How much would you give up for your kid if they committed murder? Deena Davis will spend six years in the Georgia prison system, and it's all because she thought she should save her son from murder charges. Seems the 17-year-old killed a taxi cab driver, and his mom fiddled with the evidence that he was involved.
Gut says it's wrong. Brain says it's wrong. But what else is there in the body? I don't know ... the heart?
This is where I get all messed up. Right means you march that little butthead down to the police station right this very second. ESPECIALLY when you consider Quantavious Harris murdered a 57-year-old cab driver (he's been convicted). Wrong is wrong is wrong. And homicide is double (triple?) wrong.
But when you're a parent, who does your loyalty belong to? The cops? Or the person you carried around for nine months? The person who came out of your womb?
I won't say I support Deena Harris for hiding her son's heinous deeds. But I will say I understand why she wanted to. There is no person in this world who I love more than my child. She is flesh of my flesh. There isn't much that trumps that -- even ethics and morality.
I want to say that, when push comes to shove, I'd send my a-hole kid to the cops. Actually, wait. I want to say that my kid would NEVER be in that position to begin with. But life gets in the way of all our plans, doesn't it? So I can't say what I would do. Which makes it hard to look at Deena Davis and her six-year prison sentence and say, "Oooh, yeah, she deserves it!"
Be honest ... REALLY honest ... if your kids were up on murder charges, what do you think YOU would do?
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