If one of them pulled out a gun, I would be too scared ever to leave the house again.
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12-02-2012 18:43 #131
12-02-2012 18:55 #132
What I was trying to convey is that if it were any other group of people that are denied rights and held to be under the control of any other group of people, here, it would be seen to be the travesty it is.
I don't agree that there is justice in shooting and destroying another person's belongings, and had it happened to any other person on the planet for any other transgression against another person of this nature, the person doing the shooting would have landed themselves in jail. That's the whole point. That just because she is his child does not make his actions appropriate, just, or not-abusive. In fact because he's in a position of power and authority over her, it makes his actions that much more shocking and inappropriate. If he'd directed that behaviour at another adult, at least they would have had the capacity, means, and societal support to gain some justice for the wrong. Apparently, because this is a child we're talking about - she doesn't deserve those supports or accesses to help. I find that unacceptable...and think it's why child abuse in all modalities is rife in our society.
I'm sorry that I miscommunicated what I meant to you. I seriously didn't mean to imply that you were prejudiced against anybody. I'm really sorry that it came across that way.
12-02-2012 19:16 #133
fiveinthebed, share a book and alexander beetle - if you are going to quote me how about you read my posts first?!
i don't agree that pulling out a gun and shooting a laptop is sensible. i'm merely stating (as i did in my original post) that it deserved to be confiscated.
i'm sure most parents reflect on disciplinary issues with their children and think it may have been excessive. i'm betting the father wishes he had kept his mouth shut now....
12-02-2012 19:44 #134
Reading his update it sounds like he has learned nothing and infact was making excuses for his actions and minimising saying she hasn't been negatively effected. I'm no perfect parent but when I make a mistake I own it and vow to do better next time. If you don't acknowledge there's an issue then nothing changes.
12-02-2012 20:09 #135
Sorry for quoting you Halloweendee, But this, together with your other post led me to assume you are suggesting he 'merely destroyed' a piece of property...used a 'shock tactic' to do so.
I, personally, see it in a different light - that 'confiscating' a piece of property does not involve blowing holes in it.
Along with others I have felt quite threatened - even on the other end of a computer screen in a different country.
Police have a warning out to 'hoon' drivers that certain offences will result in their car being impounded (or confiscated) ...and fair enough.
Same thing here - I agree with the 'taking away a toy/activity/techy bit of equipment' -- it's the SHOOTING with a weapon and putting it up for all to see - that I, personally find disgusting.
12-02-2012 22:07 #136
thanks this thread is closed - at least temporarily
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