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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another "good boy" that needs a swift kick

"He's a good kid. He's not the prolific burglar he's been made out to be. He's been made out to be like Bailey Junior Kurariki," the father said

The rellies provide comic relief for the day suggesting the recently nabbed 11 year old Artful Dodger is nothing but a "good boy". And butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

ran away from his grandmother earlier this year and was caught burgling in Napier before being returned to Gisborne

He and his 12-year-old brother ran away again and hitch-hiked back to Hawke's Bay this month.

Both boys were arrested Tuesday afternoon with a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy after being caught breaking into a Napier house

Mr Plod suggests the results suggest otherwise.

try and turn his behaviour around ... has not been successful. His behaviour has now escalated to a point where a secure residential facility is the best option
Just another future gang member and/or Bailey Junior treading the well worn path. Secure facility to mend his ways? Nothing that a good swift kick in the arse wouldn't fix.

1 comment:

I, Beth said...

I know children like the above mentioned, or at least children on that path towards such a life...

A kick in the ass could be helpful for some, this is true, however 'wrong' some may suggest.

BUT there is a hell of a lot more needed for these kids, and if the time and effort is put into them their lives can be turned around for the better!!

And for those who suggest otherwise have obviously never spent a considerable amount of time with such young ones.

Some it works for, some it doesn't. You never know until you try, and surely spending money on creating and implementing programs for these kids and youths would save a hell of a lot more tax payers money than keeping them locked up for the rest of their lives, as likely down the track it could end up happening.