Two taggers caught in Azusa

Two taggers caught in Azusa

There are 41 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 18, 2008, titled Two taggers caught in Azusa. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Two teens were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of tagging more than 30 windows at a shopping center during the course of a week, according to police officials.

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Fed Up

Ontario, CA

#1 Sep 18, 2008
Quote: While at the school Thursday one juvenile, 16, was identified as one of the taggers at the shopping center. The other teen was turned in by his parents at the Azusa Police Department Jail.}

I applaude the parents who turned in their own child for the vandalism.

I think the new law is in effect or will be shorlty where parents are held financially responsible for the clean up.
I agree

Garden Grove, CA

#2 Sep 18, 2008
I also agree with you Fed Up. EXCELLENT AWARD TO THE PARENTS!
WASP

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Sep 18, 2008
Each time a tagger is caught he should have one finger cut off. Eventually he wont be able to tag anymore. Simple?
abc

Downey, CA

#4 Sep 18, 2008
WASP wrote:
Each time a tagger is caught he should have one finger cut off. Eventually he wont be able to tag anymore. Simple?
Best solution that I have heard so far!

“Standing up for truth!”

Since: May 08

Wherever I may roam.

#5 Sep 18, 2008
If finger cutting is too harsh, how about we have them sweep the floors and clean the bathrooms at the local welfare agency?

Perhaps they can also scrub things clean at El Monte Bus Station...

Then they can write a 5,000 word essay on how hopeless their pathetic lives are, and how no one paid them any attention because they aren't smart, can't play football, and aren't cute enough to get a girlfriend without tagging.

Since: Sep 08

Rowland Heights

#6 Sep 18, 2008
It's unfortunate that this delinquents had the opportunity to cause this much damage, before being caught. Kudos, for the parents, that turned in their kid. Hopefully, now that they will have to take out a loan to pay for damages, they will begin to parent their kid and makehim/her realize that further acts of delinquency, will result in a one way ticket to the pokey, to get poked.
Theresa

Yorba Linda, CA

#7 Sep 18, 2008
This is the first story I have ever read about the parents turning in their kid. Good job! Wouldn't it be nice if all parents would do the same.
whatado

United States

#8 Sep 18, 2008
WASP wrote:
Each time a tagger is caught he should have one finger cut off. Eventually he wont be able to tag anymore. Simple?
Wow! You are way too kind...I was thinking about cutting the hand off. Kudos to the parents that turned their kid in-we need more parents who are willing to practice tough love.
Socialist72

Burbank, CA

#9 Sep 18, 2008
They should book the parents as well
Shenanigans

Diamond Bar, CA

#10 Sep 18, 2008
whatado wrote:
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Wow! You are way too kind...I was thinking about cutting the hand off. Kudos to the parents that turned their kid in-we need more parents who are willing to practice tough love.
I've proposed the removal of the dominant hand on numerous occasions. Removal of the remaining hand for repeat offenders. If only life were so sweet...

“ No Moe Mr Nice Guy”

Since: Jul 08

United States

#11 Sep 18, 2008
Poster of The Truth wrote:
If finger cutting is too harsh, how about we have them sweep the floors and clean the bathrooms at the local welfare agency?
Perhaps they can also scrub things clean at El Monte Bus Station...
Then they can write a 5,000 word essay on how hopeless their pathetic lives are, and how no one paid them any attention because they aren't smart, can't play football, and aren't cute enough to get a girlfriend without tagging.
No, No Way, Not the El Monte Bus Station. That's above and beyond punishment. I haven't been there in 8 years, and I still have nightmares about that place.....HAVE MERCY !!!

