Teens Sedate Parents For Net Access

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Baldry:
Considering the fact the parent called the police instead of being a responsible parent and discipling the children good on the kids. The parent sounds kinda shitty from the way they've acted.

Sometimes when a kid does something really extreme it is important to get the authorities involved, if only to impress upon the kid just HOW FAR over the line they have stepped. As the cop said "If they were adults they would be facing jail time."

Baldry:
Considering the fact the parent called the police instead of being a responsible parent and discipling the children good on the kids. The parent sounds kinda shitty from the way they've acted.

The way it sounds to me is that they went to the police for the testing to find out what happened for sure. According to the article it's up to the DA as to whether or not to pursue it, which means that the parents themselves are apparently not pressing charges.

That kind of testing isn't something just anyone knows how to do (though it is relatively easy for the police). If the parents suspected they were drugged, the girls won't admit it, wanting to find out and see if there are going to be some effects if they screwed up/used the wrong stuff isn't entirely out of line.

Also, unlike the movies and TV shows when a crime is committed it's not always just up to the victim as to whether they want to press charges. A crime is a crime, and when brought to the attention of the authorities the state pursues it. This is incidently where the term "victimless crimes" comes from, while usually used in referance to drugs and alchohol and similar things, it also applies to any case where something is being done because it's a violation of the laws, not because it did any measurable harm in the specific instance. The Law, and it's enforcers, being out to promote order and enforce the rules, not just arrest people who have done things to other people.

In cases like this the reason why the DA might pursue it is because while there is no official complaint being made, there is a vested interest in enforcing the policy that people don't drug each other without permission. Something that could range from physicians giving medication to patients that don't want it, to the classic "date rape" scenario. In a number of cases like rape, the victim might not want to come forward on their own for various reasons, pursueing it as a matter of policy is a way to still go after the rapist though, for the drugs, if not the sexual assault. Since the rape victim can be forced to testify on the drugs as a witness, it can also be used to coerce them to tell the full story since they are going to be going to court anyway. The way things work isn't always as straightforward as it is in a police drama (and half the time they get the laws and such wrong, or at least don't bother to consider that the law doesn't work the same way everywhere).

To be honest, I think the two girls need to be sent to Juvie, whether the parents want them to go or not. Letting this go sets a bad example, and might encourage further incidents. If kids figure "well, my parents will never press charges because they love me even if I piss them off"... which is correct in most cases... they might take it as free reign to do this kind of crap when they see other kids getting away with it on those grounds. Eventually someone will get seriously hurt or killed. Sending them to jail for decades would be overkill (dumb kids) but let them finish school and turn 18 in juvie lockup (which will suck) which will send a strong message to anyone with an eye on the situation, punish them, and let them get on with their lives down the road as adults.

Therumancer:

Baldry:
Considering the fact the parent called the police instead of being a responsible parent and discipling the children good on the kids. The parent sounds kinda shitty from the way they've acted.

MorganL4:

Baldry:
Snippy-do-da

Hey guys, I've already covered these comments, essentially, with another two chaps who questioned what I said. You can go find them if you wanna continue this further and see me defend my point. :)

I hope the girls slipped them benzodiazepines (overdosing on them is relatively safe). If they had used barbiturates instead, they could have killed them. Barbiturates are nothing to trifle with.

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