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“Theresa Collier, a 73-year-old grandmother was arrested last week for slapping her 18-year-old granddaughter who was swearing at her.
Florida — 10Connects.com reports that Theresa Collier, a 73-year-old grandmother was arrested last week for slapping her 18-year-old granddaughter who was swearing at her.
Collier says she allowed her 18-year-old granddaughter, Felicia Collier, who had just gotten kicked out of Catholic school and is now enrolled in online classes, to use her computer to do homework. Felicia was kicked out for cursing at a nun, explained Collier.
Felicia did not want to obey her grandmother’s direction to complete her assignments.
‘She kept repeating the F-word to me, about the whole family. She just went on and on and I just got so upset, I got up and slapped her across the face,’ she told 10 Connects, ‘She grabbed my wrists and I couldn’t get out of it and she let one go and she punched me in the cheek here.’
The unruly teenager then called the police who arrived at the house and arrested her grandmother.
‘If an officer on scene finds probable cause to arrest a person, because they’ve committed domestic battery, then our policy is a mandatory arrest of that person,’ said Lt. Loux, ‘The discretion does not come because the victim does not want to prosecute. It doesn’t come because the victim has remorse for calling police.’
Felicia was in court on Wednesday for her grandmother. She signed a form to not prosecute her grandmother and to allow contact with her. However, it seems that Theresa and her husband do not want any contact with their grandchild. They are not speaking to Felicia.
Collier has to wait for her next day in court to find out if prosecutors will pursue the battery charge against her.
It is abominable that Florida’s law enforcement chose to arrest the grandmother for chastising her foul-mouthed ill-mannered grandchild. Eighteen years old or not, this young woman-child deserved to be disciplined.
Moreover, Florida’s law enforcement arrested the wrong person. Instead, Florida law enforcement should have arrested the eighteen year old for domestic and emotional abuse of her elder. It should be noted that verbal and emotions abuse are just as bad and as harmful as physical and sexual abuse.
As far as the grandmother disciplining her grandchild, she was perfectly justified.
Up until 40 years ago, parents and grandparents were able to discipline their children, then the government got involved with its laws and regulations and it has been downhill for America’s children since.
Prior to government’s overburdening intervention with its laws and regulations, America’s children were far more disciplined and respectful of others, especially their elders. Because the law has tied the hands of parents, grandparents and guardians, many of our children take advantage going off half-cocked.
Too often troubled children aware that the government has tied the hands of parents, grandparents and guardians take advantage of these laws making the lives of those accountable for them a living hell. For that, we can thank our government.
Although the charges have now been dropped, Theresa Collier should not have been arrested in the first place. Mrs. Collier was being a disciplinarian, a loving and concerned grandmother who wants a good life for her grandchild.
Like so many others, if this young person does not come around, she like so many of America’s young will be in for a rude awakening.