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(CNN)   Nine-year old boy who snuck on to that flight to Vegas the other day is described in court as a "challenging" child, which is apparently what we're now calling a hellish little brat who already has a long rap sheet that includes grand theft auto   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2013-10-08 01:42:14 PM  
Induct this kid into the CIA already.  He's clearly cut out for it, he just needs some proper training and discipline.
 
2013-10-08 01:43:08 PM  
 
2013-10-08 01:43:27 PM  
Obviously Leonard DiCaprio should be called to the carpet for encouraging this sort of behavior.
 
2013-10-08 01:44:53 PM  
Wouldn't that be grand theft aero?
 
2013-10-08 01:46:18 PM  
The court-appointed psychologist was reported as saying, "I met this nine year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes, the Devil's eyes."
 
2013-10-08 01:46:34 PM  
What the kid may look like

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-10-08 01:47:12 PM  

HangMan: Wouldn't that be grand theft aero?


No this kid, at NINE YEARS OLD, has already stolen a car once, and apparently snuck into an amusement park by pretending to be part of a large family group
 
2013-10-08 01:47:28 PM  
Induct this kid into the CIA already.  He's clearly cut out for it, he just needs some proper training and discipline.


Most emphatically: THIS!

Send that kid to military school, then off to the CIA. He's a budding Ethan Hunt!
 
2013-10-08 01:48:15 PM  
He sounds like Jason Todd

/nothing a good beating with a crowbar can't fix
//though even that has been known to fail
 
2013-10-08 01:49:13 PM  
<i>included hanging out at a Bloomington, Minnesota, water park and blending in with a large family to slip through without paying.</i>

At least he's studying history.  He learned that from Napoleon.
 
2013-10-08 01:49:34 PM  
www.abagnale.com
Bravo, kid.  See you in ten years.
 
2013-10-08 01:49:36 PM  

Magorn: HangMan: Wouldn't that be grand theft aero?

No this kid, at NINE YEARS OLD, has already stolen a car once, and apparently snuck into an amusement park by pretending to be part of a large family group


Jeebus.

//also, thank you for the synopsis. didn't RTFA.
 
2013-10-08 01:49:48 PM  
Budding sociopath. Probably will do great in politics, law, or the CIA--if they can teach him properly before he hits adulthood. Bet Mom did help him get on that flight. With a kid like that I bet she is damn tired. Might not even be her fault he is so "Challenging".
 
2013-10-08 01:50:32 PM  
Charge him as an adult.  Seven is the age of reason, he knew what he was doing.
 
2013-10-08 01:51:47 PM  
There's a difference between "challenging" and "I Wanna Be The Parent".
 
2013-10-08 01:52:26 PM  

Glitchwerks: Induct this kid into the CIA already.  He's clearly cut out for it, he just needs some proper training and discipline.


I've read the early history of some modern super-soldiers (David Hackworth, John Paul Vann). Very much the "challenging children." Indoctrinate them with socially beneficial values and goals and guide them into special operations.
 
2013-10-08 01:55:49 PM  
Mom help the kid on the plane to get him out of her hair?

Sounds plausible
 
2013-10-08 01:55:52 PM  
The newspaper reported that Moore said the boy's mother works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and that "there is also an investigation into whether she aided him flying to Las Vegas." The newspaper did not report who was conducting that investigation.

Mom definitely helped him, so he's not so much as a challenge, he's just a twat who needs a real parent, not a facilitator.
 
2013-10-08 01:56:06 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-08 01:57:05 PM  
Oh my, the "Little Dickens" has stabbed me and taken my wallet.  Come here you Silly Goose, I want to pinch your chubby little cheeks and make you hot cocoa!
 
2013-10-08 01:58:28 PM  
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a "bad seed"
 
2013-10-08 01:58:44 PM  
The boy's status was to be discussed in a Las Vegas court Tuesday, a spokesman for Minnesota's Hennepin County said. He remained there pending a decision on what to do with him.

Stick him in a paper bag and put him on a shelf in the evidence closet.
 
