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Huskerchub Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:06 PM
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17. How sad...
Reading the entire story it gets even more sad. This child is 12 and his mother is 27, great grandmother is 63. Looks like a continual cycle of children having children and then not having the skills and/or education and/or income to raise them. If the grandmother had her child (the grandparent) at 21, he/she was on 15 when the mother was born and the boy was born to a 15yo mother as well. Don't get me wrong, there are a few teens that successfully raise their children but they almost always have the support of a family that has developed child rearing skills. It appears in this case that maybe some of those skills are lacking over many generations. Do NOT misunderstand me, I am certain that everyone involved loves and cares for this child and all of the children but history has a very sad was of repeating itself. It makes me glad that I do not have children...sometimes.
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  -Kid gets ARRESTED for opening Christmas present early! Archae  Dec-05-06 05:53 PM   #0 
  - Is this part of the RW war on Christmas?  rosesaylavee   Dec-05-06 05:55 PM   #1 
  - There's the ol' Christmas spirit!  soothsayer   Dec-05-06 05:55 PM   #2 
  - What? There's no fucking CRIME in that town? Are the cops BORED?  Redstone   Dec-05-06 05:57 PM   #3 
  - My thoughts exactly...  petersond   Dec-05-06 06:00 PM   #9 
  - 52% of the people agree that she should have called the police.  CrispyQGirl   Dec-05-06 05:57 PM   #4 
  - That's nuckin' futs!  Fridays Child   Dec-05-06 06:07 PM   # 
  - 52% of WHAT people? Assholes?  Redstone   Dec-05-06 06:39 PM   #48 
  - i agree that she should have called police...  QuestionAll   Dec-05-06 06:54 PM   #57 
     - Can you give your reasoning for that?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-06-06 06:08 AM   #104 
        - she's not trying to "fix her relationship" with her son-  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 03:45 PM   #112 
        - So she brings in the state to fix a family squabble?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-06-06 04:46 PM   #113 
        - if she's a taxpayer, isn't that her right...?  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 05:20 PM   #115 
           - Some dumb cops, I'd say  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-06-06 06:36 PM   #116 
        - I don't think 'scared straight' works  KurtNYC   Dec-06-06 06:57 PM   #117 
        - Putting the presents in front of him and telling him to wait to open them?  bumblebee1   Dec-07-06 02:00 AM   #120 
  - I guess his new X-Mas song would be...  zreosumgame   Dec-05-06 05:58 PM   #5 
  - Slow day for the Rock Hill police force?  Phredicles   Dec-05-06 05:59 PM   #6 
  - I'm going to have to assume they didn't have a lot of choice.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-05-06 05:59 PM   #8 
  - .  Hav   Dec-05-06 06:07 PM   #24 
     - Do the cops have a choice?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-05-06 07:32 PM   #70 
  - Oh no, Barney Fife would never do anything like that.  Sequoia   Dec-05-06 06:05 PM   #14 
  - Do you get it. The kid is 12.  hang a left   Dec-05-06 05:59 PM   #7 
  - You forgot your sarcasm emoticon.......  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-05-06 06:01 PM   #11 
  - Did you read the frickin article????  hang a left   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #15 
     - If the kid is so naughty why did he get a present in the first place?  Kingshakabobo   Dec-05-06 06:26 PM   #36 
     - I don't know about that.  China_cat   Dec-05-06 09:51 PM   #89 
     - Which begs the question  qanda   Dec-05-06 06:33 PM   #44 
     - There is no doubt that this family needs help. However, getting  Arkansas Granny   Dec-05-06 06:40 PM   #49 
     - Maybe she should have thought of that when she got knocked up at 15.  Redstone   Dec-05-06 06:45 PM   #51 
     - well that's intelligent...  QuestionAll   Dec-05-06 07:28 PM   #69 
     - After she saw the consequences of two prior generations getting pregnant young,  Redstone   Dec-05-06 08:23 PM   #82 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-05-06 08:55 PM   #85 
