You may have a point, the bullying problem at Columbine is probably very minimal. And police have never ever shot the wrong person.
Cops are not supposed to have guns as a means to solve problems - that's what court is for - We give them guns to protect themselves.
Cops are not supposed to have guns as a means to solve problems
Most of the time they use it because they're fat lazy stupid fucks. "Self defense" is an excuse for them to taze harmless people.
Love your kids? Prove it by beating them.
I would say they should be permanantly banned from school transport, having to bring their kids to school every day will encourage the parents to take serious action about their childrens dispositions.
The real punishment comes later when there 30 and have to remember how badly they behaved, and feel shame for a thing that cant be undone and is caught on video for ever.
Some things are unforgivable, and these kids should have to live with the fact that they weren't just bad on one occasion, they were evil.
Maybe a scared straight kind of punishment: a few days behind bars that doesn't actually go on their record.
I think this new phenomena where people try to publicly humiliate others and post videos on YouTube about it should be made illegal.
It backfired on them and they humiliated themselves. If it were illegal and they hadn't uploaded the video, everything they did would've gone unnoticed.
For kids, the universal cure for a lack of apathy is helping others, some would think that could justify feelings of elitism. That's simply not true overwhelmingly the reactions are life changing in a positive way.
Though preliminarily the interactions can be very emotional, and full of outburst, when kids (even damaged kids) are confronted with real human suffering, they respond with empathy and when given task that can help alleviate suffering even in small ways, kids connect not only to the people they help, but to everyone that see as "in need", and especially to the adults that demanded they help.
One other advantage to this is some kids will not respond with empathy, in this group you will find a high occurrence of Sociopaths, about 2.5% of the general population are sociopaths, deciphering the inability vs the reluctance to express empathy is a huge indicator.
Identifying sociopaths young and getting them away from other kids is best for everyone.
You know I was going to write a long post about a cool method of punishing them in cruel and funny ways but.. meh. We all know they're going to get away with it. They'll just move to another town/school and stay low and wait for everybody to forget the story. That'll happen quick, as soon as the media has another bullshit story to push. Society consists of stupid idiots with the memory of a fish, humans forget what they saw moments ago as soon as the next flashy light moves in front of their eyes. After some hippy babble they might be forced into counseling for a while, until they show everybody the greatness of the human spirit in that they seemingly turned into good citizens, but in reality they just got away with a cruel crime with no consequence.People will eat it up though, like starving Bangkok prisoners, because they just need heartwarming stories. The parents will not change at all. They're just as much worthless scum as the children they spawned. They'll stay the clueless bad parents they are, completely unaware of how much they suck at being parents.
But hey on a brighter note, at least the lady got rich off of it all. That's a minor sting to the bullies. They just made her rich.
I'd def say they should be kicked off the bus permanently. While initially the kids might see it as cool not having to ride the bus the inconvenience placed upon their parents (hopefully) will force their hand in punishining them in some manner to get the point across to not be dicks. Community service is a good one. I also like the premise of making them wear the sandwich shop type sign exclaiming what they did while standing on a busy street corner for 8 hours.
To the point of the apparent downward spiral of the youth, which is always a next generation thing, I'd say its far more complex than just sparing the rod. Obviously if you just look at the news which is right in front of your face at the moment and fresh in your mind with the knockout game, school shootings, the violated bus monitor etc. it can make the days passed seem better but to me thats a shallow view of reality. A larger population coupled with the internet and youtube and cameras every damn where things are much more visible now. Parents are lazy too. My sister would strap her kid in a carseat in front of the tv when she wanted free time to chat and talk on the phone. He has lingering problems because of this. I think we can all agree that there are plenty of parents who simply should'nt be parents and that real discipline and engagement is lacking with most of these kids.