I know a lot of older people who complain about today’s youth. But behind many problem children there are problem parents. Take this story for example. Roman Rodriguez left class to find eight teenagers beating up a smaller child. Rodriguez approached the group, determined who the ringleader was, and addressed him with a request to leave the child alone. His request was met with an attempted punch, which missed. Reacting to the initiated aggression Rodriguez, a teenager with martial arts experience, put the aggressor on the ground and held him. What happened after that makes one ask what the fuck is wrong with some parents:
Rodriguez’s strategy worked. The teen, who Rodriguez could only identify as “Angel” ran home, with his group of friends following. What he wasn’t prepared for was the threat he yelled.
“The kid threatened to stab or shoot Roman,” Colón said.
Rodriguez ran back inside the building to tell his father, who was still packing up after class, what happened.
“My son is a pretty mellow kid and I could tell something was wrong as he was pretty hyped up,” Ricardo said.
As they walked outside together, Ricardo said, the teen had returned brandishing a large kitchen knife with his mother by his side.
“I witnessed this kid’s mother encourage her son to stab mine. She was instigating a fight,” Ricardo said. “My first reaction was to protect my son, but also to avoid any kind of tragedy.”
Emphasis mine. The aggressor returning with a knife is bad in of itself but it’s pretty easy, based on this stroy, to figure out where he learned such behavior. What mother on Earth would give a knife to their child, accompany their child to the scene of a previous fight, and encourage him to stab the kid that had previously won the fight (that, I might add, was started by the kid who lost)? That has to be one messed up household.
Kudos to Roman Rodriguez for doing the right thing. I don’t think the situation could have been handled any better than it was. But the mother of the aggressor… holy shit. The fact that parents like that exist in this world saddens me greatly. Can a child with such a mother have any chance of a decent life?
2 thoughts on “Mother of the Year Award”
Honestly no, that kid is pretty much doomed to being part of the worst bits of society not associated with the government.
And that mother will be the first in line to exclaim in horror when her son is killed by a law abiding citizen in the middle of committing a violent crime. AND the first to file a lawsuit.
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