Parents: Abducted boy wants to help other kids

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by clevin, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16690284/

    I seriously doubt this kid's word. 4 years? Im guessing he has some sort connection with that "kidnapper".
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Everybody says that its stockholm syndrome but the kid was living some kind of life. He was able to get his lip pierced so he obviously had some kind of freedom.

    Here is what your good friend Bill O'Reilly said about it:

    You have to give the kid the benefit of the doubt that he was afraid for his life, but the question if he liked the life he was living must be raised.
     
  3. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Why? What business is it of ours? This kid has enough to deal with without the media and the public descending on him as though he were a freak.
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Your answer is that its none of our business? If thats your stance then why comment on anything?

    The question is if the boy wanted to be where he was or not.
     
  5. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Ugg was right. It isn't our business. This was a personal event that happened to a boy and a family. I don't see how you say "If thats your stance then why comment on anything?" when this situation really isn't our business, whereas politics is everyone's business, since it is a public thing.
     
  6. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Whether or not the boy liked his extended stay is none of our business. Our only business is to make sure the kidnapper doesn't do it again.

    What possible benefit can we, the public, gain by asking this question? It's ludicrous. Leave it to the boy, his family and his therapist.
     
  7. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    The possible benefit we can gain is being able to help prevent our children from suffering the same fate.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    So- as long as kidnappees like their kidnappers it's OK? Give me a ****ing break. :rolleyes:
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    yes


    and no.
     
  10. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    The kidnapper let him do thing his parents would not Hence he stayed...
     
  11. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Well that explains everything. So all we have to do now is let children have everything they want. That'll stop them from being kidnapped. Brilliant.
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Thats not the point and you know it.
     
  13. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    The point is that a sensationalist press and a vengeful public are not the way to come to a conclusion about why this happened. The kid needs counseling. When the counselors come to a conclusion why this happened, then it's time for public discourse, until then, you and all the other armchair psychiatrists are just fanning the flames of vigilantism.
     
  14. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    We don't even know why it happened and how it happened. This case screams eeriness, but we don't know. Oh, and the kid was not even in puberty when he was kidnapped.

    This kid needs counselling, not the media down his throats.
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The sad thing is that his parents could be monsters and that's why he stayed away so long.

    The family has a lot to reconcile with only the issues of Shawn's being gone so long and the media won't do anything to help. Let them be so that they can get on with their lives.
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    And he wonders why people don't like him. I don't know what the situation was, but I feel bad for any kid that gets kidnapped. Just as I do for any kid with an abusive parent they can't get away from. We don't know the situation, but neither does he.

    I suppose a little sympathy is too much to ask for from Mr. Falafel.
     
  17. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    People are judging the situation based on seeing a 14 year old kid on tv. it is important to realize that the situation does not truly involve a 14 year old but instead an 11 year old who was kidnapped, driven a few hundred miles away from his family, held in relative isolation if not true confinement, and according to the news today repetedlty sodomized by a 30 something year old man. To judge why the kid stayed based on what one would feel the appropriate reaction of a 14 year old would be is inappropriate and uncalled for.
     
  18. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    Why do kids stay with abusive parents or foster parents? Why do adults stay in physically and mentally abusive relationships? Why do bad things happen to people every day that they never talk about or do anything about?

    are you suggesting that it is because they like it?
     

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