Lying boy faces public punishment

Lying boy faces public punishment

There are 130 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 23, 2008, titled Lying boy faces public punishment. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Brandon Willman kept lying to his mom. So instead of grounding him, Rebecca Velasco made her 13-year-old son stand at an intersection in Jenison with a sign that read "I can't stop lying to my mom.

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Since: May 08

Erie, CO

#123 May 6, 2008
Union All The Way wrote:
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Rob has a buddie...whheee
At least one of us does! insert rim shot here.

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#124 May 7, 2008
Robentcorp wrote:
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At least one of us does! insert rim shot here.
Don't mess with gays..sorry ddiicckkss are for chicks..you knew that..right?
joe schmoooo

Grand Rapids, MI

#125 May 7, 2008
and rob ask your parents when they GIVE money if you are a good BOY hahahahahahahahaha u idiot

Since: May 08

Erie, CO

#126 May 7, 2008
Union All The Way wrote:
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Don't mess with gays..sorry ddiicckkss are for chicks..you knew that..right?
I am so sorry I really cannot answer that, I do not have your familiarity with deviant sexual behaviors...
What about him

Kalamazoo, MI

#127 Jan 29, 2009
Everyone is so quick to judge the mother. What does Brandon say about his "humiliation?" I'm sure he's learned a lesson about lying.
There are many levels of humiliating a child, when my brother wasn't doing his homework, and was goofing off in class my mother attended his class with him and made the teacher call on him for every question that was asked... to this day he works hard for what he wants and remembers that humiliation. Also, the kids in his class started to work harder in their own studies out of fear that their parents might do the same.
So he could of either a) get the same lectures about being studious and honest (which hasn't worked) b) been given up on either by his family or by the schooling system which lets be honest fails to really reach out to those who have the potential just refuse to use it or c) teach him a lesson he would never forget....
I know which one I would have picked...
anonymous

Westminster, CO

#128 Mar 10, 2009
What about him wrote:
Everyone is so quick to judge the mother. What does Brandon say about his "humiliation?" I'm sure he's learned a lesson about lying.
There are many levels of humiliating a child, when my brother wasn't doing his homework, and was goofing off in class my mother attended his class with him and made the teacher call on him for every question that was asked... to this day he works hard for what he wants and remembers that humiliation. Also, the kids in his class started to work harder in their own studies out of fear that their parents might do the same.
So he could of either a) get the same lectures about being studious and honest (which hasn't worked) b) been given up on either by his family or by the schooling system which lets be honest fails to really reach out to those who have the potential just refuse to use it or c) teach him a lesson he would never forget....
I know which one I would have picked...
What you people don't know is that Brandon has been in a different school system in several states every year since kindegarten. He has had no continuity of education (or living structure), and to be behind would almost be expected. I have had more contact than I like with his mother, and I can tell you that Brandon learned the lying from somewhere. I can also tell you that she has another son (Brandon's other half brother) a few years younger than Brandon whom she'd already lost custody of to his father. Both children are now in our school system, and there is a marked difference in grades, attitude, and general demeanor. Coincidence?

Since: Mar 09

United States

#129 Mar 11, 2009
Anyone driving by more than likely didn't think "that kid is a liar," but "that kid's mom is a b**ch!"
anonymous

Westminster, CO

#130 Mar 11, 2009
alj78 wrote:
Anyone driving by more than likely didn't think "that kid is a liar," but "that kid's mom is a b**ch!"
And they would be spot on... Every decision she makes is completely and utterly self-centered. You can piece it together if you have a few conversations with her. She has no regard for what's best for her kids, she only cares about what she wants at that particular moment. She has no business raising children.
Mom in Jenison

Westminster, CO

#131 Mar 11, 2009
alj78 wrote:
Anyone driving by more than likely didn't think "that kid is a liar," but "that kid's mom is a b**ch!"
Wow! You know her too?
derek

Littleton, CO

#132 Mar 11, 2009
What 13 year old would want to do homework? Geez give the kid a break, now days they load these kids down with so much damn homework and in return creates problems at home. Give the kid a day off from homework and I bet she'll get better results.

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