This is the second incident in the past few days where a group of black teens assaulted adults. A family was assaulted after a group of teens broke in line at an amusement park in Illinois:
A family of three was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by an adult and eight teens at Six Flags Great America after members of the larger group apparently cut in line and were using foul language when the family exchanged words with them, according to Gurnee police.
Gurnee police Officer Daniel Ruth, the incident’s lead investigator, said the family members — a 51-year-old man, 50-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy — all were transported to an area hospital by a Gurnee Fire Department ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police arrested Gregory Battle, 18, of Waukegan, who was being held on $20,000 bail on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, mob action and aggravated battery in a public place, Ruth said.
The eight juveniles, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were named in juvenile petitions for mob action, a class 4 felony, and taken to the Depke Juvenile Complex Center in Vernon Hills.
Heather Piper was at the Century 16 Belmar theater, in Lakewood, Colorado, with friends on Tuesday when she says their movie experience was ruined by a group of teens was allegedly ‘acting out of control.’ (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
“They were crawling over seats and yelling,” Piper said. “I asked them to be quiet several times and they wouldn’t and I finally yelled at them to ‘shush.’”
Despite her attempts to quiet the three teenagers, Piper said the group continued to act inappropriately. That’s when another movie-goer got a security guard to come into the theater and the teens behaved. Yet, when Piper left the theater with her friends, one of the raucous teens confronted her.
According to a police description, a “young heavy-set” black woman punched Piper and then kept punching her after Piper asked why she was attacking her.
Piper said she didn’t fight back against her attacker because she is a foster parent and didn’t want to jeopardize her license. Eventually the teen ran off and Piper was rushed to St. Anthony’s hospital in an ambulance. She has a fractured nose, several bruises and scratches.
What are parents teaching their children or are they not teaching them anything at all? Lack of parenting has to be a reason for why these teens are so out of control and violent. Society is paying the price for this neglect. We hope this teen is caught and punished to the max!
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