[quote=“Omniloquacious”]That’s terrible, indeed!
The best way to ensure that the police and prosecuting authorities do their utmost to bring those responsible to justice, and to crack down on these gangs of scooter punks, is to get your local lawmaker on the case. If he harangues the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Justice during legislative interpellation, they are much more likely to put pressure on their subordinates to deliver results.
My condolences to those near and dear to the unfortunate victim, and I hope they’ll at least have the consolation of seeing those little bastards convicted and heavily punished.[/quote]
Thanks, that’s a good idea. I am also contacting someone I know that knows someone at Apple Daily Newspaper to ask them to continue reporting to keep up the news coverage.
Dragonbones: my family is “foreign” in the Western sense of the word, but in the Chinese sense, we are merely “huaqiao,” which isn’t so foreign to a Chinese person.
My other thoughts are that we sometimes can’t blame these youths wholly for all their actions. I am past my “age of stupidness” now, and so I can look back upon all my past actions and be thankful that I didn’t die or kill anyone or cause major harm, but it could’ve been me. In fact, most young/immature folk seem to do stupid things all over the world; harming themselves and harming others. It might be driving recklessly, taking drugs, or even murder… but in most cases of “harmless fun,” people change as they get older and mature… and if they’ve been lucky enough to escape serious trouble, they usually go on to lead safe, fulfilling lives.
Therefore, does anyone think that maybe the availability of things that can cause harm is the only way to prevent disaster? (For example, there is hardly any domestic gun crime in the UK, because there are hardly any guns - but that is not the case in the U.S. or in Canada.)