April 29, 2016

Parents in Wisconsin could be fined over $650 if their kids “bully” or even “cyberbully” others

Rebel Staff
 

In an attempt to 'crack down' on bullying, police in Shawano, Wisconsin say they will be holding the parents of bullies accountable and slap them with fines up to $681.

Shawano Police Chief Mark Kohl told NBC26 News, “It creates an avenue for us to work with parents to help find solutions. At this point there’s no initial complaints or concerns out there, we’re just being proactive in working with the community to address this.”

The legislation works like this: if the parents of someone under the age of 18 is bullying other students, they are given a 90-day warning from police. If the parent doesn't put a stop to the so-called bullying, they are fined $366. If there's a second offensive within a year, they are fined $681.

Some parents agree with the policy while others don't.

One woman told NBC, “I really believe parents should just discipline their kids in the right way, and I think it’s a good idea.”

“I don't think fining is the answer,” another said.

This will only lead down a very, very slippery slope. How long until we start getting fined for things such as "microaggressions" or "triggering" others?

Nothing good can come of this.

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commented 2016-04-29 23:25:42 -0400
Oh you cannot punish your children , but you are still responsible for their behavior.
The nanny state is so warped.
commented 2016-04-29 17:50:00 -0400
FORGET THE FINE….GET A LAWYER AND SUE THEM.
I’M SURPRISED AMERICAN LAWYERS HAVEN’T BEEN ADVERTISING FOR THIS.
commented 2016-04-29 17:48:38 -0400
FORGET THE FINEGET A LAWYER AND SUE THEM. JOB SECURITY FOR LAWYERS..I’M SURPRISED LAWYERS HAVEN’T BEEN ADVERTISING FOR THIS.
commented 2016-04-29 12:40:11 -0400
American’s are just getting started. With the many that I talk to, a war against the government is coming.
commented 2016-04-29 12:33:09 -0400
stupid, ill advised, gov’t oversight…. how many single parents are going to cover this? then you get kids who don’t give a rat’s ass about their parent(s) financial cost…can they fine the gov’t for being bullied by the child?
commented 2016-04-29 11:55:45 -0400
What a joke! This is revenue stream only.