This is a discussion on Teenager Shoots Woman Over a Cigarette within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by ksholder So, I assume that you are A OK with him living in your neighborhood - on your street? Originally Posted by ...
I understand that young minds are still developing, but sometimes the direction of that development is so far from what is safe for the rest of society, that a more adult like punishment is necessary.
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Evil prospers when good people to do nothing. Please don't turn your back. ACT!
Sad, young victims life cut short needlessly because she didn't weigh her options.
1. De-escalate, neutralize, distance
2. Escalate, incite, close proximity
However, the larger problem is how our culture has evolved to produce more and more younger predators that have no regard for others, nor even an awareness of consequences for themselves.
I've read the occasional article about the fabled child that was raised by wolves or dogs? I'm afraid we're essentially there now in some cases.
Our society is degenerating so quickly it's scary. When we were young a kid got into trouble by using the car without permission or skipping last period of school and going to get a hamburger. Now kids get into trouble by killing.
The Juvenile laws need to be revisited because juvenile crime is now what was once considered adult crime.
I can guarantee, without a doubt, that none of these kids comes from a home with a mother and a father. In fact, I'll bet any amount of money that their Mothers have other children by multiple fathers.
These boys hunted this couple down and cold blood murdered the woman. Let's not try to pretty it up because they are juveniles.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
This is the kind of idiotic nonsense that gripes me..
The attorney of one of the teens said he was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” That teen was identified as the gunman by police and Peterson’s boyfriend.
Cops: Teens ask for smoke, then kill woman when she replies, 'Get a job' - U.S. News
Yeah, he was just "in the wrong place at the wrong time" with a gun. Go figure.
I can't believe ANYone would take sides with these kids. That, in my opinion, is what is wrong with this country.
I've been researching crimes in my little quiet area of the country and discovered something. "Kids" that illegally carry firearms or commit crimes with them, and are eventually released, often commit more serious crimes as they get older. One of them here shot two cops, killing one of them almost a year ago here. It's a friggin pattern.
I ask you bleeding hearts, what is a reasonable punishment for these kids? 5 years of "rehabilitation" on my dime? 10 years in the system that is riddled with as much crime and worse influences than the thugs they run with on the streets? Ok, maybe 20 years?
Everybody wants to blame someone else for what happens. Screw that.
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Let's see... Can't afford a $5.00 pack of smokes but can afford a gun and ammunition?
I think, therefore I am...
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Some posters believe it was the woman's fault because of her comment and the armed teenage hoodlums would not have reacted the way they did if she would have said something like I don't smoke. BS. I'll bet their RAP sheet would tell a different story. Tell that to the dead store clerks across the US that handed over the cash drawer and was shot after doing so.
The teens were obviously grossly disregarding the law. One of them murdered somebody.