2013-10-08 01:59:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-08 01:59:58 PM  
The Bourne prequel is writing itself
 
2013-10-08 02:01:28 PM  
I blame the airport. The pimps should have picked him up at the food court and had him 'working it on da strip' like the good old days. Now with the TSA hovering everywhere, you can't poach a runaway before the authorities get to 'em. And don't get me started on 16 year old runaway girls. They've already decided they're getting 55% and it's all out calls - no walking the street for them. Anything less, they're off to the valley to do porn for the internet.
 
2013-10-08 02:01:40 PM  
But he slid right through TSA.
 
2013-10-08 02:01:45 PM  
farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?
 
2013-10-08 02:03:50 PM  

CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?


This ain't the 50's anymore champ.
 
2013-10-08 02:06:27 PM  

keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-10-08 02:11:20 PM  
All I can say is straight jacket & duct tape. 2 best child raising aides I ever used. My kids turned out to be pretty well adjusted. None of the 3 have been arrested,,,,yet.
 
2013-10-08 02:11:23 PM  

keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.


Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.
 
2013-10-08 02:12:35 PM  

dj_bigbird: The newspaper reported that Moore said the boy's mother works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and that "there is also an investigation into whether she aided him flying to Las Vegas." The newspaper did not report who was conducting that investigation.

Mom definitely helped him, so he's not so much as a challenge, he's just a twat who needs a real parent, not a facilitator.


This. this kid isn't john matrix jr.
 
2013-10-08 02:12:57 PM  
Don't build a wall for this kid. Build him a narrow hallway to where you want him to end up. Keep an eye on your tools though.
 
2013-10-08 02:13:21 PM  

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.
 
2013-10-08 02:13:30 PM  

vudukungfu: But he slid right through TSA.


I want to know how he did that. I've never been to an airport without getting groped.
 
2013-10-08 02:13:32 PM  
keepitcherry:

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Wasn't just the 50s...

JERRY MURPHY MISSING

HIS FATHER THINKS THE BOY WAS MURDERED

Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 28, 1893

The lad was bound out last winter by St. John's Home to James Frahy a Bridgehampton Farmer, since which time nothing has been heard of him. Frahy says Jerry started to walk home sometime in March.

Jerimiah Murphy of 23 south 6st believes that his 12-year-old son and namesake has been murdered, although he has no direct evidence of  which to base such an accusation. According to the story he told an Eagle reporter last evening he has been engaged in an unfailing search for Jeremiah ever sense last February.

"In May a year ago," said he," my wife's health became so bad that she was unable to look after the house and as I was out of work at the time, we were unable to support our two little boys and I had them committed to St. John's home. A month later things looked so much brighter -- I applied to have both  boys returned to me, and was told at the office of the Commissioner of Charities and corrections that my request would be granted. I went to the home and found Bennie but learned that Jeremiah had been apprenticed to a Farmer named James Fahey of Bridgehampton. I would have gone there at once but was attacked by illness again and it was several months before I could move. Then I wrote to Mr. Fahey asking that my son be sent home at once. I got no answer to this, and in February I sent another letter. This letter this letter brought a reply from Fahey to the effect that Jeremiah had decided to, come home by himself. I waited patiently for the boy for over a week and then wrote his employer again and received the following reply

Dear Sir

in reply to your letter which I received a week ago I would say that I was very much surprised to hear that Jerry has not reached home yet. I thought he had to be home long ago. Well, Mr. Murphy inquired all through sag Harbor and I could not find any trace of him.

My opinion is that he walked up Long Island intending to reach home and found work somewhere and he will come home to you. Tell your wife not to worry herself about him as he was abundantly capable of looking after himself.

Mr Murphy continued

As soon as I received this letter I went down to Bridgehampton myself and was cordially treated by Mr. Fahey. Nowhere however, did I learn anything regarding my boy's fate, although some people thought he might have been put out of the way. Nobody saw him when he left the farm and started for Brooklyn, and it looks as if he were made away with, but I am to poor to prosecute the search as it should be prosecuted and accordingly have but little hopes of ever seeing my boy again. 

