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Old 05-27-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Students burned O'Connor 'OC' into Brandeis field, NISD says | kens5.com San Antonio

They should make these yahoos wear each others school shirts since they are so passionate about their respective schools.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Am I the only one that finds them facing criminal charges stupid? I mean, yeah - they did something dumb, but it's not anything permanent. I think it would mean more if they would have been required to pay for - and install - replacement grass, and then done some volunteer work, either at the school where they did the damage or elsewhere.

I suppose, though, that their parents would've protested their punishment - were they MY kids, they WOULD be doing the above, regardless of any legal charges, simply because it would be appropriate to the "crime".
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Agreed!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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Am I the only one that finds them facing criminal charges stupid? I mean, yeah - they did something dumb, but it's not anything permanent. I think it would mean more if they would have been required to pay for - and install - replacement grass, and then done some volunteer work, either at the school where they did the damage or elsewhere.

I suppose, though, that their parents would've protested their punishment - were they MY kids, they WOULD be doing the above, regardless of any legal charges, simply because it would be appropriate to the "crime".
So there was nothing criminal about it? Just good, fun teenage pranks?


Defacing public property with gasoline + fire is criminal. Hopefully the punishment they are facing will become a lesson to them not to do something of this nature again.

Arson is arson regardless if the damage is permanent or not.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Why did they even set it on fire? Gasoline will kill the grass without the flame and the image will still show.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Why is this a sign of the apocalypse? Rick Perry running for president; now that's surely a coming sign.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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So there was nothing criminal about it? Just good, fun teenage pranks?

Defacing public property with gasoline + fire is criminal. Hopefully the punishment they are facing will become a lesson to them not to do something of this nature again.

Arson is arson regardless if the damage is permanent or not.
Wait - aren't you the guy that thinks guns are dangerous, and speeders are victims of rogue cops?!???

My point is that while the act is criminal - these are minors. As such, they're also "idiots" in terms of thinking before they act. Please notice that I think that they should rectify the damage AND perform more services as a lesson - but yeah, cut 'em a little slack. They didn't break out windows, or do other permanent damage.

Or, do you prefer that they be strung up an' shot?
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Wait - aren't you the guy that thinks guns are dangerous, and speeders are victims of rogue cops?!???

My point is that while the act is criminal - these are minors. As such, they're also "idiots" in terms of thinking before they act. Please notice that I think that they should rectify the damage AND perform more services as a lesson - but yeah, cut 'em a little slack. They didn't break out windows, or do other permanent damage.

Or, do you prefer that they be strung up an' shot?
First of all, I did not ever mention the words 'rouge' or suggest shooting them. These are your words/statements, not my own.

Now, you are clearly not making any sense. Since you are going "off tangent", allow me to recap on the previous Shavano Park thread. You mentioned the following (in regards to speeding - breaking a law):

"There's a speed limit. The law says if you exceed it, you can be cited. Speed = ticket. Speed = scofflaw. Speed = NOT over zealous

It's YOUR choice to exceed the speed limit. You know what it is - if they bust you on it, it's YOUR fault - not theirs."



Does this apply to teenagers as well? Should they not get charged for breaking this law as well? No? Because they are idiots? Makes sense.

These teenagers broke a law and using your own logic, they can be citied or charged for it. Nothing dumb about that. These teenagers had a choice to burn or not to burn public property.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Oh, I agree that they CAN face criminal charges....the question is, SHOULD they? Just as if you're pulled over for having a headlight out you CAN be cited - but they'll often drop the fine if you can show you've repaired the problem.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Oh, I agree that they CAN face criminal charges....the question is, SHOULD they? Just as if you're pulled over for having a headlight out you CAN be cited - but they'll often drop the fine if you can show you've repaired the problem.
No I guess they shouldn't. They are just teenagers having fun causing damage to public property.

If teenagers come on my place and cause damage through an unlawful act (ex. spraying graffiti), you can bet I will press charges. I don't buy the "idiot" defense you are proposing in this case. Just my opinion.
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