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(Wave3 Louisville)   What would you do if your teenager got busted for smoking marijuana? Mother of the year candidate has 13-year-old son wear 'Smoked pot, got caught' sign at main intersection as punishment (w/pics)   (wave3.com) divider line 46
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2012-08-26 08:53:36 PM  
5 votes:
Funny how when someone steals and they make them wear a sign it's perfectly ok. But when a thirteen year old gets busted smoking pot all of a sudden it's bad parenting. My son just turned 13. If I caught him smoking he'd definitely be grounded for a long time. And if I caught him a second time? You bet your sweet ass he'd be standing outside with a sandwich board. Good job on mom for not just turning a blind eye. I know it's "just pot", but he's only thirteen god damn years old.
2012-08-26 08:34:38 PM  
5 votes:
Yeah, heaven forbid that the mother dish out any punishment. I mean, the kid may grow up without and consequence for his actions and end up on the government dole.
2012-08-26 04:57:39 PM  
5 votes:
Yes, strap a sandwich board to your kid and humiliate him in public for an hour or so. That will absolutely set up a dynamic of trust.
2012-08-26 09:02:53 PM  
4 votes:
I love the hypocrisy here.

If a kid breaks the law and the parents do nothing, there's outrage on Fark.

If a kid breaks the law and the parents do something, there's outrage on Fark.

If his mom caught him smoking, then he's obviously not very smart, and it's only a matter of time before he gets in legal trouble over it, which will be an expensive pain in the ass for his parents. That's probably why they're stopping it now.
2012-08-26 05:55:27 PM  
4 votes:
Mom "He's a great kid, does good in school...."

Not anymore he wont. He's gonna be farked with by the other kids for years.
2012-08-26 08:53:50 PM  
3 votes:
My kid? "Wait until the law is changed, dummy. Yes, it's a stupid law. Yes, I disagree with it. But it is the law, and until it's changed you can be arrested and go to jail for breaking it."
2012-08-26 08:40:33 PM  
3 votes:
If you need to resort to public humiliation to discipline your child, you've already failed as a parent.

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2012-08-26 08:31:30 PM  
3 votes:
I know a girl who got busted for shoplifting & her dad made her wear a sign that said "I'm a thief" outside the courthouse.... she never did it again. And still speaks to her Dad.
2012-08-26 05:03:45 PM  
3 votes:
Hopefully he learns a very important lesson and is much more inconspicuous with his weed from here on in.
2012-08-26 04:58:30 PM  
3 votes:
This will in no way backfire.
2012-08-26 09:35:57 PM  
2 votes:

pedrop357: What's the harm? Listening to the pro-legalization crowd, occasional marijuana usage doesn't cause any long term damage. Why punish him at all?


1. It may be less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes, true...but it's still currently illegal
2. Even if it wasn't, 13-year olds are typically ill-equipped to do anything in moderation
3. See 1
4. As long as the kid lives in the parents' house for free, parents set the rules, this mom is not okay with marijuana use, end of story
5. See 1
2012-08-26 09:33:21 PM  
2 votes:
Mom's like that are what drives kids to start smoking pot in the first place. It's a vicious cycle.
2012-08-26 09:15:51 PM  
2 votes:

bluefox3681: Yeah, heaven forbid that the mother dish out any punishment. I mean, the kid may grow up without and consequence for his actions and end up on the government dole.


You do realize that there's an entire spectrum of possible actions between "Do nothing and never do nothing" and "Public humiliation", do you not? Do you realize that one of these things is considered a human rights violation?

But please, don't let the facts get in the way of your haughty, imaginary strawman.
2012-08-26 08:57:42 PM  
2 votes:

srtpointman: Funny how when someone steals and they make them wear a sign it's perfectly ok. But when a thirteen year old gets busted smoking pot all of a sudden it's bad parenting. My son just turned 13. If I caught him smoking he'd definitely be grounded for a long time. And if I caught him a second time? You bet your sweet ass he'd be standing outside with a sandwich board. Good job on mom for not just turning a blind eye. I know it's "just pot", but he's only thirteen god damn years old.


THIS! And I smoke a hell of a lot of the wacky backy. He's too young. I think it should be legal and all, but only 18 and up.
2012-08-26 08:41:49 PM  
2 votes:

I GOT CAUGHT
GAVING SEX

Not being punished
just bragging.
\O/
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2012-08-26 08:36:09 PM  
2 votes:
Fair enough. If she doesn't want her kid smoking weed, that's up to her.
2012-08-26 08:25:19 PM  
2 votes:
I bet that punishment would have been a lot more fun stoned...
2012-08-26 08:12:09 PM  
2 votes:

Bob_Laublaw: Hopefully he learns a very important lesson and is much more inconspicuous with his weed from here on in.