Of course there wasn't a Nancy Grace discussing #Farmboy and #Faheydidit with the town criers and penny dreadful salesmen of the day.
 
2013-10-08 02:14:09 PM  
There are plenty of reasons a young boy would steal a car, drive to the airport, and board a flight to Vegas. Did anyone check to see if there was an Arm Wrestling Championship going on, and perhaps an evil grandfather involved?

cf.drafthouse.com
 
2013-10-08 02:17:03 PM  
 
2013-10-08 02:17:17 PM  

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


Give it up. You can't win against the reptile part of a parent's brain. Statistics and facts be damned, we've made kids less street smart because kiddy fiddlers are hiding behind every bush. It's starting to become a mass delusion on the scale of witchcraft.
 
2013-10-08 02:22:49 PM  

CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?


I can do one better. I live in a small village, about 1 mile long x 1/2 mile. I'm basically in the middle.The school is about 1/4 mile away. There is a bus stop across the street. Parents drive their kids to the bus stop, then the bus drives them the other two blocks......
 
2013-10-08 02:27:56 PM  
While grand theft auto is no laughing matter, it's pretty laughable that they cite him breaking into an amusement park.
 
2013-10-08 02:28:33 PM  
Pleas. When I was growing up, there were no :special" or "challenging " labels. You just beat the hell out of the kid. Give them a good smack, and if it doesn't work, put your back into the next smack.
Time to cue the Wicker Man" bee helmet.
 
2013-10-08 02:31:49 PM  

keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.


It ain't any more dangerous now than it was 20 years ago, 30 years ago, 50 years ago...There's danger now, there was danger then. The difference is weather or not parents shiat their pants every time Junior goes outside.
 
2013-10-08 02:32:01 PM  
This can't be the boy's fault because FOX news was saying that the TSA was blaming this on his behavior.  Therefore since 0bama and furthermore.
 
2013-10-08 02:32:57 PM  
Here's the 

Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]


And here he is today.
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-08 02:33:44 PM  
So he out smarted the TSA...

www.scotttraveler.com
 
2013-10-08 02:34:09 PM  

van1ty: While grand theft auto is no laughing matter, it's pretty laughable that they cite him breaking into an amusement park.


Have you seen the admission prices of amusement parks? The waterpark incident is why the Feds got involved in the first place.
 
2013-10-08 02:35:34 PM  

keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.


Yeah, those criminal animals love nothing more than shooting random children at 3:30 PM.
 
2013-10-08 02:36:18 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Here's the  Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]

And here he is today.
[imageshack.us image 320x304]


He looks like he would be a darker. He's probably reading this as we type...
 
2013-10-08 02:39:47 PM  
uh, farker. Damn autocorrect!
 
2013-10-08 02:42:59 PM  

Fano: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

Give it up. You can't win against the reptile part of a parent's brain. Statistics and facts be damned, we've made kids less street smart because kiddy fiddlers are hiding behind every bush. It's starting to become a mass delusion on the scale of witchcraft.


 That's not the problem actually. The problem is that they parents don't know that there *aren't* crazy people nearby. This day and age, almost no one knows who their neighbors are because people are constantly moving.

Back in the day when people would live in one house for the majority of their child's life, and everyone next to them was doing the same thing. So you had years upon years where kids would go out and play together, parents (mom was usually stay at home) would keep an eye on all of them, and if anyone broke a window with a baseball, mom and dad knew within the hour.

 These days you have mixed neighborhoods where some people have kids and some don't. Mom's staying at home are the exception (most houses are empty all day) and not the norm and people are moving frequently. Long term social contact with your neighbors over a moderate area is unusual. And if you don't know who's living near you, you're not going to be letting your kids wander all over (which is just as well, since without supervision of the neighborhood parents the few kids that do generally get into trouble, and I'm not talking small stuff either.)

 Once in a great while you get lucky and a group of people lives in a cul-de-sac with kids the same "age" (close enough anyway) and for a few years you have classic Americana bliss. But it's relatively rare.

/has seen all three scenarios growing up.
 
