These young men are an example of what is going wrong with our society.I honestly don't know what will it take around here for people to get the
messages and warnings from the police about locking stuff up.We do
not live in Zion! We live in the real world, folks! This is
basic. This is not rocket science. But if people insist on learning these
things the hard way around here, I guess they are getting what they deserve.
Walmart always asks me for ID when I use my credit card. I guess a 70 year old
looks like a bigger risk than a 14 year old with a card. Isn't Utah County
the perfect place where these incidents never happen?
Where were the parents? Kids skip school and spend the day engaging in mischief
and don't bother to go home, and nobody calls the police? If I ever
skipped school, I had the brains to go home at the usual time. (I never skipped
school, my dad was a teacher at my high school. Getting away with it was not
even a possibility.)
Boredom turns wrongdoingI have to think that a lack of family time
dedicated to instilling good values, and instilling a productive AND rewarding
use of time- is to blame.Perhaps a kid gets all that at home and is
lead astray by a peer. But somewhere, I'm inclined to believe something is
missing at home (or something that shouldn't be at home, is).Cease to be idle, plain and simple. It can take the best of us. They just need
to be taught properly and it's come to our attention as society because
they weren't learning it at home. If the parents weren't teaching it,
hopefully their learn some kind of lesson. If they were, then the kids probably
just needed better friends (they do anyway).
God save our bored children.
If I remember correctly from the news last night (thanks Dnews for your in-depth
reporting), these young men were in a foster home. Parents instilling any moral
sense of right and wrong were far from these young men's lives. Stats show
us they will be involved in the revolving door of the criminal justice system
throughout their lives.
One sad facet of today's society is the "Throw away kid."
They're the ones nobody wants, especially the parents. The kid get's
into trouble and the parent get's 'bothered' by the cops who
mistakenly think the parent cares. Often the child's first clue they did
anything wrong is when the cops arrest them. I also fault the foster parents of
the three. When the boy wasn't at home at the regular time calls should
have been made, or at least when it got dark. The school should have exercised
due diligence and called when they showed up missing. Well managed schools have
attendance reports made each segment of the day. So when a kid skips in the
middle of the day (after morning attendance) it is noted. That should trigger a
call to the parents. After all, who knows what happened to that child. Does
abduction fit into the realm of possibilities?