Really, just ask the 12-year-old son of 27-year-old Cedrick Brown, a felon with an extensive record who was released on the 17th of March, 2008 after serving three years in prison.
Cedrick Brown, who obviously didn’t take the parenting courses that are available for inmates staying in most prisons, settled back into his mom’s house and his son’s life upon his release from prison.
Part of Cedrick Brown’s idea for involving himself in his son’s life again was the daily routine of picking his son up from school, which is a good thing for parents to do. It’s possible that Cedrick saw it on a TV show once and the idea just kind of stuck in his mind. Regardless of the inspiration behind his actions, Mr. Cedrick Brown picked his son up from school on the 9th of April – an experience that his son reported as being “wonderful.”
All good things must come to an end, however.
On the 11th of April, Cedrick Brown found out somehow that his son had misbehaved in school the day before.
This would not do.
So, when Cedrick Brown, the man with the 8-karat smile, picked up his boy that afternoon, he let his kid know that he was in trouble. Cedrick Brown turned to his son and said:
I know about you acting up in school yesterday.
Life is all about options, and this special family moment was followed by Cedrick Brown asking his son if he wanted the beating to commence immediately or if his son wanted to wait until tomorrow for the intense pain to be delivered.
Cedrick’s son wisely chose to receive his beating on Saturday, telling his father, “I’ll take tomorrow.”
This was a wise choice, after all, anything could happen in 18 hours or so. Cedrick Brown could have died after a pickle jar fell and hit him on on the head. Cedrick’s son could have been carried away by a giant eagle. An asteroid could have hit their city, causing massive chaos and destruction and, incidentally, causing Cedrick Brown to forget the scheduled beating.
At 11 in the morning on the appointed day, Cedrick Brown, after a good night’s sleep and a filling breakfast of Torture-O’s, asked his son if he was ready for his beating.
The boy nodded “yes” and the beating started.
Long gone are the days of going out to the backyard, choosing your own switch off the tree, cutting it off and bringing it to your dad to whip you a bit. No, those days are over.
Cedrick Brown, who will be announcing his “Parenting For Dummies” tour shortly, approached his discipline in a different manner. According to police:
Within seconds, Brown pounced on the child, beating him with his hands and fists, then a belt and stick. At one point, Brown stripped the child naked, sat on top of him, plugged in an iron and continued to beat the child while waiting for the iron to heat up.
Perhaps Cedrick Brown was having prison flashbacks, but we’re fairly certain that beating the crap out of your child, treating a boy of 12 much in the same manner as you would treat an intruder into your home, is not appropriate fatherly behavior. And, of course, parents are not supposed to apply hot irons to their children, but that’s exactly what Cedrick Brown did.
I would imagine that Cedrick’s son screamed a little after the second or third time his father pressed the hot iron against his bare skin. The noises Cedrick Brown’s son made after the sixth application of the hot iron would probably compare to the sounds a terrorist makes while being interrogated by an angry Jack Bauer, determined to find out where the nuclear bombs are hidden.
While the hot irons on bare flesh certainly hurt, I’m sure that being choked, having your toes and fingers bitten and being threatened with castration weren’t all that pleasant either, but that’s how far Cedrick Brown took his son’s beating.
43-year-old Annette Brown, Cedrick Brown’s mother, was in the house while her grandson was having the experience of his life. She did nothing at the time.
After Cedrick tired of torturing his boy, Annette Brown chose to protect her son at the expense of her grandson by keeping the boy out of school for the entire following week so nobody would see the kid’s injuries and call the police. No hospital, no clinic, no witchdoctor – nothing. Out of a desperate hope for humanity, I’m going to say that she might have given him an aspirin and possibly a cold compress for his severe burns.
Annette Brown was arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in great harm.
Cedrick Brown is on the run. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Cedrick Brown is wanted on one count of aggravated child abuse. If convicted, Mr. Brown could face life in prison.
Life can be hard for a boy without a father. A father can be a calming influence and a strong role-model for a kid who is battling the turbulence of adolescence.
And, while Cedrick Brown’s son initially felt that having his dad back in his life was wonderful, you can be sure that his attitude has changed by now.
See you in another few years, dad.
Does Cedrick Brown deserve Hell?
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