2013-10-08 02:44:32 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

Yeah, those criminal animals love nothing more than shooting random children at 3:30 PM.


I don't have kids and my parents always let me walk home so I'm not defending helicopterism, but Chicago has a high homicide rate and "criminal animals" DO shoot random children in the afternoon if you have to walk through the wrong place, it doesn't mean they're hitting them on purpose.

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/08/7-year-old-chicago-boy-shot -b y-stray.html

(I just googled that, don't want to spend much time on kidshootings.com)

There's also stuff like this which may or may not be fearmongering but gets parents clutching their britches:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/22506584-418/safe-passage-rou te s-rife-with-sex-offenders.html
 
2013-10-08 02:45:03 PM  
I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother
 
2013-10-08 02:51:11 PM  

Electromax: Whiskey Dickens: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

Yeah, those criminal animals love nothing more than shooting random children at 3:30 PM.

I don't have kids and my parents always let me walk home so I'm not defending helicopterism, but Chicago has a high homicide rate and "criminal animals" DO shoot random children in the afternoon if you have to walk through the wrong place, it doesn't mean they're hitting them on purpose.

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/08/7-year-old-chicago-boy-shot -b y-stray.html

(I just googled that, don't want to spend much time on kidshootings.com)

There's also stuff like this which may or may not be fearmongering but gets parents clutching their britches:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/22506584-418/safe-passage-rou te s-rife-with-sex-offenders.html


Even in the worst Chicago neighborhoods, it is far more dangerous to drive a child to school than to let him walk.
 
2013-10-08 02:51:11 PM  
images.halloweencostumes.com
 
2013-10-08 02:56:05 PM  

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


I walked to school in the late 80s and early 90s and crime was much worse where I grew up back then, than it is now.  We didn't have anyone abducted that i went to school with, or anyone in our whole school district.

And we were walking TO and FROM school, not just a bus stop 1 block (or less) away.

I think it's just further coddling of our youth and is only hurting them in the long run.
 
2013-10-08 03:03:44 PM  
Whatever happened to "what happens in Vegas..."
 
2013-10-08 03:05:08 PM  

keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.


It's probably everywhere else but where you live:  Homicide is down to the lowest levels we've seen since the early 1960's:

www.zeigen.com


Maybe the absolute numbers are up, but that's because the population is up, which is why you use rate per 100,000, to correct for changes in population levels.
 
2013-10-08 03:07:00 PM  
Bart Simpson?
 
2013-10-08 03:10:59 PM  

cuzsis: That's not the problem actually. The problem is that they parents don't know that there *aren't* crazy people nearby. This day and age, almost no one knows who their neighbors are because people are constantly moving.


If you live in a neighborhood with turnover like that, then what do you expect?

Where I live, we have a block party every year.  We block off the street at both ends, and have a big party.   Not *EVERYONE* attends, but most do for at least part of the day.

It's not that we're all that exceptional, either.  Boring middle class neighborhood.  But a lot of us have kids, and we look out for each other.
 
2013-10-08 03:14:15 PM  

dittybopper: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

It's probably everywhere else but where you live:  Homicide is down to the lowest levels we've seen since the early 1960's:

[www.zeigen.com image 850x611]


Maybe the absolute numbers are up, but that's because the population is up, which is why you use rate per 100,000, to correct for changes in population levels.


I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.
 
2013-10-08 03:16:21 PM  

farkerts: I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother


For what? Is she placing him in the vehicles and telling him to take off in them?
 
2013-10-08 03:20:38 PM  

CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?


Even sadder is that the Mom will drive the kids one driveway away in a residential area instead of walking with them.
Elementary bus stop has been at my driveway for 15 years.  When the next door neighbors kid was on that bus, Mom would drive the kid down the driveway and maybe 4 car lengths down the road to my driveway.  Then they'd sit in the car until the bus came around the corner.  Then she'd drive back home.  Geez lady, you're up and dressed, why not walk your kid the whole 30 yards and get some fresh air, if you need to keep an eye on them?
 
