View Poll Results: Should Parents be held accountable for their children when they kill or harm others?

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  • Sure, that would be a nice change in today's world

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  • No, Parents can't be there all the time

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  • Depends on the situation but yes if the saw warnings and ignored them

    28 65.12%
  • Depends on situation but no most of the time as a parent can't be around all the time

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Thread: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stupid?

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not really, you should probably just reread that again.
    No need, I get you now, whatever the court says is gospel

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    No need, I get you now, whatever the court says is gospel
    I posted something on another thread about two young teenage boys who vandalized a school in a neighboring town. Their parents were held financially responsible for the damages. I think whenever there are monetary damages, then parents ARE held responsible for their minor children.

    As far as the Columbine boys go, I don't know how much their parents knew. It was stated in the past that the boys assembled homemade bombs in the garages of their homes. However, they could have easily hid that from the parents if the parents work full time.

    Parents just can't be their to hold their teenage children's hands constantly, so I don't think a parent should always be held responsible. That would be something that would need investigation to see just what the parents knew, if they were neglectful, etc.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    No need, I get you now, whatever the court says is gospel
    Nope, only that if you want to throw someone in jail, you'll need to provide evidence in a court of law. Sorry that you seem so opposed to that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I posted something on another thread about two young teenage boys who vandalized a school in a neighboring town. Their parents were held financially responsible for the damages. I think whenever there are monetary damages, then parents ARE held responsible for their minor children.

    As far as the Columbine boys go, I don't know how much their parents knew. It was stated in the past that the boys assembled homemade bombs in the garages of their homes. However, they could have easily hid that from the parents if the parents work full time.

    Parents just can't be their to hold their teenage children's hands constantly, so I don't think a parent should always be held responsible. That would be something that would need investigation to see just what the parents knew, if they were neglectful, etc.
    I appreciate your opinion but as a parent of 4 I knew when they tried to sneek beer and/or pot into the house, when they were having top secret parties at our house or somewhere else. Parents can use excuse of work or other things, but they can be vigilant in raising their kids.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nope, only that if you want to throw someone in jail, you'll need to provide evidence in a court of law. Sorry that you seem so opposed to that.
    I never said I was ooposed, you made another assumption without evidence

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I appreciate your opinion but as a parent of 4 I knew when they tried to sneek beer and/or pot into the house, when they were having top secret parties at our house or somewhere else. Parents can use excuse of work or other things, but they can be vigilant in raising their kids.
    How could you know if you're not home? Speaking of sneaking whatever, that's pretty much experimental stuff that a lot of teens do. That is not really a reflection on the parents. Maybe they were just smart enough to know not to try to bring it home.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How could you know if you're not home? Speaking of sneaking whatever, that's pretty much experimental stuff that a lot of teens do. That is not really a reflection on the parents. Maybe they were just smart enough to know not to try to bring it home.
    People talk especially kids, I knew about every party. Kids will be kids and as a parent you know they will test you (i tested mine , and got caught). Past behavior predicts future behavior. Those columbine kids had gun powder, ammo, and guns in the house. Their parents should have been neutered at birth so this could have been avoided as they were clearly too stupid to pro-create.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    People talk especially kids, I knew about every party. Kids will be kids and as a parent you know they will test you (i tested mine , and got caught). Past behavior predicts future behavior. Those columbine kids had gun powder, ammo, and guns in the house. Their parents should have been neutered at birth so this could have been avoided as they were clearly too stupid to pro-create.
    Did your parents know about EVERYTHING you did? I think not.

    I really do kind of agree about the Columbine parents. It seems like there were just too many things going on in those homes for the parents to be so ignorant of it.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I never said I was ooposed, you made another assumption without evidence
    That's not an assumption of your intent. Read it again.
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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's not an assumption of your intent. Read it again.
    Of course it is, you made it, own it

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