DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 888 times:
I say put them on a chain gang and they can clean up the highways during the heat of the summer. I'll not be surprised when juvenile crime rises in my home state. The kid's death was tragic and shouldn't have happened but it's another case of a few bad apples screwing it up for others. The camps served a purpose and while not perfect at reforming some of these kids I'm sure it made an impression on a fair amount of them and straightened them out. Hopefully Jeb and the boys can come up with a good replacement.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
TransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 876 times:
I think the bootcamps are a good thing for kids in trouble, but some 'D.I's take things way too far, as shown in this case (I highly doubt the kid died soley from a blood disorder), and some definite regulations should be put in place as to what can and cannot go on in these camps.. Punching and kicking a kid? Wrong. Especially when theres nothing the kid can do.. He can't leave. He can't run away. He can't call 911, because lord knows if he did, no one would believe him.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 856 times:
I like the chain gang idea . . . . within reason . . .
N1120A, the reference to the cotton pickin' is a bit over the top . . . but God forbid we should make the bad guy work for a living, eh?
As for the youth camps, it's unfortunate some of the idiots that run these things get carried away. We have one in Alaska . . . and I've seen many of the kids graduate, with their HS credentials, and go on to make something of themselves. Any negative contact with these kids is not good - for some of them, it's the reason they are there in the first place! Of course, that's not to say there shouldn't be negative consequences for negative actions . . . but it certainly doesn't condone maltreatment.
I hate the fact that parents allow their kids to get to a point where a Youth Camp is necessary, but it's a fact of life.