9 Youths Convicted in Halloween Beati...

9 Youths Convicted in Halloween Beatings

There are 75 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jan 26, 2007, titled 9 Youths Convicted in Halloween Beatings . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Nine black youths were convicted Friday in juvenile court of beating three white women in a racially charged attack on Halloween night.

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talkwise

Long Beach, CA

#41 Jan 29, 2007
This is why the movement towards classifying crimes as a "hate crime" rather than just a criminal act is such a problem. Justice should be blind but adding this special status to certain crimes raises the pressure and results in people focusing on an issue other than justice. The fact that this was a black on white crime really highlights the perverse extremes our political correct media, local government, and community leaders. www.talkwise.blogspot.com
A fly on the wall

New Carlisle, OH

#42 Jan 30, 2007
Gamebreaker wrote:
I am from Texas and just found out about the fight or attack.Wow!!!What a terror for those kids that were beaten.There is no explination for these vicious actions and if what I here is the way it was,the kids must be punished.Now, having said that, how much punishment is needed?Certainly not a lifetime.These kids are marked for life.There are probally some in the group that should be punished harsher than the others and that is up to the judge.If we can pardon harden criminals and other crooks,after some time served they should be allowed a second chance.
I for one am tired of seeing hardened crooks and criminals pardoned. One reason we are having the problems we are having is, a revolving door system. The three young girls are really marked for life, in more ways than one. Those nice big healthy atheleets were using the young ladies heads for a football. Do you understand how brutal an act this was. Quit feeling sorry for them. They didn't give those girls a chance, did they?
Steve

United States

#43 Jan 30, 2007
Separate But Equal in 08'
OnceAComptonKid

Warrenville, IL

#44 Jan 31, 2007
Sorry, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, it's a duck. 9 persons viciously ganging up on three girls and beating them is animal behavior, no less. They're animals. Any attempt at denying that people who act like this are not responsible is pathetic excusing.

“Former politician/burea ucrat”

Since: Jan 07

GP via Salem Via PDX via L.A.

#45 Jan 31, 2007
Being a former parentless juvenile delinquent myself, I have to say that kids need viable alternatives to street life. And as I age and begin to truly understand that stitches in multiple areas when I was a youth was not normal, multiple broken bones in my youth was not normal and being stabbed was not normal, I begin to also understand why these things occurred...They occured because those whom I trusted violated that trust at every turn. IT IS NO DIFFERENT FOR TODAY'S YOUTH. There is no hope. There are no dreams. There is no tomorrow. There is no trust. There only is what is. I used to hang on a corner in Van Nuys because I a) Sure didn't want to be home where I'd get the hell beat out of me, have lit matches thrown at me, get stabbed by a butcher knife, darts, beaten with a dog leash, etc. on a daily basis; b) had no where else to go and like all people, wanted to fit in somewhere; c) Was only accepted by those people whom I hung with (normal kid's parents didn't want me around their child).

I joined the military to get out. It was my viable alternative. They taught me to read...And I became very educated (the military paid) so I wouldn't have to ever be in "that" world again. And again, as I grow older, I understand that we are what we are and what we are is a reflection of what we were.

You want to know why kids get mixed up in "bad stuff." You who are trying to figure it out had better look right in the mirror. You want to know why kids hang out on street corners? Again, you had better look right in the mirror. You want to know why they "tag" sh#t and do other destructive things? While you're looking in that mirror, understand that even negative attention is better than no attention at all, so look in that mirror long and hard. The reflection you see is where the problem lies.
CWJ-Sterling VA

Washington, DC

#46 Feb 3, 2007
Rese from Long Beach wrote:
Hold on now. These black children are NOT animals. They are simply misguided youths who have not been properly taught by their parents. Don't you ever again in life refer to any children,(rather they be black, brown, pink, yellow, blue or purple) as animals....
I notice you didn't include WHITE children in your admonition not to refer to children as animals.And you seem to inpart some special nobility to these BLACK children just because they are black. They are, in fact, young people who acted in a barbaric manner and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, including the additional charge of a Hate Crime, in the hopes they will change for the better and to to insure that our citizens can feel a reasonable sense of safety knowing that justice will be served no matter who or what color the perpetrators.
And PLEASE don't refer to these people as simply misguided youths. That's a worse injustice than refering to them as animals. they committed an evil act! Thay are responsible for there actions irregardless of their upbringings, They know right from wrong. God gave them a conscience and if you've ever raised kids you know that at a much younger age than twelve they KNOW what is right and what is wrong, certainly in such a clear cut incidence as this attack was.

“"Punting is Winning" UCLA”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in SoCal

#47 Feb 3, 2007
Gary Bowman wrote:
violent hate crimes are an abomination.
It is imperitive that all racists be villified.
Yes, even if they are black.
Racism is either okay for none or okay for all.
It's unfortunate, but history repeats itself. It's not bad enough that these hudulim children did this, but they have no accountability to themselves, they have no remorse for what they did and they never even appoligized to these 3 poor girls.

Their parents if they have "one" or "both?" "if any" only care about beating the wrap. They continue to enable their children to be anything but accountble.
I'm sure these children are not smart enough to take the high road, because if they were they wouldn't be in Juvie and on Trial, now would they LOL?

That's OK because again History will repeat itself, the majority of these children will either end up on the Streets or in Gangs or in Prisions or worst of all Dead.