Yes, he will definitely learn to hide parts of his life from his parents much better from here on out.
2012-08-26 05:16:59 PM  
2 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Yeah. I see that kid, I'm asking him to hook me up.


Just look for the guy down the street with the sign that reads "Cheap Eighths, Fair Weights"
2012-08-26 05:04:15 PM  
2 votes:

MacEnvy: This will in no way backfire.


Yeah. I see that kid, I'm asking him to hook me up.

I consider this to be a form of advertising instead of any sort of punishment.
2012-08-27 10:36:36 AM  
1 votes:

highwayrun: Yes, I did read what you said. My point is that marijuana is of itself harmless, more so than known poisons like nicotine and alcohol. If we can all come to the conclusion that it's no more harmful than a freshly picked tomato. then why does it matter if teenagers smoke it?


I support legalization, and think that pot is not nearly as harmful as alchohol, but this is silly. Even without the actual pot itself, drawing hot smoke into your lungs and holding it in there as long as you can is not good for you.

A freshly picked tomato is full of good things that your body needs. Eating one is 100% benefit. Pot is not very harmful. It's an entirely different thing. Altogether.

/is eating a freshly picked tomato right now
//getting a kick
2012-08-27 12:50:32 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Carpenter: AverageAmericanGuy: Mr. Carpenter: AverageAmericanGuy: Mr. Carpenter: AverageAmericanGuy: Beaver Knievel: Yes, Fark whiners, because MORE "hands off" style Meh parenting is EXACTLY what this THIRTEEN year old child needs.

Gimme a break. Pure obviously not a real parent.

We parents are deathly afraid of being caught raising our hand to our spawn. Only in the privacy of our home can we even think of spanking.

I was at Target and some nosy woman yelled at me for raising my voice at my son. RAISING MY VOICE. Seriously dude. I hadn't even given him a slap on the face or twisted his arm to stop him from squirming.

Times are different. Parents can't discipline kids in public anymore. Just saying.

Raise your hand to another human being that's attempted assault and as a society we throw you in prison to be raped like the little biatch you are. What kind of man hits someone weaker than him? A pathetic excuse for one that's what kind. You want to use violence to teach someone a lesson, I'm pretty sure Bubba has quite a few to teach you, so bend over.

Right. Rape is an appropriate means of correction.

What the fark is wrong with you, dude.

Oh you're an idiot. Let me spell it out for you. If you think violence is an acceptable form of correction for a child, then what's good for the goose is good for the gander. We as a society do not condone it, so welcome to rapesville, population you!

Spanking = rape

Do I have that right, you farking weirdo fetishist?

I'm afraid child abuse is especially looked down on in prison, so you're probably going to have to put up with quite a bit more than just Bubba. And is "squirming" the same as "being hit by a man 7 times your size" until you've "learned your lesson."

The fact is, if you accept violence as a valid form of correction, than not only are you a farking moron (it's not nearly as effective and far less so than other forms of correction) but you're also a pussy.


I'll take my chances, you non-breeder.
2012-08-27 12:30:38 AM  
1 votes:

Rockstone: Drug use isn't even illegal. Possession of it is.


Yeah, I heard that from my friend Wesley who also told me that income taxes are optional.
2012-08-27 12:16:39 AM  
1 votes:
Also? I'mokaywiththis.jpg
2012-08-27 12:15:49 AM  
1 votes:
Yes, Fark whiners, because MORE "hands off" style Meh parenting is EXACTLY what this THIRTEEN year old child needs.
2012-08-27 12:05:42 AM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: truthseeker2083: Or you can see that most of the legalize crowd call for it to be legal for adults over the age of 18. Which this kid isn't.

The issue of people under 21 (which is the usual age in any proposal) is what's kept me from giving more support to legalization groups.

Here we have people telling us (and I agree) that marijuana is less harmful then tobacco or alcohol, is not addictive, is not a gateway drug, effectively has no lethal dose, etc. AND they tell us the drug war (either as a whole or as it pertains to marijuana) is abusive, counterproductive, corrosive to a free society, expensive and needlessly wasteful of resources (police power, court time, money, etc.), THEN they propose to remove most or all of those onerous things from adults and leave them intact as applied to young people.

