Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You Don't

The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school - factors the family claims led to the death.

15-year-old Larry King, an eighth-grader at E.O. Green Junior High School, was shot in February in front of his classmates.
Larry was the focus of this past April's Day of Silence. Click HERE for details.
Read many full stories HERE about Larry's death and claim filed by his family.
O.K., so let me get this straight. The parents and brother of this 15-year-old student are taking the first steps needed in order to potentially file a lawsuit against E.O. Green Junior High because they think that the school is responsible for his murder.
1. Why are the parents NOT taking any of the blame especially when this child was at a shelter for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children at the time of the shooting? Where were the parents in order to prevent Larry from having to be sheltered?????? A childs upbringing starts at home Dawn and Gregory not when you leave your child at the school's front doorstep.
2. If Larry was NOT allowed to wear makeup and high heels because the school decided to enforce their dress code, which would blatenly go against Larry's First Amendment rights, do you think Dawn and Gregory and son would file a lawsuit anyway? ..............YES!!!
Look, this case is tragic, very tragic, but why are the parents blamming the school system for Larry's death when they could of PREVENTED his death by not having their son leave the shelter in the morning with Chanel #9 on??? If the parents knew Larry's situation was a problem at school and the school was not taking action because Larry's First Amendment rights would be violated if they did, why didn't the parents ENFORCE some sort of discipline upon Larry and PREVENT him from wearing a dress?? Would the shelter NOT allow the parents to have a say in what they wanted for their son??
My prediction: This case is going to be LAUGHED out of court, but on the other hand let's pray for Larry and his family who are struggling with the death of their son.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Why are the parents NOT taking any of the blame…”

Because they weren’t real parents. They were only the biological parents, which seems wasn’t the best for this boy.

“…do you think Dawn and Gregory and son would file a lawsuit anyway?”

It sounds like their only trying to get some cash for their habits whatever those may be.

“…let's pray for Larry and his family who are struggling with the death of their son.”

I’ll cross my fingers that his family gets what they deserve; vertical bars.

Let’s do some cheering for the real parents in this world, the ones that take good care of their children regardless of bloodline.

Ken Weaver

6:08 PM, August 17, 2008  
OpenID dmurphy98 said...

We don't know the circumstances behind this story, and the reasons that this child was a ward of the state. Those reasons could be myriad, and no fault of the parents.

I do know that once the state takes a child, those parents are not allowed any control over the child, and contact is very limited. It is possible that they knew little or nothing about the makeup. Sad, that.

Instead of focusing on the boy's family, or the school district, why don't we focus on the homicidal killer? All it takes is free will and the 2nd Amendment to end a life. This little punk needs to go to jail forever and meet a man named "Bubba."

8:00 PM, August 17, 2008  
OpenID dmurphy98 said...

"Let’s do some cheering for the real parents in this world, the ones that take good care of their children regardless of bloodline."

Well put, Ken.

8:02 PM, August 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dmurphy98, judging from your comment "All it takes is free will and the 2nd Amendment to end a life." I gather that you don't like the idea of the public owning their own firearms; may I ask why?

Ken Weaver

9:09 PM, August 17, 2008  
OpenID dmurphy98 said...

Hey Ken:

I do tend to think the 2nd Amendment was highjacked and twisted. Kind of like Jesus. I'm not against citizens owning firearms, just not self-loading, automatic, armor-piercing Howitzer type things.

But in this case, I was just said that to point out that no matter how you look at it, from a relious or a Constitutional standpoint, anyone can choose to kill anyone. It's the oldest trick in the book (and by book, I meand Cain and Abel and that kooky Bible that St. Jerome wrote).

Free will, freedom of choice, free Willy. It's all the same. The "killed" is never the perpetrator. It's always the "killer." We need to focus on that, and fry the little shit in the chair. Ooops. Was that out loud?

Cap'n! The internal monologue filters are down! I canno' control her!!!

:)

9:19 PM, August 17, 2008  
OpenID dmurphy98 said...

Pardon my misspellings. I often rely on the kindness of spellcheck.

9:20 PM, August 17, 2008  
Blogger John Hosty-Grinnell said...

This case is a perfect example of how children are NOT always better off with their biological mother and father.

That aside I wish people would stop blaming the victim. Cross dressing or even flirting is no grounds to murder someone. The problem here is not with the child's freedom of self expression, it lies with the other child who has a fascination with violence and was brought up to fear and hate gay people.

To him the idea of being liked by a gay boy was simply unlivable.

10:58 AM, August 18, 2008  
Blogger SCIA said...

John,

You said:

"This case is a perfect example of how children are NOT always better off with their biological mother and father."

Who are they better off with then John??

Just to satisfy my curiosity, when did you know you were "gay"?

You conclude with:

"The problem here is not with the child's freedom of self expression, it lies with the other child who has a fascination with violence and was brought up to fear and hate gay people."

You seem to know a lot about this case. How do you know the child that committed the crime "has a fascination with violence and was brought up to fear and hate gay people'?

Please cite your sources.

7:49 PM, August 19, 2008  
Anonymous omd said...

'Homosexual' rights seem transcend the rights of everyone else according to certain 'judicial' lawmakers.

9:51 PM, August 19, 2008  
Blogger John Hosty-Grinnell said...

Brandon would have been better off with anyone or any couple that provided him a stable enviornment with love and structure be they GLBT, family, or foster parents.

As for when I realized I was gay, that is irrelevent.

You may want to read my article on this matter if you need to brush up on knowing your facts.

2:37 PM, August 21, 2008  
Blogger SCIA said...

John,

You said:

"As for when I realized I was gay, that is irrelevent."

Thank you for realizing this. I am not out to attack you. It is a question off the cuff.

7:21 PM, August 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“'Homosexual' rights seem transcend the rights of everyone else according to certain 'judicial' lawmakers.”

Why not? It wasn’t all that long ago that Christian rights transcended the rights of all non-Christians; even the right to life.

Ken Weaver

1:16 AM, August 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article seems designed to imply that Larry King had it coming when Brandon killed him because Larry didn't dress like or act like the other boys. Please clarify if this is not what you mean to communicate.

5:33 PM, August 26, 2008  
Anonymous omd said...

The key words in my statement, which I surrounded in quotes is 'judicial' lawmakers.

You do understand the judges are not allowed to make law, right? Those that do so should be impeached or sanctioned bythe Legislature through the checks and balances they are charged to perform.

8:10 PM, August 27, 2008  
Blogger SCIA said...

Anonymous,

You said:

"This article seems designed to imply that Larry King had it coming when Brandon killed him because Larry didn't dress like or act like the other boys."

This is not what I want to communicate. What I want to communicate is the rediculousness of the parents blaming the school district for Larry's death.

8:34 PM, August 30, 2008  

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