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London Olympics girl, 18, ‘trashed cop car’ (Was One of London's Teen Ambassadors)
The Sun ^ | 08/12/2011 | Neil Syson

Posted on 08/12/2011 10:03:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A TEENAGE girl accused of wrecking a police car in the riots is a London Olympics ambassador.

Chelsea Ives, 18, was arrested after her parents allegedly saw her on TV during the mayhem in Enfield and called police.

Mum Adrienne, 43, said: "I have no regrets. I love my daughter but she was brought up to know right from wrong."

Chelsea is said to have hurled a rock through a shop window while rioting - then yelled excitedly to a friend: "This is the best day ever."

She was behind bars last night after parents Adrienne and Roger turned her in when they allegedly saw her on TV attacking a police car.

Adrienne said: "We've no regrets and would do the same again.

"My children have always been taught right from wrong. We were not being brave, it's what any right-thinking person would have done."

Police yesterday revealed half of the 240 London riot suspects who have appeared in court so far are under 18.

By 7am this morning, cops had arrested 1,051 in London while 591 had been charged. More than 1,600 have been arrested nationwide and 796 people have appeared in court charged in connection with the riots.

Chelsea, a talented athlete and singer, is among a group of Londoners picked to be ambassadors for the 2012 Olympics.

They are supposed to represent pride in our capital city — and will officially welcome visitors.

Adrienne told of the horrifying moment she and Roger saw Chelsea flash on to their TV screens during Sunday night's appalling violence in Enfield, North London.

She said: "We were watching the riots. It was sickening. Then we saw her. To say we were shocked...

"Not only was it someone we knew, it was our daughter. She's studying A-levels, is a fine sportswoman and a great singer - a beautiful, creative and talented child.

"I love her. But look at what she's done. These riots have cost people their jobs and even lives. We are going through hell."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: london; olympics; riots

1 posted on 08/12/2011 10:03:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
A TEENAGE girl accused of wrecking a police car in the riots is WAS a London Olympics ambassador.

Correcting for grammar and punctuation.

2 posted on 08/12/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Why did you post this, and why did you post it on Free Republic?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chelsea Ives, a London Olympics ambassador alleged to have hurled bricks at a police car was handed into cops by her mom.
3 posted on 08/12/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome parents. Hopefully Chelsea will grow up and thank them some day.


4 posted on 08/12/2011 10:06:59 AM PDT by saint (God forgive us, we're killing babies made in His image.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If England is to be saved, it will be by folks like Adrienne and Roger Ives.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All

she should have been beaten, tazed and hospitalized....at the very least...


6 posted on 08/12/2011 10:07:22 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Lazamataz
WAS a London Olympics ambassador.

Don't be so sure.

7 posted on 08/12/2011 10:07:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

Olympic Ambassador Threw Bricks At Police Car During Riots, Then Mom Gives Her Up (What could have induced her to do that?)
8 posted on 08/12/2011 10:08:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

The way she dresses in the photos and her smug pout speak volumes.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 10:09:54 AM PDT by America always
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d hit it like a baseball bat at the Home Run Derby.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 10:11:10 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: SeekAndFind

NOT GUILTY!


11 posted on 08/12/2011 10:14:50 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: saint
"Hopefully [sic] Chelsea will grow up and thank them some day"

Wishing the enemy well is wishing society ill.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 10:15:34 AM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: America always

Don’t judge a book by its cover - its the way all young people dress these days. You have to give kudos to her parents and she should forfeit her Olympic ambassidorship and have to perform community service and pay a fine.


13 posted on 08/12/2011 10:16:20 AM PDT by qwicwted
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To: Maverick68

Don’t taze her, bro.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 10:16:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SeekAndFind
Brave and wonderful parents. If it teaches the stupid girl a lesson, then excellent. If not, she is a lost cause any way. I salute them!!!
15 posted on 08/12/2011 10:17:40 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The girl has got some arms on her for sure...


16 posted on 08/12/2011 10:20:12 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t Gary Coleman dead?


17 posted on 08/12/2011 10:23:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

How long until she outs herself as a tranny?


18 posted on 08/12/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: SeekAndFind

What kind of stoopit parents name their kid after a suburb?


19 posted on 08/12/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: saint

I’m mixed about this. It sounds like they tried to raise her right.

But calling the cops on your own daughter? That’s extreme.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 10:26:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: qwicwted
Don’t judge a book by its cover - its the way all young people dress these days

Not ours.

