shopping cart prank


spaminator
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Quote:

no good deed goes unpunished

they should have shopping carts dropped on their heads.



Surveillance Video Shows Dangerous Shopping Cart Prank Airdate : 3/20/2012
"I feel very sorry for them," said Marion Hedges.
Remarkable words from a woman who was nearly killed by a shopping cart that was thrown over a shopping mall railing and landed on her head.
But Hedges forgives the 12-year-old and 13-year-old punks who pulled the disastrous prank.
"I wish them well, I do," said Hedges.
A surveillance video obtained by the New York Post reveals exactly how it happened at a Target store in New York City.
The video shows three youths struggling with the shopping cart on the third floor of the parking garage.

14-year-old Achilles Baskinówearing a white jacket in the videoócan be seen doing his best to get the shopping cart away from his two friends.

He is quoted as saying, "I was trying to stop them. I was trying to put the cart near me. But they had the advantage because there were two of them against one."

The video also shows Baskin fleeing because he didn't want anything to do with the prank.
"We know about that third boy. We're grateful that he made the effort that he did," said Hedges' husband, Michael.

In the video you can then see the other two struggling to hoist the cart over the rail, and push it over.

The cart crashed down on Hedges, a philanthropist who had gone shopping to buy Halloween candy for underprivileged kids. Her 13-year-old son was with her, and the video shows him rush for help as a crowd gathered.
It happened last October. Hedges was briefly in a coma and to this day she struggles to recover, having lost her sight in one eye.
"I only have one eye that works. So it's hard to see close or far. It's a work in progress," said Hedges.
Hedges' whole life is dedicated to good deeds. Seven years ago she made an impromptu appearance on Regis and Kelly.
Little could this happy woman have dreamed that one day her whole life would be turned upside-down by a prank gone horribly wrong.

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Last edited by spaminator; Mar 21st, 2012 at 03:14 PM..
 
skookumchuck
+1
#2
Incredible and awful, that poor woman!
 
talloola
#3
makes my blood boil, makes me very angry, she could have been killed, and the loss of sight in one
eye is a serious outcome, from a very thoughtless, criminal and stupid thing they did.

I hope their parents have more brains in their heads than their sons did, but sadly some of the
parents of kids who do awful things like this have been a contributer to their offsprings behavior,
and don't have much going for them either, hope this isn't the case in this instance.
 
SLM
#4
This is horrible. I know their youths but there is no way that 6 and 16 months punishment is not sufficient. That was callous and shows complete disregard for other people.
 
JLM
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

This is horrible. I know their youths but there is no way that 6 and 16 months punishment is not sufficient. That was callous and shows complete disregard for other people.

Have to agree to disagree with you here, I'd say the little bastards should be doing about 16 years!

Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

makes my blood boil, makes me very angry, she could have been killed, and the loss of sight in one
eye is a serious outcome, from a very thoughtless, criminal and stupid thing they did.

I hope their parents have more brains in their heads than their sons did, but sadly some of the
parents of kids who do awful things like this have been a contributer to their offsprings behavior,
and don't have much going for them either, hope this isn't the case in this instance.

There was a time when parents could lead by example, but kids today are more influenced by peer pressure.
 
Kakato
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by skookumchuckView Post

Incredible and awful, that poor woman!

She's an inspiration,for someone to forgive these kid's like she did shows there is still some hope for humanity.
 
PoliticalNick
+1
#7
I don't think they should get any time in jail at all. I think they should get some old-fashioned justice in the form of a severe and repeated beating, possibly with a public caning tossed in for good measure!!!
 
talloola
+1
#8
the most important thing for me is the attitude and the co operation from their parents, then I would
like them to get 'on going' counselling, and community duties for some time, and monitoring and followup
as they grow up, to see that they do not ever repeat anything of the sort, or anything hurtfull at all, and also
the realization of what they have done, 'by them', and a sincere form of apology and also face to face
concern and help from them, for the lady who was the victim, and followup by the boys, to see how she continues to heal, if she is open to that, as she seems to be a good person who wants to see them do
well, as she has forgiven them.

jail time, in my opinion will only make them worse, then they will be released into society with more
problems than they have now, which creates more problems for the community.
 