Young people would still face fines, jail time, drivers' license suspensions, 18-20 year olds still face asset seizures, lifelong criminal records, etc., all of which are considered appalling when done to people over 21. Invasions like drug testing could still be aimed at students (and potentialy workers) under 21.

All the legalization movement largely seems to do is say is "Leave us adults alone, and spend your time going after them (teenagers)" which is cowardly and immoral on its face and outright cruel when considering that the types of policies left intact to be aimed at those young people are the same ones attacked as unjust when aimed at adults.

The day one of these attempts to legalize marijuana succeeds will be a sorry day for middle and high school students. All those drug war resources aren't going to go anywhere, they're just going to spend more time tossing lockers and running drug dogs through schools, the labs that used to drug test adults will have a lot more free time to test chess club members and you can bet that "random" drug testing will become even more accessible in terms of time and money. The worst part is, they'll find more. Not jus ...


One thing at a time. Remind me again of the life long criminal record you see for a kid caught smoking a cigarette. I know it will probably be worse than that, but lets have one step at a time. Its the attitude of "if we can't do it perfect, lets never do it" that slows this down. When have you ever seen anything implemented properly the first go round? That is why you work toward change, then improve it.
2012-08-26 10:54:45 PM  
1 votes:
Without pot, the majority of your favorite music, video games, and animated TV shows would not have been made (or be as enjoyable).
2012-08-26 10:43:24 PM  
1 votes:
Wow you can tell the potheads from the parents pretty easily in this thread (and you can spot the pothead parents just as easily).
2012-08-26 10:36:22 PM  
1 votes:

truthseeker2083: Or you can see that most of the legalize crowd call for it to be legal for adults over the age of 18. Which this kid isn't.


The issue of people under 21 (which is the usual age in any proposal) is what's kept me from giving more support to legalization groups.

Here we have people telling us (and I agree) that marijuana is less harmful then tobacco or alcohol, is not addictive, is not a gateway drug, effectively has no lethal dose, etc. AND they tell us the drug war (either as a whole or as it pertains to marijuana) is abusive, counterproductive, corrosive to a free society, expensive and needlessly wasteful of resources (police power, court time, money, etc.), THEN they propose to remove most or all of those onerous things from adults and leave them intact as applied to young people.

Young people would still face fines, jail time, drivers' license suspensions, 18-20 year olds still face asset seizures, lifelong criminal records, etc., all of which are considered appalling when done to people over 21. Invasions like drug testing could still be aimed at students (and potentialy workers) under 21.

All the legalization movement largely seems to do is say is "Leave us adults alone, and spend your time going after them (teenagers)" which is cowardly and immoral on its face and outright cruel when considering that the types of policies left intact to be aimed at those young people are the same ones attacked as unjust when aimed at adults.

The day one of these attempts to legalize marijuana succeeds will be a sorry day for middle and high school students. All those drug war resources aren't going to go anywhere, they're just going to spend more time tossing lockers and running drug dogs through schools, the labs that used to drug test adults will have a lot more free time to test chess club members and you can bet that "random" drug testing will become even more accessible in terms of time and money. The worst part is, they'll find more. Not just because they're looking more, but because marijuana will become even more accessible due to the ease of adults in obtaining it.

You can claim conspiracy if you want, but I've yet to see a single drug legalization proposal that does anything to ease the burden of drug prohibition on young people, that calls for a 'stand down' in terms of resources, or does anything to ensure that young people won't get two to three times more drug war aimed solely at them.

As long as the drug legalization movement keeps pushing "adults only" proposals that either actively push more burden on or fail to protect from burden shifting towards young people, then I unfortunately and sadly hope that they fail. Until people realize that this kind of crap is intolerable and immoral no matter who it's aimed at, then I support the shiatty status quo where everyone gets farked somewhat equally.
2012-08-26 09:55:21 PM  
1 votes:
My step mom did shiat like this... I have not spoken with her in 10 years (outside of work) because of her "tough love"- We work in the same place, but her pot smoking step-son makes about double her salary as a server admin. AND that pisses her off too.

/Going to burn one now... and count mah money.
2012-08-26 09:33:18 PM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: What's the harm? Listening to the pro-legalization crowd, occasional marijuana usage doesn't cause any long term damage. Why punish him at all?


Or you can see that most of the legalize crowd call for it to be legal for adults over the age of 18. Which this kid isn't.

