Assault shakes moral foundation

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: Youth assaulted by teens at drive-thru, Review, January 6)

I was appalled and shocked that such an incident as a youth being beaten unconscious could happen in a small community like Waterdown; you would expect this headline in a Toronto paper.

It really shakes your moral foundation when you read this article. How can anyone act this way - and over money!

This is a perfect example of the lack of respect our young people have for others. Hopefully, this is the exception to the rule.

What is wrong with these youths? What is wrong with their parents? And most importantly, what is wrong with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the judges who give a slap on the wrist to these kids?

If this person is 17 years old, why not prosecute him/her as an adult? He/she should know right from wrong and maybe needs to be scared straight by being locked up for a while. The father of the victim has a legitimate concern. What would have happened to his son if a good Samaritan had not come along? Maybe this person should be charged with attempted murder.

I would also ask that Sobeys, Harvey's and Tim Hortons get together to put more lighting in that area. I, myself, when shopping at Sobeys, have had concerns with the kids hanging around there.

I grew up in this community and many of my family members still live there, and I would ask, if you decide to print this letter, not to print my last name. I DO have concerns about what repercussions there might be from this young THUG.

A concerned citizen

Assault shakes moral foundation

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: Youth assaulted by teens at drive-thru, Review, January 6)

I was appalled and shocked that such an incident as a youth being beaten unconscious could happen in a small community like Waterdown; you would expect this headline in a Toronto paper.

It really shakes your moral foundation when you read this article. How can anyone act this way - and over money!

This is a perfect example of the lack of respect our young people have for others. Hopefully, this is the exception to the rule.

What is wrong with these youths? What is wrong with their parents? And most importantly, what is wrong with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the judges who give a slap on the wrist to these kids?

If this person is 17 years old, why not prosecute him/her as an adult? He/she should know right from wrong and maybe needs to be scared straight by being locked up for a while. The father of the victim has a legitimate concern. What would have happened to his son if a good Samaritan had not come along? Maybe this person should be charged with attempted murder.

I would also ask that Sobeys, Harvey's and Tim Hortons get together to put more lighting in that area. I, myself, when shopping at Sobeys, have had concerns with the kids hanging around there.

I grew up in this community and many of my family members still live there, and I would ask, if you decide to print this letter, not to print my last name. I DO have concerns about what repercussions there might be from this young THUG.

A concerned citizen

Assault shakes moral foundation

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: Youth assaulted by teens at drive-thru, Review, January 6)

I was appalled and shocked that such an incident as a youth being beaten unconscious could happen in a small community like Waterdown; you would expect this headline in a Toronto paper.

It really shakes your moral foundation when you read this article. How can anyone act this way - and over money!

This is a perfect example of the lack of respect our young people have for others. Hopefully, this is the exception to the rule.

What is wrong with these youths? What is wrong with their parents? And most importantly, what is wrong with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the judges who give a slap on the wrist to these kids?

If this person is 17 years old, why not prosecute him/her as an adult? He/she should know right from wrong and maybe needs to be scared straight by being locked up for a while. The father of the victim has a legitimate concern. What would have happened to his son if a good Samaritan had not come along? Maybe this person should be charged with attempted murder.

I would also ask that Sobeys, Harvey's and Tim Hortons get together to put more lighting in that area. I, myself, when shopping at Sobeys, have had concerns with the kids hanging around there.

I grew up in this community and many of my family members still live there, and I would ask, if you decide to print this letter, not to print my last name. I DO have concerns about what repercussions there might be from this young THUG.

A concerned citizen