New law requires parents of gang memb...

New law requires parents of gang members to enter program

There are 47 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 17, 2010, titled New law requires parents of gang members to enter program. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Under a new state law, parents and guardians of Los Angeles Unified students convicted of gang-related crimes will have to attend parenting classes and meet with families who have been victimized by gang violence, the bill's author said Friday.

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Law Abiding Citizen

Covina, CA

#1 Sep 17, 2010
I think this is awesome. Although I do agree you cannot watch your children 24/7, you can always tell if they are into gangs and stuff. Help them out before someone helps them out of their life.. Come on parents, start taking responsibility for what you brought into this world. They are yours, not anyone elses.... Don't you want your ids to grow up and do better than you in life? I know I do, and I am not a gang member nor have ever been affiliated with them.
El Tigre Chino

United States

#2 Sep 17, 2010
Will not work. Some of these parents just don't care.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Sep 17, 2010
There's an old saying that says when you do time, your family does time as well. Maybe it's time to put some realism in to that saying.
Wondering In Whittier

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Sep 17, 2010
Parents, of those under 18 should be held responsible for the actions of their children - at a minimum pay restitution, court costs, etc. Hit them in the pocket book and they will be better aware of their children.
IF the kids continue to be idiots, charge them as an adult and throw them in jail/prison. At least they will be kept on their toes there and ensure they don't drop the soap in the shower room.
Chicano First

Whittier, CA

#5 Sep 17, 2010
I think its a great idea,although it starts with your upbringing at home. I feel that the parents of today dont give a dam about what there childern do.Lets analize this problem from the start...first of all look at what we see on television nothing but violence and sexual content...second look at the volience we teach our kids threw the music we hear everyday ...and third RESPECT is no longer a word to our younger generation.How the hell are we going to solve this problem when things like this start with what we see,hear,and do.IF we want to hold parents and guardins responsable for the actions of there childern thats fine but also take note that our society has a big part in thi also.

West Covina, CA

#6 Sep 17, 2010
They should deport the parents of all the anchor baby cholos. We already waste millions of dollars on welfare for illegal aliens

Jumping Jim

Since: Mar 10

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#7 Sep 17, 2010
What a joke, most often the parents are worse than the gang banger children they raise.


Since: Jan 09

East L.A.

#8 Sep 17, 2010
It's about fricken time they hold these parent's responsible for the animals they raise. Kids will be what you raise them to be.
racetrack fan

United States

#9 Sep 17, 2010
this Law will not work because the Parents are all ready in a Program "the state prison Program" !!!

or pushing "Smack" in the nearest bus stop.

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Sep 17, 2010
Like gun control, it's a pie-in-the-sky fantasy which is good in concept, but impossible in execution. So what happens when the parents ignore the program and don't attend the classes, etc.? Arrest warrants? That won't be served? A good idea, but I don't give it much chance of success. I hope I'm proven wrong.

Riverside, CA

#11 Sep 17, 2010
Is better during nothing, many of them parent are probably too busy working 2-3 jobs while their kids got bad influence from other gang member, is not everything start with the parent this day, blame the economy now just almost impossible to had 1 parent stay to home to watch the kids.
Stupid Criminals

Costa Mesa, CA

#12 Sep 17, 2010
So what's junior gonna be doing when Mom and her new boyfriend are attending class?

New Castle, PA

#13 Sep 17, 2010
Jumping Jim wrote:
What a joke, most often the parents are worse than the gang banger children they raise.
People like you cry that nothing is done ,now you cry when something is tried . You comeup with a realistic idia , not just "throw everyone in jail and/or deport everybody" .
willie fard

Pasadena, CA

#15 Sep 18, 2010
this will fail 100%
Pancho Riado

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Sep 18, 2010
Put them both in prison so they can help their good little child turn their life around sooner.
Its about time

Bellflower, CA

#17 Sep 18, 2010
another failed idea that just ends up costing the tax payer money. Thanks Tony for spending our money on your little dream

United States

#18 Sep 18, 2010
Jason wrote:
They should deport the parents of all the anchor baby cholos. We already waste millions of dollars on welfare for illegal aliens
Hate to inform you, these gangsters for the most part are not children of illegals. So unless you want to deport all latin people back to their country of origin,(and you probably do) That is unrealistic,
This law is a step in the right direction, It won't work in many cases, but it's a start.
Who Cares

United States

#19 Sep 18, 2010
Sounds like something Nazi pelosi came up with. Im sure that when the meeting with the parents of the victims(usually dead)will go very well.

Alhambra, CA

#20 Sep 18, 2010
Hi my name is John and my son is a gang member. Please help me California Assemblypersons. You can't figure out how to stop this state from financially crashing into the ocean, but you can teach me to be a better parent.
I want to propose another bill. The Government Accountability Act. Every person who is in government take therapy classes and take education class to realize they are authoritarian sociopaths and what they do is immoral in most cases. They couldn't possibly represent everyone under their "jurisdiction." Everyone just wants to be left alone. No one wants someone else's will forced on them and to have their hard earned money extorted from them. We would all do just fine on a voluntary basis without a group who has a monopoly of coercive force.

Pasadena, CA

#21 Sep 18, 2010
Somethings missing here like what happens if the singe parent (High percentage)don't attend what no jail time will cut off all welfare aid what? nothing its an election year this is going to fall on Deaf ears it will go away after the elections and business as usual period.

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