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@rebelann (110328)
El Paso, Texas
October 26, 2023 4:23pm CST
I'm not a parent so please forgive my harsh assessment of things kids do. I for one can't always blame parents for the behavior of their kids but those parents did make the choice to have kids and like my parents had to take care of & teach them & to also pay attention to the kinds of mischief they get into. Kids don't learn if they never have to pay the consequences for their actions so I was happy to read in the news that a 16 year old who was the shooter in a drive by shooting is now going to serve 50 years in prison for that act. I just hope his parents don't try to play dumb, it was their responsibility to teach that kid the right and wrong of things.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
26 Oct
Pretty picked up my prescriptions yesterday for me and I "got to listen" to a woman arguing with a five year old girl. The girl kept ordering her mother to go back into the store and buy her a pumpkin. The mom kept telling the kid they didn't have money for a pumpkin... The little girl threw a fit and refused to get into their car... I admit, I wasn't feeling good, hence Pretty picking up my meds, but I kept thinking the mom should just spank the kid, buckle her into the seat and be done with it.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
If not for those blasted weirdos out there these days I'd do the same if I had a daughter but it's gotten way too dangerous for girls to walk around alone.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
Yep, that's exactly what ma shoulda done. I never wooda thought to pull that on my ma, she had a wooden cook spoon
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
26 Oct
@rebelann When Pretty was 14, she decided she was going to throw a fit in Walmart parking lot. She's lucky Walmart is only two miles from our house. I got in the car and drove home. One of my brothers called and said Pretty was walking home and, if I needed, he'd go back and bring her home. I told him to let her walk and then explained why she was walking home.
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@RebeccasFarm (81499)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Oct
I get a lot of disagreement about what I am going to say. Some kids are born bad, no matter how they were raised..I have witnessed it. What I mean by that is that there may be something physiological wrong with him and others, no matter if the parents gave a crap or not. Still whatever the case is, crime needs to be punished.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
Apparently his own mom thought he was abused but still that is no excuse not to know right from wrong at the age of 16
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Oct
@rebelann Agree with that.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48461)
• United States
29 Oct
We are like minded.
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@AmbiePam (83478)
• United States
27 Oct
I’m all for that. They know better.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
That's right. Did you know that Henry VIII became king at the age of 17 and had to run his country?
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• Midland, Michigan
27 Oct
I am a parent but your are correct in your judgement. It could also be that they trained him the best they could but weren't very good at listening to him or picking up on signs he was having issues.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
I agree. The media stated that his mother remarked that she had neglected him but even so by age 16 any kid would realize the difference between right and wrong.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
Oh, I'm pretty sure they know they just don't care.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 Oct
@rebelann some adults don't know the difference between right and wrong, so I don't quite agree with that.
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@JudyEv (321276)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct
I understand what you're staying but sometimes, even with the very best of intentions, kids go their own way. They get in with the wrong crowd and it's pretty difficult to keep them on the straight and narrow. But shooting others is never on. There is no excuse for such behaviour.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
I agree with you 100%
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@Deepizzaguy (92389)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Oct
You are right since a good parent will teach their children right from wrong from childhood so they can avoid getting in trouble as adults.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
That is what our parents did.
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@Deepizzaguy (92389)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Oct
@rebelann The same with my late parents.
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@May2k8 (17920)
• Indonesia
27 Oct
I'm not a parent either, if I make a mistake my parents will advise me and tell me what's good to do.
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@May2k8 (17920)
• Indonesia
29 Oct
@rebelann I wouldn't possibly do it even with a toy it's still dangerous.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
I am sure you would never shoot at anyone from a car and hurt a child.
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Nov
Geez, he looks way younger than 16! They say he was neglected all his life, but I'll bet it's more than that. It is the parents' duty to guide and teach their children right from wrong . . . but evenso, unfortunately some kids are gonna do what they're gonna do. And they won't give a darn.
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov
@rebelann It IS old enough to know. Even though he was neglected by his parents, he must've had a complete disconnect from society to not observe what is right or wrong. I know many 16 years are not "mature" - but they would know exactly what they're doing when it comes to bad "choices" like this . . . can't use the excuse that they're just a kid.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
You're right of course but from what I read his mom actually admitted that he was neglected. But still, 16 is old enough to know when they're doing something illegal or morally wrong.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Nov
Exactly. If he didn't know any better he wouldn't have tried to run.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
27 Oct
The actions of today's kids should be treated in the same way how they are treated with adults.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
Yes, I agree completely
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• China
28 Oct
I agree with you.Criminals are sometimes the product of bad homes.
