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OwlMBA
09-01-2008, 01:49 AM
Kids up to no good, and one of them is dead. I must admit that I smirk when punks get their come-upins like this..... Not that it is justified or right, but I am not crying about it either. You?

And when minors are walking the streets at 3am throwing eggs at cars, maybe its time to throw their parents in prison.


COLUMBUS, Ohio Police on Sunday were still searching for the person who shot and killed a teenager over a prank involving eggs.

According to investigators, Garrett Burton and some friends were throwing eggs at passing cars near Hilliard-Rome Road when someone approached the group and shot Burton in the head, killing him, 10TV's Glenn McEntyre reported.

The shooting happened Saturday morning at about 3 a.m.

http://www.onntv.com/live/content/local/stories/2008/08/31/story_egg_shooting.html?sid=102

ConJinx
09-01-2008, 01:54 AM
where to go with this joke. Got break a few eggs to make an omelette. or Srambled perfect.

JB
09-01-2008, 02:35 AM
What do you think about this?The punishment certainly doesn't fit the crime. The triggerman is going to do some serious time.

Aside from that...were you never involved in any mischief in your youth?

Eyelids
09-01-2008, 02:57 AM
Kick his ass or chase him down... but I mean dont shoot the kid in the head.

Jumpy
09-01-2008, 06:57 AM
Some years ago, we had groups of highschool teenagers terrorizing an older man who lived out in the country. It went on for years.. they would drive past his house at night blowing the horn at all hours of night, throwing stuff, etc. They called the man "the troll". I guess terrorizing this man was a rite of passage, or something, with this school district.

One night the man finally had enough. He took his shotgun, and shot out into the dark to scare them. It scared them, alright... plus it killed one of the teens.

A local pitbull attorney took his case for free. He got the man off. I agreed with the verdict.

megimoo
09-01-2008, 08:51 AM
Kick his ass or chase him down... but I mean dont shoot the kid in the head.I am Impressed,That's the first intelligent thing you have ever uttered,AssWipe !

Shannon
09-01-2008, 09:10 AM
Somebody shot a kid for throwing eggs? That's fucked up.

Gingersnap
09-01-2008, 09:55 AM
There have a couple of fairly recent cases in which teens have harassed old people/loners/eccentrics and met a final end after months or years of this behavior.

While egg-throwing doesn't merit the death penalty, it's important to understand that the people teens usually pick on are people who don't have a lot of community resources in terms of support or protection. They are often elderly or mentally "different" and they often feel much more vulnerable than some 35 year old guy with a wife and kids.

Police usually can't get involved very much since the kids are long gone by the time they show up and minor property damage isn't a high priority for them.

Parents would be doing their kids a favor by pointing out that harassing weird people is not only wrong but potentially life-changing. For the kid, that is.

FlaGator
09-01-2008, 10:18 AM
There have a couple of fairly recent cases in which teens have harassed old people/loners/eccentrics and met a final end after months or years of this behavior.

While egg-throwing doesn't merit the death penalty, it's important to understand that the people teens usually pick on are people who don't have a lot of community resources in terms of support or protection. They are often elderly or mentally "different" and they often feel much more vulnerable than some 35 year old guy with a wife and kids.

Police usually can't get involved very much since the kids are long gone by the time they show up and minor property damage isn't a high priority for them.

Parents would be doing their kids a favor by pointing out that harassing weird people is not only wrong but potentially life-changing. For the kid, that is.

About 12 years ago here in town it started off with kids throwing eggs and small rocks off overpasses and eventually escalated to someone dropping a cinder block off an overpass killing some one. Shooting someone in the head is a bit much but stuff like this should be dealt with very harshly by the judical system. The shooter should get some serious prison time but those kids who were tossing eggs should spend a good deal of time looking out through jail doors themselves.

Shannon
09-01-2008, 11:30 AM
I remember going egging on Halloween a couple times as a teen. It didn't lead to throwing rocks or anything else. I think some of y'all are being a little too harsh.

Space Gravy
09-01-2008, 12:49 PM
Kids up to no good, and one of them is dead. I must admit that I smirk when punks get their come-upins like this..... Not that it is justified or right, but I am not crying about it either. You?

And when minors are walking the streets at 3am throwing eggs at cars, maybe its time to throw their parents in prison.


http://www.onntv.com/live/content/local/stories/2008/08/31/story_egg_shooting.html?sid=102

I'm not crying about it either. I'm not advocating vigilante squads for vandals but if he had been home in bed or using his Playstation or something else instead of damaging someone elses property he would be alive today.

LibraryLady
09-01-2008, 12:50 PM
I grew up in a high rise building. My parents should have bough stock in a poultry farm, I threw so many eggs.

wilbur
09-01-2008, 12:52 PM
I'm not crying about it either. I'm not advocating vigilante squads for vandals but if he had been home in bed or using his Playstation or something else instead of damaging someone elses property he would be alive today.

