Proverbs 17:25: “A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.”
Proverbs 10:1: “A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”
Proverbs 29:15: “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”
This is another sad case of a blessed and privileged young millennial showing his “ass,” who, if he was brought up right, did not take heed to his successful parents’ words. In this video, this 22-year-old young man shows more dishonor and disrespect for his parents than he did the police officers. His father should insist on him spending a few days in jail for disrespecting the police officers.
Here’s what went down:
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s 22-year-old son cursed out an Aurora police officer using a homophobic slur and threatened to get him fired during a traffic stop in March, according to a body camera video obtained by Denver7.
“My dad’s the mayor, you (obscenity) Ha. Ha. … Guess what, I’m about to get you fired (obscenity),” Jordan Hancock said, according to video clip recorded by the officer’s body camera and provided to the TV station.
The recording happened during a traffic stop shortly before 8 a.m. on March 23, near the intersection of East 40th Avenue and North Walden Street, according to a Tuesday report by Denver7’s Tony Kovaleski. Jordan Hancock had been going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, the story says. The Denver mayor’s son paid a $250 fine.
The video was leaked anonymously to Kovaleski. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said his officers will investigate who released the footage.
During the 20-second video the Aurora traffic officer repeatedly asks Jordan Hancock where his dad was the mayor. “Of Denver? Well, you’re in Aurora,” the officer says.
Mayor Hancock on Tuesday responded to the report with a tweet noting that his son had apologized to the officer. “While we don’t support nor condone his inexcusable actions and words, we love our son dearly and will work with him to turn a personal mistake into a valuable lesson for himself and the community.”
We've addressed our son's behavior at a traffic stop w/him. He's apologized to the officer. While we don't support nor condone his inexcusable actions & words, we love our son dearly & will work w/him to turn a personal mistake into a valuable lesson for himself & the community.
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) May 8, 2018
This wasn’t the first time that Jordan Hancock has been linked to a police-related incident.
Maybe there was a time in American history when a young man or a young woman could leave home and the parents were confident that their child would carry him or herself in a respectful manner. I am more convinced that many young people need to stay home longer until their parents know that they know that they got it and they can make it and survive because if he had pulled that stunt some place else, it would have been disastrous.
Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”