Agree also,If teenagers are brought up by responsible parents,they would not even think of trying to start and steal a motor vehicle,or steal anything that wasn't rightfully theirs.I am thankfull,that the good kids far outnumber the bad eggs we have in our society.
Five years ago I heard a terrible crash outside my house,late at night. I saw the rented house opposite me half demolished,the front of the roof collasped,a car buried in the house, and a figure running off in the dark.Luckily the people were away for the weekend,because 2 of the rooms were bedrooms that would normally have people sleeping in them.
Read in the local paper 2 days later,it was a 14 yr old school student on a joy ride.He appeared in the childrens court,put on a bond and got a slap on the wrist.Was not ordered to pay for any damages,so the paper said.Agree MaraM,the court system is too lenient.I believe strongly,the parents are partly to blame in this case.Why is a 14yr old out at midnight,odvious the parents,are lied to as to where he is,or they couldn't care less.
MaraM, As for the neighbours saying enough is enough, and taking matters in to their own hands,If I were to be PC,then I would say,they should not have taken matters into their own hands.But in this case I'M not going to be politically correct,and say what I really think. Good on them.
Edited by DSTM, 20 January 2007 - 03:53 PM.