We used to pretend to throw basketballs and things like that at cars as they drove by when I was real young.... but would drop them at the last second. Most people didnt budge, but it freaked some out. Then one time my friend goofed and didnt let the ball slip back out of his hand accidentally, and it hit the windsheild of a car going about 30, and flew like an entire block.... we ran and hid and got so freaked out we never did it again:P

MrsSmith
09-01-2008, 07:33 PM
My oldest son and a couple of his friends used to sneak out at night and stand 1/2 block from my house, throwing eggs at cars. I wasn't aware of this because I was usually asleep at 3 AM, and because the friends brought eggs from their own houses so I wouldn't catch them.

One night, I heard a car engine revving, brakes squealing and doors slamming...so went flying down the stairs and out the back door in time to see my kid and his friends come charging up the alley into the yard. It seems one of the cars they hit was driven by someone bent on catching them...though they managed to get away.

To my knowledge, this never happened again, because I grounded my kid for several weeks and made him do quite a few extra chores...and didn't let the friends come back for a long, long time, either.

To have my kid shot in the head over this prank would have been entirely out of proportion to any damage done. To have put me in jail for it, ditto. By the time the city and/or county paid for my room&board, and my kid's room&board, and put my other kids up somewhere, it would have cost far more than damage done.

Having my kid spend the next 6 weeks washing cars would have been completely appropriate, and I would have absolutely supported that.

To me, the funniest part of this whole thing was the change in my kid's attitude the first time HIS precious red Mustang was egged. He was furious! :D (I'm afraid I laughed at him...which didn't help. :D)

Speedy
09-01-2008, 07:56 PM
While the punishment was over the top, actions have consequences. Sometimes dire ones. Pranks backfire at times and you have to be ready to pay the price and sometimes the price winds up being way too high.

Eyelids
09-01-2008, 11:08 PM
About 12 years ago here in town it started off with kids throwing eggs and small rocks off overpasses and eventually escalated to someone dropping a cinder block off an overpass killing some one. Shooting someone in the head is a bit much but stuff like this should be dealt with very harshly by the judical system. The shooter should get some serious prison time but those kids who were tossing eggs should spend a good deal of time looking out through jail doors themselves.
I wonder if anybody here was ever young.

Chuck58
09-01-2008, 11:38 PM
I don't advocate shooting a kid for throwing eggs. On the other side, it ought to be impressed on kids that a simple egg can have serious consequences.

I worked a motor vehicle accident - or crash as they call them today - involving egg throwing. A woman was driving home from somewhere and had a child in the back, about 3 yrs old. An egg hit the windshield, scaring and distracting her, and obstructing her view. She hit her brakes and was rear ended by a car behind her.

In any case, the child suffered permanent brain damage. This was in the days before infant carriers.

FlaGator
09-01-2008, 11:42 PM
I wonder if anybody here was ever young.

47 has as way of forgetting what 12 was like.

M21
09-01-2008, 11:46 PM
Probably just a good old fashioned monkey stomping would have been enough. ;)


Family members said Burton, who was a junior at Westland High School, was a sweet-natured boy who stayed out of trouble, McEntyre reported.

"He was a good boy, growing up to be a good man," said Patti Burton.

:confused: What's the "sweet natured boy" who "stays out of trouble" and "growing up to be a good man" doing out running the streets at 3 a.m.?

Where you at parents??

OwlMBA
09-02-2008, 12:42 AM
Probably just a good old fashioned monkey stomping would have been enough. ;)



:confused: What's the "sweet natured boy" who "stays out of trouble" and "growing up to be a good man" doing out running the streets at 3 a.m.?

Where you at parents??

Not involved in their kids lives, that is for sure. Hence the complete and utter breakdown of our Public Schools. Studies have shown (obviously) the less involved parents are in the lives of their kids, the less successful the kids will be. Any inner city school proves that.

Space Gravy
09-02-2008, 08:02 AM
Probably just a good old fashioned monkey stomping would have been enough. ;)



:confused: What's the "sweet natured boy" who "stays out of trouble" and "growing up to be a good man" doing out running the streets at 3 a.m.?

Where you at parents??

Bingo!

....

noonwitch
09-02-2008, 08:42 AM
Egging was frowned upon in my neighhborhood, because it was hard to wash off. Toilet paper was the approved venue for teen vandalism, and occasionally, soap.

Still, the kid didn't deserve to die for his stupidity. A warning shot should have sufficed.

I have a different opinion of rock-thowing, because when directed at moving cars, it can lead to deaths. When dropped off a freeway overpass, it can lead to lots of deaths.

MrsSmith
09-02-2008, 11:50 PM
Probably just a good old fashioned monkey stomping would have been enough. ;)



:confused: What's the "sweet natured boy" who "stays out of trouble" and "growing up to be a good man" doing out running the streets at 3 a.m.?

Where you at parents??

As above, the parents were probably **GASP** asleep.

My egg-throwing kid did 2 years Army Infantry, went to college with his GI bill, has a wife and a 1 year old daughter, and is now re-enlisting as an officer.

Get real, people...kids do stupid things no matter how great their parents are...and most go right on to grow into decent people. Sheesh. :rolleyes: