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ROCKY POINT, NY- We have come across some candidates for parents of the year. All we need to do is look for the parents of the little miscreants in the following video.
If you wonder why we are seeing virtual anarchy in the streets of our major cities, the below video is instructive.
Clearly what we are seeing is a total breakdown in society, and it isn’t starting when these little jackwads go to college. This starts much earlier.
When you watch the video, take note of the bikes these little punks are riding. These are not $50 or $100 bikes. These are high-end bicycles in some cases that probably go for $750-$1000 each. These kids are clearly spoiled brats who have never been told no by their parents. Their total lack of respect for adults is mind-boggling. They have zero fear.
What makes this even more disturbing is the fact that these adults likely had cause to beat the snot out of these little scumbags. And if they had, they would likely have been arrested. We give them a lot of credit for holding back and not giving these little hoodlums the beatdown they deserved.
Here’s what happened. On July 29, a poster on Facebook shared a video of an incident that happened at a CrossFit gym in the town of Rocky Point, New York. A poster named MJ Quinn posted the video after it had gone viral.
There were a group of gym members who were outside working out, while there was a gang of kid on bikes in back of the facility smoking dope and being “unruly.” One of the coaches politely asked the punks to be mindful and not run down any of the athletes, since people would be running laps around the building.
As the coach walked away, the little dirtbags started yelling obscenities at her. After the group ran their first lap around the building, the gang of kids continued the vulgar language. At that point in time, they started circling the building, trying to hit the athletes, etc. The police were called.
MJ asked the kids if they “kiss(ed) your mother with that mouth,” at which time one of the little miscreants threw the bike down and went after her and her son.
Her husband stepped in and grabbed the kid’s bike, at which point the punk threw a barbell at her husband, who caught it, which apparently got the punk’s attention. The group continued swearing, and according to MJ, used some of “the most filthy, vile language I’ve ever heard.”
The police finally showed up, and the group of losers was told to leave. Police advised the gym group that the poor, misguided youths had been causing problems all day, and the police had chased them away a couple of times.
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After the police left, around 10 minutes later, they came back, continuing the vulgar language, at which time MJ started shooting the video. The police were once again contacted.
“These kids terrorize all of our towns. They need to be stopped. Where is the adult supervision? Where is the respect/ When does the law get to step in? You want to act like a thug, you should get treated like one. Period.”
On July 31, the Rocky Point Police Department issued a press release, announcing that two teens had been arrested in connection with the disturbance at the gym.
The release noted that members of CrossFit DHP, which is located at 650 Route 112 had been participating in an outdoor fitness class on July 23 at around 5:30 p.m. when the group of teenagers showed up and started harassing the class.
They noted that Sixth Precinct police officers had been dispatched to the scene and intervened in the dispute, however around 45 minutes later they returned and continued acting up.
Police were able to identify two of the individuals, and arrested two juveniles, both 15 of Centereach.
One of the teens was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree. He was the individual who threw a barbell at MJ’s husband, while the other was charged for swinging a bicycle seat at yet another gym member.
The two teenage brats were issued Desk Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to appear on August 14 at Suffolk County Family Court in Central Islip.
Unfortunately, these two little punks will only get a slap on the wrist, as most juveniles do. But think about this for a minute. Could you imagine being a teacher and having to deal with these little dirtbags in class?
Centereach, where these “poor misunderstood children” reside, appears to be an upper-middle class town, where the median household income is nearly $100,000 a year, and the median property value is $335,400. So, in other words, we are probably dealing with a bunch of spoiled brats (obvious by the bikes they were riding) who been spoiled and coddled their entire lives.
Hopefully the police are able to identify more of these troublemakers. They clearly need to be taken down a few notches. Maybe a nice session of “scared straight” at Rikers Island might knock these wanna-be “gangsta’s” down a few notches.
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