Monday, March 06, 2006

Kids are punks

Yesterday was my birthday. I don't feel old, nor do I feel bitter, as the stereotype goes for us "seniors".

But Saturday night while celebrating my age with friends, at our last stop, I found out that someone I knew was the man who was beaten to a pulp by four teenage punks on a transit bus. He died on the way to the hospital.

We're hearing more and more about young people killing each other.

What is wrong with kids these days? Where do they get this attitude? Where are the parents? Where are the morals?

These punks turned themselves in the next day, and were just in court today; they've been remanded until Friday. I'll keep you posted as to their sentencing. Being under 18, their names cannot be released.

Stefan Wiliam Conley, or Wil, as we called him, was 35, and on occassion was a karaoke DJ at Rosie's Bar 'n' Grill off Whyte Avenue here in Edmonton. A great guy all around, he was always doing rock-star poses while he sang and loved progressive metal music. I remember many times going to Rosie's and joining the gang there. Wil was good people.

It will be interesting to see what kind of punishment they get.

1 comment:

DazzlinDino said...

Welcome to the blogroll Mike...

It turns out I play league pool against the guy who was killed, and he plays on the team of a good friend of mine.

What really gets my goat is all the people on the bus who did ABSOLUTLY NOTHING while this guy was getting beat. These kids should mark themselves lucky that I wasn't on there with my friends.....