She's a slut.

21 posted on 08/12/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: SeekAndFind

In the advertising business, Chelsea is what’s called an “International model”. Unlike the other three blokes in the pix, you can’t easily tell her ethnic makeup. Therefore, when seen in an ad, she is theoretically more appealing to more people. They are highly sought out and well compensated for their looks.

DumbaSS. Let’s hope the “best day of her life” has long-lasting repercussions.

Kudos to Mum and Dad!


22 posted on 08/12/2011 10:29:38 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
But calling the cops on your own daughter? That’s extreme.

Maybe for jay walking it is. But not for a serious crime. It's their (our, as parents) responsibility.

23 posted on 08/12/2011 10:32:37 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: SeekAndFind
Chelsea is said to have hurled a rock through a shop window while rioting - then yelled excitedly to a friend: "This is the best day ever

I just plain don't understand this mindset. I can see it if you were actually at war, and you managed to grease a number of the enemy (I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will). But here we have a pampered darling who is engaging in violence and destruction of other peoples' property for the sheer fun of it.

All I can say is that she better stay home in the UK for this kind of stuff, because she would probably be killed in the USA trying this stuff. Shot either by the police or much more likely by a private citizen protecting his property.

24 posted on 08/12/2011 10:33:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>> But calling the cops on your own daughter? That’s extreme.

Extreme? NOT!

I did the same thing to my druggie son (marijuana, booze, crack, cocaine) when he was a teenager. After years of putting the family through hell, he’s a responsible member of the community, over 3 years sober, has a great job, and is engaged to a wonderful gal.


25 posted on 08/12/2011 10:36:08 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, if I saw my own daughter on TV committing a violent crime, I’d certainly turn her in. It might be the only thing that saves her.

This girl was clearly very peer-identified, which is a problem with all teenagers but a particular problem with black teenagers because of the violent behavior of many of the peer models. Since the thug rapper has become the ideal of black adolescents (which would be like having meth-making biker gang members become the ideal of white adolescents), this means that going along with the crowd can be particularly dangerous for black kids. I think the parents did the right thing.


26 posted on 08/12/2011 10:36:53 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind
And we don't put up with that дерьмо here citizen

And we don't use rubber bullets

27 posted on 08/12/2011 10:40:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Oztrich Boy

RE: What kind of stoopit parents name their kid after a suburb?

Are you referring to Bill and Hillary?


28 posted on 08/12/2011 10:41:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Oztrich Boy

B. & H.C.!


29 posted on 08/12/2011 10:41:50 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Re-flush Congress in 2012, some crap remains!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are you kidding? Anyone who had any love in their heart for her at all, would have called the cops. Let’s hope she learns a stinging lesson and does a sharp course adjustment before she turns into a total self-serving and conscienceless twit.


30 posted on 08/12/2011 10:43:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Show me one who loves: he knows what I mean." St. Augustine)
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To: from occupied ga

>> she would probably be killed in the USA trying this stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg

... he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
Id love to spit some Beechnut in that dude’s eyes
And shoot him with my old 45
Cause a country boy can survive ...


31 posted on 08/12/2011 10:44:03 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: from occupied ga
Here's a guy who's out of options:


32 posted on 08/12/2011 10:47:05 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

I’d say that the guy in the striped shirt was going to be in a world of hurt not long after the picture was taken. Russian police have never been noted for their tolerant attitude.


33 posted on 08/12/2011 10:56:39 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind
Chelsea Ives, 18, was arrested after her parents allegedly saw her on TV during the mayhem in Enfield and called police.
Mum Adrienne, 43, said: "I have no regrets. I love my daughter but she was brought up to know right from wrong."

Good for you, Mum!! Girl needs to learn that her actions have REAL WORLD consequences!

34 posted on 08/12/2011 11:13:33 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you referring to Bill and Hillary?

Well not really, the Hillster got it from Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning" and just liked the sound of the name. Not the brightest of ideas, but for a London coiple to do it is weapons grade stupid. How many NY NY parents name their daughter Greenwich Village?

35 posted on 08/12/2011 11:31:18 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: SeekAndFind
The parents did the right thing, but the stupid twit is trying to not take responsibility for her actions.

She denied violent disorder, burglary at Phones 4U and Vodafone stores and causing £5,000 of damage to a police car.

