What was cruel about what he did was how he was mocking her and then put the video on youtube. Probably decimated her socially, like the "starwars kid" was socially destroyed and humiliated by his dualbladed lightsaber battledance.
Sure sure he was the exception in that he took them to court and got 200grand. But she's not getting any of that.
Also the mother is overreacting a little. Like many parents would.
her mother can still tell her what to do if shes living in her home (which she obviously is).
you're not completely emancipated until you're 24 unless you move-out and become completely independent of your parents.
lol at the word stupid in the dictionary they need to put a pic of this family, the guy that was passing by just giving a faint smile and ignoring them, seem to have the more brains out of all of them. Anyway if thats the typical american family, USA is screwed.
Yeah the mom got a little too overboard there (like a typical mom would do) but I think it was pretty pathetic on how she took away her daughter's car for two weeks. If it's in the daughter's name and if she pays for it, then the mother has no right to do that to her. Then again, if it was a car that the mom was letting the daughter use (which is most likely the case from how the girl was throwing a tantrum) then I don't have a problem with that.
Besides, it was pretty stupid of her to go and meet some guy from Myspace. I won't deny that.