God Forbid if these roles were reversed, and 3 black girls were attacked in Beverly Hills at a Haunted House by 9 white girls and 1 white boy....and they only got 60 days probation if that????? what do you think would happen? that's right More Civil Unrest!!

The Black community w/the Crips and Bloods would be Rioting and trying to Burn Los Angeles again...like I said before history repeats itself, Watts Riots, Rodney King.....what's next???

No Accountability to your family or your community equals no respect for authority. No respect for authority equals CHOAS!!!

"For the people that live in those type of communities" enjoy the life you have made for yourselves, or have enembled future generations by doing nothing to fix your own problems in your community!
Jedi of Zen

Florence, AL

#48 Feb 3, 2007
Yes, thank you, theDon. "Good students" do not attack their peers in a violent and meaningless rage. Black, white, whatever. This was just plain coldblooded violence. I don't care how inconvient and awkward the racial implications of this situation may be - humanity owes it to itself to grow up and start taking some responsibility for justice.
bob from Asheville NC

Travelers Rest, SC

#49 Feb 3, 2007
The sentencing of the young thugs shows that racism is a one-edged sword. It's OK for Blacks to commit hate crimes against Whites, but not vice-versa. Lord, help us.
TheDon

United States

#50 Feb 3, 2007
To bob from Asheville.
If the Lord helped us, he would be considered a sell-out in the African American community.

“"Punting is Winning" UCLA”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in SoCal

#52 Feb 3, 2007
TheDon wrote:
To bob from Asheville.
If the Lord helped us, he would be considered a sell-out in the African American community.
LOL Very Funny IMO!=)
compton

Los Angeles, CA

#51 Feb 3, 2007
Look I lived in Compton were there is a great number of African-Americans. Many of this young Blacks and Latinos are behaving like this because they dont think out of the box. I attend Compton High and the district is verly installing or fixing heaters in my school after the media came to our school and made it look like it was a school from a 3world country.But I ask myself How they want us to succed with this conditions?. If the district is spending 2 or 3 millions to build new offices for the district staff when my school and other school dont have heather nor AC.

“"Punting is Winning" UCLA”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in SoCal

#53 Feb 3, 2007
Keith Underwood wrote:
honor roll, star atheles and college-bound students, they have been incarcerated without bail for more than three months. Although their families are working class and upstanding in the community in which they reside.
Way back when I was in school, THESE were the kids that got away with the most. Whether it was their grades, looks or popularity they did more crap that wasn't punished than even the bad kids. Looking back, I believe it was disbelief that a scholar or athlete could do such things. For those of you that remember "Leave it to Beaver", they were all Eddie Haskells. Polite to your face, charming but always on the brink of wrongfulness. Sometimes they get caught. I knew a pastor's kid. He was ALWAYS doing something just outside the law, sometimes against the law. Popular opinion was that he was the pastor's kid and could do no wrong. In his case, he was rebelling. In this case though, these "kids" were just A**H*&^%. They know right from wrong. They knew exactly what they were doing. Like frenzied wild animals, they got caught up in their assault and got wilder and wilder. Thank God somebody was there to help the victims. These "Kids" deserve NO sympathy from any of us. Never mind the race, what they did was pure evil.
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Agreeded, it's just to bad they don't have to pay the price now....at the rate these thugs are going their futures are anything but bright. Where are the the parent's? or grand parents for that matter?
DMR

Ladera Ranch, CA

#54 Feb 3, 2007
The mother that appeared on the TV talking about her kids as being good and outstanding students is a freaking liar...... the mother should be arrested as well....
NJ is the pits

Hoboken, NJ

#55 Feb 3, 2007
DMR wrote:
The mother that appeared on the TV talking about her kids as being good and outstanding students is a freaking liar...... the mother should be arrested as well....
I hear LA is a cesspool is this true?
DMR

Ladera Ranch, CA

#56 Feb 3, 2007
not a cesspool....just that certain races and cultures have not learn how to grow up and be responsible to the facts......
This parent doesn't have the balls to say the truth, I suck and my kids all suck.
Skip

Los Angeles, CA

#57 Feb 3, 2007
The judge should be recalled for his poor decision ... It's just more proof that the legal system doesn't work for the true victims ...
sue j

Los Angeles, CA

#58 Feb 4, 2007
I cannot believe the defendants' parents speaking out for the wrongs their kids committed -assault and battery, with intent to injure another person. This only enables them to do it again. The defendants should be punished to the fullest extent of law. No one has any right to harm another person, and I mean NO ONE, with or without words spoken. We can plainly see that the kids were really injured- what else do you want- someone to be killed the next time. The parents of the defendants gave their kids an ok, to do it again by speaking out for them. The parents are the ones to blame.

“"Punting is Winning" UCLA”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in SoCal

#59 Feb 4, 2007
sue j wrote:
I cannot believe the defendants' parents speaking out for the wrongs their kids committed -assault and battery, with intent to injure another person. This only enables them to do it again. The defendants should be punished to the fullest extent of law. No one has any right to harm another person, and I mean NO ONE, with or without words spoken. We can plainly see that the kids were really injured- what else do you want- someone to be killed the next time. The parents of the defendants gave their kids an ok, to do it again by speaking out for them. The parents are the ones to blame.
Your right, the Apple does not fall that far from the tree, does it?

“"Punting is Winning" UCLA”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in SoCal

#60 Feb 4, 2007
Skip wrote:
The judge should be recalled for his poor decision ... It's just more proof that the legal system doesn't work for the true victims ...
Absolutley!!!

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