Tuesday, June 21, 2005


We're fascinated by the stories chronicling the growing menace in Britain of "Hoodies," rampaging youths in hooded sweatshirts with a penchant for knocking over bike riders and punching strangers in the face while recording the attacks on their cell phones.

The Dallas Morning News' Todd Robberson reports that the juvenile delinquency appears to be escalating:

"Last month, hoodies beat a 16-year-old girl unconscious while recording the attack on a mobile phone and messaging it to their friends. In October, a 41-year-old man who had fallen asleep at a bus stop was permanently disfigured and burned over 22 percent of his body when youths set him on fire in another ... attack.

"Last week, a 5-year-old boy escaped death after being lured from his yard by young teens who placed a noose around his neck and attempted to hang him. Last month, a 49-year-old man was left brain damaged after he challenged a gang of youths throwing stones at his car, and they beat him into a coma."


Sounds familiar ...

Viddy well, li'l brother, viddy well.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger LilRed said...

Ugh. A Clockwork Orange. I love to think about that heinousness right before I have to go to bed.


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