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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.
    He needs help and I hope this will open his eyes and other people like him to get the help they need.
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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.
    I'll challenge this. He did know better, he had to have known better. In fact, he would know better than someone of my age (52) considering that it's been common knowledge for years that beating your child bloody is considered abuse. He is not living under a rock and he attended schools with a generation of kids who were taught that that is abuse, just as they were taught that they shouldn't let people touch their privates and so on.

    He knew better. He has problems and needs help, but he knew better.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'll challenge this. He did know better, he had to have known better. In fact, he would know better than someone of my age (52) considering that it's been common knowledge for years that beating your child bloody is considered abuse. He is not living under a rock and he attended schools with a generation of kids who were taught that that is abuse, just as they were taught that they shouldn't let people touch their privates and so on.

    He knew better. He has problems and needs help, but he knew better.
    He knew better for sure. There is absolutely know way someone could be unaware of the fact that slashing your kid up and down his legs with a stick constitutes child abuse. If anything, he has a serious problem with anger management. The marks on his son's legs are not indicative of a father trying to discipline his kid, but rather paint a picture of a father acting out in a fit of rage against his son.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Well how far down this rabbit hole do we go? Outlaw spanking all together? NSA parents so we know when they are abusing their kids? Do we extend this to psychological abuse as well? And if so, what becomes illegal and how do we police it?
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    He knew better for sure. There is absolutely know way someone could be unaware of the fact that slashing your kid up and down his legs with a stick constitutes child abuse. If anything, he has a serious problem with anger management. The marks on his son's legs are not indicative of a father trying to discipline his kid, but rather paint a picture of a father acting out in a fit of rage against his son.
    I've spanked all 3 of my kids. I never once left a mark on any of them or got to the point that I drew blood. And he hit his kid in his privates. That's just sick.

    I think Adrian is one angry man, as you said.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well how far down this rabbit hole do we go? Outlaw spanking all together? NSA parents so we know when they are abusing their kids? Do we extend this to psychological abuse as well? And if so, what becomes illegal and how do we police it?
    They could draw the line at whipping your child so hard that you inflict wounds and draw blood.

    Yes, it would be a good thing to know when parents are beating their children, wouldn't it?

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They could draw the line at whipping your child so hard that you inflict wounds and draw blood.

    Yes, it would be a good thing to know when parents are beating their children, wouldn't it?
    So would welts be out of the question? Would siblings fighting count as abuse or assault?

    Maybe this case is clear cut, but what happens when it's not?
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So would welts be out of the question? Would siblings fighting count as abuse or assault?

    Maybe this case is clear cut, but what happens when it's not?
    I have no idea about siblings fighting, I was talking about parental abuse. That isn't for me to decide anyway. I'm keeping in the context of this thread.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Not only did he do it repeatedly, this was a 4 year old. Not an older kid that knows he's just getting a beating. A kid this age is terrorized by this because he doesnt understand that the adult will (probably) stop before he kills him.

    This, from a man that supposedly loves him?

    It's disgusting that you try to excuse this with getting a single branch in the face hiking.

    No, light swats to NOT cause bleeding and welts....I also hike and ride in the woods...I have never had a SINGLE wound like that and I was a park ranger doing trail maintenance.
    I'm not excusing it! I have repeatedly said it was severe. I am only making a distinction between bad parenting (which this appears to be) and criminal abuse (of which I'm not certain). The fact that the child is four does admittedly adds to your side of the debate.

    BTW I don't believe you have ever walked through thick woods or you are disingenuous if you don't believe a thin switch can easily draw blood and leave whelps.
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    Re: Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    I'm not excusing it! I have repeatedly said it was severe. I am only making a distinction between bad parenting (which this appears to be) and criminal abuse (of which I'm not certain). The fact that the child is four does admittedly adds to your side of the debate.

    BTW I don't believe you have ever walked through thick woods or you are disingenuous if you don't believe a thin switch can easily draw blood and leave whelps.
    I'm in general agreement; I haven't read a police or physician report but from the photos I've seen it doesn't appear to be criminal abuse; and of course a thin switch can raise welts and draw blood without exceptional force.

    I'll wait for the trial but at this point it could easily be intrusive court action.. we'll see

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