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Gangs of antisocial teenagers are out of control

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There's a growing and very real problem in this country with teenagers and whilst young people acting out has always happened and is an expected part of growing up, the things that are happening now are totally unacceptable.

There's a story practically every week in the news about gangs of youths intimidating people, damaging property, being aggressive and in some cases causing actual harm.  The cause of all this can be debated eternally.  Was it the fault of the parents, the teachers etc.  But the fact is that this is out of control and nobody seems able to stop it.  The latest excuse is that it is because of the lockdown and personally I don't think that's good enough and certainly doesn't forgive the behaviour I'm talking about.

Brick thrown at Lothian bus by gang of teenagers In the past teenagers would have been too scared to do these things.  They would have been scared of what teachers would do.  They wouldn't want to attract the attention of the police and they certainly wouldn't want the wrath of their parents.  But now they have no fear, are too well "protected" and thanks to social media they are also very well organised in their activities.  They think they can do anything without facing consequences.

At the foot of this article I've included snippets from local press outlets to highlight the problem.  You can also do a quick Google search on terms such as "youths passers by" and "group of teenagers" then restrict the search to the past month.

By: Kenny

Relevant news stories

Police investigate after 'laughing teenagers pushed pensioner into River Mersey'
Police are investigating after a 74-year-old man was deliberately kicked into the River Mersey in Cheshire, watched by a gang of laughing youths.  A mobile phone image was filmed just before the attack.  It shows one of the youths about to launch the kick that sent the elderly victim face first into the water.

Linlithgow firefighters attacked while tackling 'deliberate' fire
A fire crew said it came under attack, after it was called to put out a fire in a West Lothian village.  Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire had been "deliberately set", and added that the large number of youths that subsequently gathered at the scene became quite hostile.

18 people charged after spate of attacks on Lothian buses in Edinburgh
A spate of attacks on Lothian buses have led to the arrest of 18 people, with one incident involving a brick flying through the window and landing in the buggy/wheelchair area.

Group of youths 'intimidating the public' in Musselburgh
Youths congregating around the Brunton Hall, North High Street and Fishers Wynd have been highlighted by East Lothian Police as engaging in anti-social behaviour, during the day and into the evening.

Brutal Blyth teens punched and stamped passer-by unconscious after he refused to give a cigarette
Cowardly teenagers stamped, kicked and punched a passer-by unconscious in a supermarket car park after he refused to give them a cigarette.


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Jethro

Jethro

Judging by the increasing levels of anti-social behaviour in the UK, we must all now feel sorry for this doomed generation. No jobs or future prospects, no self respect, low self esteem, mental health problems, drug dependency, and worse, self harm. I wonder how many of these individuals have fallen into the trap of "I want everything now,now,now on credit" which they can no longer service? What with COVID changing the worlds finances, and the deficit in the public purses, life is only going to get a lot tougher.
24/08 Jethro
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Dia beetus

Dia beetus

These youth have no manners, feral scum, everywhere you go They cause a scene,

whether in Tesco, McDonald's or on a train, They have to scream And be The center of attention, I really despise them,

I was having a driving lesson And some hooded moron thought it was Cool to follow our car and Make noises,

And for the love of God can They please drop that silly jafaican accent?
23/08 Dia beetus
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Eatmybogbrush

Eatmybogbrush

I work in CCTV and see this nearly every week now, the police are virtually powerless to act and are often filmed by the idiots and then even attacked by these morons, the main problem is the parents, they are as bad as the kids, unless the government get tough on both parents and their kids, it will just get worse!
31/07 Eatmybogbrush
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Jethro

Jethro

Come on you A/ wipes and brain dead SCROATS. Show us your hate for society, where’s all the down ticks? Let everybody that’s normal see just how many inbreeds there are infesting space today.
22/06 Jethro
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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

-19 on my last post obviously some people cannot string a sentence together. If you don’t agree with me then at least say why.
21/06 LancashireLass
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Jethro

Jethro

Really, only nine red down ticks to my last post!!!!! must mean there's a great many S/Head SCROATS out there that can't read.
21/06 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

It's nice to see the SCROATS and braindead/ inbreeds are giving my posts red down ticks, must mean I'm winding these A/wipes up. Keep the red ticks coming you angry little things, cause it really gives me a cosy warm feeling.
17/06 Jethro
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BLMcanFKOFF

BLMcanFKOFF

I’m from America and I can tell you that, naturally, there will be teens behaving badly bc they’re teenagers but here I have noticed that the crime rates have gone up significantly in left leaning states. The laws have changed in places like New York and California bc they don’t want to go after criminals out of fear of being called “racist” so now we have young adults and teenagers that are totally out of control. No surprise here.. the states with the most relaxed laws when it comes to crimes like shop lifting, assault, etc. have also decided they want to “defund their police” and murder rates in these places are up, up, up! Some are as high as 800% increase in just 1 year. I’m not sure if you guys experience a correlation in behavior of citizens and local politics but here, you can literally predict how ppl are just based on who their governor/mayor is
16/06 BLMcanFKOFF
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Jethro

Jethro

@ L/Lass, I see there is now 16 red marks against GOW excellent post, and 2 against your's to start. Just goes to show how many brain dead inbred scroats there are wasting space today. And, these SCROATS are still allowed to breed more SCROATS. Let's hope they are all COVID denyers refusing the jabs and get what they deserve.
10/06 Jethro
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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

I couldn’t help but notice that there is only 6 comments on this Gripe, including mine, all predominantly agreeing that today’s society needs to change what is needed is more deterrents and more discipline to keep these unruly kids in check. However the negative feedback especially on my old comment and GrumpyOldWomans comment (excellent comment by the way) I find disheartening. So, it’s ok for you to vote with the negative button but at least back it up with a comment, or maybe deep down you know we are right.
10/06 LancashireLass
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You

You

That's today unfortunately.
06/06 You
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Kenny

Kenny

Well said GOW. In this case actually the police were pelted with bricks and bottles. This seems to be a growing thing up and down the country. No respect for the law and think they're untouchable. But there again maybe that's true.
21/05 Kenny
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Jethro

Jethro

Pointless trying GOW, Scrotes (love that handle) will always be braindeads, and as L Lass said scrotes breed scrotes. It's the human race regressing.
21/05 Jethro
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Parents aren't allowed to smack their children, and often the parents are no better anyway; if the schools try to discipline them they end up getting into trouble, often with the parents; there are no "bobbies on the beat" watching out for kids misbehaving and if any officers do spot bad behaviour they aren't really allowed to do anything.....................all this needs to change!

And by the by, the person who has marked Lancashire Lass' excellent comment down is an idiot!
21/05 grumpyoldwoman
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Kenny

Kenny

This is pretty disgusting.

BBC News - Shocking footage as Swansea 'yobs' set cars on fire in Mayhill
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57195717
21/05 Kenny
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