Monday, June 18, 2007

Ten Year-Old Homeless Beater Sentencing Postponed

Sentencing has been delayedfor a ten year-old boy convicted of assaulting homeless man John D'Amico. A previous post details how severely the boy and his friends beat D'Amico.

Then they got off their bikes and started throwing larger rocks, he said.

D'Amico said he fell into a wall after the 17-year-old punched him in the face, breaking the brick wall. One of the 10-year-olds then slammed a piece of the broken wall onto his face, he said.

"They were big kids for their age," D'Amico told The Associated Press from his hospital bed, his left eye bloody, bruised and swollen shut. "The little kid was taunting me. The big kid came over and just slugged me. If they just would have let me walk on, I would have walked on."

D'Amico's face required reconstructive surgery.

This is one of these stories that makes me wonder what the hell were these kids thinking. I don't want to go off on a self-servingly sanctimonious rant. That won't stop another attack like this from happening again.

We can go on about bad parenting, youth gang mentality and even blame Marilyn Manson; just to make wingnuts happy. I would rather listen to what people who experienced these attacks have to say. We might learn something. Figuring out the problem is the first step towards a solution.

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At July 06, 2007 10:15 PM , Blogger Matt said...

Hopefully the little turd in question leaves Juvy with a permanently dilated sphincter put in place by homeless boys who don't like their own kind beaten up.


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