July 30th, 2009

The Terrible Teens

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Another example of how society is riven with scum.

A woman, her husband & two young children were out watching the latest Harry Potter movie in Leeds. The lady had cause to ask a group of teenagers to be quiet.

The group verbally abused the family on their way out of the cinema. Nothing particularly unusual there, sadly.

The family then went for a meal in a nearby restaurant. During the meal, two of the group from the cinema came into the restaurant & threw bleach over the woman’s head & back. She was treated at hospital for burns.

Being told to stop talking in a cinema & being abusive in return is one thing, but what have we come to when groups of teenagers think it entirely acceptable to go off, locate a weapon & attack a woman while she is eating in a restaurant with her young family risking permanent injury, for what?

Call me old fashioned but isn’t this the kind of thing which is indicative of a society who for some god-knows-what reason decided that people should no longer have to face consequences for their actions?

They often say that society gets the police force it deserves. I sometimes wonder whether society gets the teenagers it deserves.

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10 comments

  1. Oi says:

    Due to the emasculation of law and order matters by politicians and courts, I am slowly coming round to the view that there is a need for a few kneecappers to impose a bit of respect for others and their property.
    Perhaps there are a few unemployed IRA enforcers who may be open to a job-offer?

    July 31st, 2009 at 01:15

  2. Hibbo says:

    What a truly horrifying incident.

    Unfortunately I will not hold my breath for the police to arrest the perpetrators, it sound like far too much work when there are much simpler ways to earn a detection or two. The most likely outcome will be the arrest of the poor women for “abusive and threatening language” probably with an element of racism / hate crime thrown in to tick a few extra boxes.

    The continued reluctance of the police to target violent young thugs has resulted in the alarming escalation in levels of violence we now see. Thanks to years of inaction people are no well aware that they can carry out hideous attacks like this with next to no consequences.

    PS. I really really do hope I’m wrong on this one and the police do go after these pricks. (In order for them to be found guilty of a ridiculously minor charge and given no punishment whatsoever)

    July 31st, 2009 at 03:16

  3. Sergeant Twining says:

    Hibbo, there you go. I think we will arrest the offenders and throw everything at them.

    July 31st, 2009 at 09:37

  4. Joe says:

    Sergeant Twining

    But even if you do will CPS run with it or plea bargin it down to something trvial to make their lives easier and will the court do more than give them a telling off and a not even slap on the wrist sentence?

    July 31st, 2009 at 10:04

  5. Linda Baki says:

    Good morning 200, is it drugs , is it drink or is it the parents fault. My husband said the answer is a world war where all the scum his word ‘not mine’ are removed…we go back to rationing and very little money.let people appreciate each other once more and earn respect……Not sure we need something as drastic as he suggests but people are more and more afraid to go out of their homes and with this horrific incident you have described it is little wonder.

    July 31st, 2009 at 10:45

  6. Alpha Tango says:

    What a sad story. again all too familiar these days!

    @ Hibbo and Joe- In my book this is a case of GBH with intent, cant see how the CPS wont run with this one or plea bargain it down. There must be plenty of witnesses, in the cinema and restaurant, cctv, etc the police will follow this one through

    July 31st, 2009 at 10:53

  7. Sergeant Twining says:

    I agree with alpha tango S18 with intent.

    July 31st, 2009 at 15:27

  8. pchawkeye says:

    linda Baki,
    I remember one old JP when convicting young offenders would adjorn for a suitable period for the fellon to report back to the court that he had joined the Army. If he failed to do so or failed to prove he had done so, off to borstal he went. Seemed to work well and would fit in with your other halfs beliefs.

    July 31st, 2009 at 21:51

  9. Tony F says:

    If caught, they will not be punished. Don’t believe for a minute that they will.

    A recent example…Over £5,000 criminal damage of public property ended with a fine of £600 to be paid in instalments. The property was a CCTV camera, (the wreckage of which is in my garage causing me a real nuisance). The money to replace this will come from the public purse. If it does get replaced. One twat has cost us, the tax payer, a minimum of £4,400. Our City now has a blind spot, a place where rape has been attempted before, but was fortunately thwarted by the police being informed by the operator.

    I hope the scrote with the bleach is caught, I hope the CPS grows some balls and treats this as attempted murder. And makes it stick.
    Ha, I won’t hold my breath.

    July 31st, 2009 at 22:30

  10. copper bottom says:

    they did it to the lady because- she ‘dissed’ them..

    this is classic ‘street-gang’ culture.

    i would simply lock them up for 5-years… no parole, no sentence reduction- 5-years…

    then i would do the same for ANY youth doing the same…

    message sent? ‘commit violent crime = going to prison for 5-years’

    simple on paper eh?

    August 4th, 2009 at 15:24

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