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i find this unbeliveable - mand an son attacked as playign cricket

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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:35

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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:36

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MrsBadger · 31/07/2007 13:36

link to article pls - haven't got out to get paper yet
(am saving on laundry by not wearing clothes)

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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:37

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compo · 31/07/2007 13:37

God, his son must feel awful

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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:38

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MrsBadger · 31/07/2007 13:38
Sad
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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:39

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Filchymindedvixen · 31/07/2007 13:39

sweetjesus, that's horrific. And so pointless.

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HuwEdwards · 31/07/2007 13:41

dear god.

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JeremyVile · 31/07/2007 13:44

I hate scaremongering and demonising kids, i always rationalise it...always been there, just more media exposure of it now........

But lately i'm seriously starting to think there are alot of kids coming up now who just seem to have something missing, no empathy for others, an inability to relate to someone else as an HUMAN BEING.

Some of the stuff we hear about now just seems so animalistic.

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HuwEdwards · 31/07/2007 13:44

Unfortunately someone close to me recently experienced mob-like harrassment (including physical attack) from a group of school boys.

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expatinscotland · 31/07/2007 13:45

Bring back the birch!

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MrsBadger · 31/07/2007 13:45

I only posted the sad face cause I couldn;t think of anythign suitably astounded to say

I mean, cricket

it's not like they were on a gay pride march (not that that would be any excuse either but you get my point)

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FluffyMummy123 · 31/07/2007 13:46

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expatinscotland · 31/07/2007 13:46

Honestly, though, we've got two sets of friends who are leaving the country for good after family members were attacked at random by groups of youths.

I have a work colleague who was randomly attacked and in hospital for a fortnight. The attackers took his mobile to film the attack.

I think much of it, too, is because the law is an ass and these perpetrators know damn well all they'll get is a slap on the wrist at worst.

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theman · 31/07/2007 13:47

that's pretty sick.

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HuwEdwards · 31/07/2007 13:48

Expat - that's exactly it - the pendulum has swung too far in favour of kids - and they know it.

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expatinscotland · 31/07/2007 13:50

Look at what happens in many schools, because they label it 'bullying' when really, it's grevious bodily assualt with intent to harm or even murder - that's what it would be called if it were out on the street. Well, the school is a public place same as the pavement, so what's the difference?

But nothing's done about it.

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Turquoise · 31/07/2007 13:51

They are just scum.

Lifelong pinko liberal guardianista here but really beginning to think we need a Thatcher to push through some drastic changes to the child laws now.

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JeremyVile · 31/07/2007 13:52

I dont think kids commit these acts simply because they may 'get away with it'.

It goes deeper, why would they want to do it?

How can they physically bring themselves to terrorise/beat/kill another human being?

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LucyJones · 31/07/2007 13:53

I wonder why the son started shouting abuse at them in the first place? Obviously that's no excuse for what they did but it seems strange to take on 15 kids, no matter how old they are.

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expatinscotland · 31/07/2007 13:53

My dad would always say, 'If the parents aren't willing to teach right from wrong and self-control in the home, then the government has an obligation for the protection of society to do so in the way it sees fit.

Sounds reasonable to me!

Why is a criminal's 'human rights' more important than a victim's?

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LucyJones · 31/07/2007 13:54

oh sorry, misread that bit

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MrsBadger · 31/07/2007 13:54

er, the son didn;t shout
"up to 15 youths gathered at the fence and began shouting abuse"

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UnquietDad · 31/07/2007 13:54

Because tney have never been told it is wrong? And also because they know they can get away with anything.

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