WE HEAR about them all the time.
‘Gangs’ roaming the streets, looking for ‘trouble’.
Mostly we hear about them terrorising innocent people in Colombia or in the ghetto areas of New York City.
But when we hear about them closer to home it’s time to pay a bit more attention.
That a young man could be set upon by a group of up to 11 youths in our city is horrific.
And, with some of the alleged perpetrators being described as juveniles, one can only wonder what their parents must think about their behaviour.
Even leaving this latest awful incident aside, the problem of youth on mandurah’s streets is a big one.
And it’s not one that is going to go away by itself.
Disengaged teenagers and young men and women will always pose a threat in our society for as long as they are allowed to.
We need to take a stand and demand our streets are kept safe for our children, neighbours and visitors.
It is never a good look to have Mandurah in the news for unsavory reasons.
We are meant to be a bright, vibrant and inclusive city.
Acts of anti-social behaviour and violence do so much harm to our reputation.
After all, who wants to live in a danger zone?
It’s time some parents took a good, hard look at themselves and their children and consider the consequences of letting their offspring run wild.
People get hurt, situations spiral out of control and this could all be avoided with a bit more supervision and care taken by people meant to be in supervisory positions.
What are your suggestions for keeping unruly youth off the streets?
We’d love to hear them