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Livinginthe past
02-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Here's a heart warming story from this side of the pond.



Shock at women goading toddlers

Plymouth Magistrates' Court


Footage of four women goading toddlers to fight has "stunned" police and social services in Devon.

The seven-minute footage, filmed at a house by one woman, was shown in a case at Plymouth Magistrates' Court.

In the clip, a boy wearing a nappy was called a "wimp" for not hitting a girl back after she struck him in the face.

Four women admitted child cruelty charges and were released on bail on Wednesday. Det Sgt Andy Kings said the police had been "stunned" by the case.



"This was a multi-agency operation with the police and social services working together and every professional that has seen this has been shocked and stunned," he said.

"Locally this is something that is new to us, but we are aware that similar incidents have occurred elsewhere in the country and it is something people need to be aware of."

The film was found by social services.

The boy, aged two, is seen crying after being punched in the face by the three-year-old girl and is told by one of the four women in the room "not to be a wimp or a ******" and to hit her back.

The four women, all from the same family, are heard laughing as the toddlers are urged to keep on fighting.

'Taunted'

When the boy tries to get away and climb into an armchair, the women shout at the girl to punch him again.

She does and the boy is urged to fight back, but says: "No, I don't want to."

The girl leaves the room, and when she comes back the two are taunted and told to fight again.

The court heard that when interviewed by police, one of the women said: "I didn't see any harm in toughening them up. I done the same with my own children."

One of the women pleaded guilty to causing or procuring the children to be ill treated in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering of injury.

The other three pleaded guilty to jointly inciting the ill treatment of children.

Sentencing was adjourned until 16 March for reports.

83-Steelers-43
02-15-2007, 01:51 PM
Very nice. First it was bum fights. Now the trend on this side of the pond are female teenage fighters. I'm sure the "toddler fights" will hit us soon enough.

What a world.....what a world.

SteelerFanInCA
02-15-2007, 02:05 PM
Simply unbelievable. There are some crazy people in this world.

Preacher
02-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Sure doesn't surprise me...

When you strip away any thought of one day standing in judgement for your actions...

well...

This is what you get!

lamberts-lost-tooth
02-15-2007, 03:00 PM
...and someday this little boy becomes a big boy...and when faced with a disagreement with his girlfriend or wife.....well then....he doesnt want to be a wimp..right?????

Stupid people have stupid ways...and the inheritance of ignorance is too often apparant

Preacher
02-15-2007, 03:09 PM
...and someday this little boy becomes a big boy...and when faced with a disagreement with his girlfriend or wife.....well then....he doesnt want to be a wimp..right?????

Stupid people have stupid ways...and the inheritance of ignorance is too often apparant

Yep...

and Yep... and Yep.

What a pitiful state of affairs. I was taugt to NEVER hit a women... unless she was actually putting your life in danger.

This is just ridiculous.

floodcitygirl
02-15-2007, 03:18 PM
I have no tolerance for someone who intentionally hurts a child. ...."Better a stone be tied around his neck".......

HometownGal
02-15-2007, 07:25 PM
Personally, I think those "mothers" (and I use that term sarcastically) need a foot implanted in their hineys.

Hey LITP - are there any pics of the mothers? Dollars to donuts says they're beefalos, have faces that could stop a clock and are just plain miserable because of their own failures in life.

boLT fan
02-15-2007, 08:00 PM
"I didn't see any harm in toughening them up. I done the same with my own children."

That about sums up these people.

Livinginthe past
02-16-2007, 03:49 AM
Personally, I think those "mothers" (and I use that term sarcastically) need a foot implanted in their hineys.

Hey LITP - are there any pics of the mothers? Dollars to donuts says they're beefalos, have faces that could stop a clock and are just plain miserable because of their own failures in life.

Im afraid not, but you are probably right.

Even if thats how they had been brought up, they don't have the intelligence or the goodness to stop that cycle.

NM

Preacher
02-16-2007, 05:56 PM
When I was young, I remember my friends (Brothers) getting mad at each other. Their father would say thats it... and make them go put on the boxing gloves.

The difference is.. 1. They were BOTH BOYS. 2. Boxing gloves... PROTECTION. 3. It was REFERREED by the father!

This is just ignorant.

Stu Pidasso
02-19-2007, 05:25 PM
Now the trend on this side of the pond are female teenage fighters.


Um... uh... Got a link? :sweating: :cya:

Preacher
02-19-2007, 05:30 PM
Um... uh... Got a link? :sweating: :cya:

So much work to do here. So much work.