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midlo resident

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#21
Aug 17, 2013
 
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>It absolutely is something to call the police about. The police should have at least created a contact card on this kid. What if it was another kid they were throwing rocks at? What if that kid or this adult for that matter lost an eye because of this? What if they decide to throw rocks at vehicles driving and it causes a crash where someone loses their life? Guess that doesn't matter.
Take it to the extreme, much??
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Aug 17, 2013
 
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<quoted text>You're an idiot we shouldn't have to walk away from someone throwing rocks at us unless they're 5 years old but it appears they were young teens.They sure of hell should of been approached its unexceptable behavior they should be reprimanded.the police ARE the only ones besides parents who could address this situation.
If you read the original post, it does say the age. It wasn't until after a few comments that we were told 16 or 17!!

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The thing to remember is if the cop didn't see the kid throwing the rocks all he could do is tell him to move on unless there was several witnesses to the act. As for a contact report, those are a waste of time. I live near the McDonalds and believe me, the cops know what kids to keep an eye on.
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midlo resident wrote:
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Take it to the extreme, much??
Lucky Zofield didn't get that call those kids would probably in the hospital right now!
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Aug 17, 2013
 
midlo resident wrote:
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I guess I don't understand why any adult would approach a child, that is not their own. Obviously their parents are not doing a good job of raising them, but it is not another adults place to correct that. It is also not something worth calling the police over.
Probably a Bartolinis lover here.
In other words, an idiot.
midlo resident

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<quoted text>No I don't "take it to the extreme". Society determines appropriate ways for its members to behave. Throwing rocks at another isn't an appropriate way to act. As someone else said, one cannot instruct another's child in the proper way to conduct themselves, unless they want to open themselves up to a bunch of other potential problems. It is because people walk away and don't address issues like this that behavior escalates. They aren't told this is wrong and don't correct the behavior. They progress to other acts. This kid could start with throwing rocks then progress to walking up and punching someone in the face. Should that be walked away from too? When is it too much? Why should someone potentially get injured because this kid thinks its fun to throw rocks at people? Some parents don't want to teach their children right from wrong anymore, or admit that their child could possibly do something wrong. Society ends up with people that have no respect for others or rules. We see this all the time. If you think throwing rocks at another is acceptable behavior you must be one of those parents. Put up a sign, tell the kid he can come to your house and throw all the rocks he wants at you and your family.
How dare you tell me what kind of parent I am! My kids are too young, but I guarantee you they will know right from wrong! I never condoned rock throwing at anyone...I did say calling the cops on a child was ridiculous. It wasn't until AFTER my post, that it was stated the kid was 16 or 17.
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Aug 18, 2013
 
Wrong wrote:
No I don't "take it to the extreme". Society determines appropriate ways for its members to behave. Throwing rocks at another isn't an appropriate way to act. As someone else said, one cannot instruct another's child in the proper way to conduct themselves, unless they want to open themselves up to a bunch of other potential problems. It is because people walk away and don't address issues like this that behavior escalates. They aren't told this is wrong and don't correct the behavior. They progress to other acts. This kid could start with throwing rocks then progress to walking up and punching someone in the face. Should that be walked away from too? When is it too much? Why should someone potentially get injured because this kid thinks its fun to throw rocks at people? Some parents don't want to teach their children right from wrong anymore, or admit that their child could possibly do something wrong. Society ends up with people that have no respect for others or rules. We see this all the time. If you think throwing rocks at another is acceptable behavior you must be one of those parents. Put up a sign, tell the kid he can come to your house and throw all the rocks he wants at you and your family.
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Well written. Kudos!
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midlo resident wrote:
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How dare you tell me what kind of parent I am! My kids are too young, but I guarantee you they will know right from wrong! I never condoned rock throwing at anyone...I did say calling the cops on a child was ridiculous. It wasn't until AFTER my post, that it was stated the kid was 16 or 17.
You're just back peddling because you're being confronted , did you really think 3 year olds were at the field by themselves throwing rocks.Youre an idiot.

