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Originally posted by odinson
They are soft bitches all of them. I would like someone to try that # on me. I may go down but they will have a hell of a story to tell with broken teeth.
Originally posted by otie1
I love how everyone thinks this is a new thing.
I did this back in elementary school with my buds.
This is nothing new, just getting more and more popular.
I'm not saying go out and beat up old people, but kids will be kids I guess because, even I was in a little wanna be "gang" for a while.
U know the age of 10-15 where u somehow own the world and nobody else matters.
We did petty crime because we were bored little kids with nothing to occupy our short attention span.
Maybe kids just need an extra curicular? Activities to keep them out of trouble.edit on 5-10-2012 by otie1 because: no reason
Originally posted by Xoanon
Originally posted by Mclaneinc
I'm sorry but the people saying this is nothing new are not as correct as they think, yes you had stupid gangs that would pick on people but the level of violence and the willingness to use it is numerous times what it used to be, now the kids will stamp on the head and carry on the attack far longer.
Why do so many people think we live in incredibly violent times? I think there are a number of systematic biases, what I call "historical myopia" being one of them. The closer you get to the present, the better the records are, and I think this is a major distorter of our impressions of violence. We know about every massacre that has taken place close to the present, but the ones in the distant past are like trees falling in the forest with no one to hear them.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Absolutely agree. But I would go further than that and say that, if the kid is under age, the parents should be in court and charged with them.