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  • ericevenson Dec 21, 3:39 p.m.

    This is why its important that you vote for district court judges who have community safety in mind....these types of cases hit close to home.

  • piggyncsu Dec 20, 2:34 p.m.

    Sadly, the kids are not being charged with all of the vandalized vehicles- only a couple, which means many of the victims will not receive any restitution for what has been done.

  • mistervegas Dec 20, 11:44 a.m.

    I don't think these teens should go to jail, but they need to punished for their crimes. First they should pay for the damages.
    Apologize to each of the victims. Lastly they should do 500 hours of community work.

  • 4Strikes Dec 18, 9:00 a.m.

    "guns guns guns guns guns" VariousGood

    Are you saying that someone should have shot these little criminals? Because if so, I agree. Where they come from, that is probably exactly what would have happened. On the other hand, I hope that you are not suggesting that we outlaw bb guns and eggs here in NC.

  • westernwake1 Dec 17, 6:34 p.m.

    "If they have parents, then the courts should order the parents to pay for the damages and let them recoup the money from their kids. It past time to hold poor parental supervision responsible for kids that do these type of things." -
    Made In USA

    Exactly! Court used to require that parents pay for damages caused by their children all the time. It is time that we got back to this.... then maybe parents would start providing some proper supervision if they are held responsibly for financial damages.

  • Made In USA Dec 17, 5:34 p.m.

    If they have parents, then the courts should order the parents to pay for the damages and let them recoup the money from their kids. It past time to hold poor parental supervision responsible for kids that do these type of things.

  • Road-wearier Dec 17, 5:02 p.m.

    Wow. Not a bunch of wealthy kids. This amount of damage should be felony charges.

  • GravyPig Dec 17, 3:19 p.m.

    "If some of you have never seen an air soft pistol, google photos, you'll be amazed at how much they look like a real gun, even the police have to check them out close up. And they have heft to them just like a real pistol. Here's a good photo of some of them and the orange tip is not easily seen at night."

    I have a Nickel plated bb pistol that looks like a chrome .45. I also have a bb rifle that looks like an AK-47. Both would be perceived as real in any dark situation. Besides, the ones with the orange tips can be re-painted black.

  • lumberman Dec 17, 2:32 p.m.

    Are they citizens of the USA ? If so make them work for $ 1.00 an hour and pay back every one that had property damaged. If not send them back to their home country.

  • 75Tarheel Dec 17, 2:27 p.m.

    Teenage mischief, or something more? No mention if any of the accused have prior arrests. At least 1 of them is an adult. He should also be hit for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
    saturn5

    For the purposes of prosecution they are ALL considered adults. And they should serve weekends in jail, be required to complete H.S. or GED, and have a lot of community service to pay restitution. And then serve an intense and lengthy probation.

  • luxurytravel Dec 17, 2:19 p.m.

    My Dad would have taken me to each and every house, required me to apologize and to work off the costs of the damage my actions caused (no matter how long it took). IT'S TIME PARENTS TOOK A STAND TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN BECOME HONORABLE HUMAN BEINGS RATHER THAN DEADBEAT

  • luxurytravel Dec 17, 2:15 p.m.

    They will skate with a slap on the wrist. Our legal system teaches these kids they can get away with just about anything and wont serve time, nor will they face any type of consequences from their acts.

  • Nancy Dec 17, 2:07 p.m.

    If some of you have never seen an air soft pistol, google photos, you'll be amazed at how much they look like a real gun, even the police have to check them out close up. And they have heft to them just like a real pistol. Here's a good photo of some of them and the orange tip is not easily seen at night.

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AqOQLsAiWKaAFEz8i8jYLy6bvZx4?p=air+soft+pistol+&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701

  • dwntwnboy Dec 17, 2:01 p.m.

    The police will tie any and all unsolved "similar" crimes to these kids to clear the books if nothing else. I had a cousin who though guilty of MOST of the charges they pinned on him, they pinned a whole bunch of others on him for no other reason than to show them as "solved". Glad they caught these kids and hope they are the ones that did all the damage.

  • MR. EYE4EYE Dec 17, 1:50 p.m.

