Quick, more Restorative Justice!
Q. Why did 4 teenagers steal a car? A. It beats walking
Excerpting freely from this week’s Capital Newspapers account headlined: “Joking, laughing teens arrested for auto theft.”
Four Madison teens — two 14-year-old girls, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl — were arrested Wednesday afternoon for driving recklessly around town in a stolen car, Madison police said. …
“One of the 14-year-old girls said her arrest “Didn’t matter,” and the GPS bracelet she was wearing because of a previous stolen car arrest didn’t mean anything, said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
“She said she would be released soon without any consequences.”
An officer told the juveniles during the booking process at the Juvenile Reception Center they should seek employment so someday a car could be purchased.
“The other 14-year-old girl said they don’t steal cars due to the lack of money, they just don’t like to walk,” DeSpain said.
“The son of the car’s owner showed up to get the car, and he wanted to know if there had been any arrests,” DeSpain said. “He was told yes, and that some of those involved had been arrested in the past for the exact same offense.
“The son indicated he didn’t like how people were just let go by the system.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: If sonny boy don’t watch it, he just might be called a white supremacist. Paging district attorney Ismael Ozanne!