A father binds his 22 month old daughter with tape and takes a picture, posting it on Facebook with a comment “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back”. (Story on NBC)
I originally saw the picture on CNN and cringed when I was walking by the TV when the volume was down, thinking that some poor family had their baby kidnapped and the kidnappers sent a picture, demanding ransom.
My emotions quickly changed to anger when I turned the volume up and listened to the story, hearing that the father, Andre Curry, bound his 22 month old daughter, hopefully as a joke, and posting it on Facebook.
Then, his pastor/counselor used the media to elaborate on the fact that Curry used “bad judgment” when he posted the picture and that he really is a good, hardworking guy and the court should give him community service.
I think the bad judgment began with the thought he should tape up his baby and possibly traumatizing her and her siblings. Yes, he has two other children.
Even his Facebook “friends” posted to Curry that he was going to jail and other comments regarding his abilities as a father. He was charged with numerous felonies.
Four teens burglarized a market, stealing cash, checks and other merchandise, then posting pictures of all the suspects posing with their stolen booty on Facebook. Yup. They were arrested. (KWTX)
In June 2010, a mother posted a picture, on Facebook, of her 11 month old appearing to take a hit off a “bong”. Her defense? He wasn’t really smoking. (cafe mom)
In December of 2011, a 17 year old and 20 year male videoed their beating of a homeless man and posted it on YouTube. Before the beating, they proclaimed their intentions on video and proceeded to pummel the hapless victim, then taunting him and continuing the beating. The mother of the 17 year was interviewed and stated the juvenile was having difficulty with the death of his father and didn’t see why there was such a big uproar about the beating. She said the victim had “a bloody nose, he’s okay. What’s the big deal?” (NJ.com)
With social media allowing people to make every aspect of their lives public, the common sense factor seems to have been thrown out of the window. As a former police officer, I can only say “Thank You” to these morons who post these self-incriminating diaries of their daily activities. It makes the investigating officer’s job easy.
As far as the parents of the children, I can’t even explain the lack of logic, or parenting skills.
With the criminally stupid posting their actions for the whole world to see and their parents advocating their actions, where does it stop?
We need parents like Dynesha Lax, who made her criminally habitual son wear a sign proclaiming his habits to the neighborhood. Dynesha was fed up with the court system’s lackadaisical approach to her son’s reoccurring arrests and court appearances and took matters into her own hands. I might add that Ms. Lax has another son who is a star athlete with a 3.9 GPA. Good for her!!