    Just imagine these young guys pulling one of those BB guns out on someone carrying a firearm legally say at the red light and they decided to shoot in your vehicle window. C02 bb guns make a realistic sound as well. People need to realize that we live in a society where your "real looking" gun may cause you to lose your life.

  • Tax Man Dec 17, 1:42 p.m.

    Need to convict them if they are guilty, give them a long suspended sentence they put them on probation with full restitution to all victims. Due to the sheer volume of property damage this should definitely be multiple felonies. Take the total losses for all they did including the investigation and costs of prosecution.

  • smegma Dec 17, 1:40 p.m.

    guns guns guns guns guns

  • Six String Dec 17, 12:58 p.m.

    50 counts @ 120 days each is a lot of time -- if they can tie them to all of it. Six months in a local jail and a hefty fine might do. If they can't pay, work off the fine doing public service @ $5.00/hour.

  • GravyPig Dec 17, 12:48 p.m.

    "I would love to see them pay full restitution for the damages. For all the cars that they destroyed, all the money that they costs the victims- it is certainly a hope that we all have. The reality is: there were what- over 121 reported since Nov 1?- I really doubt that everyone will see anything from this besides community service for the delinquents. I would love to have "an eye for an eye" style judgement, but I would also like to have my car repaired, but I accept that nothing will probably be done to fix all the wrongs done by these four kids."

    Unfortunately you are probably 100% right. I would love to send them a bill for my repairs. An eye for an eye does sound nice considering the lack of restitution that the victims will see.

  • jetset Dec 17, 12:46 p.m.

    They should have to work "somewhere" and pay the damages. The parents should not be allowed to help them in paying for the damages incurred. Furthermore, if for some reason they can't work, they should be sent to a juvenile school for awhile. In addition, they should be caned in public for all to see. Caning is done in another country and no one has died yet. My fear is to see at their age, the destruction they have created with a BB gun, just think what they will do as they get older.

  • Phyxius1 Dec 17, 12:46 p.m.

    How can this be a misdemeanor charge which will equate to a slap on the wrist? They did thousands in damages to MULTIPLE vehicles with all the windows and windshields broken and cost of clean up.
    I agree send them all a bill and make them work for the state or other till its all paid off. Teens get off too easily for what they do nowadays and have no respect for the law. Growing up yrs ago I didn't worry about getting in trouble with the police. I was more scared of my parents and what punishment they would have dealt out if I had done something wrong.

  • Nancy Dec 17, 12:39 p.m.

    If the police so decide, these kids can be made to make restitution. If not, as a victim, I would take all four of them to civil court to get compensated for damages. If enough people did that it would send a permanent message that "victims" won't be victimized anymore.

  • piggyncsu Dec 17, 12:27 p.m.

    I would love to see them pay full restitution for the damages. For all the cars that they destroyed, all the money that they costs the victims- it is certainly a hope that we all have. The reality is: there were what- over 121 reported since Nov 1?- I really doubt that everyone will see anything from this besides community service for the delinquents.
    I would love to have "an eye for an eye" style judgement, but I would also like to have my car repaired, but I accept that nothing will probably be done to fix all the wrongs done by these four kids.

  • Dido Dec 17, 12:18 p.m.

    They should be made financially responsible for the damages and do some sort of community service. What they believe to be a harmless prank is nothing more than disrespect for other people's property. They need to learn there are consequences for their foolish actions.

  • JustAName Dec 17, 12:11 p.m.

    They'll never pay for anything. So, I suggest the victims are allowed to take some personal property of the boys and destroy it while the boys watch.

  • saturn5 Dec 17, 12:09 p.m.

    Teenage mischief, or something more? No mention if any of the accused have prior arrests. At least 1 of them is an adult. He should also be hit for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

  • NiceNSmooth Dec 17, 11:59 a.m.

    Eh, jail...blah. Make them actually DO something. How about paying for all that damaged property and some community service.

    agreed JennyB teach these young men a lesson so we are not dealing with them again as adults

  • sunshineonmyshoulder Dec 17, 11:58 a.m.

    They should be made to make full restitution to those victimized.

  • JennyB Dec 17, 11:53 a.m.

    Eh, jail...blah. Make them actually DO something. How about paying for all that damaged property and some community service.

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