I was checking my Blog reads just now and found this over Wirecutter’s:
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A combination of schools out for summer and a TikTok challenge has law officers in Hendersonville on heightened alert after a number of car break-ins, vandalism, and auto theft incidents.
Police said the thieves appear to be trying to steal Hyundais and Kias as part of a TikTok challenge that has been going around.
“These cars recovered, not only is there damage caused from breaking in and the steering columns being torn down, but most are wrecked, it’s not their car. They don’t care. They are hitting things, ramming into things, and in some cases these kids are not even old enough to have a driver’s license. They don’t know how to drive,” Sgt. Chris Gagnon said.
And right on my morning news reads, I was treated to this:
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — It’s been less than a month since the last day of school in Montgomery County, but Clarksville authorities have already responded to more than 200 calls involving minors, including several minors who ended up being arrested for violent crimes, like homicide.
Between Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, June 16, the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) said its officers were dispatched to 249 calls involving juveniles.
As a result, 43 minors were charged in connection with nonviolent criminal activity, such as curfew violations, vehicle burglary, joyriding, criminal impersonation, and traffic violations, according to officials.
In addition, police said six teenagers have been charged for more violent offenses, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old for criminal homicide, a 17-year-old for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, a 17-year-old for aggravated domestic assault, and a 14-year-old for aggravated burglary.
And you guys know how this movie ends: On of the “yutes” is going to encounter somebody with no patience for criminal tomfoolery and a gun and we are going to end up with mom and sisters sobbing in front of the cameras claiming that just because little choir boy aimed the gun, he truly didn’t mean to and it was awful for the person to kill the little angel. That will be followed by an editorial lecture on how gun violence in this country is killing more 21 -year-old toddlers than Ebola and demand not one but two special sessions so we can pass more of the same gun control legislation that solved nothing in the past.
And yes, we need more pride flags for Peaces in the classrooms.