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Listen, during the great depression your grandparents didn't decide to do this kind of crap and things aren't even close to that level these days. They can go to school for free, their utilities, food, rent, phones now, etc..all on the taxpayer. I am so sick of this argument, are they physically handicapped or something? I do see some of the females that weigh 350 pounds or more with 3 carts worth of junk food and then they are pulling out the grub stubs at the checkout.
Originally posted by NeoSpace
They do it because they have nothing to lose, most of the young can't get jobs and minimum wage jobs just arn't worth doing anymore because the basic cost of living is just to high.
Originally posted by Scoriada
The trend with black youth today is to shoplift in groups.
What the heck is going on with the black youth lately?
One possible answer is the high unemployment rate among blacks.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - School dropout Toby was just 15 when he and his friends started kidnapping businessmen, truck drivers and lawyers for ransom in Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez.
Originally posted by laiguana
This is a small scale theft...yes it's wrong, but it being blown way out of proportion. Many (or most) of our black youth grow up in abominable conditions. They are not educated nor are they likely to find employment seeing that even middle-class workers are now struggling in this economy. I'm not excusing their behavior, but it makes me wonder what your purpose is in producing threads like these.
There are much greater forms of theft and deceit that take place every day. From embezzlement, corporate scams and money laundering. As long as it is within the 'law' it is okay to you, huh?
I guess you don't care that the Pentagon cannot account for 8.7 billion tax dollars in Iraq funds. Nor do you seem to care that failing corporate conglomerate and financial institutions robbed an estimated 417.6 billion dollars of tax payer dollars in 2008....Where is this money going? Where is the outrage?
Put things into perspective and you start realizing how ridiculous it is to focus all your energy reserves on an incident like this. And of course what is even more ridiculous is your attempt to ignite racial stereotypes on this forum. You should feel ashamed...not everyone is blind to your two-faced agenda.edit on 27-6-2011 by laiguana because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Revealation
reply to post by sonnny1
Do you have anactual # of white and black youth and not a percentage? I guarantee that the 27% of White youth drastically outnumbers the 47% of black youth yet you try to spin it as though the whites don't have it so bad and will eveentually get around to following suit when the actual facts of the numbers show who actually has it worse.
Percentages are B.S. actuall numbers are truth.
edit on 27/6/2011 by Revealation because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by caladonea
Here is an interesting link on (Flash Mob robberies)...it talks about this trend starting in the UK too.
"The fear is that if it takes off in the UK
Crime experts think that flash mob robberies can takeoff in the UK