need to be beaten severely. Then again



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by RadioKnecht

What would compel a 10 year old boy to beat and abuse an innocent and defenseless woman who had done nothing to him?


Too much violent TV. I don't give a damn, this is what I choose to blame it on.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Boy, 10, and Young Friends Beat Handicapped Immigrant Woman


It would appear that they are old enough to give a whoopin', so I'd like to think they are old enough to be given a whoopin'...





posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Beating him would only reinforce the idea that violence is a valid method of action in a civilized society.
I'm not saying he should be left alone, or cuddled in any way. But he's still very young, I resist to believe he's already "set in his ways". If a 50 years old fart can be cured of addiction to alcohol, this kid can be educated to respect others and to respect the golden rule: Don't do to others what you don't want done to you.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Absolutely dreadful, yet had the woman fought back she would have been the one to be charged with hitting a minor. It is like more evil scene from Lord of the Flies, what the hell makes kids of that young age be so brutal?

I do believe that the non-paid job of staying home to bring up your kids is so vastly undervalued these days and yet it is such a crucial job so that kids are brought up in a decent manner and taught right from wrong. I know it is very hard to have the 'traditional value' of one working and the other staying home with the kids, as most couples now can't afford to have only one earner but it really really is necessary for the upbringing of the next generation.
I was one of the few that took that road because I believed it was the right thing to do and it really is a hard path to tread, but it was worth it now that I see how my kids are turning out.
I wish the damn governments of this world would realise this and put more value to it, then we might not have so many problem kids and incidents like this.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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....You can't arrest someone under 10? Even for violent crimes? WTF?? I hope to compensate for the lack of detention a good beating is in order. Maybe one for it's parents as well.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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I agree with you,if a child hits you should you hit back? I don't think so,it doesn't make sense to me,it doesn't help. I don't spank my son,I punish him with timeout and taking items or privileges away. What these boys did,was horrible! And yes they are young enough to be helped.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by drakus
Beating him would only reinforce the idea that violence is a valid method of action in a civilized society.
I'm not saying he should be left alone, or cuddled in any way. But he's still very young, I resist to believe he's already "set in his ways". If a 50 years old fart can be cured of addiction to alcohol, this kid can be educated to respect others and to respect the golden rule: Don't do to others what you don't want done to you.


I once called my mom the "B" word. It was the first and last time. Little did I know my Dad wasn't going to work that day. When he was finished there was very little chance I'd ever dare call here that again. I personally think an idealistic society brings ruin. Much like we are experiencing now.

And for the record. Every person I've had the luxury of working with that was coddled was damn near worthless. Those that grew up hard were pretty damn good. A challenging life makes for strong people and an easy life makes for weak people.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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If the parents cared enough.

I got a 10 year old, Joshua.

We, my wife and myself , select the TV channels he can watch, the timings he can sit in front of TV. We have parental controls on.
For his gaming purposes also, game titles are monitored.
For his net usage also, my wife monitors it all.
His mom is religious and he is also. He prays. in the mornings, and nights.

He does have the occasional argument with us.

he gets a hiding once in a blue moon when he is very naughty.

We have told him that till the time he can stand on his own feet and earn his own living, he will obey us as a son should.


He has good friends he plays with.

overall, he is doing good.

We use discipline, we do use the rod, and we are proud that our son is doing well.
Not running around killing or hitting harmless old ladies.

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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by Apollumi

Originally posted by drakus
Beating him would only reinforce the idea that violence is a valid method of action in a civilized society.
I'm not saying he should be left alone, or cuddled in any way. But he's still very young, I resist to believe he's already "set in his ways". If a 50 years old fart can be cured of addiction to alcohol, this kid can be educated to respect others and to respect the golden rule: Don't do to others what you don't want done to you.


I once called my mom the "B" word. It was the first and last time. Little did I know my Dad wasn't going to work that day. When he was finished there was very little chance I'd ever dare call here that again. I personally think an idealistic society brings ruin. Much like we are experiencing now.

And for the record. Every person I've had the luxury of working with that was coddled was damn near worthless. Those that grew up hard were pretty damn good. A challenging life makes for strong people and an easy life makes for weak people.

But a challenging life is about goals and the rewards coming from hard honest work, not about avoiding being beaten up. We don't live in the jungle, we are not purely instinctive animals, we are conscious animals, with reason and intelligence, but both have to be trained and excercised as any other muscle.
And not hitting your child ain't coddling him. Is being a civilized human being...



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by drakus

Originally posted by Apollumi

Originally posted by drakus
Beating him would only reinforce the idea that violence is a valid method of action in a civilized society.
I'm not saying he should be left alone, or cuddled in any way. But he's still very young, I resist to believe he's already "set in his ways". If a 50 years old fart can be cured of addiction to alcohol, this kid can be educated to respect others and to respect the golden rule: Don't do to others what you don't want done to you.


I once called my mom the "B" word. It was the first and last time. Little did I know my Dad wasn't going to work that day. When he was finished there was very little chance I'd ever dare call here that again. I personally think an idealistic society brings ruin. Much like we are experiencing now.

And for the record. Every person I've had the luxury of working with that was coddled was damn near worthless. Those that grew up hard were pretty damn good. A challenging life makes for strong people and an easy life makes for weak people.

But a challenging life is about goals and the rewards coming from hard honest work, not about avoiding being beaten up. We don't live in the jungle, we are not purely instinctive animals, we are conscious animals, with reason and intelligence, but both have to be trained and excercised as any other muscle.
And not hitting your child ain't coddling him. Is being a civilized human being...


The truth is we are animals. There is no greater truth. If I put you under duress watch you snarl and bite. If you were put in a lofty position, watch you attempt to rule peoples lives. Most people have an outward perspective and they intellectualize vain things. I tend to think we need more of an inward perspective so that we can know ourselves.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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refuse to be a victim....we give a spanking, then temper it with talking and love...or you're a victim of the evil one.



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