JLM
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

I don't think they should get any time in jail at all. I think they should get some old-fashioned justice in the form of a severe and repeated beating, possibly with a public caning tossed in for good measure!!!

I agree!
 
SLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Have to agree to disagree with you here, I'd say the little bastards should be doing about 16 years!

Oops, meant to say that it is not sufficient enough. Rephrased the sentence before posting and forgot to take out the 'not'.
 
JLM
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Oops, meant to say that it is not sufficient enough. Rephrased the sentence before posting and forgot to take out the 'not'.

You're forgiven BUT one poster came up with a better idea- a public flogging! Singapore justice!!!
 
taxslave
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

the most important thing for me is the attitude and the co operation from their parents, then I would
like them to get 'on going' counselling, and community duties for some time, and monitoring and followup
as they grow up, to see that they do not ever repeat anything of the sort, or anything hurtfull at all, and also
the realization of what they have done, 'by them', and a sincere form of apology and also face to face
concern and help from them, for the lady who was the victim, and followup by the boys, to see how she continues to heal, if she is open to that, as she seems to be a good person who wants to see them do
well, as she has forgiven them.

jail time, in my opinion will only make them worse, then they will be released into society with more
problems than they have now, which creates more problems for the community.

That is precisely what they do not need. More socialist pampering. Thats why there are so many repeat offenders, no punishment. Nick has the right idea. Not only will they be unlikely to reoffend but others will think twice before endangering other people's lives.
A few years back a young lad that worked for us had a rock dropped from an overpass through his car window in Nanaimo. Dam near killed him. I can't remember if they caught the little bastards involved but a good thrashing would be required to correct this kind of behavior.
 
petros
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#13  Top Rated Post
Bring back the stocks!!!
 
JLM
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That is precisely what they do not need. More socialist pampering. Thats why there are so many repeat offenders, no punishment. Nick has the right idea. Not only will they be unlikely to reoffend but others will think twice before endangering other people's lives.
A few years back a young lad that worked for us had a rock dropped from an overpass through his car window in Nanaimo. Dam near killed him. I can't remember if they caught the little bastards involved but a good thrashing would be required to correct this kind of behavior.

It also might be a good idea to bring it back into the schools. When I was a kid I delivered news papers to a boys' boarding school and periodically when I arrived one of the students was getting a caning for some infraction. The rest of the boys were paying very close attention and were on their best behaviour.
 
petros
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

A few years back a young lad that worked for us had a rock dropped from an overpass through his car window in Nanaimo. Dam near killed him. I can't remember if they caught the little bastards involved but a good thrashing would be required to correct this kind of behavior.

I had a similar incident but it was a truck rim on a rope hung at windsheid level from an overpass. I caught the kids and wound up charged with 4 counts of assault causing bodily harm which thankfully were dropped.
 
JLM
+2
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I had a similar incident but it was a truck rim on a rope hung at windsheid level from an overpass. I caught the kids and wound up charged with 4 counts of assault causing bodily harm which thankfully were dropped.

Times have sure changed eh? When we were kids the last thing we would have thought of was laying charges. We would have been shaking in our boots thinking of the thrashing we'd get from the old man if he were to get wind of it.
 
talloola
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That is precisely what they do not need. More socialist pampering. Thats why there are so many repeat offenders, no punishment. Nick has the right idea. Not only will they be unlikely to reoffend but others will think twice before endangering other people's lives.
A few years back a young lad that worked for us had a rock dropped from an overpass through his car window in Nanaimo. Dam near killed him. I can't remember if they caught the little bastards involved but a good thrashing would be required to correct this kind of behavior.

I totally disagree, and my comments were multiple monitoring, from many different directions.

Absolutely no pampering whatsoever.

The positive thing about my ideas is that people will have to tend to these kids, it takes time and
constant focus on them, jail time is too easy for society, lock them up and then forget about them,
physical punishment 'only' satisfies the people doing and watching the act, it does nothing to
heal and correct their problems, sure they might be petrified at the time, but that is not a long
term cure physical punishment will only harden them, and make them worse, and jail time will do the same.
Sure, catching them and thrashing them on the spot is fine, but not a permanent
solution at all, and I don't like the view of people thrashing anyone, as the
anger and actions of the thrashers are cause for concern, just another physical
beating, not much different than the stupid act by the boys.

