heres the situation. i have a 15 year old nephew whose pretty fucked in the head. so far since hes lived with my parents hes gotten caught smoking dope on the way to school (on video tape no less), got caught shoplifting, skipped school like that is no tomarrow, come up hot on a piss test a couple of times (the new directions here, the drug place people go to when they get caught) isnt that concerned. his probation officer, even though ive turned in a bag of weed to them i got from his room, didnt do anything other than put him on a stricter probation (laughable) seems to think he'll grow out of it. and last night/ this morning, he got it for grand theft auto, curfew, driving without a license, and vandalism (seems there have been about 50 cases of windows being shot out wit a BB gun, which they happened to be caught with for some reason). now, my parents are retired. is there any reason what so ever they should be risking all they own on this asshole regardless if he is blood? AND do you think the justice system here in the midwest is jsut a little too lax? if my mom would have let me do what i wanted too in the first place, we wouldnt be in this situation we are in now. im a firm believer in spare the rod spoil the child. and not jsut becasue of his antics.