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Old 01-10-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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This has been taking place for years!
Kids misbehaving at the mall is nothing new...but the use or misuse of social networking has led to a huge uptick in the amount of these unruly ghetto trash incidents.

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It was a spasm of violence that stunned residents: some 200 black youths raising hell - what police called a full-blown riot - in Austin, Texas.


Angry black youths inexplicably converged by the Highland Mall, near an iconic haunted house attraction, and walked atop parked cars, fought among themselves, and hurled rocks at some 30 arriving police officers. Several people, including one officer, suffered minor injuries. Later, police said so many squad cars were need that the department was unable to provide adequate 911 emergency coverage to the rest of Austin.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...tin_texas.html
It was a riot, all right. But, not 'inexplicable.'
Every year at that time the 'Texas Relays' meet occurs in Austin.
Hanging out at Highland Mall was called Mardi Gras-Lite!
With young black thugs showing off their rims, etc.

The mall 'deserted' shortly after and was bought by the
city to house a new ACC campus. Good luck with that!
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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I don't buy that. While there were no malls around to hang out in when I was growing up in Chicago, my parents both worked and so did many of my friends' parents. We didn't get into fights in public places or private ones for that matter. Are there statistics you can provide that show the vast majority of mall fights and the cause and effect in relation to working parents?

I mean, if one or the other parent were home, what would there be to stop the kid from going to the mall and getting into trouble after school regardless of who was at home? Is the stay at home parent supposed to sit on the kid and watch him/her to make sure he/she doesn't got to the mall and start a fight?

I don't think that's my answer. I think plenty of teens with working parents go to the mall and behave themselves just fine.
I'm not talking about leaving kids home alone/working parents. I think you saw the word "work" in my post and didn't understand the point I was making....I meant the "work" of mom and dad creating messed up kids, ie their "job" as parents. Kids are being brought up in certain cases not to respect this or that, parents are not disciplining their kids/teaching them wrong from right, etc or come from more broken homes and this is all the teachings and decision moms and dads make, or in some cases, single parent households.

Here's some eye opening broken family/divorce stats/single family homes that have been known for a long time that can lead to what you're seeing in this mall situation:

Children from broken homes are five times more likely to suffer mental troubles, says Government study | Daily Mail Online

And yes, plenty of kids do behave well but their seems to be a trend toward parents these days treating their kids like they can do no wrong, yell at teachers for failing them, their kids great at everything, etc. And entitled people act entitled without much care for those around them.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'm not talking about leaving kids home alone/working parents. I think you saw the word "work" in my post and didn't understand the point I was making....I meant the "work" of mom and dad creating messed up kids, ie their "job" as parents. Kids are being brought up in certain cases not to respect this or that, parents are not disciplining their kids/teaching them wrong from right, etc or come from more broken homes and this is all the teachings and decision moms and dads make, or in some cases, single parent households.

Here's some eye opening broken family/divorce stats/single family homes that have been known for a long time that can lead to what you're seeing in this mall situation:

Children from broken homes are five times more likely to suffer mental troubles, says Government study | Daily Mail Online

And yes, plenty of kids do behave well but their seems to be a trend toward parents these days treating their kids like they can do no wrong, yell at teachers for failing them, their kids great at everything, etc. And entitled people act entitled without much care for those around them.
Yes, I did think you meant work in the sense of jobs. I see your point now and I agree.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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Isn't that ageist?
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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One of our malls has a 6pm curfew for those 17 and under, I love it. It makes for a much more pleasant shopping experience.
Its nice, isn't it?
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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Instead of banning teenagers, why not just lock up the persons who keep causing violence?
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Referring to poverty in white Appalachia, and drug abuse, is just a liberal ploy to be politically correct and avoid speaking the truth, as usual.....and this is Just my opinion and my view,...but I agree with the ban, anytime you get a large group of African American teenagers, strolling around, there is the greater risk that they will wreak some type of havoc possibly, not saying every time, or only them....but most likely them...... be it a mall, or a park, and wherever......just my opinion and my view....so bans are necessary as a result....
So you believe a ban on African-Americans would be a good idea?
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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The teens should stay home and read a book.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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I don't go to malls much any more but my favorite time to go is when school is in session. So much more peaceful then.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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Banning teenagers would be bad for the ones who actually don't cause problems.
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