Are we to assume the elders are living in perfect …

Comment on Chance for elders to help cops fight youth crime? by James T Smerk.

Are we to assume the elders are living in perfect communities that have no crime and are a great place for kids to grow up because there they can enforce their wills. Think about it for a minute.
I fear the concept of the elders having some form or power is an old concept and no longer relevant in the society we live in.
Youths don’t have respect for anyone or anything. Sending them back to family isn’t going to fix the issue but rather give them an easy out of any form of punishment.
If I was a trouble maker I can’t think of any downside to breaking in to house or stealing cars, you get the rush and maybe get away with it most of the time and if you get caught get sent back to community.
Then catch the first ride back into town to do the same again and improve your skills by not making the same mistakes that got you caught before.
This town will continue to spiral downwards as the current juvenile population comes of adult age to offend with more serious crimes.
Mark my words, in the coming years there will be trouble (more so).
I’m sick of the government doing these pie in the sky ideas that make no sense. The solution needs to come from the people but need to be realistic and achievable.

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