        - GREAT-grandma is 63?!  ThinkBlue1966   Dec-06-06 01:33 AM   #100 
           - Hopefully one of his gifts will be a case of condoms  theHandpuppet   Dec-06-06 03:21 AM   #101 
     - ZING!  JVS   Dec-06-06 12:18 AM   #96 
     - Hey.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-05-06 07:33 PM   #72 
  - He sounds like a young teen to me. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #16 
  - excuse me...  Huskerchub   Dec-05-06 06:13 PM   #32 
     - There's normal 12 year old behavior?!  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-06 06:29 PM   #39 
        - You can get the police easier  China_cat   Dec-05-06 06:31 PM   #43 
           - In Berkeley, too. It's really hard to deal with a kid in that situation  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-06 06:38 PM   #47 
           - I remember my youngest with behavior  China_cat   Dec-05-06 06:48 PM   #54 
              - No wonder the kid is going psycho.  Archae   Dec-05-06 06:57 PM   #61 
              - You win.  China_cat   Dec-05-06 07:01 PM   #62 
              - Not in all states. My husband is a behavioral health provider for Medicaid.  moc   Dec-05-06 07:15 PM   #66 
              - I AM in SC and very familiar with what isn't available.  China_cat   Dec-05-06 09:41 PM   #86 
                 - That's fine; I just wanted to make sure that no one generalized your  moc   Dec-05-06 10:21 PM   #91 
              - What a sad state of affairs, isn't it? I don't even know how much  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-06 07:32 PM   #71 
              - The one hospital here in Charleston that provided  China_cat   Dec-05-06 09:44 PM   #88 
              - Medicaid pays for psych care where I live  proud2Blib   Dec-05-06 11:42 PM   #94 
           - Very very true. It's the sad situation of behavioral health in this  moc   Dec-05-06 07:11 PM   #65 
  - the kid must have answered the door fast enough  zreosumgame   Dec-05-06 06:09 PM   #26 
  - THEN DON'T PUT IT UNDER THE TREE SO EARLY!  Sequoia   Dec-05-06 06:10 PM   #28 
  - Yeah, the mom was 15 when she had him, just three years older than the  John Q. Citizen   Dec-05-06 06:14 PM   #33 
  - first snarky answer held 'til read article. Seems kid needs help, problem NOT just this incident  uppityperson   Dec-05-06 06:30 PM   #41 
  - There are these people called counselors  proud2Blib   Dec-05-06 11:39 PM   #93 
  - There is a book called "Parenting Your Out of Control Child"  IdaBriggs   Dec-06-06 07:58 AM   #110 
  - !!  Blue State Native   Dec-05-06 06:00 PM   #10 
  - i hope he gets a huge fine  Howardx   Dec-05-06 06:02 PM   #12 
  - Sounds like the mother is having a real hard time with the boy...  Missy M   Dec-05-06 06:03 PM   #13 
  - Not under the circustances.  hang a left   Dec-05-06 06:07 PM   #21 
  - I did read the article and I agree the kid needs some help...  Missy M   Dec-05-06 06:09 PM   #27 
  - There ARE alternatives.  Archae   Dec-05-06 06:07 PM   #23 
     - Name a few if you don't mind.  hang a left   Dec-05-06 06:12 PM   #29 
     - Where did I say I agree with having the kid arrested?  Missy M   Dec-05-06 06:12 PM   #30 
     - I think the police might of used "Protective Custody" provisions on the child  AlamoDemoc   Dec-05-06 06:44 PM   #50 
  - How sad...  Huskerchub   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #17 
  - I'll say it, since you're too polite to: How about a rubber or two? Just now and then?  Redstone   Dec-05-06 06:47 PM   #53 
  - Mom & grandmom sound like psychos who have  Mind_your_head   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #18 
  - In 3 years that kid will be as old as his mother was when he was born - 15yo.  last1standing   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #19 
  - they must have known this child has impulse-control problems....  Mend   Dec-05-06 06:06 PM   #20 
  - Best reply in this thread.  moc   Dec-05-06 07:09 PM   #63 
  - It's O'LOOFAH's kid violating the RULES of Xmas, potential WARRIOR n/t  UTUSN   Dec-05-06 06:07 PM   #22 
  - And I think it's time Social Services took a look at nutty mom.  cali   Dec-05-06 06:08 PM   #25 
  - Why was the little brat getting a present? Mom screwed up in getting the little shit a video game at  LeftyMom   Dec-05-06 06:13 PM   #31 
