Father Of The Year?

Today we have another installment of ,”What say you, jury?”. In Minnesota there is a dad that showed us the criminal side of being out of control at his son’s basketball game:

Eagan Dad Accused of Punching Son Over Basketball Loss: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

More here:

An Eagan man is charged with domestic assault after witnesses say he attacked his son at a basketball tournament Saturday.

Steven Wilson was booked into the Dakota County jail after the altercation, which took place at Lakeville Senior High School.

Witnesses told responding Lakeville officers that nearby parents stepped in when they saw Wilson punch his son in the face after his team lost. The injuries suffered by the teen did not require medical attention

Fifth degree domestic assault, thankfully the delineations don’t go any higher, you can see the elements of each offense here.

To simplify the process, let’s stipulate that;

1)All the parent witnesses that observed the beating testified and were credible to the jury.
2)No serious injuries occurred beyond some bruising.
3)The accused was not drunk, has no record for prior assaults, nor any history of domestic violence.
4)The accused took the stand and showed the requisite remorse/contrition, and admitted to needing counseling for anger management.
5)The son (victim) took the stand and testified to his dad being generally a good dad and that this incident was unusual for him.

There you go, so what do we do with this POS?

We can assume that the school has already banned him from attending any more games the rest of the season. I would not require jail time but would remand a fine, the maximum allowable which I think the video said 3 grand. I would also require some sort public apology to the school and to every one that witnessed this spectacle involving both a letter to the editor of their local paper and an in person apology to the team at their next practice, some hours, maybe 20 or so, community service done at the school, and a quarterly meeting handled through the county’s child welfare agency at his residence with all family members present for the next 3 years.

These punishments along with the fact that he lives in a small town and the story went national, these should do the job in his accounting for his actions.

Any other idea? Too harsh or too lenient?

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  1. AlexInCT

    I used to coach little league when my kid was into Baseball and I dealt with a few of these parents. There seem to be more and more of these people as time goes by. Not sure what makes someone into this kind of idiot, but nobody should give them any kind of sympathy. They are scum.

    I once had to be talked down because some a-hole was calling his 8 year old daughter the “C” word for not wanting to play baseball and finding it more interesting to pick flowers out in the outfield. Someone told me he was trying to live vicariously through is offspring because he had sucked at baseball or that he wanted a son and didn’t get one, but I couldn’t care less what the excuse was: what he did was inexcusable. I ended up banning him from games, and after he threatened me, I told him where to find me and when. He never showed up. They are usually cowards too.

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  2. Thrill

    I almost wish I could feel that strongly about anything.

    As for the question of how to punish him, I think probation and anger management is good enough officially. The sheer amount of public shame he must be going through has to be a special kind of punishment all its own. If you want to get creative, you could also make him wear a smelly-ass mascot uniform at every weekend high school game for a year for every school in the district.

    Public disgrace really needs to be given a more central role in our system for most types of infractions.

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  3. Section8

    Yeah maybe that little brat shouldn’t have lost the fucking game. Anyone ever think of that?

    Anyhow, given he was brazen enough to beat him in public over a gave leads me to believe he’s probably beaten him before. I say throw his ass in the can.

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  4. Thrill

    He may deserve to suffer but if you lock that guy up and take away his ability to support his family, what then? Who’s getting punished?

    This country really needs to find a better solution to its crime problem than just locking people up. It’s too expensive and causes too many other problems.

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  5. Kimpost

    I’m a pussy liberal. Look at 3, 4 and 5 while sentencing this MF. If this was a one time deal and/or if he truly wanted to change, then allow him to. If he does it again, feed him to Alex.

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  6. Section8

    This country really needs to find a better solution to its crime problem than just locking people up. It’s too expensive and causes too many other problems.

    Well ending the drug war would be a start, and removing vice crimes. That should clear out a good deal of the jails for those who should be there. I suppose for this guy he would need to support the family. Maybe a work furlough or something like that then. And a kick in the nuts.

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  7. bgeek

    The punishment should fit the crime. Have him play one-on-one against a 7ft. pro in front of his community. When he loses, he gets bitch slapped like the bitch he is. Rinse and repeat with more players as needed.

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  8. Thrill

    And a kick in the nuts.

    I’m okay with traditional corporal punishment. Seriously: I even think it’ll make a comeback in our lifetimes.

    Wallop this guy’s bare ass five times with a bamboo cane. He won’t be acting up again at the high school gymnasium again, I bet.

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  9. AlexInCT

    I’m a pussy liberal. Look at 3, 4 and 5 while sentencing this MF. If this was a one time deal and/or if he truly wanted to change, then allow him to. If he does it again, feed him to Alex.

    That’s cruel and unusual punishment Kimpost… Real cruel. :)

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  10. ryansparx

    Bastards like this need to choke on a cock and die. The sole purpose of violence is to hurt your enemies to protect the ones you love. This is the exact opposite. This is cancer.

    He may deserve to suffer but if you lock that guy up and take away his ability to support his family, what then? Who’s getting punished?

    Harvest his organs and bone marrow, and sell them at a good price to support the family until a superior father figure replacement is found.

    I’m okay with traditional corporal punishment. Seriously: I even think it’ll make a comeback in our lifetimes.

    I sure hope so. I know personally I would choose a public lashing over extended incarceration, if given the choice. Take your punishment and move on with your life, instead of having to brood in a room on the taxpayer’s dime while being exposed to the less desirable elements of society.

    That, and I could yell out “Kunte… Kinte…” as a battlecry until it was over.

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  11. richtaylor365 *

    Harvest his organs and bone marrow, and sell them at a good price to support the family until a superior father figure replacement is found.

    See, it’s this no nonsense/cut to the chase logic that this site has been missing.

    I don’t know if you guys remember on one of the past “what say you, jury?” posts I suggested the re institution of stocks. Although it was much more effective in colonial days when there was a public square where everyone congregated and could witness punishment in person, much like a shoplifter wearing a “I am a thief” placard in front of a store for a Saturday afternoon, a public display of shame can be much more effective then incarceration.

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  12. Thrill

    Ryan always delivers. Whether or not you want to sign for that steaming/ticking/glowing/vibrating package is up to you.

    How I have missed him! Is there a demotivational or other meme poster that will suffice for this occasion?

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