A Deterrent to Criminal Behavior? Uncle Beats Nephew For Posting on Facebook That He’s a Thug; Then Puts Video on You Tube For Everyone to See

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Actually, the uncle forced the nephew to put it on his Facebook Wall, and then someone downloaded it onto You Tube.  I will say this, this video has gotten hundreds of thousands of hits.  Already there are imitative parodies of it on You Tube, which is the highest form of approval–or notoriety.

If anything, this video proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that black parents or guardians are not necessarily wanting their kids to be a part of this disreputable, dangerous lifestyle. I’m on the fence with this kind of  thing, because I don’t approve of using beatings or whippings or humiliation against children, no matter how big they are.  Getting physical is supposed to be a last resort.   Then again, how is one supposed to make it really clear to the young-uns that being a thug is anti-social behavior, not a pronouncement of true manhood?  Or womanhood for that matter, because there are female gangs, too.  Despite what some might think, I think what the uncle did certainly wasn’t child abuse. And if people are making snide comments about the uncle’s drooping trousers, understand that it’s from those trousers that he took the belt.

I’ll bet the uncle must have been monitoring his nephew‘s Internet behavior, or had gotten a heads-up from a neighbor or friend that the kid was popping off about something stupid online.  This guy reminds me of the kinds of brothers the late comedian Robin Harris used to portray, like Kid’s dad in the first House Party flick.

“This for all of y’all people on Facebook,” the man with his shirt off and a belt in his hand starts the video by saying. “Y’all parents, you need to stop this senseless f—ing crimes, all this gang bang sh-t.”

Uh oh. What has this young teen — who is sheepishly cowering in the background — done to draw the ire of this man?

“This is my f—ing nephew right here,” he says as he points the belt at the boy. “He ain’t no gang member, we don’t come from that sh-t.”

He then tells the boy to speak to the camera and tell everyone that his gangster lifestyle on Facebook is nothing more than a facade.

“All that is fake,” the boy says.

But then the golden words spill out of his uncle’s mouth.

“…but this ass whoopin’ isn’t going to be fake!”

We knew there was a reason he had that belt. And at that point, this man goes to whip his nephew on video to not only embarrass him but to also show him that being a fake thug gets you nothing but a raw butt whoopin’.

What makes this video classic — aside from the fact that a parental figure is handling his kid for potentially endangering his own life by acting like something he’s not on the Internet — is how every lash of the belt comes with a powerful (and hilarious) catch phrase.

Whap, whap, whap!

“Get that on Facebook!”

Whap, whap, whap!

“Facebook that!”

Whap, whap, whap!

The boy then comes clean after he had been online telling Facebook that he was a killer. Apparently, the kid made some statements that he was out on the block dropping bodies when he was really at home surfing the Internet. Once caught, his uncle knew he had to do something drastic to ensure that his teenage nephew understands the error in his ways. This beating was — in his mind — the perfect way to prevent the boy from pulling a stunt like this ever again.

“And if I catch you on Facebook saying anything — I don’t give a f–k if it’s happy birthday — I’m whooping your ass!” he says.

Kid could have gotten a drive-by from one of the local gangs for all we know. And the bullets would have hit the uncle or aunt or any other loved one or neighbor.  Or the kid could have been recruited, beat up and kidnapped if he resisted, and then ordered to do something awful in order to “belong.”  Anything like the above would have brought the cops to this uncle’s door.  And he doesn’t want that at all.   Talking smack that you’re a killer will get you in big trouble.

The surname of the family is Waters.  The overgrown boy, who seems to be no more than about 13 or 14 years old, admitted it as such.  That’s about the size of identifying just who this truly is.

This is being shown as the Old School giving the New School a reality check.  Old School in the community meaning older generations of black Boomers, Jones Generation, and Gen X types versus  New School meaning younger generations of tweens and teenagers and even (community) college age types.

You be the judge. This was already posted on The Root and The BVX. Lotsa responses on the BVX. At last count, there were six pages of comments.

~ by blksista on January 7, 2011.

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