2013-10-08 03:22:17 PM  
I live in a small suburb, and the crime against kids is practically nil. We do have drug dealers here and there, but pretty much everyone knows who they are and how to avoid them (why the cops haven't caught on, I don't know). I drive my kid to school, simply because it's too far for a 6 year old to walk (about a mile, with three large hills in between and no sidewalks). There are two kids who live on the same street as his school who ride the farking bus. A lady that I assume is grandma waits outside with them for the bus. Occasionally I see a man I assume is grandpa. There are two cars in the driveway. If they won't let the kids walk it, I don't see why they don't farking drive them. I want to pull over and punch them (grandma and grandpa, not the kids..... wait a few years before the kids get punchable).

Side note: the middle school is two blocks from my house, so when Lil Bee gets in 6th grade, he's walking.
 
2013-10-08 03:25:42 PM  
Just call Cesar Millan.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-08 03:26:37 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.


I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.
 
2013-10-08 03:30:51 PM  
I thought young white males were supposed to steal cars. It just shows their precocious spirit of adventure.

James Tiberius Kirk
www.hotflick.net

Harry Potter
seattletimes.com

Ferris Beuler
ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-08 03:38:11 PM  

dittybopper: Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.

I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


This may be where the 90% of women have been raped in their lifetimes, or whatever the really high number comes from. I would certainly concede that the number of unreported rapes/abductions/unsolved murders surely would have been much higher back then. How many people hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers anymore? Hitchhiking used to be really common.
 
2013-10-08 03:38:33 PM  
Challenge the little bastard to escape being tied in a trunk and tossed in the river.
 
2013-10-08 03:47:34 PM  

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


My grandpa used to be left for days on end alone from age 8 in the mountains in Italy to watch the horses. This was in the mid 1930's, and yeah there weren't any people around to bother him, but they did have bears and wolves up there, and I'm pretty sure all he was armed with was a knife and a stick from a tree.

The other moms on my street were having a cow about the kids having to walk to the junior high a mile away, through the sidewalked neighborhood. It's not that far, and by age 13 I think they can walk or ride their bike alone. They were already discussing carpooling. The kids were in kindergarten at the time. Don't they realize that by 13 these kids won't want to be seen getting dropped off at school?

This kid though, he's a handful. If this was the first thing he had pulled, I would suspect the mom being involved as she works there, but this is just the latest in a string of exploits and they said today on tv he was going to meet an online game friend and I doubt the mom would have ok'd that. Some kids are just a handful to deal with. That doesn't excuse the parents though. The police put a locator anklet on him. Maybe those should be available to the general parenting public. I'm all for chipping my kid until they are 18 since I am legally responsible for them until that age. Besides, no one would kidnap a kid knowing the kid would be quickly located.
 
2013-10-08 03:54:45 PM  
"Typically, staff can tell if a child is lying, but with this child, they are unsure what is going on,"...

This little sociopath will be a cop or a politician.
 
2013-10-08 04:02:34 PM  

ocd002: The police put a locator anklet on him. Maybe those should be available to the general parenting public. I'm all for chipping my kid until they are 18 since I am legally responsible for them until that age.


1. Chips are extremely short range.

2. Congratulations, you just trained your kid for his entire young life that he's a prisoner who will be monitored ceaselessly.  That doesn't teach responsibility.  That teaches blind obedience to authority, which is a bad thing.
 
2013-10-08 04:04:12 PM  
But they're not charging him with anything because he's only 9. So he's learning he can get away with it. If I were Delta, Mommy would be on the hook for the two plane rides (to LV, then getting sent home), and if I were the owner of the bag he stole, there'd be words from me, too.

