Posts Tagged kids
From Yahoo News
“NY man who says 4 kids vandalized home is charged
CLYDE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who says he caught four boys vandalizing his father-in-law’s home has been charged with child endangerment after corralling them in a closet until police arrived.
Jesse Daniels was arraigned on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he interrupted the vandalism at the empty home in the Wayne County village of Clyde, midway between Rochester and Syracuse.
Daniels, 53, told WHAM-TV in Rochester that he heard pounding coming from the home next door the night of June 8. The house is empty while Daniels renovates it for his father-in-law.
Daniels said he went to investigate while his wife called 911. He said he found four boys, ages 8 and 10, inside with hammers. He took a hammer from one, then stuck the boys in a closet until officers arrived, he said.”
“Jesse Daniels was arraigned on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he interrupted the vandalism at the empty home”
Endangering the welfare of children, BULLSHIT! If they are old enough to vandalise to this extent, they got a whole lot less than they deserve, and a lot more than the pussy-footing justice system will mete out.
Even if the accusations of threatening the kids are true, they got off lightly.
That is the opinion of a vandal (me) who at 8 years old broke a window and got his ears boxed, then taken home so that his father boxed his ears again!
No police, just boxed ears, twice, that did the trick! I never busted a window again.
When one hears of hungry children, one immediately thinks of Africa, places like Somalia and Ethiopia, or the Sudan. But one never equates the phrase ‘hungry children’ with England.
The problem of hungry children
Teachers are trained to deal with various special needs, but the fundamental issue of hunger in UK classrooms is rarely discussed
• Call for teachers to complete a Guardian survey to probe into whether austerity is having a direct impact on pupil hunger
As teachers we have probably all had hungry children in our class. There wasn’t time for breakfast, they overslept, their sister/brother/dog/hamster had eaten all the Coco-Pops. You have heard the excuses and know the knock-on effects.
Few can say they witnessed a child actually foraging for pencil sharpenings to eat because they were so hungry. But I did.
Callum had come in early that cold winter morning and was helping his teacher with a few jobs before class – one of which was sharpening the pencils. I’d popped up from my year four classroom to borrow something or other and walked in to see him guiltily shoving a handful of wooden pencil shavings into his mouth.
Source: The Guardian Read more
When a kid has to eat pencil sharpenings to keep hunger at bey there is something seriously wrong with the system.
The politicians have just got the plot so totally wrong.
Austerity, while it looks good on paper, it doesn’t put food on the table.
I am not talking about government handouts, that’s just as evil. I’m talking about people having jobs, people having dignity, people having the ability to feed their kids.
But the politicians are too busy worrying about their own necks, too busy worrying about the banks, too busy worrying about the rich getting richer. They have ignored the plight of the people who have been robbed by the institutions so that they can be rich.
The plot needs to be rewritten. Priorities need to be changed.
Cigarette vending machines banned in England
The sale of tobacco from vending machines has been banned in England, with anyone caught selling cigarettes in machines facing a fine of £2,500.
The Department of Health said the ban had been introduced to prevent under-age sales to children and to support adults who were trying to quit.
The rest of the UK is expected to implement a similar ban next year.
Some pub landlords say it is a further threat to a livelihood that has already been damaged by the smoking ban.
But Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation have welcomed the move.
According to the Department of Health, nearly all adult smokers started smoking before they turned 18.
Of the children who regularly smoke, 11% buy their cigarettes from vending machines.
Source BBC News Read more
I had my first cigarette at eight because I stole a pack of 10 de Reszke from my father’s shop. Why? Because stealing was wrong, because I knew smoking was wrong.
Boys do that.
This move is not going to make any difference. Kids will smoke, simply because they are not allowed to.
The 11% who buy their cigarettes from vending machines only do it because you made buying them from the shop illegal.
With the machines gone, they will find more inventive ways to get their cigarettes. You won’t stop kids smoking as long as you say, “you can’t!”
It’s the same with booze, it’s the same with cannabis, it’s the same with anything you make illegal.
Don’t believe me?
Go on, make chocolate, coca cola or coffee illegal and watch the consumption sky rocket.
Honestly, you guys have no idea of human nature.