`` I am just wondering.. When a family tries to behave their child with (calculated) beating, authorities consider it child abuse and may take the child away from her/his parents. At the end of the day we have high schoolers who never been disciplined and grown like weed in rain forest, without order or respect for anyone. Then they interact with the outside world without, weighs and measurement tools, and they don't know how to deal with social orders.. and then comes the police and beat them so they can behave themselves.. they may even kill them and the law is ok with that (many times) under the pretext of (self-defense) as if we are in Iraq. In third world African countries police don't shoot to kill, but to cripple the most dangerous criminals.. they shoot at legs and arms, not at hearts and heads. So how one understands that a police officer fired at teenagers or even drew their weapons at them, while in a pool and in bikinis.. kids 13 and 14 years old.. 3rd world societies' police use whips for these kids. It never comes to their minds that those kids are a threat to their lives.. that's laughable. But here they treat them as Enemy Combatant.. It's shame that we lag 3rd. world in knowing ends and means and draw our social life accordingly. Where are we heading to, after lagging Africa in reasoning and China in trade and commerce? why don't our politicians listen to our economists and sociologists?