This is a discussion on Ugly: 17-year-old-dies-after-shooting-50-year-old-man within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I say Good! A 17 year old punk out robbing folks at gun point today, will just end up being a loathsome thug on our ...
I say Good! A 17 year old punk out robbing folks at gun point today, will just end up being a loathsome thug on our society later on. If he/they shot at the older gentleman and ended up dead because of it, truthfully, that makes my day. I just wish he could have got all three of the um. Sounds like he would possibly be inadvertently saving the life of some innocent victim some day by removing a novice violent individual from the timeline. Thumbs high to the gentleman IMO...
IMO, too many little monsters running around out there doing whatever the hell they want, and if the parents aren't going to step up to the plate and take charge of their little creations then so be it. It's a hard and cruel world out there and if they wanna play rough oh well, better be ready to take the medicine that comes with it.
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good, one less threat around my area... hopefully the other morons will take note and try to get real jobs
Why so much blame on the parents? At the end of the day, a person will do what they want to. There's plenty of criminals behind bars who grew up in wonderful homes and were taught right from Wrong.
Anyways, glad the old fella is alive to live another day.
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One thing is certain, and RKflorida touched on this, it seems like each new generation is becoming a little more violent and reckless than the previous.
Watch your six out there.
Good ending to a bad story! Would have been better if he had got all three.
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What if the "Gentleman" in the Malibu was a grown up hoody with a record as long as your arm and knew full well what the four were up to? The article leaves a lot to the imagination but how many bullets in the car. Of course I am for CCW and permits and 17 yo thugs are bad news but I also understand newspaper reporters. Maybe it was a good clean shoot but the article does not give enough information to make a call. Was it a drug deal gone bad? Maybe the guy was waiting for his wife like I often do.
"If you don't read the papers you are uninformed. If you read the papers, you are misinformed." Mark Twain reporter and writer near here for a while in Virginia City.
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Parents do the best they know how. Some of us are lucky enough to be born into good families with strong parenting skills. Others get a home life that doesn't even pass as a family. It's up to the individual to make the best of what they've been given. Some people born into hell-holes do amazingly well. Others born with a silver spoon seem to have more in common with a demon that a human being. Ultimately the responsibility for what you are in life rests squarely on your shoulders.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison 1788