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Oh now this sounds like a good idea -- not:

A New Jersey father whose 12-year-old daughter was senselessly killed by a 15-year-old boy is suing the killer’s parents and pushing to enact a law that would punish parents of violent juveniles.

In October of 2012, 15-year-old Justin Robinson murdered 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, who lived just 14 houses away, and dumped her body in a trash can.

Now, the girl’s father is suing Robinson’s parents and has started a movement to create “Autumn’s Law” to punish parents of violent juvenile offenders.

“Where were the parents?” asks Autumn’s dad, Anthony Pasquale. “Parenting comes with responsibilities, and one of those is to raise your kids right, to pay attention and know when they’re a danger to someone else. That’s a parent’s job.”

So what is a parent to do these days?

Said 15 year old is probably quite-capable of simply erecting the finger and walking out.  A parent who tries to physically prevent that is, under current law, charged with abuse.

This is really about trying to get someone -- anyone -- to pay, since trying the 15 year old for murder isn't enough.  No, we can't just cage someone (although they certainly deserve it!) and they have no money, and we're grieving and we deserve to be able to get something from someone.

Never mind that life isn't fair.

“If the minor who murdered my daughter was properly treated, parented, disciplined, and supervised my daughter would probably be alive today.”

And how does that happen if said minor doesn't want to be parented or disciplined?  You can't physically restrain or punish said kid any more; that's felony child abuse.

Never mind that said kid could deck you (as the parent) and there isn't **** you can do about it.  A "kid" willing to commit homicide would certainly be willing to punch your lights out -- yes?

The story on this sounds like a kid who's dad was a piece of ****; they got divorced after allegations of domestic abuse.  There's a psychologist who says the kid has multiple problems, but I'm not buying that crap.  Get me a forensic psychiatrist with a similar opinion and I might change my mind, but psychology is IMHO nothing more than snake oil and talking, and while the latter isn't a bad thing it sure as hell doesn't work when the target is actively evasive instead of wanting help.

“The law says broadly that I don’t owe my neighbors very much when taking care of my own children,” says Martin Guggenheim, a professor at NYU School of Law. “That’s the way it’s been forever. That’s the way it should be. The world is not better off if we impose on parents this extra fear of being made bankrupt or imprisoned because of their child’s misconduct.”

I agree -- especially in the namby-pants world we live in today, where any attempt to impose severe discipline for severe behavioral issues has good odds of resulting in you as a parent being prosecuted.

I know there are people who think corporal punishment is never appropriate, but I counter with the fact that there are people who understand only violence and the threat thereof.  ISIS head-cutters are one example -- admittedly an extreme example, but I only need one example for the point to be valid.

I'd love to latch on to and agree that it's the parents fault when something like this happens, but that clearly is not true.  We all know someone who had two or more kids and one turned out to be a five-alarm nightmare while the other or others were great.  Some turned their act around at some point but others do not. 

It is certainly true that some monsters are made, but I suspect just as many are born -- and it is manifestly unjust to hold someone accountable for a thing they no lawful means of addressing.

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Well well, look what CNN printed...

(CNN) -- Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer.

They were contractors doing construction work in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day Michael Brown was killed.

And the men, who asked not to be identified after CNN contacted them, said they were about 50 feet away from Officer Darren Wilson when he opened fire.

An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the moments just after the shooting. 

"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.


Gee, what will be next -- two guys who never met this dude before and are just a couple of contractors who happened to be in the wrong place at the right time...... and they not only made it up, they did it right on the spot too before anyone knew they were being recorded.

Oh, they also said they saw the cop shoot at him from the back.

As I said before the plausible scenario given the forensics is that Brown runs, the cop shoots and hits him but not seriously -- in the hand or arm.  He realizes that this guy is going to keep shooting unless he stops, so he does and turns around.

The key to the entire circumstance is that I still can't get the angle on those two head shots to work unless he's kneeling or doubled over when they're fired.  But the previous rounds are not seriously debilitating -- oh I'm sure they hurt plenty, but they were wounds to one arm, not to a leg or his torso.

Oh, incidentally, that allegedly-fractured eye socket?  The guy who originated that ripped off a stock image of an X-ray and altered it; that was a bald lie.

Physics always wins.

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So Eric (Place)Holder, just one question for you:

Why is it that it was necessary for a black man to get shot before you noticed that three arrest warrants per household in 2013 alone could not possibly be legally valid and formed a prima-facie case of massive, systemic and intentional violations of civil rights?

Oh, and as for your assertion that "the vast majority of officers do their job professionally and honorably"? 

Exactly how many of the officers in Ferguson could possibly be in that category given the factual record of warrants issued in 2013, simply on the numbers along with the fact that countless cases of felony assault were committed by the cops during the demonstrations in that city -- exactly zero of which thus far have led to arrests?

I have an answer to that: Zero, you lying sack of crap.

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