I just cried

@dawnald (85130)
Shingle Springs, California
August 9, 2010 12:06pm CST
I read this in the paper the other day and I just cried: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/07/1766177/requiem-for-a-child-and-common.html A father decides to teach his two year old son to box by pummeling him. His mother makes excuses for him. There is no excuse for this whatsoever. I hope they throw the book at the b*stard.
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• United States
9 Aug 10
I agree with pretty much everything that everybody else says about this guy. However, I also find it very disturbing what this guy's mother said in his defense. She said "He might be capable of beating her [the boy's mother], but they always go at it, but then she goes right back to him." This indicates a history of abuse, so the mother of the little boy had no business leaving the father with the little boy in the first place. I know that it is difficult to get out of an abusive situation, but if she had left him before and gone back, then she is partly guilty as well, in my opinion. She did not kill her son, but it is at least neglect to leave him with someone that she knows is abusive.
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@basqui (3888)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
It's outrageous how she won't leave the abusive husband/father even if their lives are in danger everyday that they are with him.
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Yes, I zoned in on it too. As if it were all right that he beat her because she went back to him. Huh?????
@voldrox (7191)
• India
10 Aug 10
This is the first time i am hearing some guy could actually do that two his two year old son. I am sorry for that little child. :(
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Some people shouldn't be allowed to breed. Sadly, we usually find this out when it's too late.
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@voldrox (7191)
• India
10 Aug 10
Oh i knew he quit, but didn't know he quit for his children. And then there are these ones who, don't have brains!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
14 Aug 10
He truly does need to have something thrown at him..maybe someone 3 times his size throwing punches at him and him being defenseless. Some men can be so stupid about stuff like that. Here is a Video that I found that might give you a few laughs..I know it did me. : http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/14/baby-dancing-to-beyonce.aspx
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Very limber baby for sure..will be a great dancer if they keep it up and learn more because they can boogie down at such a young age imagine what they would be able to accomplish if the were taught more..
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Aug 10
My goodness, an up and coming talent. :-)
@Thoroughrob (11742)
• United States
9 Aug 10
There is no excuse for it and the mother should not get to keep the child if she is making excuses for him.
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• United States
9 Aug 10
I think it was the guy's mother (not the little boy's mother) that was making excuses for this guy. However, she did say that he hit the mother before, so I do think that somebody should definitely have stepped in and put a stop to it before it reached this point. The guys mother, which is this little boy's grandmother, knew that he was abusive, and she did not stop it any more than the little boys mother did, and she obviously knew, since she was the one the guy was abusing.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Yes it was the grandmother making excuses for her son, the boy's father. But if she knew that the child's mother was being abused, clearly there was a problem there that she was aware of. Sad...
@basqui (3888)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
The mother know that his son was abusive but she can't do anything. There was once an incident in the Philippines where a guy committed murder and even shot the police when he was going to be arrested. The mother still insisted that his son was a good kid and that he is not a murderer.
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@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
11 Aug 10
That absolutely sickens me to the core. There is never a child that deserves to be abused by a caregiver and it is even worse when it is the child's parent that has done this sort of thing to them. I hope that they don't ever give this guy the opportunity to see the light of day again because the poor baby will never have the opportunity to see the light of day or to experience the joys of life.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I can't imagine he'd be out ever again. I hope not.
@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
12 Aug 10
Hi dear, Yes, something must have happened to this guy and that must have persuaded him to do so. Regards, Thank-s
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
10 Aug 10
Oh my god! How can anyone be that stupid .It is disgusting what a human being can do, makes you loose faith in your own race.Honestly I find the whole thing unbelievable and that poor poor child for no fault of his...It is heartbreaking to read the news and even more shocking to hear the mother making excuse for the man
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Yeah, it's just awful...
@eurekafemme (5877)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
I just read the link, Dawnald. Right now, my heart is pounding with rage! The man is an animal! Oh, maybe this word is understated...There's no word that can best describe a man like that...I hope he rot in h_ _l! May God put the boy under His keeping....
