Georgia Judge Brings Kids to Tears with Brutally Honest Lecture –
Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin brings a courtroom full of “Consider the Consequences” participants to tears and all she does is tell the truth.
While the teens met in a courtroom with Judge Colvin, she asks “What do you want to do?” The judge goes on to tell them in the courtroom “You’re special. Stop being disrespectful to your parents. Care about your future. Be somebody. Anybody can be nothing. Be something. Care about yourselves. Do it. The only person stopping you is you. Do you understand me?”
“Who thinks they’re better than nothing?” she said as the children raised their hands, some reluctantly.
“You were slow raising your hands. Let me tell you both something. You are special. And you are uniquely made and nobody else can do what you’re supposed to do in this world. Nobody else! And if you don’t do it, we won’t have it.”
“Let me say this to you as a mother. If your parent has done at least one thing that you’re thankful for, don’t do this to them. You’re killing them. You’re killing them,” she said.
“When my son got in trouble at school—I’m going to tell you all something that you probably don’t realize—I returned back to my office and closed the door and cried. Because I wondered if I failed him,” Colvin continued as court officers passed out to tissues to the children, many of whom were crying.
Via Inside Edtion
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