*TRIGGERING* Teens Who Set Boy On Fire Laughed About Incident
I seriously wonder if this ever would have happened if, instead of "reporting to the police" about his stolen bicycle, the boy told his FATHER who then would have taken matters into his own hands.
Back in the day, if a father was told by his son that some local bullies stole his bike, he HIMSELF would confront the child or his father and deal with it right there. Today, he would be charged with felonious assault if he, say, backhanded the bully and warned him that it would hurt worse next time. I wonder if these boys would have had the courage to harm someone like this if they knew his FATHER would have beaten the hell out of them for harassing his son.
In this case, it would not have happened because the father would have learned the truth, that his son didn't fulfill his side of a bargain, a mutually agreed decision, and straighten his son out about the civilized concepts of agreements between individuals and property. But this was not to be.
Instead, we've morphed our society around "police" or "local community enforcement", and abdicating our roles as parents and protectors of children.
My point is, these perpetrators INTUITIVELY KNEW that the worst that could ever happen to them is to go to jail, because that's ALL police (officially) can do. Not only that, police will do nothing to PREVENT the crime, how could they? They don't know the kid, the perps, the parents, thier daily lives, etc.
I guess all I'm saying is that, if this boy had a present (I don't know if he's from a broken family or not), strong, close, father figure who acted like a MAN instead of "calling the police", this most likely never would have happened.
Whatever..............I just...........God I feel sorry for this kid.
Do any of you see what Iím getting at here? Does this make sense? Comments anyone?