We all should have learned by now, that physical punishment is just violence
repeating violence, with no positive outcome, just the satisfaction of the
people doing the punishing, that is something I have learned thru my years on
this earth, and it is so easy to see.
Last edited by talloola; Mar 22nd, 2012 at 12:36 PM..
 
JLM
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

I totally disagree, and my comments were multiple monitoring, from many different directions.

Absolutely no pampering whatsoever.

The positive thing about my ideas is that people will have to tend to these kids, it takes time and
constant focus on them, jail time is too easy for society, lock them up and then forget about them,
physical punishment 'only' satisfies the people doing and watching the act, it does nothing to
heal and correct their problems, sure they might be petrified at the time, but that is not a long
term cure physical punishment will only harden them, and make them worse, and jail time will do the same.
Sure, catching them and thrashing them on the spot is fine, but not a permanent
solution at all, and I don't like the view of people thrashing anyone, as the
anger and actions of the thrashers are cause for concern, just another physical
beating, not much different than the stupid act by the boys.

We all should have learned by now, that physical punishment is just violence
repeating violence, with no positive outcome, just the satisfaction of the
people doing the punishing, that is something I have learned thru my years on
this earth, and it is so easy to see.

I hear it works well in Singapore!
 
taxslave
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

I totally disagree, and my comments were multiple monitoring, from many different directions.

Absolutely no pampering whatsoever.

The positive thing about my ideas is that people will have to tend to these kids, it takes time and
constant focus on them, jail time is too easy for society, lock them up and then forget about them,
physical punishment 'only' satisfies the people doing and watching the act, it does nothing to
heal and correct their problems, sure they might be petrified at the time, but that is not a long
term cure physical punishment will only harden them, and make them worse, and jail time will do the same.
Sure, catching them and thrashing them on the spot is fine, but not a permanent
solution at all, and I don't like the view of people thrashing anyone, as the
anger and actions of the thrashers are cause for concern, just another physical
beating, not much different than the stupid act by the boys.

We all should have learned by now, that physical punishment is just violence
repeating violence, with no positive outcome, just the satisfaction of the
people doing the punishing, that is something I have learned thru my years on
this earth, and it is so easy to see.

You are part of the reason we have so much crime. Do gooders cause repeat offenders. When there is no punishment for doing wrong there is no incentive to change.
 
shadowshiv
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

You're forgiven BUT one poster came up with a better idea- a public flogging! Singapore justice!!!

Considering how a parent can be charged for spanking their children, I don't think that will ever be happening here in Canada.
 
SLM
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

You are part of the reason we have so much crime. Do gooders cause repeat offenders. When there is no punishment for doing wrong there is no incentive to change.

I will absolutely agree that all actions need to have consequences, no argument on that at all. But I also do think that if there is to be any hope for anyone to turn their life around, it's going to be with youth. So some effort has to be made there, in my opinion.
 
JLM
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Considering how a parent can be charged for spanking their children, I don't think that will ever be happening here in Canada.

Yep, "Spare the rod and spoil the child".
 
shadowshiv
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, "Spare the rod and spoil the child".

Certainly a lot different than when I was a kid.
 
JLM
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Certainly a lot different than when I was a kid.

Yep, there were times when it was very effective. We didn't dare act like a lot of the kids now days!
 
petros
#25
My *** is still sore from the time I spilled the milk and shouted "son of a bitch".
 
Cannuck
#26
I often wonder about people that yearn for the good old days when they got their *** paddled. You can hire people for that nowadays.
 
petros
#27
Charlie Manson is my life coach.
 
JLM
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

My *** is still sore from the time I spilled the milk and shouted "son of a bitch".

You probably learned two lessons that day...............didn't spill the milk again or holler "son of a bitch".
 
petros
+1
#29
3....the old man saying "I told you to never let mom hear you say that".
 
taxslave
+2
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I will absolutely agree that all actions need to have consequences, no argument on that at all. But I also do think that if there is to be any hope for anyone to turn their life around, it's going to be with youth. So some effort has to be made there, in my opinion.

True, but our current system rewards them for getting in trouble. Jail should not be a comfy experience. At the same time there needs to be a better means of educating anyone in jail and much better access to addiction counciling.
 

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