View Full Version : Another reason why there isn't enough discipline in today's society.

netscape check two
02-17-2010, 06:22 PM
Parents aren't allowed to do hardly anything in today's society to discipline the youth without fear of lawsuits and all that crap. It's also time to change the juvenile system. People that are like 16 and 17 know what they are doing when they commit a crime, and they know they can get away with it. They should not be given just a slap on the wrist when it's more than a misdemeanor. These hood rats are out of control with this flash mob stuff.

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After a band of 150 teenagers rampaged in Center City, police said today would they beef up patrols in the area and take a "hard line" against troublemakers.

"This is unacceptable, and I don't think they realize what they're doing to the image of the city," said Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested 16 teenagers who went on a rampage through Macy's department store on the 1300 block of Market Street and the surrounding streets.

The teenagers, who came from at least eight different schools throughout the city, congregated at the Gallery at Market East around 4:45 p.m., where they were turned away, police said.

The youths then rampaged through Macy's, knocking over displays and causing about $700 worth of damage, police said.

A Macy's spokeswoman said the damage was confined to displays and fixtures.

"We're just glad no one was hurt," said spokeswoman Elina Kazan."

The marauders frightened Center City workers who crossed paths with the mob.

"I was walking through Macy's to the train at about 5:20ish when mobs of kids began swarming the store," said Sandy Astrono, 39, who works in offices housed above Macy's.

"I ran to the shoe department thinking someone had a gun," Astrono said. "Security guards were running and some of the kids had their shirts off and were fighting."

Afterward, the teens took to the streets, throwing snowballs, starting fights with each other and knocking over pedestrians.

Fourteen teenagers - ranging in age between 14 and 17 - were charged as juveniles with disorderly conduct and rioting. One girl was charged with assault, police said.

"We're going to take a hard line," Bethel said this morning in describing what the police would do to deter a repeat.

Courtney Poaches, 20, an employee at Payless Shoes in the Gallery, said violence has become routine at the mall and security can do little to prevent it.

"This is getting out of control. It's everyday, every single day," Poaches said. "They outnumber our guards."

Yesterday's incident was similar to a December event, which investigators said also was organized on Facebook.

Gangs of youths - some numbering up to 100 - were turned away from the Gallery Dec. 18 and then roved through Center City. The teens assaulted some holiday shoppers including a Center City attorney and a doctor.

Police said students involved in the incident were from Audenreid and South Philadelphia High Schools and from Preparatory Charter School of Math, Science, Technology and Careers, which is in Point Breeze.

-http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20100217_Police_take_a_hard_line_after_teen_rampag e_in_Center_City.html

Drunken Monk
02-17-2010, 06:24 PM

netscape check two
02-17-2010, 06:26 PM

Drunken Monk
02-17-2010, 06:28 PM

Uncle Steezo
02-17-2010, 06:28 PM
its not discipline.
parents only spend a few hrs a day with kids.
spiritual, not religious, education in school is whats needed.

Drunken Monk
02-17-2010, 06:29 PM
its not discipline.
parents only spend a few hrs a day with kids.
spiritual, not religious, education in school is whats needed.

da wisemen :mmmyah:

netscape check two
02-17-2010, 06:30 PM
why the lol?

Drunken Monk
02-17-2010, 06:51 PM
Why the pain