Many times the victims are bruised in a fight or shoved down stairs. Others are stabbed with scissors. Last November, one was beaten to death with a hammer.
And the suspects, in more than 1,800 cases documented in Harris County over a recent 2Â˝-year period, were their children.
One longtime prosecutor in the juvenile courts said he was "floored by the numbers" after a survey found 1,831 young people had been charged with assaulting a parent or guardian. Another called it an "alarming, alarming trend."...
Yes, but you know as well as I do, Seaton; there is no regard for the commandment. As I read of these blatant shows of disregard for all of the commandments of God, and more particularly, the results of them, I am astounded at the plan of God, and it's interwovenness, if you will, into what we see as secular history. The sheer magnitude is amazing. Darkness, separation, confusion; all of the terms used in the Word to describe the consequences of turning from Him, cease to be flowery, biblical statements, when we see the reality of them.
"Prosecutors say there has been an overall increase in juvenile crime. "We're seeing a significant jump in the system the last few years," said Assistant District Attorney Bill Hawkins. The number of petitions filed in juvenile court for felonies and Class A and B misdemeanors: â€˘ 2006: 15,669 petitions
â€˘ 2005: 14,545"
Exod 20:12 "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee"
I guess as Christians in todays western society, we are NOT surprised that this Commandment is broken by the children, whilst the parents break all the others daily.
Wondering what percentage of these children/teens came from emotional, mental and physical abusive backgrounds. There was a recent survey in Finland that 1 out 4 children saw drunkness of one or both parents in their homes. People are all smiles and wear masks, but what about the other side of the story.