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Father Arrested For Making Teenage Son Carry 23-Pound Brick For Miles
Headlines & Global News ^ | May 28, 2014 | Oulimata Ba

Posted on 05/29/2014 11:29:12 AM PDT by SJackson

A Georgia father has been arrested for making his teenage son carry a 23-pound landscape stone for miles as a military-style punishment, WXIA-TV reported.

Veteran Charlie Mayes, 40, is accused of making his 16-year-old son carry the landscaping stone for three miles at a time. The military father was arrested and charged with first-degree child cruelty on Tuesday.

Mayes told Douglassville police he made his son carry the stone as punishment for not doing his chores and schoolwork because he was watching too many videos. The 4-foot-2-inch tall teenager had to carry the paving stone for three miles from King's Highway to his home in the Fairways subdivision.

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

"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," Garner said.

Police were altered to the boy's punishment by a driver delivering pizzas who saw him.

Mayes told Douglassville police he made his son carry the stone as punishment for not doing his chores and schoolwork because he was watching too many videos. The 4-foot-2-inch tall teenager had to carry the paving stone for three miles from King's Highway to his home in the Fairways subdivision.

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

"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," Garner said.

Police were altered to the boy's punishment by a driver delivering pizzas who saw him.


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1 posted on 05/29/2014 11:29:12 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Maybe there’s something we don’t know here, but multiple articles (USA and Gannet which can’t be posted) cite the same facts and charge, which imo is ludicrous. Though 4’2” at 16 makes me wonder if there are health issues, 3 miles with 23 pounds isn’t cruelty all of my kids backpacked with more than that before they were teens.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 11:32:12 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

So can coaches and trainers be charged with a crime now if they make you push the limits to make you better? Boy what a wuss ified nation we have become not that I think the father’s punishment was a little harsh to say the least


3 posted on 05/29/2014 11:32:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SJackson

Thank goodness he didn’t make junior run bleacher laps.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: jsanders2001
Drill instructors too. The CIC should get his wife to do something about this. Maybe require Let's Move followed by a school lunch as punishment.
5 posted on 05/29/2014 11:36:01 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: circlecity

bleacher laps, Walter Payton’s favorite.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

16 years old and 4’ 2” ?


7 posted on 05/29/2014 11:37:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SJackson

I work with families day in and day out and the boys of today are mostly effemminate pansies cuttled even more by their fathers than even their mothers. It’s quite disturbing!


8 posted on 05/29/2014 11:37:39 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: SJackson

When I was in 7th grade, we had an eccentric science teacher who had a pair of bookends made from 3/4 inch armor steel.

If you goofed off or did something to warrant punishment, he would make the student stand in the back of the class and hold those for the entire period.

I know first-hand, those weighed about 20-25 lbs each. They were hard to hold because of the 90 ° shape, like two slices of bread attached at the flat end.

The panty-waist, hand-wringing, bed-wetting, do-gooder libtards would have put him away for life, if he did that in todays pc gone wild environment.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 11:38:22 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SJackson

My daughter did 25 lbs for over 5 miles when she was into backpacking with me - and she was only 13.

I would temper my thoughts until I saw what he was made to carry it in.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 11:38:51 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: jsanders2001

You should see me in action when I get a family with boys . I’ll scream at them at the top of my lungs to “man up”. The reaction I get from the fathers is priceless. Usually a wink and two thumbs up because while he’d love to be able to say what I do he dares not.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 11:40:37 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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23 lbs? Minimum standards in OCS was 40 lbs ruck alone for the 25km march.

Holy crap, I carried 23 lbs of water+IBAS+1,000 rounds for the M240+claymore+a couple of 60mm mortar rounds in the military....around 90-100 lbs.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 11:41:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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Ahhh, I had to do that barefoot and in the snow!

And I turned out OK!

OK, that's a lie. ...I never seen snow.

13 posted on 05/29/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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You should see me in action when I get a family with boys . I’ll scream at them at the top of my lungs to “man up”.

And when you're on your deathbed struggling for your last breath that may be their last words to you.
14 posted on 05/29/2014 11:49:33 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: SJackson
From the original article, ”Garner reportedly did not find anything wrong with making his son carry the massive brick.

“He did not feel that this was inappropriate at all and neither did his wife,” Garner told WXIA-TV.”

I would guess that about 95% of the "non-bleeding heart liberals" in the country would see nothing wrong with this "punishment". I was lucky to have a very good father... he came up with a lot of unconventional "punishments" as we were growing up. But we always knew that he cared about us. Whether or not the rest of us think it is "fair"... these "charges" sound like unconstitutional interference with this family's parental decision making process. It is time the nanny state started to back off.

15 posted on 05/29/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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After this gymnastic olympian did a vault over a bar with a sprained ankle (winning the gold) there were a huge amount of articles about coaches pushing their athletes to the limit, but it didn’t talk about how coaches were PAID to make them the best!

http://www.inspiratori.com/sports/1996-altanta-olympics-kerri-strugs-gold-medal-vault-with-a-sprained-ankle

Amazing moment, undoubtedly painful, which is why I don’t have the guts to do it.

Yet, Olympic coaches are paid well to push their athletes to the maximum, but later on, the athletes complain about being pushed the way they are.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 11:58:22 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: DCBryan1

“Holy crap, I carried 23 lbs of water+IBAS+1,000 rounds for the M240+claymore+a couple of 60mm mortar rounds in the military....around 90-100 lbs.”

Unless you were 4’2” and 16 years old at the time I’m not sure that’s a valid comparison.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

“And when you’re on your deathbed struggling for your last breath that may be their last words to you. ‘
And, maybe if you read between the lines you will see that “diverteach” is probably providing these families with a service. Perhaps he is teaching their sons to “dive”.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 11:59:40 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: TexasCajun

“Ahhh, I had to do that barefoot and in the snow!”

Feet! You had feet?


19 posted on 05/29/2014 12:00:14 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: SJackson
"This was done multiple times over a three-day period, sometimes as early as 3 o'clock in the morning," Police Sergeant Todd Garner told the station.

"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," Garner said.

These details are a big deal. Sounds like Pops was expressing hatred and trying to break the kid, not discipline him.

Big.Difference.

20 posted on 05/29/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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