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pam January 5, 2014 at 12:39 am
Driving I275 - come around curve to lights flashing - going 70 - try to get in next lane -Read More impossible - start breaking down - almost got run over and next to impossible to drop 20 mph from curve to lights
marlene stark September 25, 2013 at 07:12 am
The parents of the teens that were involved need to be parents and quit making excuses for them.Read More Their parents need to make them be responsible for what they did. I am in my 50's and if I had done something like this when I was growing up there would have been hell to pay. I have two 17 year olds now and they know right from wrong.
Dave R. September 25, 2013 at 07:46 am
Just another example of bad parents. These kids broke countless laws by breaking into his homeRead More drinking and stealing from him and its his fault for posting their pictures on the website after they were dumb enough to post the pictures originally. It's time for these kids and their parents to learn a valuable life lesson.
sadie728 September 25, 2013 at 10:01 am
The parents are mad that it might hurt their kids' college chances--well the kids should haveRead More thought of that. Consequence time. If one of my kids did that, they'd forgo college so that they could work 40 hours a week to pay off their share of the damage.
Devika Niccole Frazier (Pasco County Sheriff's Office)
CJ September 30, 2013 at 10:25 am
Dolly. It is wrong of you to compare how you handled raising your kids, compared to the way othersRead More do. What right do you have to defend your methods as the standard for others to follow? With you suggesting it would have been fine if this woman had spanked this kids butt instead, sheds doubt on how truthful you are about claiming you ''never'' spanked your kids. Oh really. That is a big claim. And that goes for your husband also? Hmmmm. Not all parents have kids that behave as well as others. Maybe you were blessed with extra good kids. We were also, but I also realize that other parents can't be held to my standard. I do agree with you to some extent, but just not entirely. Obviously, this woman grabbing the child by the neck is what is the red flag here. That action goes beyond simply discipline and shows dangerous parenting. The article did not state what type of charge the Mother was being charged with, so it may be the woman is getting rather lenient charges. Especially compared to a recent case in Gulfport where a Father was charged with a ''felony'' because he mad his boy bear walk on a hot sidewalk for losing his shoes. I am not in support of making a parent a felon over an isolated event in regard to child discipline. I think the point here is that it would be great to see the Police step up their aggressive arrest actions to street crimes and take a more constructive course with parents needing help knowing what is or is not acceptable as discipline. At least the Mother was discipline her kid...seems like parents are damned if they do, and damned if they don't in regard to trying to discipline kids.
Tyson September 30, 2013 at 11:28 am
I am in no way condoning what this woman has done. However, Society is way too sensitive.Read More Discipline needs an overhaul. Corporal punishment needs to be revisited. I know when I was a kid, the idea of a tanned rear end was enough to keep me in line. Kids these days are "soft", rude, and completely disrepectful. I have yet to find one with REAL manners. Parents are pathetic puppets these days. Our society is to blame. How many of your parents would have had a charge by now if this attitude was evident in the 60's 70's and 80's? One good spanking from dad was enough for most kids. People that whine about other alternatives need to go and substitute teach a few days and see what I mean! Parents are paper tigers! All talk and no bite!
Robin Harris September 30, 2013 at 03:09 pm
There is a time for spanking and slapping - If either of my children back talks me, insults me withRead More cuss words, gets in my face and or get's caught drinking, drinking and driving, doing drugs, stealing, lying you had better believe they know the punishment. One good spanking is all it takes to remind them of who runs that house and neither of my children dare put a toe out of line or they know what's coming. I'm tired of parents being accused of child abuse for taking care of business when the alternative is these same kids end up arrested and in juvie or jail and everyone points the finger saying "where were the parents"...well the parents were to darn afraid of being slapped with child abuse! Stop telling people how to raise their kids and start raising your own! Was this woman out of line...depends - what did the kid do?
Scott Foster. Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Kim Ri'chard September 20, 2013 at 08:39 am
Let me be clear, the aforementioned toddler was not removed from the scene to "cover up"Read More his being there. His mother immediately removed him from the scene to prevent further emotional trauma. It's sad members of this man's own community will read this article and overlook the fact a man, a husband, a father, a professional businessman, is struggling with alcohol and other addictions, stemming from use of prescribed medication. We overlook the fact a family, who only last year was picture-perfect, is being torn apart. We overlook the fact two toddler children are traumatized by the absence of their Daddy. We overlook the mother pretending to smile for her children and the woman praying for the man she once loved, as her entire world crumbles. Not looking for a debate, truly just saddened by the fact this situation is published and used as entertainment. This isn't some Hollywood story. This a a real family, good people, right here in our community. This statement is the last I'll comment on the subject: Hope everyone hugs their loved ones today and remembers to be grateful for the good times, they can change on a dime...even for "normal" people.