Skip to comments.Judge Finds Boy Guilty In Daytona Homeless Beating
Posted on 05/10/2007 10:37:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 10-year-old boy was found guilty Thursday in the beating of a homeless Army veteran that left the man so severely injured he had to undergo reconstructive surgery
Circuit Judge John Watson found the boy guilty of aggravated battery in the March 27 attack in which John D'Amico, 58, was beaten and stoned with a concrete block.
The child's mother left the courtroom noticeably upset and refused to comment. Before the hearing began, she was hopeful: "If he gets to come home today, I'm going to bust out crying."
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My God, this is a troubling story, isn’t it?
If he got to go home today, I might cry too.
Boot camp for the “yoot,” literally and figuratively.
Hmm, no mention of a father or upstanding male role model in these kids life. Must be pure coincidence that they are juvenile delinquents.
A very common crime: almost a “bloodsport” amongst rich kids here in NZ. Our Patrol encounters this situation from time to time, and occasionally we have been able to intervene.
I can’t find many more ugly things that someone could do to another human being, than to beat the crap out of them in a alcohol-fueled swarm because they are helpless and unlikely to complain to the police. And, often as not, take photos or videos for their future amusement.
It is a sick sport, and I hope the Judge throws the book at this punk — real hard.
I thought NZ was relatively crime-free, and social programs kept “homelessness” to a minimum?
I can’t tell what’s going on with the editing in these articles. I think the victim is “John D’Amico, 57 or 58”, but the picture is labeled “Jeremy Woods, 46,” and Woods is actually the 17 year old perp in the story. Crappy editing I guess. Well, I hope they lock these little sadists up.
We need the right to defend ourselves, with deadly force if need be. This just further proves it. I was personally attacked in a park and the guy lived to regret it.
The poor man. I’m glad the boy was found guilty.
Howie Carr has the Report Card of a ten-year old boy on his web-site. All the D’s were changed to B’s. All the minus’ were changed to plus’. No one had the nerve to stand up to the kid. His name is Whitey Bulger.
“A very common crime: almost a bloodsport amongst rich kids here in NZ. “
Reminds me of the rumors of the children of wealthy Europeans traveling to Beirut to ‘target practice’ during the height of the civil war there in the 1980’s.
You have to wonder where a ten year old got the idea that beating a homeless person with a concrete block was a good idea in the first place.
Wow. Whitey, imho, is a psychopath, so I’m not surprised.
We need to arm the homeless.
The guy is likely a Nam vet too. Sad that he is homeless and sad that this happened to him.
If you know the neighborhood in question, there’s no question these kids were far from “rich,” even by Daytona trailer park standards.
While there is no condoning the psycho kids’ actions, the bums in Daytona Beach are far from saints. Far more obnoxious and threatening than any I ever saw in DC or NYC. The real story here is the urban decay that the city government seems incapable of unconfronting.
Me too. I don’t know why a 10 year old would do such a thing. I wouldn’t want to be taking him home if he was my son & I had other children. I wonder what other rotten things he has done that aren’t being told.
(2) Don't automatically assume that a bum is telling the truth. Bums are generally very nasty and/or crazy people. This is not the 1930s - people do not become bums for no reason at all anymore.
(3) Don't automatically buy the MSM spin on a criminal case.
Kind of reminds me of “A Clockwork Orange”.
> You have to wonder where a ten year old got the idea that beating a homeless person with a concrete block was a good idea in the first place.
It’s a horrible thought. Another blood sport here — this time with poor kids — is to drop rocks or concrete blocks off pedestrian overpasses to our motorway and see if they can cause accidents at hi speed.
I’m aware of at least one fatality resulting from this: horrific accident at 100 km/h. It’s a problem that has happened enough to cause Transit NZ to consider enclosing all pedestrian overpasses so that missiles can’t be thrown off them onto hi-speed traffic.
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