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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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2013-10-09 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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