A person was robbed at gunpoint by two males, 14 or 15, outside 24 Westland Ave., around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports.
They seem to be starting younger and younger every year.
I swear parents need to start being charged for neglect when their non-adult children are out and about committing felonies without a care in the world.
There have always been delinquents, or whatever you want to call them committing crime in their young teens.
This sucks, but it's not new, nor are "they getting younger and younger".
However, I strongly suspect that their crimes are getting more and more severe. Unless you think holding up people at gunpoint has always been an accepted "juvenile" prank.
...the "parents" of these kids, don't care.
Uh, that's basically the definition of the word neglect...
I don't think they're getting younger, it's just the access to weapons are there. This happened 20 years ago, it may have been at knife point.
Also, I assume beyond neglect, the parents may not be in the picture. I can only imagine how many parents (single or both) have to work 2 jobs or something that you are expected to work beyond 40 hours to make ends meet and not afforded the luxury of being home every night.
Makes you wonder about so many factors to the situation.
How in control are those kids?
Can you take em'? Kick the gun out of their hand?
Do they have access to ammunition, is the gun even loaded and they're working off a bluff?
Then you realize you're dealing with someone with no true grasp of the consequences of their actions, they'd just be dumb enough to pull the trigger. So is that worth dying over?
Agh, such a ridiculous thing to have to wrack your mind over in such a short span of time.
The Washington DC city city council voted to go ahead with a controversial proposal to pay at risk teens a monthly stipend if they agree to stay out of trouble and accomplish other things that will benefit them as adults (like stay in school and graduate). Kids can earn up to $750 a month. Proponents say this will reduce crime and is less expensive than using the juvenile justice system to help these kids. The mayor remains skeptical.
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