Skip to comments.Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse (California)
Posted on 06/09/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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This video is disgusting. It isn’t discipline,it’s evil laziness. It’s hard to teach and discipline your kids. It’s easy to beat the crap out of them. Shame on this cowardly bully. Good for the neighbor who spoke up. Maybe that little boy will be able to learn what a man is.
I would say that goes even if he was the kid's natural father.
There are a few MLB players I would love to whip with a belt.
My father was a big tough cop and never laid a hand on us kids in anger, all he had to do was give us a certain look and we shut up. My brother was quiet, but us 3 girls were a handfull....first time he laid a hand on me in anger I was 16 and almost went through the wall....never call your father a name during an argument.....I only did once.
We were raised to think for ourselves and dinner time was full of discussions and why we thought the way we did...you teach your child, you don't beat them...learned to play chess at 7 and poker by 10....that was family entertainment along with lots of books...oops no tv for homes yet, just radio, The Shadow knows,,,,green hornet......lone ranger....fibber Mcgee and molly...Not brought up on violence on TV or porno on the internet....lucky time to be born back then....
I don't know. My father and mother hit me a few times. But I don't think the few times I was hit did me much good. A few of the times, it was uncalled for, unjust, and over-the-top. I remember those incidents with bitterness. The other times left little lasting impression.
One of my older brothers, and my younger sister, those two received most of the belts, slaps, spankings, hairbrushes and baseball bats in my family. Neither of them turned out too well. Their kids are even worse off - although their kids got plenty of slaps, belts, kicks, etc.
My other older brother and I, we almost never got hit. We both finished college (I eventually completed a masters degree), launched careers, happily married, had/have kids growing to mature, happy and healthy adulthood.
My two sons have never been hit. Not that my wife or I foreswore spanking, it just never really seemed necessary. Other methods of discipline seemed to work just fine.
They appear to be turning out half-way decently, too.
“So basically youre saying that if only Nelson Cruzs dad had beat him up as a kid, the Rangers would have won the World Series last year.”
Cruz’s miss of that simple fly ball was a more egregious error than even Bill Buckner’s 1986 miss of that grounder.
And now, Nelson Cruz has to live with the deep pain of costing the Rangers a World Series, which without a doubt is more painful than a whipping his old man could have administered.
At the very least, after the 2011 World Series game, Nolan Ryan should gone into the shower room armed with a belt, a rubber hose, and a cattle prod and administered some strict discipline on Nelson.
Beautiful scripture. Sadly many of us were not brought up such. Happily, God uses this hateful world to squeeze us to a realization of our bankruptcy and need of Him.
I don’t know how men in this country can stand having other men raise their children.
And how do women in this country justify bringing strange men into their kids’ lives when everyone knows the statistics of boyfriend/step-parent abuse?
This is what happens when you won’t marry or stay married to your kids’ mothers.
This boy’s own father has failed him as much as the mother by putting him in the path of an abuser.
Where is he? He needs to be in court like yesterday filing for full custody until mommy kicks the SOB out of her bed.
You think that’s appropriate behavior by the father? I hope you people don’t have kids and if you do, may God spare us from them when they grow up.
We don’t know the whole situation. The kid could have been mouthing off and the father was just swatting him on the rear. Still, I believe the kid was way too old for corporal punishment. You should only swat your kid between the ages of 2 to 4-when he does something like run into traffic or stick his finger in a wall socket. I think the neighbor was actually a bigger jerk. There had to be a much better way to handle that situation. He shoulda gone outside and calmly talk to the father and tell him to knock it off. Think about it. What did the neighbor teach both the kid and the father. He might of just as well said, “Hey, buddy, You know what? You’re right. Violence is the answer.”
“The kid could have been mouthing off and the father was just swatting him on the rear. Still, I believe the kid was way too old for corporal punishment.
Please keep in mind that Colonel Kangaroo outranks Corporal Punishment.
All this is going to do is confuse the child,it is degrading precisely because it is uncalled for and it is done in a semi-public setting.It is an adult going through the motions of trying to raise a child....it is pathetic.
Sure we do...Listen to the video. The neighbor heard and watched the whole thing, and told the punk step dad to knock off beating on the kid for not playing catch right. Then told the step dad, "You want come up here and try that on me"?
If the kid simply "mouthed off" how is it the dad already had a belt in his hand?
Are we supposed to believe the kid told the dad to f-off and the dad continued playing catch with him?
Or are you suggesting the kid kept mouthing off after being whipped multiple times?
“I’ll say for what seems to be the 1000th time, I am not for a kid getting a whipping for dropping a ball but WE DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY FROM WHAT THE VIDEO SHOWS.”
When you say: “I am not for... but...” you are qualifying your objection.
And common sense and decency demand that everyone object without reservation to the brutality depicted in this video. With no qualifiers. With no “we need more information.” No, we don’t.
You’re saying is there’s a plausible scenario — a ‘whole story’ — that if only we knew it, THIS BEAT-DOWN MIGHT BE OKAY.
There are no circumstances, no second act, real or imaginary, in which this would be okay. So we do in fact know the ‘Whole Story’: Grown Man Beats Child. The End.
“Please keep in mind that Colonel Kangaroo outranks Corporal Punishment.”
There is no reason to whip the kid with a belt over a game of catch. Only a moron would do that.
They talk that late? I should have been clearer, it doesn’t improve behavior in the long run.
Well, Given that it’s California, accounting for the man’s age, race and title - he’s likely a Democrat political appointee and most certainly deserves jail time for something. So why not this?
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