I'm still working on my own huge stack of magazines this month. That may include a few leftovers from last month, but the only down time I've had recently has been on slow news days. I thought that was really going to be the case yesterday.
This is the end of a police pursuit. The suspects (two minors) stole a car in the Wilshire Division patrol area. I had to drop my reading material and chase the chasers around the Hollywood area.
Not one of the longest pursuits. The two suspects didn't get very far. They succeeded in only screwing up their lives and breaking up my otherwise slow evening.
I know every young person doesn't steal a car, but it doesn't seem to even register with many people that this is very wrong. I don't need them to be thrown behind bars and made to pay for this mistake with a pound of flesh. I just want them to get the message loud and clear. DON'T STEAL!
We should try to keep higher standards when it comes to moral values. Parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, somebody who is in contact with these kids needed to hold them accountable for their actions and teach them responsibility. I don't know who is more or less to blame, but somebody dropped the ball on these two rocket scientists. If somebody had taken an interest in making these two do what's right before they learned to drive, they might not be locked up right now and I might have been able to finish reading more of my magazines. It might be selfish, but that's still kind of what I'd call a win-win situation.