Man...I would have beat the skin off that child.
My parents controlled me with a look. I used that same withering look with my children. When they were young, they knew that look was code for "Mommy is going to beat me pretty soon and daddy ain't gonna help me."
And to spit on people? Really? Where did that little rascal learn that?
No discipline. His azz would be grass. Grass I tell you!!! Do him like Madea did that bad kid at the gas station.
They should have taken the family's pictures, banned them for one year then threw them out.