Borg Warner wrote:Well it seems to be ok at present.
So that's why I've been sat twiddling my thumbs in Court
Seriously Gary, in my experience, children, for that is what these are, have the same insecurities, need to impress, need for praise and, yes, fear that children always have had.
Bravado and pack mentality aside, when they are away from their peer group and their innate common sense prevails, most of them will give consideration to the fact that they are likely to become involved with the Police and the same needs I mentioned above will inform their future decisions / actions, especially if they have access to guidance from positive role models.
Contrary to the utterances of certain parts of the media and those for whom the demonisation of children suits their purposes , those youngsters who possess the psychopathic tendencies to choose, as individuals, to go head to head with authority despite the consequences, are very few and far between.
I have seen so many young people who might have given Rasputin a run for his money, apply some thought, in their own time and in their own way, cross their own personal Rubicon before they commit to disaster.
From the point of view of a Youth Court Magistrate with a fair bit of experience, regardless of what I'm called upon to deal with in terms of day to day youth offending, I take great comfort, as should everybody in my view, that the number of young people who graduate to adult offending are vanishingly few.
BTW, those whom I deal with in Court would never describe me as anything less than a hardliner... if they were being polite
Let's hope some of what I've just mentioned may have come to pass with those who recently disturbed your peace
I hope you have a continued peaceful and safe place to live Gary... and I keep my fingers crossed that what I've just said doesn't blow up in my face