James Thompson is seventy-three-years old, and works for the city of Lansing Michigan as a crossing guard. After what happened to him on an otherwise routine day on the job, Lansing ought to give the crossing guards hazard pay.
Shareka Sharrett McKinney and Darell Livingston, the lovely parents of a seven-year-old boy, drove up to a bus stop for Lyons Elementary School, opened the door, let their son out, and began yelling at him to attack another boy. And when James Thompson tried to break up the fight between the two boys, lovely parents, Shareka Sharrett McKinney and Darell Livingston, began to beat Thompson.
|Parents of the Year: Shareka Sharrett McKinney
and Darell Livingston
And they say that children do better when raised by both parents.
While Thompson was stopping the fight, Darell Livingston struck Thompson in the head and mouth, chipping one of his teeth; Shareka Sharrett McKinney jumped the guard from behind,.
Lansing resident Michael LaVasseur told WILX, a local news channel, that he he walks his daughter and the boy who was attacked to the bus stop every day. LaVasseur, who is legally blind, said he heard a car drive up onto a curb near the stop right before the incident. He then said he heard a woman jump out of the car, swearing at one of the children, “You don’t do this to my boy.”
And so while her son was attacking another boy, Shareka Sharrett McKinney and Darell Livingston began to attack the crossing guard, whose job it is to make sure the children get to school safely. Shareka Sharrett McKinney and Darell Livingston are scheduled to be arraigned on charges of assault or assault and battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Such lovely parents. But, hey, at least the boy has a mother and father, and not two mommies or two daddies, because that is just plain wrong.