smashed like the kids/parents of this hood! sober up people!!
As I walked along Gerritsen Ave., I saw 2 young boys (unless they were older, but stunted in growth), at the bus shelter. It looked like they were waiting for a bus, and then I heard pounding and crashing of glass. I started across the avenue, but the bus arrived and they got aboard. It was too distant to stop the bus, but inquiries will be made of the drivers, for a description. Were these punks from out of the Gerritsen Beach? If so, are they the perps causing vandalism. It may be payback for something they don’t like here. An incident at the skateboard park, or some revenge. Or, as usual, poor readers, lacking in self-esteem. They were Caucasian, (that’s “white” in case one of them can read and reads this). Yes! I’m the guy who took pictures of you. You may also be the boys who painted, or scratched a small swastika on a park bench.
@Iron Mike, Yeah, they must be from outside GB, I hear there are a lot of Caucasians all over.
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Who would you blame for not teaching children to respect other people’s property? Who would you blame for allowing children to destroy something that provided shelter for other people 9some of them elderly)? I’m sure some one is at fault. Who would it be?
@me, Personally I would blame and pursue action against the person/people who did the deed
The persons who commit such acts are responsible, but if your children commit such acts ( and apprantly they do in GB) you have failed as a parent. If your child commits such acts are minors the legally you ar responsible for their actions. How many times are the bus shelters destroyed? how much does it cost to fix? people complain about it, but it still happens.
many of the parents in GB have no idea how to be a parent. When ever they are confronted with the actions of their children they grow defensive and defend them even if the children are wrong.
When a 15 year old was caught breaking into my neighbors truck, my neighbor didn’t want to press charges and just talked to the mother. She responded by screaming, and saying her son would never do such a thing. When witness came forward she just cursed them
This is typical GB parenting
@me, I agree with you, and growing up in Gerritsen Beach myself I have seen the scenario you describe myself. There are many parents in Gerritsen Beach and all over that just dont care. You should need a licensce or take a test to have a kid, but you dont. Having seen these parents show such indiffence and beilgerance on confronting them, I doubt we can change them. We can prosecute their kids for comitting a crime, maybe then they will see the problem. How else can the concerned citizens of Gerritsen Beach act? Have parenting seminars? There are plenty of neighborhoods with bad parenting practices and less vandalism (Im assuming). We could use some cameras or a naighborhood watch. Id have to join the masses though and say I doubt Iwould have time to participate in a watch, but would gladly give money to fund them or some cameras.
And just a final note, I know many wonderful people who grew up in Gerritsen Beach, many doing great and noble things with their lives. We dont hear about them, and Im sure they outnumber the bad people. I doubt that your example is typical Gerritsen Beach parenting. Luckily I never experienced it in my home.
@, Excuse me, but bad parenting should be reported. The agency is ACs, Admin for Children’s Services. If you want to have responsible kids, you have to make the parents responsible first. If you see or hear something you think is neglect or abuse, call 311 and report it. If it is an emergency call 911. Let’s help those who can’t help themselves. Bad parenting sounds more like child neglect and abuse so let’s call it what it really is instead of sugarcoating it. There is a parents seminar by the way, it’s called “prison.”
@anonymous, If the specific instance you are referring to is damaging a bus shelter, that in itself is not an example of parental neglect. It is vandalism. Im all for putting parents in jail when they criminally negelct or abuse their kids. Who wouldnt?
Obviously we dont know who the kids are, and if we did and we knew there was specific abuse/neglect going on at home the parents should be reported. But the only info we have is that the kids destroyed a bus shelter, do we even know they were kids? They could have been over 18. We dont know.
Reference to race was in anticipation of some anon jerk suggesting they must be of another race, if they were from outside the beach. Any pictures will be given to authorities–not to parents, who defend their little “darlings”.
I agree with “POST THE PICS POST THE PICS POST THE PICS POST THE PICS”
I will never understand what they get out of breaking the glass. It just boggles the mind why? Maybe when they are finally caught they should be forced to pay for fixing it. Enough is enough! This is your neighborhood respect it you may grow up one day and decide to live here.
Why hasn’t PD and MTA taken steps to help correct these losers. We already have survellance cameras everywhere – cameras to monitor traffic at key location, security cameras,redlight camera,toll booth cameras. How far can one travel in Brooklyn without having a his/her picture taken – Big Brother is already here.
Isn’t ther a pvc-like material that can be substituted for the glass – failure to pursue this avenue leaves the MTA open to serious allegations. Banks have funny money that explodes with a distinct color dye that is given when the bank is robbed. If these miscreants could be marked with a bright dye at least parents could complain that his son/daughter were splashed by that lousy dye as they just happened to pass-by – that is as credible as “we got lost going back home to….” Literally these broken shelters should blow up in their faces