Skip to comments.Father Gets Probation For Making Son Walk Home From School
Posted on 05/30/2014 7:22:35 PM PDT by grundle
A Hawaii man has been sentenced to a year of probation after making his son walk a mile home from school.
Robert Demond was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
Demond explained that his son had been involved in some sort of rule-breaking at school. When Demond picked him up, he asked about it, but his son refused to respond. Demond then stopped the car and told his son to walk to rest of the way home to think about what he had done, reports the Garden Island.
The judge, Kathleen Watanabe, ruled that the punishment was old-fashioned and inappropriate. She said that it is dangerous for children to walk alongside the road due to potential pedophiles. It was a form of punishment no longer supported by the community.
Demond was sentenced to a $200 fine and a year of probation. His sons age was never revealed in court documents.
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Hawaii must be a really dangerous place.
Are you effing kidding me?! WTH is wrong with everyone to let the school systems interfere in the disciplining of our own children?
Well I am in it deep then.
I had someone call the cops on me because I was making a 10 year old do punishment exercises. The officer asked if I thought what I was doing was wrong. Of course I didn’t otherwise I wouldn’t do it. I pointed out that he had to do punishment exercises in the academy. My reasoning was it was highly unlikely that they would be engaging in illegal activity in the police academy.
I am alway entertained by people who think it is wrong to discipline a child through punishment or force and yet they call on someone to use force and punishment. Ironic.
I would assume the child was well under 14.
He had to walk a whole mile?
The other day I walked from our Boardwalk, over to Natural Bridges and then to Capitola Village.
Total distance? 18 miles
Views and quality of enjoyment - priceless
One mile. Pfffft! !!
Totally insane ruling by an obviously out-to-lunch judge.
Contact the court system here:
Commission on Judicial Conduct
Kapuaiwa Bldg., 426 Queen Street, Room 118
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2914
Telephone: (808) 539-4790
Fax: (808) 539-4756
There are judges in this country that think they are our lords and masters. They need to be persuaded otherwise.
Hawaii is so full of leftist nuts and criminals that you could start your own country with just them as citizens.
Read the Hawai’i Free Press if you want to find out what is really going on there.
The Democrats in Hawaii are just as corrupt as those in Chicago, New York, Detroit, LA and Cleveland.
I bet she sentences parents whose children are obese for not making sure they get enough exercise.
Stupid idiotic judge. Should be retired. ASAP.
But we must tolerate those who have become fat and lazy.
A kid walking is a crime because there are so many pedophiles? Shouldn’t pedophilia be the crime that is punished? Reminds me of the law that used to be on the books in Chicago making it illegal to be a midget or dwarf alone on the street. The reasoning was you might get kidnapped by a circus.
Liberalism IS a mental disease.
The guys life is messed up for more than a year, and possibly his lifetime depending on where he wants to go with it. He has a record of child abuse now. His credibility with his kid is in ruin, and possibly with his family due unforeseen consequences of this judge’s edict.
This liberal judge has imposed her own unsupported perspectives onto this family that will never be undone.
The result of elevating bat dung crazy Leftists to leadership positions in our judicial, or governing entities.
yes...the new ways are much more effective (sarcasm)
My first day of Kindergarten, I insisted that I would walk home, and I did, it was well farther than a mile.
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