Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chameleons attend church of a Sunday

Many young Pacific offenders in South Auckland are "chameleons" who attend church with their family the morning after committing a crime

Just following in their parents well rehearsed footsteps.
Young people who offend are chameleons. They change," she said."Young people, by definition, make mistakes. Adults, by definition, need to mentor and support them through those mistakes.

I well remember. Monday to Saturday mentoring gave the neighbour's mums and the kids the bash after their males fuelled up at the Glen Eden/Kelston trough or New Lynn/Avondale Flying Jug, then turned out in their Sunday best to atone, ever ready for another week. Hypocrites the lot of them.

Life goes on.

1 comment:

Oswald Bastable said...

Yes, I would have said hypocrites- not chameleons!