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    Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment [W:59]

    Child cruelty or just some good old fashioned discipline?? If you think the former, what 'punishment' do you approve of?


    Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment

    Police arrested a Douglasville father on child cruelty charges after the man punished his 16-year-old son by making him carry a 23-pound landscape stone for several miles.Charlie Mayes, a 40-year-old military veteran with no criminal record, told police he used military-style punishment because his son watched too many videos and didn't do his chores and school work. Douglasville Police charged Mayes with first-degree child cruelty.

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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Child cruelty or just some good old fashioned discipline?? If you think the former, what 'punishment' do you approve of?
    I noticed you left out this part:

    "This was done multiple times over a three-day period, sometimes as early as 3 o'clock in the morning," Police Sgt. Todd Garner told 11Alive on Tuesday.

    Garner said the boy, who is only 4'2" tall, was also punished in-between the 3-mile hikes.

    "In between that time, he was at home having to move rocks and stuff from one side of the back yard to the other and then being taken right back out to the same location and dropped off and made to walk back again," Sgt. Garner added.

    The boy's trek would begin on Kings Highway and end at the family's home in the Fairways subdivision.
    Sorry, but yes, that is child abuse.

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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Child cruelty or just some good old fashioned discipline?? If you think the former, what 'punishment' do you approve of?


    Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment


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    I read the article. My dad made me and my bothers and sisters do the same bloody things. Unless there is something else here, the police have grossly overstepped their bounds. The arrest was completely unwarranted. $3500 bond??? Family counseling???? What a bunch of horse****.
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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I noticed you left out this part:



    Sorry, but yes, that is child abuse.
    Not even remotely.
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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Yeah, that's too much. He should just resort to public humiliation like that one time in Florida.

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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Then quite a few of my generation were abused as children. Dr Spock really did screw this nation over for generations to come.

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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I noticed you left out this part:
    We are not supposed to quote an entire story, that runs into copyright issues beyond 'fair use'.

    I don't care if it was multiple days or what time it happened. To me more 'old school' punishment would solve a lot of problems we have in society.

    Since you think it is 'abuse', which is above even 'cruelty', can you explain what makes it such, and perhaps what you would find to be 'acceptable' punishment?
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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I read the article. My dad made me and my bothers and sisters do the same bloody things. Unless there is something else here, the police have grossly overstepped their bounds. The arrest was completely unwarranted. $3500 bond??? Family counseling???? What a bunch of horse****.

    I thought the same thing. It doesn't sound too different from some of the punishments we got as kids.
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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Not even remotely.
    You're free to that opinion, luckily the police think otherwise.

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    Re: Father faces child cruelty charges for teen's punishment..

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    We are not supposed to quote an entire story, that runs into copyright issues beyond 'fair use'.

    I don't care if it was multiple days or what time it happened. To me more 'old school' punishment would solve a lot of problems we have in society.

    Since you think it is 'abuse', which is above even 'cruelty', can you explain what makes it such, and perhaps what you would find to be 'acceptable' punishment?
    There are many punishments that can be done that don't involve physical punishments like this. Grounding, extra chores, etc.

    Luckily the police diagree with YOU.

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