/not an ITG, but somebody has to do something to teach that little brat some consequences
 
2013-10-08 04:19:26 PM  
ctrl-f 'father' - no matches. Big surprise there
 
2013-10-08 04:25:15 PM  
Sounds like a kid I used to have to police when I was a lifeguard.  I would bet he was emotionally disturbed.  He was also incredibly sneaky and mischievous.  His Mom enrolled him in private lessons and he would adopt an "alter ego" that didn't want swimming lessons.  You had to negotiate with the alter ego to get anything accomplished.  He would escape his house (which bordered on the golf course), run to the snack shack, sneak in and steal the cashbox.  He said crazy stuff all the time like the kid in the article...whether in "alter ego" mode or not.  I'm pretty sure he stole a golf cart more than once.  My favorite was when he sneaked into the snack bar and yelled "I'm in the snack bar, now GIVE ME ALL THE FOOD!" at the top of his lungs. I felt bad for the Mom.  I don't think the kid was poorly supervised...just extremely difficult.
 
2013-10-08 04:34:12 PM  
She should go on Maury and have a drill instructor yell at the kid.
 
2013-10-08 04:45:55 PM  

dittybopper: Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.

I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


I remember growing up in the 70's and things were so radically different then.  For example,I recently thought of a friendship I'd struck up at 8 or 9 with the delivery boy for the local paper who was probably 13-14 at the time. My backyard (which was huge and heavily grown with hedges and suchlike) was a shortcut for him at the end of his route, and I'd wait to talk and hang out with him there and  he'd always use a little of his delivery money to get a bag of candy from the nearby 5 and dime and share it with me.  Now, when I had that memory, I actually spent about an hour carefully searching my brain to make sure I wasn't supressing some sort of memory of molestation or assault because what seemed so normal then (a nice teen ager sharing his cand with his little friend)  Now seems so out of place that I was almost conivced there MUST have been more to it.

/don;t even get me started abut walking the 2 miles home from rifle practice every afternoon as a 12-year old through a very suburban neighborhood with a very real .22 rifle slung over my should (no ammo, no clip and bolt open per my dad's instructions, but doubt nayone these days would take long enough to figure that out )
 
2013-10-08 04:48:16 PM  

cookiefleck: SovietCanuckistan: Here's the  Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]

And here he is today.
[imageshack.us image 320x304]

He looks like he would be a darker. He's probably reading this as we type...


I thought you were supposed to call them "you people"?
 
2013-10-08 04:56:26 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.


Yes, but we didn't have a half dozen 24 hour news channels with only 3 hours of actual news to report, so everything that happens to the children is A NATIONAL EMERGENCY1!!
 
2013-10-08 04:59:31 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then


Back in those days we had to go to the bike shop if we wanted to be molested. We didn't have 'home delivery' like kids today do...

farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2013-10-08 05:09:37 PM  
Does he live on Grove St?
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-08 05:37:38 PM  

Anthracite: farkerts: I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother

For what? Is she placing him in the vehicles and telling him to take off in them?


I think we'll eventually find that is not far from the truth, yes.
 
2013-10-08 05:44:42 PM  
Sounds like he's pretty much wired to be like that and no amount therapy, incarceration sir beatings is going to change that. I give three months before he becomes another headline for some new escapade, like hijacking a bus or robbing a bank.
 
2013-10-08 05:48:06 PM  

FrancoFile: Sin_City_Superhero: cookiefleck: SovietCanuckistan: Here's the  Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]

And here he is today.
[imageshack.us image 320x304]

He looks like he would be a darker. He's probably reading this as we type...

I thought you were supposed to call them "you people"?

attractive and successful African-American.


LOL  The filter now has a South Park setting, too...
 
2013-10-08 05:50:11 PM  

van1ty: While grand theft auto is no laughing matter


I don't know, sometimes when you switch to Trevor, some of the shiat he's doing is pretty hilarious...

/Wait, what are we talking about?
 
2013-10-08 05:54:03 PM  
This child is an entirely different child altogether.
 
2013-10-08 06:05:25 PM  
Age is just a number when it come to sociopathy.
 
2013-10-08 06:26:04 PM  

The Muthaship: Age is just a number when it come to sociopathy.


And sex...wait, what?
 
2013-10-08 07:02:55 PM  
images.ibsys.com

It's fun to do bad things...
 
2013-10-08 08:03:35 PM  
Hes just an excitable boy...
 
2013-10-08 08:59:22 PM  
"We're not bad parents. We didn't think nothin' of it,

Hmmm, maybe they are not very good parents but they think too much.
 