  - Agreed.  Archae   Dec-05-06 06:20 PM   #35 
  - You got to love South Carolina, they come up  dogday   Dec-05-06 06:16 PM   # 
  - I could never have had my child arrested, but  ninkasi   Dec-05-06 06:16 PM   #34 
  - On it's face it seems ridiculously extreme.  MrSlayer   Dec-05-06 06:28 PM   #37 
  - Yeah that's what it seems like  Tiggeroshii   Dec-05-06 06:52 PM   #56 
  - I disagree  Art_from_Ark   Dec-05-06 08:07 PM   #76 
     - Because if a gift isn't given yet, it isn't yours to take.  MrSlayer   Dec-05-06 10:21 PM   #92 
        - Is that a legal opinion?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-06-06 06:20 AM   #105 
  - Good thing it wasn't a PS3 or he might've been shot n/t  dotcosm   Dec-05-06 06:29 PM   #38 
  - Also a good thing he didn't refuse to show ID or he couldda been TAZED! n/t  U4ikLefty   Dec-05-06 08:35 PM   #84 
  - Win the war on Christmas with Red-State Christian family values !!!  KrazyKat   Dec-05-06 06:30 PM   #40 
  - My thinking of the incident is that the mother felt threatened, so the police intervened  AlamoDemoc   Dec-05-06 06:30 PM   #42 
  - THERE IS A POLL. check it out 52% support this woman calling cops  seabeyond   Dec-05-06 06:36 PM   #45 
  - This is obviously a family with some problems and a kid with some problems  BerryBush   Dec-05-06 06:36 PM   #46 
  - You can contact Cheif John H. Gregory @ (803) 329-7282 or email them....  951-Riverside   Dec-05-06 06:46 PM   #52 
  - thanks- i want to send a message of support for the mom and the police-  QuestionAll   Dec-05-06 06:55 PM   #59 
     - Same here!  karlrschneider   Dec-05-06 07:17 PM   #68 
  - That's really sad  Tiggeroshii   Dec-05-06 06:50 PM   #55 
  - Worst Person in the World!!!  Limelight   Dec-05-06 06:54 PM   #58 
  - You let one do it, then more will follow...  cynatnite   Dec-05-06 06:57 PM   #60 
  - And where is this brat's Father?  Archae   Dec-05-06 07:11 PM   #64 
  - the tag line hides a lot- what a sad story.  fleabert   Dec-05-06 07:15 PM   #67 
  - Wow. Is that what they call "tough love" or what?  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-05-06 07:49 PM   #73 
  - Entire family - "WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD!" according to KO!  bullwinkle428   Dec-05-06 07:52 PM   #74 
  - I think this part is proof that people respond without reading the articles.  LoZoccolo   Dec-05-06 07:53 PM   #75 
  - I think that's just further evidence...  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-05-06 08:09 PM   #77 
  - yep  moc   Dec-05-06 08:15 PM   #81 
  - I read the article and I still think calling the cops for opening  moc   Dec-05-06 08:14 PM   #78 
  - self delete  moc   Dec-05-06 08:14 PM   #79 
  - All I can say is - WTF?! n/t  majorjohn   Dec-05-06 08:14 PM   #80 
  - Kid is 12. Mom is 27. You do the math...  BushDespiser12   Dec-05-06 08:29 PM   #83 
  - The biggest mistake immature parents make  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-05-06 09:44 PM   #87 
  - Very well said Lydia. My post was a touch  BushDespiser12   Dec-05-06 10:19 PM   #90 
  - What. the. Fuck?!  sakabatou   Dec-06-06 12:12 AM   #95 
  - Why couldn't she just taser him?  JVS   Dec-06-06 12:22 AM   #97 
  - Looks like a "tough love" scenario here  Canuckistanian   Dec-06-06 12:29 AM   #98 
  - This cant be real, can it?  EOO   Dec-06-06 12:32 AM   #99 
  - After reading many of the responses here  nathan hale   Dec-06-06 04:15 AM   #102 
  - Everybody seems to be looking down their noses  China_cat   Dec-06-06 06:29 AM   #107 
  - Your link contains an error  jelly   Dec-06-06 04:28 AM   #103 
  - I guess I am part of the minority here  johnnie   Dec-06-06 06:26 AM   #106 
  - I agree too.  Connie_Corleone   Dec-06-06 06:37 AM   #108 
  - KO had this as  BoneDaddy   Dec-06-06 07:47 AM   #109 
  - This woman should be charged with wasting police time.  raccoon   Dec-06-06 08:10 AM   #111 
  - this hits home  jsamuel   Dec-06-06 04:51 PM   #114 
  - Clearly a causalty of the war on Christmas. Oh those darn liberals  AIJ Alom   Dec-06-06 07:09 PM   #118 
  - Perhaps a lump of coal in the stocking this year?  KansDem   Dec-06-06 07:53 PM   #119 

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