Alleged teen bleach thrower turned in by own father

The Herald reports on the girl charged with partially blinding a man on a 28 bus by throwing bleach in his face during a robbery.

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What planet/year you from?

You are not legally allowed to imprison your kids, nor are you legally allowed to kick them out until they are 18.

Lock out your 15 year old and you will be the one with the arrest record. Full stop.

not all parents have control

not all parents have control of their children these days..i was a teen once and when my mother told me to b home at a certain time I didn't follow thru..Its not always the parent because my mother was a great parent

I agree with this poster and

I agree with this poster and it seems the father did do the right thing as much as it must have hurt him to have to turn in his own child.

I think the thing is, what allows a kid to get to the point they think this is something they can do and get away with? We're not talking about someone who didn't know the consequences.

Back in the day* parents were to be a bit more feared than the school or police if we got into trouble.

*now get offa my lawn!

Please Tell Us

How many children - particularly teenagers - you yourself are currently raising.

I'm betting that number is "zero" or "two, but they are all in my head".

You are utterly clueless.

Speaking of urban criminal youth permanently blinding people ...

I wonder what the discussion here would be if we were talking about an urban thug who would one day be rich and famous:

The official record of the event as recorded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court is as follows:
Count I:
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on April 8, 1988, Thanh Lam, a Vietnamese adult male who resides in Dorchester, traveled by car to 998 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts. At 998 Dorchester Avenue, Thanh Lam left his car carrying two cases of beer. As he crossed the sidewalk, Mark Wahlberg attacked Thanh Lam. Wahlberg was carrying a large wooden stick, approximately five feet long and two to three inches in diameter. Wahlberg approached Thanh Lam calling him a “Vietnam fucking shit”, then hit him over the head with the stick. Thanh Lam was knocked to the ground unconscious. The stick broke in two and was later recovered from the scene. Thanh Lam was treated overnight at Boston City Hospital.
After police arrested Wahlberg later on the night of April 8, 1988, Wahlberg was informed of his rights and returned to the scene of 988 Dorchester Avenue. In the presence of two police officers, he stated: “You don’t have to let him identify me, I’ll tell you now that’s the mother-fucker whose head I split open”, or words to that effect.
Count II:
As a police officer arrived at the scene of 988 Dorchester Avenue, Wahlberg and two other youths who were with him fled up Dorchester Avenue toward Pearl Street.
Shortly after 9:00pm on April 8, 1988, Hoa Trinh, an adult Vietnamese male who resides in Dorchester, was standing several blocks away from 998 Dorchester Avenue, near the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Pearl Street. Hoa Trinh was not aware of the altercation outside of 998 Dorchester Avenue.
Wahlberg ran up to Hoa Trinh, put his arm around Hoa Trinh’s shoulder and said: “Police coming, police coming, let me hide.” After a police cruiser passed, Wahlberg punched Trinh in the eye, causing him to fall to the ground.
Police arrived and Hoa Trinh identified Wahlberg as the person who punched him. Wahlberg was placed under arrest and read his rights. Thereafter, he made numerous unsolicited racial statements about “gooks” and “slant-eyed gooks”. After being returned to 998 Dorchester Avenue, Wahlberg identified Thanh Lam as the person he hit over the head with a stick.
For these attacks, Wahlberg was arrested and initially charged with attempted murder, but it was later reduced to criminal contempt, which carried a maximum sentence of ten years. After pleading guilty, he was given a two year sentence at the Deer Island House of Correction in Boston. In the end, he only had to serve 45 days in the correctional facility.

Read more at http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/01/ma...

Note that the second victim was permanently blinded in that eye by this attack.

Not sure what Marky Mark did here was really that much less heinous than our bleach thrower, particularly given that he would now have been charged under hate crime statutes. I don't think his family was on welfare at the time (I may be wrong)and he was legally an adult, too. His "methods" were, perhaps, more "conventional", but 45 days??? (correction: he was sixteen years old - similar to the perpetrator.)

Glad you brought this up

I've enjoyed Marky Mark's movies and such, but once I found about this, it changed my whole view of him.

I haven't seen any information regarding it, but if he hasn't reached out to the gentleman he harmed and at least compensated him with some of his millions, then he is a sack of shit that no one should support.

I saw an interview he did with 60 minutes and he got very defensive when the subject came up. If his brother hadn't been a New Kid, he would be in prison.

Food for thought

First of all, this was 25 years ago, not 35. 1988. I was here at the time and, while there was a lot of anger over how leniently this was treated ... which got dredged up again when Charles Stuart pointed fingers and nobody asked questions.

The reason I brought it up is that there are several parallels here.

The injuries (permanent blindness after being beat up).

The randomness.

Teens marauding at night.

The contrasts in the way these things were officially viewed.

Then consider Wahlberg managing to turn his own life around after (when there seems to be consensus that the bleach thrower is a lost cause), as well as assumptions being made about what is going on with the parents and family and community of the current perp versus what was traditionally considered an acceptable lack of supervision in a similarly-aged thug teen 25 years ago.

Kind of puts the lie to the idea that this level of thuggery is some "new thing".