A Californian woman accused of inviting her daughter to hit an opponent at a youth basketball tournament last month was charged with misdemeanor this week.
News promotion: NS incident I was caught up in a video that has become a hot topic on social media. The victim, a 15-year-old Asian-American girl, Laurin Ham, was treated for a wounded neck and concussion.
The incident occurred during a match between the SoCal Blaze and Dream Academy teams at the MAP Sports Facility in Garden Grove on November 7. Lauryn, who plays for the former, was attacked in the last four minutes.
Prior to the incident, the attacker (also a minor) fell backwards to Laurin after shooting three points. When both got up and walked to the other side of the courtroom, the attacker’s mother was said to have shouted, “You should hit her for it.”
As seen in video, Rollin attacker swinging towards her, defeated her. Reportedly, the game is stopped, the attacker and his mother was sent to the house.
Laurin’s mother, Alice, told Next Shark that her daughter suffered from shock and was taken to an emergency facility for treatment. Alice first shared a video of the incident on Instagram.
“I believe that children should not be allowed to play basketball for the time being until they can get help. Mothers have the maximum scope of the law to instigate violence. Should be prosecuted in, “Alice told Next Shark.
price: The attacker’s mother, Latira Shonty Hunt, 44, is battery-charged and contributes to the misconduct of minors. Associated Press report. If convicted, she faces up to a year’s imprisonment.
“It’s rude for parents to encourage their children to use violence during sporting events.” Press release Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said he said. “Youth sports are invaluable in teaching children discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship, but victory sacrifices a spirit that completely lacks fair play, respect and politeness. We parents have a fundamental responsibility to raise our children to be good people who treat others with kindness and humanity. “
The victim’s lawyer, Kevin Hahn, said the family was pleased to see the district attorney prosecuted. He emphasized that the attacker “apparently acted according to his mother’s instructions.” NBC Los Angeles OK.
“We believe this is the right decision and the first step in ensuring accountability.” KTLA I quoted a statement from the Ham family. “In sports, there is no place for parents to incite violence against another child. I hope this helps discourage this kind of behavior in the future.”
The attacker’s father, former NBA player Corey Benjamin, has issued a statement apologizing for his daughter’s actions in the aftermath of the incident. “I sincerely apologize to the young lady who was beaten by her daughter during the youth basketball game, and I hope she will be completely healed both physically and mentally,” said Benjamin. ABC News.. “To her family, this is to apologize deeply what happened to your daughter, and regret. She do not deserve this to happen to her. Finally, affected by the behavior of my daughter and her mother, I apologize to all the people injured. “
Featured image via Alice Ham
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