Originally Posted by dango
Zero tolerance on any kind of abuses..!
I agree, but I would drop the warning. She has committed assault against a loved one. OP, your friend is bring a bit of a pansy by not even being able to make this decision on his own. That may be a bit harsh, but it's the truth.
I assume (at great risk of making an ASS of U and ME) he would call the police if it were someone he doesn't know assaulting his parents. So what makes it any different that it's his sister? Bull spit. He knows she has problems, and she has proven that she's a danger to others, he needs to man the **** up and handle his ****.
My family and I have a mutual understanding amongst us all. We would bend over backwards for each other, but only to a limit. If you're a danger, commit a crime, or need bail, you're on your own. That may be kinda raw for some people to think of family being that way towards each other, but you know what? We've all paid for our own mistakes, and we've stayed out of jail and serious legal trouble.
And yeah, for the record, my Mom turned me in for a little lapse of judgment I had when I was 17. This ain't just big talk, the walk has already been walked.
Tell him to grow a pair and protect his parents from a clear and present danger. Otherwise, he's just in the wrong, and this guy here can think of nothing at all good to say about him if he won't stand up for someone he loves who can't stand up for themselves.