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Yeah, animal is too kind. Animals don't do stuff like that!
@ebuscat (5935)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
For me not to worry because they are the one who commit sin to Jehovah god.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I'm sure he will be taken care of in the afterlife, if there is one...
• Spain
10 Aug 10
his head must be cut and roll off in front of public's eyes!! ay dios! deJesus, his name must be changed!!!!
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
That would probably be too kind for this idiot.
@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
10 Aug 10
Hi dear, So pathetic. We are helpless. What we can do is learn something and get a lesson from this. People around should think and understand the world still better. We are reached on a civilization where all are around. What is meant by development? The culture associated with education is not reach anywhere? Who is responsible for this? Ourselves or the governments? Or the system which we follow? It is time to rewrite everything. Eliminate whatever is not required. Think little widely. Spend more for educate the people and enrich the culture and time exceed to educate such people. Regards, Thank-s
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I think maybe the father grew up in an abusive home, and if there had been some kind of early intervention, perhaps this wouldn't have happened.
@akopoaysi (739)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
that is so bad. how could he do that to his own son. those kind of people should be behind bars. and the mom makes excuses? are there any agencies that can take care of the kid. the kid will be happier to a foster parent than those people if you can still can call them that.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
If the child even lives, I have no doubt that he will be put into foster care.
@rendhel09 (120)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
OMG, this man is insane....i can't imagine how he did that to a 2 year old baby, he is just a baby for christ's sake...i can't hide my tears as i am writing this...it breaks my heart...i have a 3 yr old nephew and awhile ago when i was about to go to my work, i was playing with him when i lift him, accidentally his feet was caught on a chair and scratch him,,,i was so sorry and guilty about it...and this punching his son, how could a father do this to his own son...his soul may rot in hell....sorry i'm so furious about it....
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
breaks my heart too
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
what's wrong with the mind of that evil father? sorry for the word but it was too much to say that he was only teaching his son to box. is he really like that? stupid.. my God.. to hell with him.. so sorry for the kid and for the mother who lost a child....
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
No, evil is exactly the right word.
@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I just want to shot the father of the 2 year old for killing his son! This just shows that some people aren't ready for parenthood and this idiot sure wasn't! Now this little boy will not enjoy growing up and doing normal things all kids do! Instead he will put in the ground because his father pummeled him. Killing him because he wanted to teach him how box! A good example that of no common sense what so ever! I hope they throw the book at his jerk and he is left to rot in jail for what he did! As for the mother she should be accounted too! It is ovious she wasn't ready to be a parent either! Another example of no common sense!
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Sounds like a few generations of tolerating abuse. Sad...
• United States
10 Aug 10
Dawn- This is indeed a sad story, and sad for so many reasons. I agree that this father definitely needs to go to prison. I know that this poor child will probably end up a TBI if he survives, and that his world was just altered forever. However, I am sad as well that this is yet another black mark against the sports. It is yet another reason parents will give for their children not to take up a sport, especially martial arts. I know, this was not about martial arts, but I've seen the argument made a hundred times that I know this will just be more road block for those of us who study and teach. Our own son is now 3 1/2 and has been doing martial arts study with his teacher (and father) for a year now. Though most of the practice is simply a lot of situational awareness, rolls, and where to punch someone if someone tries to grab him there is never any risk of injury to our son. I would hope that parents will not let this story keep them from allowing their child to become involved with a sport, simply because one parent who must have already had mental issues went gonzo. Namaste-Anora
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I would hope people wouldn't use this as an excuse to bad mouth martial arts, but you just never know what associations people will make sometimes!
@vandana7 (98702)
• India
9 Aug 10
Me too! I think men who beat children should be severely punished, and those who beat adult children should be ostracised by the society.
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Aug 10
yes yes yes
• Canada
9 Aug 10
SO sad, so awful. Im sure they'll say he's mentally disturbed and he'll be put away in a loony bin. This is mostly what happens here with cases like this. They end up in mental hospitals and after a few months or year they're left out to kill again. We have a real problem with our justice system and our medical system.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I hope they don't.