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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:01 PM

4. It was the mother of two teen boys who turned them in for

the murder of a 12-year-old girl in their neighborhood. They killed her for her bike, if I remember correctly.

Thank goodness I never had to face such a situation with my own kids, but I like to think that I would also be able to do the right thing if it came to that.

My guess with these mothers is that they have long since lost any control they ever had over their sons, and that they might themselves feel a certain amount of fear around their own kids. If the kids are nasty and obnoxious to their mothers all the time, it probably would make it a bit easier for the mother to accept that she must call the cops when the evidence shows they are involved in or plan to be involved in horrendous crimes.

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