My son has been spiraling out of control since December. He was caught in the back of a stolen car and the driver and other kid had drugs on them. He was not arrested for that and I really don't see why. He is black the police were white and the other two boys were white. In the city where I live this would have resulted in the black kid going to jail and the white kid walking. They had every right to arrest him. He ran away from home twice and was reported both times. Whenthe police came to the house to verify his return. My difficult child would get mouthy with the cops try to walk away...each time the police would tell him " if we have to come back over here we will arrest you when u get out of line". They have made many visits here since he was 12 when he gets out of line. This time he had some things happen at school (we have an attorney to help get more appropriate services) that should not have happened. The night he got arrested he was worked up about who knows what and then it evolved into I needed to buy him a cell phone and when he was told that that was not going to happen at this time he went off the wall. I locked myself in my room and he kept escalating trying to break the door down. This time I really got scared. When the police arrived, he turned on them. He was screaming and cursing them out (not the first time) they tried their best to calm him down. He would not. They told him they would have to cuff him. He tried to run and when they told him to stop, he charged them and struck the officer. They cuffed him got him on the ground and he continued to fight. They had to call for back up. He realized at that point he was in deep &%*%. All of a sudden he switched to trying to manipulate his way out of this situation. I had to make the decision as to wether he would be transported to hospital or jail. Hardest decision of my life...I chose jail. I chose jail when he started screaming to take him to the hospital because he would only have to be there 3 days. He has gotten away with far too much lately..shoplifiting,drugs,truant to school, leaving and staying gone for days at a time. His attitude has been the police can't do anything about it. This is a kid who has had multiple hospitalizations and become destructive when he decided he was ready to go home but was told he was not ready. He would get his way when he would become violent. He has to be held accountable. He has gotten to the point where he is using his illness to manipulate everyone around him. I hope this wakes him up. He really has gotten to the point where he thinks(because they never did anything before) that he could do and say anything and all they would do is threaten him with jail. It was time for a reality check. I hope that my attorney can convince the judge that he needs long term treatment and commits him to the state hospital. I can no longer afford treatment at a cushy treatment center where he can play all day and eat to his hearts content not to mention using it as a dating service. Sorry for the long post. I am just so beyond his ****.