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Old 12-08-2005, 12:17 PM
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Where were the parents during this, and the previous events? Kids learn by example......
That's the problem - most parents think their kids do no wrong.
When I was a kid - if I did something wrong I would be disciplined. Today - most parents pick up for their kids even though they did something wrong. This is a perfect example of what happens when kids are allowed to run free at such a young age.
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:25 PM
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Yep, I agree! Very sad but people need to remember what it was like to 18 before they start getting on their soapboxes!
I agree as well, but most of us are tight on this one. He did the crime-he must do the time, this kid makes us look bad, too much alcohol and driving a boat is bad ... yada yada yada
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I agree as well, but most of us are tight on this one. He did the crime-he must do the time, this kid makes us look bad, too much alcohol and driving a boat is bad ... yada yada yada
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I'm not saying he doesn't need to be punished. He took someone's life and needs to face the consequences. I'm saying before we all start preaching we need to take a moment and remember what it was like to be 18.

Like Downtown42, one slip and that could have been many of us back in the day!
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I wonder if the kid owned the boat or the parents? I know a lot of people here went solo on boats from a young age. But, did your parents allow you to drive the boat at 12AM? When they probably knew that you use alcohol and drugs?
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I had keys to the boat at the marina. Use it whenever. They never knew what was going on, at the same time I tried to be careful.

I am not defending kid either. He will and should do time. I have easier time accepting this then the drunken boat dealer that killed 2 folks last summer.
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That's the problem - most parents think their kids do no wrong.
When I was a kid - if I did something wrong I would be disciplined. Today - most parents pick up for their kids even though they did something wrong. This is a perfect example of what happens when kids are allowed to run free at such a young age.
I tend to agree, but that isn't me.
My daughter broke the law and got caught when she was 15. I could have talked the cops into dropping the charges but I didn't. I told her that she got herself into this mess, she'll have to work it out. I stood by her side all through the court proceedings and made sure it went according to plan. She served a lengthy community service sentence and had write an essay on what she did and why it was wrong. She came out of it with a totally clean record and a valuable lesson was learned.

I've had my own boat since I was 9. I never had to ask permission to take it out, just let mom or dad know I was going. I never did anything really stupid or dangerous. I knew the laws and how to be responsible, as did most of my friends. Maybe I was better than most kids my age back then.

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I never did anything really stupid or dangerous. I knew the laws and how to be responsible, as did most of my friends.
WOW - that does not sound typical or average. I think many adults today can think back to a time, or event, that SHOULD HAVE changed lifes direction, but lucked out. Of course, when we got caught, we got a beating and were grounded for weeks
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Milw Journal 7/23/1978...there's the boat I had "free range" on.

Other than running out of gas and Coasties towing me in, all was well.
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