Parents of Wild Teenagers Won’t Take Responsibility 疯狂青少年的父母们不愿承担责任

Mr. Brian Holloway                                           Damaged House

今年劳工节的时候,近乎三百位青少年在纽约的郊外举行了个既巨大又吵闹的派对。这个派对是非常疯狂的,而且充满了毒品、酗酒、破坏等各种坏事。他们对举行派对的房子造成了近两万美金损坏。他们随地小便、在墙上乱涂油漆、损坏家具、把房子里的东西扔了出去,还从房子里偷了东西。而最大的问题,也是最戳犯法律的事情是:这房子的主人根本不知道会在他的房子里有这样一个派对。房子的主人是布莱恩·霍洛威,他是一位退休了的美国国家橄榄球联盟的运动员,当那些青少年闯入他家举行派对的时候,他正在他另外一栋地处弗罗里达州的房子里。

布莱恩逐渐在万维网上找到了那些青少年所相互发表的那次派对时的照片。根据这些照片为证据,他终于有办法确认了这些学生的名字。他建立了一个“请帮助我拯救者三百个”的网站,地址是www.helpmesave300.com。他希望以此来邀请那些在他家里把东西弄得乱七八糟的青少年回来,把他的家收拾干净。他也邀请那些青少年的家人一起来帮忙把所有的东西归回原样。但是到那天,只有一位家长来了。由于那些青少年和家人基本都没有来负责清理现场,布莱恩就把他在网上找到的,由这些青少年自己发表有关那次派对的照片和名字公布在他自己的网站上。同时他也向警方报告所发生的事件,为将来起诉作准备。

完全无法想象这三百位青少年居然会觉得只要是好玩,他们就有权利闯入一个人的家里,并且肆意进行破坏。根据这些青少年社交信息,这还不是他们首次闯入私人的家里举行这样的派对。更有甚者,这些青少年的家长甚至想要起诉霍洛威先生,说他把他们孩子的名字公布在他的网站上。他们竟然对霍洛威把他们的孩子参与非法活动和犯罪活动公布于众感到愤怒。这样的事情实在让人震惊!他们的孩子确实是参与了这些犯罪活动,对一个个人的房子造成了数以千计的损坏。为此,房子的主人找到了他们,请他们把事情搞搞好,但是他们拒绝了;然而,他们现在居然要告房子的主人,公开揭露他们捣蛋的孩子?!如果真的有这样的父母,那就告诉我们为什么会有这样的孩子的。 上梁不正下梁歪,有其父必有其子!


讨论问题:

1.      美国劳工节是什么时候?(你需要上网搜索)

2.      你的这些青少年的行为有什么看法?

3.      布莱恩霍洛威把那些青少年的名字公布在网上,对吗?

4.  你是不是觉得这些青少年的家长对这个事件应该负责?

On Labor Day weekend of this year nearly 300 teenagers had a large and rowdy party in upstate New York. The party was wild and filled with illegal drugs, alcohol, and destruction. The teens caused nearly $20,000 worth of damage to the home where they had the party. They urinated on the floors, sprayed paint on the walls, broke furniture and items throughout and stole items from the home. The biggest problem, and the most illegal part of the party, is that the home’s owner did not know it was happening. Former NFL athlete, Brian Holloway, was at his other house in Florida when the teenagers broke into his home and held their party.

Brian began finding evidence of the party on the internet with teenagers posting pictures of each other at the party. With the pictures he was able to begin identifying the names of the students. He created a website, www.helpmesave300.com, with the hope of inviting the teenagers back to his home to help clean up the mess they made. He invited the families of the teenagers to come and help with the cleaning and to make restitution for the damages. Only 1 parent showed up on that day. Since the teens and their families didn’t show up, Brian began posting the pictures he has found on the internet of their teenagers and posting their names. He is also giving the evidence to the local sheriff’s office for future prosecution of the teenagers.

It seems absolutely outrageous to me that 300 teenagers would think it was their right to invade someone’s home and destroy it, all for the purpose of having fun. According to some of the postings on social media by the teens, this is not the first home in which they have done this. What is even more unbelievable about this story is that some of the parents are considering suing Mr. Holloway for posting their teenager’s name on his website. They are angry that he is making it known that their teenager was involved in an illegal and criminal act. This is truly unbelievable! Their kids committed a crime and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a person’s home. The owner reached out to them inviting them to make things right, and they refused. Now they want to sue him for exposing their naughty teenagers to the public? If this is true about some of the parents then it better explains how some of the teens could be so stupid . . .they’re only following the stupidity of their parents.

source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ex-nfl-star-face-lawsuits-parents-house-crashing-teens-article-1.1462008


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1.      When is Labor Day in the United States? (you will have to look it up online.)

2.      What do you think about the behavior of the teenagers?

3.      Is Brian Holloway right for posting the names of the teenagers?

4.      Should the teen’s parents be held responsible for the damages?

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