36 posted on 08/12/2011 11:42:13 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Right about now, her mom could probably get elected Mayor of London..


37 posted on 08/12/2011 11:44:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: livius

>>>”Well, if I saw my own daughter on TV committing a violent crime, I’d certainly turn her in. It might be the only thing that saves her.”<<<

My comments below are not specifically directed at you:

It won’t save her. It’d make her more disturbed. There is no substitute for good, competent & ‘sane’ parenting.

It is a *wider* problem/issue that needs to be addressed by a lot of grps, individuals & very often gov’t related authorities too. Obviously, we don’t live in a social, political & cultural vacuum.

Ironic how we all need an official license to drive, to register our car, to be formally recognised & qualified to hold most professional jobs, and to have formal, recognised documentation to travel, as examples. But, no one asks for any qualifications, or receipts, in advance, for having and raising another human being; most important & critical task of all. These human beings may end up either as positive contributors to society, or the greatest menace to others. Alternatively, and currently, we may simply offload them when it suits us.


38 posted on 08/12/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

No, getting her out of her circle of “friends” (who were probably what inspired her to run out there and start smashing in the windows of the police cruiser) is the best thing that could happen to her.

Her parents have been sane and seem like excellent people and fine citizens, and their daughter was an A student, an athlete, and had gotten all sorts of awards, so I’d say they’d done a pretty good job of parenting.

But all it takes with a teenager is peer pressure at the wrong moment to throw them off track, and a sudden encounter with the law is like a glass of cold water in their faces. She’s obviously not going to spend her life in jail (especially in Britain!), but I hope she gets enough punishment (and shame) to make her realize that the values that Mom and Dad taught her trump the values of her peers any day.

I once knew a middle-class white family who worked to prevent their kid from suffering any legal punishment after a drug dealing arrest and were successful in making everything go away. A year and a half later, he was dead, shot to death at night on the side of the highway by a “rival,” also a middle class white kid.

Kids have to realize the effects of their bad behavior on their own lives before it’s too late, and the best way is usually to let them take their punishment.


39 posted on 08/12/2011 4:07:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: TLI

Let me guess which Olympic sport... Hammer throw?;) Probably one of those crapola “sports” like synchronized swimming or rhythmic gymnastics/s;)


40 posted on 08/12/2011 4:40:38 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: TLI

Let me guess which Olympic sport... Hammer throw?;) Probably one of those crapola “sports” like synchronized swimming or rhythmic gymnastics/s;)


41 posted on 08/12/2011 4:41:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: TLI

“The girl has got some arms on her for sure...”

I think she took a couple of steps forward with it in her hand before letting it fly. DISQUALIFICATION!/s;)


42 posted on 08/12/2011 4:43:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: livius

As you point out, it’s no good to be ‘overprotective’. She is also 18 yrs old. I’d say a bit odd that her parents didn’t recognise ‘peer pressure’ on her before she began hurling rocks through shop windows & attacking the police cruiser. That’s extreme behaviour.

Did they not know about her peers? Or, her circle of friends? Did she have a history of similar behaviour, or what we usually call teenage ‘rebellion’? Also, that type of behaviour thru peer influence doesn’t begin at 18 yrs of age. Nor suddenly manifest itself. It usually begins during formative yrs. 11 onwards, and end at 18 or 20 yrs at the latest. 8 out of 10 young adults (18 to 25) I have worked with, had a history of anti-social behaviour due to family issues. Their ‘friends’ often acted as catalysts to bring about that behaviour, but were not the cause. About 50% came from well-to-do families, not necessarily overprotective ones.

Academic achievement & excelling in sports are not indicative of social adjustment, nor emotional intelligence. In fact, those kids who are very much encouraged to be over-achievers, tend not to develop their emotional intelligence. Besides, most parents like to think they’ve taught their kids to do the right thing. Not knowing her family personally, nor her circumstances, except what is written in the article, leave much room for speculation, so I couldn’t say more. But, I’d guess that Miss Chelsea had other issues, which either weren’t recognised or weren’t dealt with before her recent actions. Should she be punished for her bad behaviour? Of course. How should she be punished is a different question.

Anyway, at 18, she is legally considered a young adult. So, relevant & suitable punishment are in order. Though, I think helping her to work through her issues with her family in order to readjust are more important than simply deciding to hand her in to the authorities for punishment.


43 posted on 08/15/2011 8:24:11 PM PDT by odds
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