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Police Seek Help in Finding Wanted Teen

Posted June 13, 2007

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— Durham police and sheriff's deputies said Tuesday that they were searching for a teenager they believe could be armed and dangerous.

Justin Richardson, 17, has a tattoo on his neck that reads "Bull City," they said.

Police want Richardson on charges of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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  • Rocknhorse Jun 13, 2007

    littleredwolfie-you help to make my point. You take an active role in your child's life. You realize that there was a problem and you went about correcting it. No, we can't be with our kids 24/7. Yes, they will make friends at school that we may never meet. But when our kids start behaving differently or misbehaving, it's our responsibility to figure out why and do something about it-just as you appear to be doing. I'm not saying that parental involvement will automatically make 100% of kids perfect. Nor will lack of parental involvement doom a child to a life of crime. BUT being an active and involved parent DOES better the odds that the child will turn out fine!

  • atozca Jun 13, 2007

    hey truthfully, thanks for the comment. If and when you decide to marry, my best word of advice....divorce is not an option! When my husband and I decided that we were not going to threaten to leave one another everytime we had an argument we began to learn how to work out our differences. The best thing we ever did was put Christ in the center of our marriage. Applying the truths of the Bible really builds a strong marriage. My husband and I have more love and respect for one another now and thank God that we have clung to one another. I respect your decision not to rush into anything. I will keep you, your child, and your child's mom in my prayers.

  • Salty Jun 13, 2007

    atozca, i think you have explained my viewpoint better than i couldve done myself. thank you...and thank you for proving that a "baby's daddy" can be a great father and husband. i feel like sometimes people scrutinize against my sons mother b/c her and i arent married yet. however, we feel like as important as a child is, they shouldnt force a marriage. if it is right, that can be figured out in time. but i'd rather have my son raised in two separate loving homes than in one hostile home where the environment he becomes accustomed to is his mother and father arguing and yelling at each other all the time. too many of my friends were in that situation. and eventually the parents split anyway, or they are in an unfulfilling relationship and not truly in love. and that is seriously unfortunate.

  • Salty Jun 13, 2007

    this is something largely learned from someones parents during their childhood. if your daddy walked on mama or vice versa, you will be much more apt to do the same. its how it becomes "socially acceptable", although in reality its appalling. im not saying this is always the case, but its why we see such a trend. not to mention that the divorce rate is now at nearly 50%. all i'm saying is women cant just blame men, children are a responsibility of all those around them and involved with them. men need to quit blaming "baby mama drama" as you put it, and women need to quit whining. both sides need to just recognize what ever the reality is and handle business...why are welfare distributions at an all time high? because no one wants to work or take responsibility for their actions and position in life. everyone just wants to make excuses. during the times in history when these programs werent available, ppl still survived b/c they knew there wasnt going to be any handouts. not these days

  • atozca Jun 13, 2007

    geisha girl,
    we obviously misunderstood eachother. I am married to my babies daddy and have been for 22 years. I agree with what you are saying though...

  • skinnycow Jun 13, 2007

    @atozca

    If I were a dude and I had a baby that I knew was mine then I would do everything in my power to take care of it. That isnt limited to just financial support. And I wouldnt care if me and my childs mother had issues. She wouldnt nor anyone else would prevent me from being a part of my child's life. To me, baby momma drama is a weak excuse. Go to court, get a pre-paid legal lawyer to tell you your options. Try or at least try. Just letting it go as the status quo is a huge problem that is only going to get worse. Thank you. Have a good day.

  • North Carolina Native Jun 13, 2007

    agreed spirit warrior woman. Also, having money or being poor doesn't cause the child to be bad either.... some of my most favorite people we're poor and grew up on onion sandwiches. I call her grandma.

  • littleredwolfie Jun 13, 2007

    Whoa! I take offense to some of these comments. I work in law enforcement/criminal justice and I am a single mom...it was not by choice...but, I am raising my kids as best I can. They were raised up in the church and taught right from wrong. However, I have had some minor problems with my youngest child...and, I want to say this. As a parent, we can do the very best we can, but we never know who our children are associating with at school. Peer association sometimes can be a very bad thing!!!

    I pray that the police find this child before it is too late while he still has a chance at life.

  • atozca Jun 13, 2007

    Geisha girl, people don't change that much in 9 months. When baby's momma laid with baby's daddy he was already being irresponsible. I don't mean that across the board. There are always exceptions to the rules. Sometimes "moma's drama" does keep daddy away! It is sad but true. Bottom line is if we all take responsibility for our own actions and respect ourselves and others then we would live in a better world. And you are right, the woman carries the baby therefore she is the one who gets the short end of the stick if you will. Remember, though, children are a blessing... they aren't mistakes and the mom has an opportunity to raise a child in the way "he/she" should go. We can break generational problems by starting with ourselves.

  • skinnycow Jun 13, 2007

    I am tired of dead beat men who loan their sperm to an egg but arent around long enough to see their own seed develope and use the excuse of "baby momma drama" as the reason they cant support their child financially, emotionally or physically. I am tired of deat bead men who spend more money on their rims and timbs and cell phones than offer the least bit of financial support for their child such as paying court ordered support and/or college savings. Instead of club hopping at night or trying to "freak" every woman on earth how about spending time with your child? How about a camping trip, a basketball game, a call every now and then to make sure he/she is ok? How about feeling stupid b/c you live down the street from your child but havent seen them in years due to issues with the mother? How about caring that your daughter is being loose with her goose crying out for affection from a dead beat that was never there? Yes, both have shortcomings but women get the short end of the stick.

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