Three boys, two of them 8 and 10, were arrested by Auburn police officers the day after Christmas for name-calling and fighting.
According to a police incident report, the 10-year-old boy, from Loganville, was skateboarding in front of his mother’s Auburn apartment building on Mount Moriah Road when there was some name calling.
A 14-year-old boy then allegedly told his 8-year-old brother to go hit the 10-year-old. The younger boy did that, causing some redness and slight bruising under his left eye.
The 10-year-old pushed back, but the 8-year-old tackled him to the ground and hit him several more times before the older boy could get away and tell his mother. The mother called Auburn police.
After talking to the boys, the officer decided to charge all three. Two were charged with disorderly conduct and the third, apparently the youngest, was charged with simple battery.
“Both parties (adults and children) were made aware of these charges and were advised that they would receive a letter from the Department of Juvenile Justice as to a court date for the charges,” states the incident report.
that dumb for arresting kids for fighting, all kids that age get into fights. that a sad day in this country to arrest kids doing what they all do that age. Why not just get the parents involed and let them handle it unstread giving 3 kids a crminal record for some thing we all have done in our lifes.
Dicipline works when used
01/24/09 at 06:28 PM
Would be nice if the parents would actually act responsibly and take care of the situation. Sadly many of today's parents throw up their hands and claim "I don't know what to do" because their little angels were not disciplined a day in their life.
Wow I'm surprised the SWAT team wasn't called to respond to this RIOT!
This is the same PD (with NOTHING TO DO) that earlier this arrested a citizen with a LEGAL girlie magazine.....
I would ask that the Chief of Police in this berg investigate these incidents and take action to prevent this abuse of the public by a bunch of badge heavy rookies with attitudes!
It may be time for the media to begin watching this "department" for further abuses.... There's LOTS to do guys, get out there and look for Illegals, felons, there are PLENTY of them....you just gotta be MAN enough to go after them.... but then little boys cant really hurt you huh.....
Banks County Mom
01/06/09 at 09:17 AM
If you think that it's ok for two boys to pick on one, just because "all boys that age get into fights" I am certainly glad you will never be around my children. Bullying is a serious problem in our country and it will not stop if people like you make excuses as to the rightness of fighting. Violence in adult life comes from violence in childhood. Sounds like the fourteen year old and the eight year old got a preview of their future.
To start with, you don't know crap about me! In fact I was bullied because for 12 years I was in 14 new schools, always the new kid.When I figured out busting an A$$ on the first day of school or so made the bullies leave me alone I was set. Like you I despise a bully, but if you think that your little darlings don't need to know how to stick up for themselves then you are sorely mistaken....what would you have them do wait on the police.....