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USA AND NFL BOTH EMBRACE CULTURE OF VIOLENCE

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September 16, 2014

By Mike Caccioppoli

I’ve heard enough excuses when it comes to Adrian Peterson’s beating of his four year old son for which he was recently indicted. No it’s not OK to whip your child with a tree branch or anything else for that matter. It’s not something that is excusable because someone’s father might have done it to them or grandfather or uncle or whomever. The kid is also just four years old. Adrian Peterson is a parent in the 21st century, in the year 2014. He is a millionaire with a good if not great education and he should know right from wrong. His excuses are his own. Same goes for the others who are trying to excuse his vile behavior.

That behavior is unfortunately not isolated in this country. It’s not just blacks and it’s not just in the NFL. It is a mindset that is prevalent. The idea that violence is the way to go. The only way. Your kid doesn’t listen? Beat em. Your wife gives you lip? Beat her. There are some people in other countries that annoy us? Bomb the shit out of them. Spread that capitalism and freedom far and wide. Make em eat it.

In 2014 we are actually talking about how a professional sports league, run by well schooled rich guys, needs to “learn” about things such as domestic violence and child abuse. So they have “learned” about this in other countries but not here? Why are we the last to learn about such things as basic human compassion? The answer is because we don’t want to learn. We want things our way. The only way. The American way.

We are very much stuck in the 1950’s in many ways. As other nations advance we regress. The NFL just symbolizes what is so wrong with this country. The alpha-male, out of control masculinity that we need to flex in everyone’s face on a daily basis. It really is very simple folks. Don’t hit your spouse. Don’t beat your kids till they bleed. Don’t bomb everyone you don’t like. What exactly do we need to “learn”?

If you assault someone in the street, you get arrested, Period. So why aren’t you arrested if you hit your spouse or your kid? Why are these “exceptions”? People say things like “My father whooped me when I was a kid” or “Domestic disputes should be between husband and wife” as a way to excuse vile behavior as the American “norm” and in a way it is just that. As though things that were once acceptable behavior, or behavior that wasn’t talked about in public, is still OK. It’s not.

The idea that the NFL needs a manual to tell its players to not beat their wives or kids is insane. The bottom line is until we really start to admit that we are a violent, backwards country in so many ways, none of this will ever change. I don’t want to hear about “education”, as though we need courses to teach this common sense humanity to people. What does that say about us?

The violence as a cure all that some parents may have passed on to their kids hasn’t stopped with this and future generations because we continue to have that same old world mentality when it comes to just about everything. We want our politicians to “talk tough”, to bomb and fight and use war to get what we want, even though it never does, ever. We let our kids shoot high-powered weapons when they are six years old. That this is what it means to be “respected.”

Since so many Americans are caught in this sick mindset it allows the NFL and the Vikings to continue to play a guy like Peterson when he has been indicted. You think your boss is going to keep you if you are indicted for ANYTHING? The NFL knows that enough Americans will excuse Peterson, will “pray for him”, so they can get away with allowing him to play. Just as Ray Rice will now appeal his ban. As I said before, Rice should not have been banned because of a video, he should have been banned because he beat his wife. Nobody should be able to enjoy a millionaire’s life, a star’s life, when they are beating their wife or kid. Nobody.

This country’s gun obsession, or jingoistic mentality goes hand in hand with its high tolerance for domestic abuse, and child abuse, since the psychological factor is the same. Dominance. Using the fist to get our way. It can be an actual fist, or it can be a gun, a drone, or the whipping device of your choice. The child can get a beating from his dad then turn on the television and see how his/her country is about to give the middle east another beating.

No manual is going to help them. Or us.

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Another NFL Player Indicted on Child Abuse Charges

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When it rains, it pours, and it’s thunder and lightning, and tumultuous rain in the NFL right now.

A grand jury has indicted Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with reckless or negligent injury to a child, and will not play in this Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

The team tells WCCO that Peterson had been deactivated.

Police say Peterson told them he “whooped” his 4-year-old son with a switch earlier this year.

Photographs obtained by CBS Sports Radio 610 in Houston show a number of cuts on Peterson’s legs and thighs.

Police say the injuries took occurred in Texas in May when Peterson’s son was visiting.

When the boy returned to his mother in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, she took him to a doctor.

Police say the 4-year-old told the doctor Peterson had punished him for pushing his brother off a bike by hitting him with a switch

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Photos: The alleged Attacker of Adrian Peterson’s Son

It was announced that Adrian Peterson’s two-year-old son had died from the injuries he suffered after he was allegedly attacked by his mother’s boyfriend Joseph Patterson. Patterson now faces up to 40 years in prison if he is convicted of child abuse.

The website Heavy.com has found pictures of the alleged attacker Joseph Patterson

Check out the pictures below:

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson’s son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson’s son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

The alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson’s son who died this afternoon from the injuries (Credit: Heavy.com)

Heavy.com is also reporting that Patterson has another child and was previously arrested for assaulting a three-year-old.

Joseph Patterson, the alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son, had previously been arrested for assaulting a three-year-old (Credit: Keloland.com)

Joseph Patterson, the alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson’s son, had previously been arrested for assaulting a three-year-old (Credit: Keloland.com)

CBS South Dakota has more on the past of the alleged attacker Joseph Patterson.

“Court documents reveal the 27 year old has been arrested multiple times on various charges. He was arrested in 2004 for violating a protection order, but that was later dropped by the prosecutor. A 2012 arrest for aggravated assault was also dismissed by a prosecutor. Patterson has served time in jail for Eluding officers in 2010. He was also sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to simple assault last year.”

Did the alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son have another child? (Credit: Heavy.com)

Did the alleged attacker of Adrian Peterson's son have another child? (Credit: Heavy.com)

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2 Year Old Son of Minnesota Vikings Star Dies From Abuse

adrianA 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson died on Friday in a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital, the victim of alleged abuse by a man who was dating the boy’s mother, police confirmed.

Peterson’s father, Nelson Peterson, confirmed Friday afternoon that the child is Adrian Peterson’s. Peterson met with the media Friday, hours before the boy passed away, and said at the time he still planned to play in Sunday’s game against Carolina, but declined to get into details about the case.

Peterson posted a statement on his Twitter account after news of the child’s death.

“Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much,” Peterson wrote in three tweets.

Police arrested Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, who was initially charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on an infant. Sioux Falls police said additional charges are being considered.

Patterson has a prior domestic abuse record with a different woman and child, having pleaded guilty to simple assault in an incident last year involving an adult female and juvenile male.

Sioux Falls police said Patterson recently started a relationship with the mother of the 2-year-old victim. Patterson appeared in court Friday morning in Canton, S.D. His bond had been set at $750,000 in cash before the boy’s death.

The incident occurred in Patterson’s apartment, where the boy had recently moved with his mother. Patterson called 911 on Wednesday evening to report a choking at the Platinum Valley apartment, but Lt. Blaine Larsen of the Sioux Falls Police Department said it became clear at the hospital that the boy’s injuries were not accidental.

Sioux Falls police said the incident was initially reported as a medical emergency.