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midlo resident wrote:
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I guess I don't understand why any adult would approach a child, that is not their own. Obviously their parents are not doing a good job of raising them, but it is not another adults place to correct that. It is also not something worth calling the police over.
i have to disagree on this one - if my child is doing something that is disrespectful - i expect an adult to say something. i would. it takes a neighborhood to raise a child - parent's eyes can't be everywhere 24/7
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<quoted text>i have to disagree on this one - if my child is doing something that is disrespectful - i expect an adult to say something. i would. it takes a neighborhood to raise a child - parent's eyes can't be everywhere 24/7
Your right there.
I wish it could go back to are old days like when I was growing up, I was afraid to do wrong I was afraid people would see and tell my parents or the other adults would beat my ass then tell my parents.
midlo resident

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winterpeaches wrote:
<quoted text>i have to disagree on this one - if my child is doing something that is disrespectful - i expect an adult to say something. i would. it takes a neighborhood to raise a child - parent's eyes can't be everywhere 24/7
I agree & disagree. Yes, an adult should say something, but I truly feel it should be adult who knows my child.

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midlo resident wrote:
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I agree & disagree. Yes, an adult should say something, but I truly feel it should be adult who knows my child.
don't agree - my kids have come home and said that this old mad or old lady said something to them - my response has been what were you doing wrong. If it was an adult i knew, i would expect them to say something and then i would expect the adult to call me.

that is the problem with kids and society we are afraid to open our mouths.
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Aug 18, 2013
 
winterpeaches wrote:
<quoted text>i have to disagree on this one - if my child is doing something that is disrespectful - i expect an adult to say something. i would. it takes a neighborhood to raise a child - parent's eyes can't be everywhere 24/7
that's tribal stuff
midlo resident

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Aug 18, 2013
 
winterpeaches wrote:
<quoted text>don't agree - my kids have come home and said that this old mad or old lady said something to them - my response has been what were you doing wrong. If it was an adult i knew, i would expect them to say something and then i would expect the adult to call me.

that is the problem with kids and society we are afraid to open our mouths.
You're right. I remember neighborhood parents yelling at us if we got out of line as kids. I have also said something to kids, myself, but that was if they were in my yard doing something. I'm not sure if I would say something to a random kid if I were walking by. I guess maybe a "don't do that, it's not nice", could be something I would say. I've never been in that situation, yet. I'm sure it will happen when my babies get older.
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We all need to grow a set if a child or children are doing something wrong tell them stop them tell their parents call the police do something. This is what is wrong with America
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Isn't it easier to correct a behavior in a child when they are young? So you would walk away unless the child is 16-17? That is my point! Behavior gets over looked and then it's too late yo change it?

I agree with everyone's comments regarding how things used to be. Every mom on the block had eyes on every kid. I just don't think you can do it anymore. Have a friend that stopped to speak to kids that were playing basketball in the street. The basket was at the end of the driveway. She told them they need to watch for cars and get out of the street when one was approaching. This group of 8-10 year olds let go with string after string of profanities, got very close to her, threatened her that they were going to come to her house and trash it. It was quite a show. Mom heard it finally, decided to get her butt off the couch and away from Oprah, came outside and gave more grief over my friends arrogance at speaking to her children. More profanities. So yeah it's sad we have to resort to wasting our cops time with stuff like this, but it's a fact of life. In my opinion if more people called it would be a pain in the butt to the parents and/or kids. They would get tired of cops coming to their house telling them their kid did something. Kid would get tired of cops asking them what they are doing. They either straighten up or move out. Wishful thinking I know.
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How dare you tell me what kind of parent I am! My kids are too young, but I guarantee you they will know right from wrong! I never condoned rock throwing at anyone...I did say calling the cops on a child was ridiculous. It wasn't until AFTER my post, that it was stated the kid was 16 or 17.

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