will you put your son in jail?

Philippines
March 14, 2010 8:15am CST
On tv they featured a story of a father who placed his son in jail after he was proven to stab his friend. The father was a cop and a well respected one but his son was different, he was always in trouble with the law. One time he was also facing charges on the grounds of attempted murder but the charges were dropped bacuse the complainant did not pursue the case. On his second time his dad was the one who placed him in jail. If you were the parent of this man will you do the same? or will you turn the other way around?
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16 responses
• India
29 Mar 10
I think he did right, but in reality also kids of many honest officers are good like father, but the kids of corrupted police officers, politicians are spoiled. i think it is the family back ground, they don't know wat is morality Thanks for sharing. cheers Prof
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I would feel bad about this, but that would be the right thing to do. My son is facing time, but not from something like that. He got some tickets and failed to pay them and did not appear in court. They have catch up with him, I have helped him as much as I can.If he does not pay them in 6 weeks he will serve time.
@scja16 (323)
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
I heard this news a week ago and I was actually shock to what happen. But as you can see that father tried his best not to turn his son with the police even though he is one of the police men. I would say yes if i were the parent but before doing that thing I will talk to my son first telling him about the consequences and the reason why we need to do this. I hate to admit but to God we are all equal so we need to be equal to everyone else. God bless
• Saudi Arabia
15 Mar 10
Yes if he has murdered someone of course. Discipline him.
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
i guess his only doing whats best than tolerate his son as his son will only feel that its alright to stub someone. as a cop its his responsibility so that other people will also respect him as a cop. if his my son then of course i will do the same. its good for him so he will realize his mistakes.
@kitokito (110)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
Although this has got to be one of the most confusing case scenario for a parent, I think I would put my own son in jail. Being in jail is the last resort for someone's who's not repenting for what he's done or taking any responsibility for his actions. I would want my own child to learn that. Tolerating his actions will only let him think that it's okay and that he would get away next time.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
15 Mar 10
Yes, I would, but only if I felt that he had done something really horrible, such as a violent crime. I think in a case like that a parent really doesn't have much of a choice.
@rsa101 (13343)
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
If I have the evidence to prove that my son is guilty then I guess I have to surrender him to the authorities. I think that is the most prudent thing to do. The only thing that prevents a parent to surrender their child is their refusal to accept the truth about the situation. If the parent would I think start accepting it he should do the right thing since it will be good for his son as well to reform himself. But that would be very painful for every parent to do.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
14 Mar 10
I am sure it would be very difficult for any parent to put their child into jail but it has to be done if they broke the law. No parents should have to go through this but the child committed a crime and has to pay for their act. Hopefully the child will admit to their wrongdoings and turn themselves in but if not, the parents have to do what is right. Parents need to educate their children on the rights and wrongs so that they do not end up in this situation. If you know that your child committed a crime and do not do anything about it, the parent can get into trouble with the law as well and could end up in jail.
@zandi458 (27956)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 10
If I can't control my son, I will allow him to squat in jail until he turns into a new leave. As a parent I don't want to have any trouble with the law because of my son's criminal behavior.
• United States
14 Mar 10
As an officer he swore to uphold the law. There is no exclusion for family members. I think I would turn my son in if he was endangering others. I would feel worse if I didn't turn in a violent son and then someone else's son got hurt. I would be liable for any damage or harm he created. In my mind if you knew your child was doing things illegal it is your responsibility to turn them in to the authorities.
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
I guess it would be difficult for a parent to send his/her children to jail even if they did a crime out because hiding the child will be out of parent's "love". I don't think that would be love because they don't let their children learn if they enable them. If I were the dad, I think I would do the same so that my child can become a better person by learning through punishment. It would be hard but that's tough love.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
14 Mar 10
hell0! I think the father has taken the right decision because as a cop, a man of the law, he has sworn to protect all the citizens of his country, so he just has had to do his duty! well, if I was on his place, i really don't know what should i do, but I can really confess that he acted like a real man of the law, like a real cop and that's the way how it should be!
• Romania
14 Mar 10
I think that will be possible to give him a good lesson but for a week, a month no forever
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 10
no, sometimes jail is not the best way to make someone realizes that he had done wrong, affection and caring is the best thing to fix it up. But i guess this son was trying ti attract some attention to his father, since his father is a cop
@Ravenladyj (22993)
• United States
14 Mar 10
If you were the parent of this man will you do the same? or will you turn the other way around? If I couldnt talk my son into turningn himself in like Lamb suggested then YES I most certainly WOULD turn him in! I love my kids more than anything BUT that is a MAJOR crime for starters and secondly thats a life ruined by the hands of my child which is something I couldnt live with having the knowledge and not acting on it.....