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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:33 PM
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Two 12 year olds In Custody After Falling Shopping Cart Critically Injures Harlem Woman
A bizarre incident has left a woman in critical condition in Harlem.

A 47-year-old woman was walking with her 14-year-old son outside the Target store in East Harlem Sunday night.

Witnesses said a group of kids pushed a shopping cart off the fourth floor walkway that connects the store to a parking garage.

The woman was struck on the head by the falling cart.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/31/woman-struck-by-... /


Moments before, Carlos Vargas, 35, said he spotted the young hooligans pushing the cart near the fourth-level parking lot.

Their friend was trying to stop it, saying, Dont do it! Vargas recalled. But they didnt care.

Whatever happens, happens, Vargas said one of the teens responded before they launched the cart from the overhead walkway.

The cart bounced off a sign before landing on the unidentified woman below, witnesses said.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-fights-life-t...
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:35 PM
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1. omg. terrible
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:39 PM
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2. Terrible!!!!
What's the matter with these two kids? They thought that it would be funny to hurt and severely injure a person?

x(
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:05 PM
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3. As a once 12 year old male, let me assure you that they are..
capable of utter fucking idiocy.
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yella_dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:37 PM
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6. Interesting that you assume male perpetrators.
The article was gender neutral.



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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:43 PM
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9. They were males
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:44 PM
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10. "The two boys were arrested and charged with assault, and using the cart as a weapon"
That's from the first article in the OP. :)
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:38 PM
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7. I agree---I raised three of them. Now they are raising them and
I just laugh at their woes.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:41 PM
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8. I concur
I was once a 12 year old male.

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:45 PM
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11. Yes I know from experience.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:30 PM
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4. The story does not make it clear whether those kids ...
... were aiming to hurt somebody, or just doing something stupid and destructive.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:32 PM
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5. Another story says they weren't aiming at anyone
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:51 PM
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15. They didn't whether they hurt someone. "What happens, happens."
Which is almost worse.

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:47 PM
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12. i really hope this woman ends up being ok
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:47 PM
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13. i really hope this woman ends up being ok
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:50 PM
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14. Depraved little bastards. Certainly when they get all weepy
in front of a judge and ask to live with their mommies, the judge will be entitled to respond "whatever happens, happens."

Enjoy juvi detention for the next 9 years, boys.

I hope the woman makes a full recovery. Her boy sounds like he was raised right.

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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:54 PM
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16. "Whatever happens, happens" implies they knew EXACTLY what the possible outcome might be
but they cared not a whit.

I hope they spend every day of the rest of their youth in custody.
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cory817 Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:57 PM
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17. Sleepers
Reminds me of the beginning of the movie Sleepers, the kids pull a prank by stealing a big hot dog cart and pushing it down the street and it goes down the subway stairs and hurts somebody. They end up in juvenile hall and it goes on from there.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:13 PM
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18. Little shits
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:18 PM
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19. I agree 12 year old boys do pretty stupid things but
just like the friend that was telling them not to do it...in most kids there is an off switch that tells them to not cross that line.

I am having a hard time justifying sending these kids to juvi and then closing their records at 18. We are seeing way too many cases where these type of kids end up doing something worse after 18.

I don't know what the answer is...

I hope the woman recovers 100%.
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