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Stupid Teen Tosses Baby On YouTube Video

Posted on July 2, 2008

A video has been removed from YouTube, but it’;s fair to say it shows a stupid teenager doing something potentially harmful to an 8-month-old infant. 

An infant toss, to be precise. 

The South Georgia teen from Lee County just north of Albany, has now been charged with child cruelty for putting the baby on a large, inflatable pillow on the floor, then jumping on the pillow so the baby flies several feet away, lands, and starts crying. 

The 16-year-old has been arrested.  Not only was he irresponsible enough to harm a baby, but he was stupid enough to have the immoral act caught on camera AND then he either allowed or put the video on the internet.

Police have now charged him with a felony count of cruelty to a child, as well as a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to children. The first count is for violence to child under the age of 18. The second count is for allowing a teenage friend to see and tape the violence.  Too bad there is no charge for stupidity.

The boy was arrested after his Lee County teacher saw and reported the video which was brought to her attention by another student. 

The baby was being watched by the family of the teen who is shooting the video. He has not been charged with a crime and his video has been removed from YouTube.

The Lee County Sheriff’;s office wants the baby to be seen by a doctor. Pediatricians warn that shaking a baby can cause bleeding inside the brain and fractures to the skull.

People commenting on this Jacksonville.com Web site either believe a) courts aren’;t the place to take care of this problem, b) make an excuse such as “kids do stupid things” or c) blame his parents. 

A good judge will not buy into any of these lame excuses if he or she follows the law. If someone at age 16 doesn’;t have enough sense and morality, at so many levels his parents are the least of his problem and probably can’;t help with the solution.

Let’;s hope a compassionate judge directs this boy to get the help he needs and to realize the seriousness of the charge of cruelty toward children.  It should never be tolerated.  Even if done by a stupid 16-year-old.

If you or a loved one have been injured by the stupidity or cruelty of another, come in and talk to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys about your rights. We are here to listen.