posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 07:03 AM
Originally posted by Advantage
People make a million PC excuses for it. There is NO excuse for it.
Absolutely agree. But I would go further than that and say that, if the kid is under age, the parents should be in court and charged with them.
Right now we have a bad situation where parenting is becoming more pathetic by the day, with more and more parents leaving their kids to raise
themselves. This has to stop, and the only way I can see it being changed is partly through actually holding the parents responsible for the actions
of their kids.
I would NEVER have EVER done anything like attack another person, it was totally not on my radar at all. This would have been completely unacceptable
to my parents. If I had done anything like this to another person my parents would have beat the c**p out of me! My parents were intelligent, loving
and kind people, the most I ever got was a "clip 'round the ear" for talking back or something, but if I had attacked someone in this way they
would have beaten me - and I would have deserved it!
I do not understand how a child can be raised to think this kind of thing is acceptable. And for that I completely blame the parents. We've had
discussions like this on ATS before, and people defend parents suggesting that there are other influences too. But it is the parent who allows those
influences! If the kid is hanging around with a gang, you stop it. If the kid is playing violent games and acting them out, you stop it! If the kid is
bullying other kids on the internet, you confiscate their computer.
The parent is ALWAYS responsible for the actions of their child. That child is a product of those parents. Kids are not born with this kind of
violence inside them, they learn it, and the parent has allowed that child to be exposed to it and believe that it is acceptable.
A well raised child would never do something like this. A properly raised child would walk away from a gang. A perfectly raised child would walk away
from these gangs and call the police to report the assault and then willingly be a witness against them.