“A is A”

Since: Jun 08

Not far from you

#12 Sep 19, 2008
There's been a big upswing in the amount of tagging in Azusa in just the last year. Maybe getting these little pendejos off the street means we will see less of it.
Yay Parents - Pray4Azusa

Pasadena, CA

#13 Sep 19, 2008
holy crap! I'm completely blown away... A parent taking responsibility over a gang banging, tagging delinquent? That is awesome.
I keep praying that the hearts of those who constantly abuse people and places in Azusa would change. It's a vicious cycle passed on in some cases generation to generation. Pray that MORE parents would get tired of being bossed around by their kids and take control for the good of the child.
The city is better than those who would hurt it.
Paint Remover

Sunland, CA

#14 Sep 19, 2008
With any and all juvenile delinquents have them do community service at the LA County Coroners main morgue, It will give them a fast forward on what will happen to them if they continue down the destructive path they choose. Often the parents give up and just let the kids run around with no supervision, Due to working long hours or due to economic disadvantages. If you notice tagging is less of a problem in affluent neighborhoods due to more parent involvement and opportunities to succeed, These needs to be carried over to less affluent neghborhoods, But in order for them to work Parents need to be involved 24/7, This is something that the parents need to want to do, It takes effort and energy, It is not easy so it is the route not taken.........
Mz Charger fan 99

Arcadia, CA

#15 Sep 19, 2008
Socialist72 wrote:
They should book the parents as well
Just a question, but why the parents? They have no control over what there kids do during school hours, or when they are "at a friends house".
whatado

United States

#16 Sep 19, 2008
Shenanigans wrote:
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I've proposed the removal of the dominant hand on numerous occasions. Removal of the remaining hand for repeat offenders. If only life were so sweet...
I really do believe that tougher laws (including amputation) are the ONLY thing that is going to deter criminal behavior. Unfortunately, there are too many bleeding hearts and it probably never happen.
Fed Up

Ontario, CA

#17 Sep 19, 2008
Mz Charger fan 99 wrote:
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Just a question, but why the parents? They have no control over what there kids do during school hours, or when they are "at a friends house".
True that parents may not be aware of what their minor child did away from them but parents are responsible (after the fact) what for what their minor child has done.
If a child is showing some early signs of negative behaviour, holding the parent responsible will hopefully drive the parents to be MORE aware of where and who their child is associating with where the parent may restrict them from activities that might get them in more trouble.
Joe

Asbury Park, NJ

#18 Sep 19, 2008
whatado wrote:
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I really do believe that tougher laws (including amputation) are the ONLY thing that is going to deter criminal behavior. Unfortunately, there are too many bleeding hearts and it probably never happen.
imagine if there was people like you when you were growing up how many kids would of lost there hands, fingers, and so on. No one would have had a first or second chance. Violent solutions do not solve social problems but incourage more violence.
whatado

United States

#19 Sep 19, 2008
Joe wrote:
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imagine if there was people like you when you were growing up how many kids would of lost there hands, fingers, and so on. No one would have had a first or second chance. Violent solutions do not solve social problems but incourage more violence.
True people do make mistakes and deserve a second chance. After that, all bets are off. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent or deter crime?
Bookem Dano

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#20 Sep 19, 2008
Gee.....I guess all that crap psychologists and TV talkshow people say about not spanking your kids, don't raise your voice, don't wash their mouths out with soap.....AINT WORKING.
And for Joe in NJ that made the comment about violent situations encouraging more violence. You have it wrong. Example....talk sh*( to a stranger on the street....get your a*& kicked. Simple lesson learned. Disrespect your mother, get slapped across the face and sent to bed without dinner. Lesson...treat others with respect.
By the way, notice how countries that whip taggers with a bull whip dont have vandalism? Notice how countries which cut your hand off for stealing don't have a theft problem?
So....molest a child in America...get your pecker whacked off. Shove a gun in someones face to carjack them....get your hand cut off. Kill your mom and dad....death sentence. PERIOD. And your execution is within 30 days. The millions of dollars we spend on death row inmates is gonna be put into law enforcement and the states budget. Automatic win. The cops get the money to fight crime even better, and Arnold doesn't have to veto anything.
Back on topic.....as for these sh(*heads who tagged the windows....they AND there parents are on probation until they pay to replace ALL the windows. PERIOD. None of this we can afford only X amount of dollars. Tough. Your scum kid should have thought about that before hand.

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