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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry' [W:245]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct. This dad should have had his son apologize.
    That was essentially one of the things about the entire story which bothered me. I don't want to hear the parent speak for his son, and say that the son is sorry. I want to see the son own up to his own actions, and offer a real apology.
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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    And the parents are to blame for not instilling those things in to their little thug children.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It would be really nice if faith were the solution, but faith doesn't work very well against violence.
    That was a cheap shot. You reduced my entire dialogue to a tired cliche. Thanks.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's cute. I just want to pinch your cheeks while I read this.
    I bet you do.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry' [W:245]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That was essentially one of the things about the entire story which bothered me. I don't want to hear the parent speak for his son, and say that the son is sorry. I want to see the son own up to his own actions, and offer a real apology.
    Why would anyone believe that the kid is sorry?
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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Well despite much evidence to the contrary I have more faith than that.
    At least you recognize that there is evidence to the contrary. That is a start.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    At least you recognize that there is evidence to the contrary. That is a start.
    Why are conservatives so cynical? I mean seriously WTF happened to you guys.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Why are conservatives so cynical? I mean seriously WTF happened to you guys.
    Life happened to me. I've read far too many new headlines about people getting beaten, raped, murdered, robbed, etc. for absolutely no reason. I'm not being cynical, I'm being realistic. There are dangerous people in the world, and I prefer that they were dealt with accordingly.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry' [W:245]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why would anyone believe that the kid is sorry?
    They are always sorry, when they get caught.

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    Re: Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry' [W:245]

    Back when I was in school I was often the target of bullies. When I was 7 living in Okinawa I contracted tuberculosis and battled it for 16 months which left me smaller than the rest of the kids my age. I didn't start to catch up in size until about my sophomore year in high school, so I have some empathy for the victim here. As luck would have it that was a different time and when the kid who got bullied later caught up with the bullies and beat the Mc**** out of them nobody sued. A couple of them (separate occasions) ended up in emergency rooms. In junior high one guy ended up with a scar he still carries today, in high school I was once attacked by three at once, it took me months to get even with all of them. The last one was the backup center for the football team, so he was much bigger than I was. I put a shoulder in his ribs during a schoolyard football game during the summer after our junior years breaking several ribs and he didn't play his senior year.

    I say that to say this: the attackers were juveniles and the consequences simply will not be enough to dissuade them from doing something like this in the future. Perhaps what we need to do is go back a few decades and let these matters work out the way they used to be. The other alternative is to sue the parents of the attackers and hold them responsible, which I don't think is entirely right either.

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