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Stan: I agree, except I wouldn't bother with the fines. I do not forsee these "kids" being responsible for paying them anyway. I do think community service (in conjunction with probation) is a good idea. Maybe the community can gain a little something from this as well.
March 21, 2009 at 6 p.m.
metz87: Two things and while I say this please keep in mind I am in no way, shape, or form defending these idiots. First, the son (and the parents) knew the kids, so you wouldn't have to worry about the cops not finding them. Second, the son was already up and behind his father before he punched the kid in the face, so the son was not on the ground dying.
March 20, 2009 at 5:45 p.m.
you make people ashamed of being Mooney alumni, thanks
March 20, 2009 at 5:31 p.m.
I have stated my piece against the "kids" but now I think I need to say something else. I am a little stunned by the "if your son was on the cold snowy ground, without a shirt, getting the life beat out of him, wouldn't you step in?"- type comments. I admit there is much more going on than we know and can see on tape, but unless my eyes are deceiving me, the son was already up off the ground, behind the father and another kid, when the father punched the kid. So, while I'm not debating that they were trespassing or that I don't see why the father WANTED to punch the kid, I just think it was in poor taste and was not in immediate defense of anything other than pride.
March 19, 2009 at 6:12 p.m.
At some point bad decisions come with consequences. Feeling bad or embarrassed is no longer enough. These "kids" need a good dose of reality and I hope the justice system gives it to them.
March 19, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.
This all boils down to too much testosterone. This includes the testosterone emminating from the Malvasi household as well. These "kids" are stupid and it does have something to do with the parenting. I agree that you can only do so much as a parent, but it is how your child is taught to act when you are not around that matters. The fact that some of these "kids" came to school bragging and laughing about it is disgusting and proves there is something lacking in the lessons they are being taught. These "kids" (or at least some) have been getting away with crap like this for some time. They deserved to be punished and they should be ashamed of their stupidity.Stop defending these punks, that is how it was able to escalate to this level in the first place.
March 19, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.
There is so much I can say in response to everything, but I'll try to keep it brief. First of all, anyone who thinks these "boys" deserve a second chance must realize this is their 3rd or 4th (for some of them anyway). They have been getting away with stupid crap like this for some time, if they were disciplined appropriately for some of the smallerr acts, it may have never errupted into this. This is not a dig at Mooney or any other community in particular, I believe it's an epidemic all over the country these days, "kids" do something stupid and excuses are immediately made for them. I have faith that those who should be punished will be (or at least I can hope).
March 19, 2009 at 3:20 a.m.