/ put that in your pipe and smoke it
2012-08-26 09:22:56 PM  
1 votes:

EdgeRunner: Congrats, kid. Thanks to your mom, you just pre-flunked every job interview in town.

/"Hey, that's the sandwich board kid. Don't waste money on a drug screening, just go to the next candidate."


Because all interviewers google all applicants before hiring them.

I used to do hiring for a company I used to work at. My rule of thumb was if someone had a police record from when they were a minor, and it was only a one time offense, I'd still consider them for the job. The only thing that was an instant no go was felons. Even if they were 13 when convicted and it was a one time offense, I could not hire them. This won't keep him from getting hired on at Jack in the Box or Wal-Mart. Hell, even if he was googled by an employer 15 years from now and this was found and between then and now he graduated from high school and then college and got his Bachelors then this story wouldn't cause him to fail his interview.
2012-08-26 09:09:12 PM  
1 votes:

davidphogan: I'm pretty sure they still view any drug use, no matter the circumstances, as a really bad thing.


No. They won't. But lying about it in the background check, would. No job.
2012-08-26 09:06:43 PM  
1 votes:
Holy shiat people, RTFA. The kid wants to stop. It worked. Every kid is different and parents have to discipline them as best they see fit.
2012-08-26 09:04:45 PM  
1 votes:
Stupid tag is for submitter?

Ringo48: I love the hypocrisy here.

If a kid breaks the law and the parents do nothing, there's outrage on Fark.

If a kid breaks the law and the parents do something, there's outrage on Fark.

If his mom caught him smoking, then he's obviously not very smart, and it's only a matter of time before he gets in legal trouble over it, which will be an expensive pain in the ass for his parents. That's probably why they're stopping it now.


This^
2012-08-26 09:04:23 PM  
1 votes:
Good.
2012-08-26 08:57:06 PM  
1 votes:
The thing is this mother, I'm guessing, is in her 30's..let's just say 35. That would mean that she graduated high school in 1995! That was a short time ago; what happened so quickly to make her out of touch with youth?

My point being that she should have a fairly recent perspective of the teenage mindset and it would be much more effective to emphasize the reasons why she thinks pot isn't a good idea for a 13-year-old; for example bad for brain/body development, with tangible examples.

By adopting a "pot is bad/you're bad" stance and humiliating him, she sets the wall between them even higher which may increase the chances of a rebellious teenager doing even more drugs.
2012-08-26 08:55:25 PM  
1 votes:
When I was in the first grade my mopther caught me lying about something and put a sign around my neck saying "Don't trust me I am a liar'" and sent me off to school. Needless to say I did not want to go to school like that but she forced me to leave. I walked to the end of the driveway and stood there in tears for a while till mom figured I had had learned a lesson and called me back, took off the sign and sent me to school. Yes I learned a lesson and was very careful about the telling the truth from that day on. Of course I have lied since then, everyone lies, but usually only to people who were a-holes and didn't deserve the truth.
2012-08-26 08:42:36 PM  
1 votes:
He should wait until she leaves, then switch the sign to:

"I SMOKED A BLUNT
MY MOM'S A C*NT"
2012-08-26 08:40:49 PM  
1 votes:
It is not clear whether he was busted just by her or actually has pending charges. If it was just by her it would in her interest and the kids' to just shut up about it.
2012-08-26 08:39:49 PM  
1 votes:

bluefox3681: Yeah, heaven forbid that the mother dish out any punishment. I mean, the kid may grow up without and consequence for his actions and end up on the government dole.


Or, you know, she could have just grounded him, taken away the cell phone, PS3/Xbox/Wii, and computer, and made him come straight home after school for a week or two with no free time allowed to be spent with friends.

I do think it's funny that the sign includes the "...got caught" it does sort of imply that the pot smoking is OK as long as no one finds out.
2012-08-26 08:38:39 PM  
1 votes:
I'm okay with this.
2012-08-26 08:36:33 PM  
1 votes:
I'd have packed a one-hitter before going to serve my sentence. Stuff really takes the edge off in stressful situations.
2012-08-26 08:35:10 PM  
1 votes:
If I was the kid I'd write. "So if you want to know where to score a gramme call me" on the bottom of the sign.
2012-08-26 08:29:03 PM  
1 votes:

Bob_Laublaw: Hopefully he learns a very important lesson and is much more inconspicuous with his weed from here on in.


I would HOPE that's what he learns.
2012-08-26 08:12:13 PM  
1 votes:
On the plus side, at least he now has motivation to hide his weed better
 
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