Skip to comments.When Teens Attack
Posted on 11/03/2011 6:04:53 AM PDT by reaganaut1
My wife and I have different perspectives on the youth violence epidemic that currently plagues our urban neighborhood. She thinks some of the miscreants could be helped by more targeted after-school programs staffed by caring adults. I think there are plenty after-school programs and, besides, the teens perpetrating the violence, often after 11 p.m., are not the sort of individuals who would attend after-school programs. I believe more extreme measures are in order. The back-story: since early summer, packs of up to a dozen young teenagers have been accosting random middle-aged or elderly males in an attempt to knock them out with a single blow to the head. At least seven such attacks have occurred in our part of town. One elderly Vietnamese immigrant has already died as a result. Last week, the mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, drove up as a group of young thugs was strolling casually away after one such assault. This week, seven juveniles, mostly between the ages of 13-14, were arrested for two separate incidents.
It is little wonder teens are indifferent to violence when they are repeatedly assured that their vicious behavior is not their fault. Blame a lack of hula-hoops and Frisbee golf. Blame a lack of finger painting classes.
THE NOTION THAT city kids could be so bored they would be driven to kill random strangers strikes me as incredible, to say the least. It is a well-known stereotype that rural teens have little to do but drink booze on country roads and perhaps tip over cows. However, it was a surprise for me to learn that city kids were similarly bored. After all, they live in the big city.
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If police and elected officials do not deal with this problem, eventually others will. Our first black president could show some leadership and condemn such attacks, but I don't think he is interested.
” Amish teens? “
Yeah.....that’s the REAL hotbed......
England’s own Theodore Dalrymple has written extensively on this same phenomenon in the towns of Britain. ONe can assume it’s an all-black thang around here, but the same pathologies are lily-white over there.
What would Charles Bronson do?
Yes. It’s sadism mixed with racism, and those kids need to be punished. (Honestly, I think they are probably beyond redemption, but my opinion of humanity has sunk pretty low over the years, so I’m pessimistic.)
Of course these issues occur outside of the Black community, but it is far more pronounced in the Black community. Now, throw in Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Rev. Wright and other Black “leaders” telling angry Blacks that all their ills are the result of White racism, well you have just thrown gasoline on a very combustible problem. On top of that, add in White liberals and the corrupt MSM validating that racism is the reason for Black ailments and you have cemented your fate.
I am quite certain that this is going to get far, far worse and that the violence is going to grow markedly unless something very dramatic happens to turn it around. I think we are heading to a tipping point where open violence will become the new norm. Unless something significant happens in the heart of the Black community, this will not end well.
You, report to the reeducation camp immediately!
Oops, I forgot. I'm a cracker...please accept my apology. I'll just go to work and pay my taxes and promise to vote for the darkest candidate.
or Bernard Goetz.
Another recent example occurred a few days ago when my daughter, her husband and their 2 year old were driving home from the zoo in upstate NY. Someone threw a brick at their GMC Acadia, putting a large dent between the 2 back windows. A few inches to the left or right and it would have smashed through a window possibly hitting my grandson or daughter. There were some underpriviledged yoots nearby who coincidentally vanished when the car stopped. The cops investigating the incident said there had been several similar attacks in the same area. I did alot of stupid s*** when I was a teen but nothing that could possibly kill someone. Even a teen knows that pitching a brick at a car traveling at 40 mph is potentially fatal.
The only targeting these thugs need is through a Mil-Dot reticle.
Our first, so called black president, has done more to foster racial tension than anyone since George Wallace.
Like you stated. Feral blacks are the problem. Hanging is the solution. They have been given 40+ years of programs and money paid for by the sweat of the productive. Enough is enough.
These kids have nothing to live for. Their lives are a burden. There are no adults in their lives who give a flying flip about them, the adults are into sex, booze and drugs. There are no jobs for these kids, so they steal for spending money.
The hope is lost, the change is for the worse. The answer is God, but that is not an easy or convenient answer, especially when the adults are depraved.
“Teens” my a$$.
Just arm yourselves.
A heavenly Father, and an earthly father.
This is what they need.
They have one and not the other.
Well...Mr. Kersey went hunting for the scum.
I'm more of a "Gran Torino" kinda guy.
The primary course is “Mugging 101”.
Hold custodial parents criminally responsible for the criminal actions of their minor children.
IMO, parents are no different than the owners of dangerous animals: They have a responsibility to protect society. Negligence in that responsibility can lead to criminal charges. If you allow your children to roam the streets committing crimes, then you are Criminally Negligent, as surely as if you allowed your pet lion to roam the neighborhood.
As for the idea that children cannot be fairly prosecuted: OK, but they can be declared criminally insane* & a danger to society, & locked up until they are fit to return to society - if ever.
Yeah, we will need more prisons & insane asylums, & I'm all for that, too.
* What can the "knockout game" be if not criminally insane?
Kind of ironic that I watched both Death Wish and Gran Torino just yesterday.
When teens attack. Shoot them. Twice in the chest and once in the head. But only if your life is in danger.
I like Clemenza's way better: "Don't forget, Mikey, two shots in the head apiece"
I think it’s not boredom or violent video games but the inevitable result of the dehumanizing, anti-reason morality of collectivism. The only cure is the morality of individualism, which unfortunately isn’t taught any more.
when society ill prepares teens to be self sufficient, they are left with the only thing they can assert... physical violence since they are at their physical peak and have no other attributes to make a living, they will turn to that.
self preservation teaches us that added to the mix of the minimizing of the value of life... we are indeed in deep doo-doo.
buy lots of ammo today.
and know how to keep it... and dispense with it totally so the survivors have little to do any harm with.
It should read “when blacks attack.”