I am going to open up and let you in on what happened in my family this past weekend, and tell you what this post is really about.
Yup, we have them in my city and they are out-of-control.
Sad thing is, they are all underage kids.
Check out this article. (This is a screenshot. So you may need to click on it for a better view.)
Sadly, the person who was stabbed is my nephew.
Here 's the kicker, he was out that late, walking a female friend home who was being harassed by a strange fellow. My nephew and his friend went to meet her and take her home. On his way back to his house, a large group of kids swarmed his friend and began beating him. He was the smaller of the two and was targeted for his size. Obviously my nephew wasn't going to stand and watch it happen, so he jumped in and started swinging to get the others off his friend.
From the start they were outnumbered 20-30 to 2. The gang also had two guns, a bat, and one had a knife.
Thankfully the guns were not used except to flash and scare. The bat fractured his eye and he had to consult with a surgeon to see if it needed reconstruction. Thankfully it does not. The knife was used to stab my nephew 4 times in the back. The kid who stabbed him punctured his lung and collapsed it. It took 2 full days of draining the blood from his lung to inflate again and he was released from the hospital.
I tell you this because one, if you live in my city you need to beware. Two, if you live in my city, maybe you heard someone bragging and can help via information.... (They were blatant enough to post a victory photo on Facebook, 10 minutes after it all happened.) Or three, it will make you think twice about your own teenager and what they do with their time. (What were those kids doing out at 2 am anyways?!)
Seriously what is the world coming to that we have all these teens with no conscience?? What are the parents doing to raise teens that can stab someone and not care they may have killed them, and think it's cool enough to brag about on a social network afterwards??? Can't blame just the teens in my opinion. They are a product of where they come from. I blame the parents of these teens as well. You live what you learn!
I don't know what the moral of this story is but am sure you all can see where I am coming from. Those who can't... need help.