what is going wrong in the world, teens gone bad again

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 15:31:02

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36065939

rainbowstardrops Sun 17-Apr-16 15:33:17

I heard this on the radio earlier. Absolutely awful sad

NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Apr-16 16:33:39

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 16:39:11

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 16:41:57

There was a murder near me, by two teenagers, said to know the man, to do with drugs
it is appalling

NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Apr-16 16:45:10

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 16:49:29

oh good, that is really really awful

NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 16:49:48

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NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Apr-16 16:52:48

confused

SqueegyBeckinheim Sun 17-Apr-16 16:59:19

It's an awful story, but it's not a sign of the world going to hell, or that teenagers are getting more violent, it's just a single, horrible incident. Overall violent crime has been dropping substantially year on year since its peak in the 1970s, and these days teenagers are far less likely to be out causing trouble than in previous generations.

NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 16:59:30

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 17:00:40

Really?
I can think of 4 recent violent murders by teenagers this year, is that better than it used to be?

NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Apr-16 17:01:21

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murphyslaws Sun 17-Apr-16 17:01:38

Let's not tar them all with the same brush.

Friendlystories Sun 17-Apr-16 17:07:14

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Dontlaugh Sun 17-Apr-16 17:09:37

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NeedACleverNN Sun 17-Apr-16 17:11:31

It is terrible

Northernlurker Sun 17-Apr-16 17:12:11

Given that this case will involve legal proceedings this thread is a very bad idea. Will report and can I suggest people don't speculate anymore?

BertieBotts Sun 17-Apr-16 17:15:37

OP you should start a new thread if you want to discuss the wider issues. This kind of speculation about specific cases isn't allowed.

FWIW, I think there are always fucked up people. We just hear about it more these days. In fact, the level of violence in the world is reducing, it just doesn't feel like it.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 17-Apr-16 19:46:35

Hi folks. At this early stage, we're afraid we really don't think it's fair on either those arrested or the family and friends of the deceased to have this sort of speculation published online. We're going to delete any of these sorts of posts and would ask you to refrain from any further speculation for the time being, otherwise we may have to delete the entire thread. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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