In the preceding article, I quoted the Bible about how to raise children: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it“.
It sounds like this mother had done her best to “train up her child” in the right way, but he decided not to listen – so last week she taught him a brutally hard lesson.
A Loyola University student on his way to school robbed a Metra conductor at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon because he was hungry and needed money to get some food before class — and that’s according to his defense attorney.
Zion Brown, 18, was arrested later that night after his mother recognized him in news coverage of the robbery and drove him to the Calumet City police department to surrender, prosecutors said.
There’s more at the link.
Just think how much better life would be in our cities if all mothers treated their criminal children in the same way! Full marks to her for taking her parenting duties seriously.
One wishes the kid’s lawyer had learned something about “tough love” in his younger days. Judging by his comments to the judge, he didn’t, and I suppose it’s too late to teach him now.