Bieber to be prosecuted? Not just for spitting on his neighbor but for threatening to kill him, for reckless endangerment by driving 100 mph in a gated community, for “speeding tickets, fights, threats, reckless driving, drugs and more.” Justin Bieber’s neighbor, who was the recipient of Justin Bieber’s bodily fluids after trying to tell Justin Bieber that he was driving recklessly with his Ferrari in the gated community, filed a battery report and according to a March 30, 2013, TMZ report, “Sheriff’s investigators will refer the case to the L.A. County District Attorney for review after the investigation is completed, and the Dept. will recommend that criminal battery charges be filed against the singer.”
Was Justin Bieber’s bodily fluid, his spit, as a response to the neighbor’s outrage about driving 100 mph in a gated community the drop that overfilled the bucket?
Justin Bieber’s neighbor is determined to follow through with the battery charges and wants Justin Bieber to be prosecuted.
And so does the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Police Department.
Celebrity or no celebrity, a 19-year-old who has no respect for his neighbor, his community, or for the law has a problem.
Whether Justin Bieber’s disrespect comes from being raised by a 17-year-old mother and his grandparents in Canada without the daily presence of a father who would show him what it really means to be a man or whether his disrespect comes from having risen to fame via the internet too early and too fast, Justin Bieber’s actions last Tuesday reflect a young man who is in need for growth.
Last Tuesday, after having just received his Ferrari on a flatbed truck around 8 a.m., Justin Bieber took his car for a joy ride in his gated community. According to a TMZ report, “A number of neighbors say Justin was driving insanely fast — the complaining neighbor says 100 mph.”
After the neighbor, a 47-year-old successful businessman and father of three children, approached Justin Bieber about his reckless driving, Justin Bieber responded with “’Get the f**k out of here,’ and then he spit in the guy’s face and said, ‘I’m gonna f**king kill you’.”
If language is a reflection of a young man’s soul, Justin Bieber’s soul has some deep hatred and anger.
Not surprisingly, it is that kind of hatred and anger that has police concerned since they see it too often and too early in the lives of many young men.
“Law enforcement sources say it’s a cookie-cutter situation they’ve seen before — small crimes that escalate over time to serious criminal conduct.”
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department thinks that Justin Bieber is going down that “dangerous” path and that he needs “serious professional help” in order to manage his anger and his behavior.
In a Nov. 12, 2010, interview with The Guardian, Justin Bieber spoke about his mother Pattie who “raised him alone in the small town of Stratford, Ontario, Canada” and who had made her son famous by posting his videos on YouTube.
“My mom wasn’t the greatest person. I mean, she was a good person, but she made mistakes. She drank. She probably did drugs and stuff, and she told me about it because she said she did enough bad stuff for the both of us.”
Besides talking about his mom, Justin Bieber also talked about his self-diagnosed ADD, “generalised anxiety disorder,” and about being a practicing Christian.
“I pray all the time. … I pray two to three times a day. When I wake up I thank him [Jesus] for my blessings. I thank him for putting me in this position. And at the end of the day I get out my Bible. At home-school my tutor is Christian, so we go over Bible verses. It’s something that keeps me grounded.”
Apparently, that ground has been lost somewhat during the past years and maybe it’s time for Justin Bieber to look again for that ground.
If not for himself, then at least for some of his fans, who might be, like Justin Bieber, in dire need for an inspiring and uplifting, not destructive, role model.