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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    This is my problem with that line of thought, today's young people aren't exactly looking like there that much better off. Have you seen all the school shootings, spike in depression, increased drug use... I could go on and on but suffice to say that ever since we decided that spanking was the problem, things have been getting a lot worse. Ultimately, I don't define Child Abuse in what is done, but what is the intent. The more time I've had to chew on this issue, and the more I've heard about it, it sounds like that when the spanking occurred, it wasn't done from a state of mind of teaching the child right from wrong, but from anger. Adrian Peterson is a strong guy, so I can excuse the pictures if I thought that he just didn't know his own strength. Everything else, well, listening to you people make it sounds like AP tying up his kid like a pinata and swatting on him until the candy came out. The leaves thing, if that turns out to be true, is more telling to me and is where I think emotion came into play. I will say this, I wouldn't have a problem with the whelps I've seen if AP gave "the talk" afterwards, and did it from a mind clear of anger.

    And no, but I did watch the Nanny with Fran Drescher, does that count?
    No. A 4 yr old probably thought the father who was supposed to love him was never going to stop and just kill him.

    Who gives a **** about the parent's intent? What is the damage to the kid?

    Spanking is one thing. We KNEW when we'd earned a spanking and it usually wasnt even administered in anger....it was discipline. Yes, a punishment. Not terrorizing.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    No. A 4 yr old probably thought the father who was supposed to love him was never going to stop and just kill him.

    Who gives a **** about the parent's intent? What is the damage to the kid?

    Spanking is one thing. We KNEW when we'd earned a spanking and it usually wasnt even administered in anger....it was discipline. Yes, a punishment. Not terrorizing.
    That's where "the talk" comes into play. You know, you sit them down, tell them to think on it and then say "I love you, and you know this hurts me more than it did you, but it was for your own good."

    Come to think about it, that still sounds like BS. In any event, clearly I'm talking about the grey ground here, if there is bruising or broken bones, then the line has been crossed. The only reason I'm hesitant here is that a switch is probably the most dangerous of the common ways to get a spanking, cause it will tear up your skin, especially if it's bare. I feel like the spanking looks worse than it actually might of been. Like I said before, if some of the stories are to be believed though, than I would agree it pushes this past just punishing into child abuse. And to AP's credit, he's already admitted as such in a statement that was released today. I just hate the line where he says there are better punishments than spanking, because there are some cases where that just isn't true, and also is a back hand to great parents everywhere.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    How anyone can say they didn't intend to harm yet use a tree branch? On a four year old. Peterson himself said he lost count of the strikes. At least 15 to 20 was his police testimony. Imagine the screaming as each lash bruised and tore flesh. Legs, buttocks, back, arms, and balls. The hands had defensive wounds. On a four year old. Not even the Saudi's lash a four year old.

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    Why do people keep ignoring my "just spray the kid with mace" idea? Why is this a bad idea?
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    UPDATE: Adrian Peterson's lawyer Rusty Hardin released the following statement:

    "The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult witness adamantly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son. There is no ongoing or new investigation."
    Here is a KHOU update: Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Ok, here is my compromise for Adrian Peterson: He can play this week but first he gets beaten with a cane by a 300 lb strongman until he bleeds.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Petersen didn't know any better... and that's sad.

    Being a good parent isn't something you're born with, it's something you learn. Petersen needs to learn a better way to discipline. Most of all, never lash out at a child in anger. It almost always leads to bad outcomes.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Petersen didn't know any better... and that's sad.

    Being a good parent isn't something you're born with, it's something you learn. Petersen needs to learn a better way to discipline. Most of all, never lash out at a child in anger. It almost always leads to bad outcomes.

    Adrian Peterson is an incredibly stupid man, it appears. He wants to claim that his mom did this to him growing up and not for a minute does he stop to think "Wait, my moms wasn't 220 lbs of solid muscle!"
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

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    What the hell did the kid do? Take the family car without permission? Hell, he is only 4 yrs old.
    From what I have read, the child pushed another child.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    From what I have read, the child pushed another child.

    Allot of these guys are Children.

    Not only emotionally but intelectually.

    And allot of the time they go into the NFL with College degrees.

    A degree in what ? I mean what are they majoring in ? Sponge Bob Square Pants ?

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