Police seek six after ‘cowardly’ attack

http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/localnews/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3762124&thesection=localnews&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection= WANGANUI Police yesterday described an attack by a group of youths on a 20-year-old man as cowardly……..One father who has been a gang member for years said that since Sue Bradford’s anti-smacking law, young people have been the perpetrators of serious bashings. The Chronicle spoke to another parent of a teenager who also did not want to be identified about what appears to be an alarming trend of growing youth violence in New Zealand.

She said she shared wine with her daughter at home to show her how to drink responsibly.

“When we were young the alcohol content was about three percent, but now it’s gone from five to eight to 12 (percent).

“Young people cant handle alcohol, have no idea how to drink in moderation, and when you add P (methamphetamine) you’ve got a lethal cocktail that fuels uncontrollable rage,” she said.

The gang member continued that parents had no power to give their kids a kick in the backside and that the youth saw this eroding of power as (them) being able to do what they wanted without consequences.

He also said that the six youths who attacked the young man on Sunday morning had “serious problems if they attacked a young fella who was not looking for trouble”.


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