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• China
29 Oct
@rebelann You are right ! Nothing justifies killing other people,they should pay for what they have done.
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@RasmaSandra (71445)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Oct
Such a cute photo. I totally agree that parents should teach kids right from wrong but lately it seems that the parents don't care and the kids are running amoke,
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
You're right. In the video they said the mom claimed he was mostly neglected which gives me the impression she didn't want to be a mom in the first place.
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@sallypup (56887)
• Centralia, Washington
10 Nov
Some of those years should be spent shoveling dog done its in an animal shelter. Somewhere that could show the kid what misery is.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Nov
I would not trust him around animals, he gives me the impression he is cruel.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Nov
Latrine duty & toilet back up clean ups comes to mind
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@sallypup (56887)
• Centralia, Washington
10 Nov
@rebelann Agreed. Remove the dog and let him face the dirty pen alone.
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@nela13 (55409)
• Portugal
6 Nov
I agree, he must pay for his actions, no matter if he is only 16 years old.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov
I have read a lot about the kings and queens from ancient times and many were only 15 or 16 when they took the throne plus some also fought in major battles to acquire those thrones.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov
You are correct.
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@nela13 (55409)
• Portugal
6 Nov
@rebelann We protect too much our teenagers nowadays.
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
5 Nov
Parents definitely are slacking on their responsibilities these days. Love the photo.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Nov
Thank you. After all these years I still miss them.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Nov
Yes they do. One day we will reunite with all our loved ones
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
5 Nov
@rebelann You know I understand totally. We never get over them. They live in our hearts forever.
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@GardenGerty (156256)
• United States
27 Oct
And they are also being punished by suffering his absence. I hope if they have other kids they have been raised better.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Oct
If the media got it right then probably not, they claimed the mom mentioned that this 16 yr old was neglected.
@BarBaraPrz (44912)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct
That boy looks younger than 16... What happened to the little girl he shot?
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
You're right, he doesn't look to be more than maybe 12 but even so a 12 year old knows he's done wrong if he's shooting at people. As for the little girl I have no idea.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
I am not a parent, same as you, and I know how much those pets are important for us. Your two in the photo were lovely.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
I just pray that the government sets up a law that will force parents to be much more responsible for what their kids do.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
@rebelann In my opinion, all those who want to become parents, should be obliged to follow classes. Too many do not know how to grow their children.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48461)
• United States
29 Oct
I hope the parents tried to teach their child right from wrong. It seems that some parents don’t, but I also think that some are just born rotten apples and can do these evil acts even if their parents tried to raise them right.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Oct
According to the media his mother stated that she neglected him which makes me think the kid had no real parental guidance. I suppose that the same could be said of people like Billy the Kid etc.
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@LindaOHio (148601)
• United States
27 Oct
Yes! I read about that. This wasn't a problem 75 years ago. There is a disconnect somewhere between parents and children. And a spanking isn't allowed anymore; so who knows if a "time out" is successful in teaching a child a lesson? So much I could say about this; but 50 years is a very harsh sentence for a 16-year-old. Maybe it will send a message to some of these other teens.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
I don't think time outs work for any child but that wooden cook spoon in the hands of an angry mom could really put it in perspective
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@LindaOHio (148601)
• United States
28 Oct
@rebelann Yes, ma'am. I totally agree. We got spanked and turned out OK.
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@dgobucks226 (33910)
2 Nov
Some parents try to be the kid's friend rather than taking responsibility as a parent and instilling, rules, order and discipline. Our society as a whole has become lawless with no accountability for one's actions. Liberal DA's and mayors not prosecuting crime and instituting a no bail policy is one example. Our government using a catch and release program for illegal immigrants is another. Why should kids, teens, and young adults, obey laws when in many cases there is no punishment for violating them. Being responsible for your actions is a thing of the past. Even our government leaders take no responsibility for their actions. It's do as I say, not as I do for them. I remember during Covid, Nancy Pelosi going maskless in a beauty salon getting her hair done when the business was closed to the public. And Governor Newsom was out maskless in a restaurant at the height of the Covid pandemic and in an indoor suite at a football game when he had instituted a state mandate. Glad to see finally a young man is being held responsible for his actions. These days it is far and few between especially in many Democratic run cities and states.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
You've got that so right. Monkeys so as they see not as they hear.
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