2013-10-08 09:09:07 PM  
Stop at an orphanage, explain that if we have one more moment like this, this will be your next home because we're done with your shiat. Make the little bastard make a choice - here, at home, with people that care about him and rules that he has to follow, or there, at an orphanage, after being disowned.
 
2013-10-08 09:35:32 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Just call Cesar Millan.


The brat whisperer:

www.johnsonville.com

Unfortunately, Mr. Milan's charges can't be converted into these delicious sausage products like the horse or dog whisperer's failing subjects.

// Or can they?
 
2013-10-08 09:54:44 PM  
bullet meet brain

this kid is going to one case of fraud after another
he has no redeeming quality
he can't be saved
he won't be missed
 
2013-10-08 10:05:28 PM  

SueDisco: Sounds like a kid I used to have to police when I was a lifeguard.  I would bet he was emotionally disturbed.  He was also incredibly sneaky and mischievous.  His Mom enrolled him in private lessons and he would adopt an "alter ego" that didn't want swimming lessons.  You had to negotiate with the alter ego to get anything accomplished.  He would escape his house (which bordered on the golf course), run to the snack shack, sneak in and steal the cashbox.  He said crazy stuff all the time like the kid in the article...whether in "alter ego" mode or not.  I'm pretty sure he stole a golf cart more than once.  My favorite was when he sneaked into the snack bar and yelled "I'm in the snack bar, now GIVE ME ALL THE FOOD!" at the top of his lungs. I felt bad for the Mom.  I don't think the kid was poorly supervised...just extremely difficult.


Ooh! I know this one! This is dissociative personality disorder. Sadly I only learned about it on that TV show Psych, but it's a real thing. Some think it is a form of borderline schizophrenia.
 
2013-10-08 10:56:23 PM  

WTFDYW: This child is an entirely different child altogether.


This child is an entirely different child
 
2013-10-09 02:43:28 AM  
Parents should be allowed to kill their kids once they have 10 major crime violations before they are 18 years old... maybe twenty-one for good measure.

"I want to apologize to the public for my child's torment to so many people. The problem has now been resolved."
 
2013-10-09 02:56:40 AM  

dittybopper: I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


There's evidence that offender registries reduce crime? That's news to me.
 
2013-10-09 02:58:40 AM  

Stoker: Parents should be allowed to kill their kids once they have 10 major crime violations before they are 18 years old


Or maybe society should be allowed to kill parents who raise children that commit 10 major crimes... and then get the children the help and parenting they so desperately need.
 
2013-10-09 03:29:32 AM  
Anyone pick up this gem FTFA: " ...reported their son missing on Thursday morning -- a day after they last saw him, leaving the house to take out the trash."

I think I may have found part of the problem. Who waits a FULL DAY to report their 9 year old kid missing?
 
2013-10-09 07:13:44 AM  

profplump: dittybopper: I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.

There's evidence that offender registries reduce crime? That's news to me.


I think his point was that they merely make people more aware of the existence of a sex offender in the neighborhood, leading to the hysteria and paranoia among parents these days, who are certain the world is a much more dangerous place, when the reality of the situation is that it's no more dangerous than it was decades ago (and, in fact, is likely much safer), but you just have more access to information now, which makes it seem like there's more danger... Just like, thanks to the Internet and the 24 hour news channels, we get to hear about every single kidnapping, molestation, murder, etc. story from around the country, when in the old days those would mostly be purely local stories that never got any coverage outside the immediate area they took place in... So, everyone sees all this media coverage of these things now and is sure that must mean things are so much worse today than back when they were children, when in fact the opposite is true, but they just had no idea it was going on back then...
 
2013-10-09 07:49:37 AM  

kendelrio: Anyone pick up this gem FTFA: " ...reported their son missing on Thursday morning -- a day after they last saw him, leaving the house to take out the trash."

I think I may have found part of the problem. Who waits a FULL DAY to report their 9 year old kid missing?


If he's as big a pain in the ass as he sounds, they were probably enjoying the break
 
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