Local councillor Kevin Lang condemns youths throwing a brick through a bus window, narrowly missing a baby's head - your views online
"I think parents need to try to do more and keep tabs on their kids”
Local councillor Kevin Lang condemns youths throwing a brick through a bus window, narrowly missing a baby's head
It will be the usual. The innocent will suffer as Lothian Buses will have to stop buses going on routes that continue to cause such dangerous incidents for the safety of their employees and customers. Our discipline towards youths is non-existent nowadays.
It will stop when we start to hand out hard justice not wrist slaps
These youths should not be allowed to continue getting away with such criminal acts. They should be arrested and sent to a juvenile facility like a boot camp, where they are made to do hard labour and be disciplined. Otherwise, they can go on to become worse adult offenders.
Well do something about it Mr Councillor. Find, prosecute and publicly publish the punishments. These yobs gave up their human rights the second they picked up the brick and threw it at the bus. There is no place in society for these people.
Curfew for all under 18s. If it stops someone getting killed, then it might be the only way. Shame the innocent kids would also have to suffer, but what else can be done? You can't catch them, you can't tell them, they just do it more.
I think they have to catch the folk doing it before any kind of justice can be served. Good slap around the head would be a start!
Stop with the useless excuses. Action is needed, the first being get the do-gooders to shut up. Whether these thugs have had a "bad life/time" they still know right from wrong.
Change the terminus so that drivers don't have to sit alone in isolated areas.
I think parents need to try to do more and keep tabs on their kids and make sure they aren’t getting mixed up or involved with the ones doing the damage, otherwise if they are caught, the law has to do more than just a slap on the wrist.
It is funny how many people complain about nothing being done, but when the police ask for witnesses or help identifying the culprits, nobody has anything to say. Maybe if people started to do this, these yobs would get what they deserve.
Sickening to think what might have happened to the baby boy.
If they are old enough to chuck a brick, then they are old enough to be detained when caught.
I hope there is something concrete actually done about this. There have been a few cases like this already, so do we have to wait until somebody actually dies before local government and the police will do something about it?
They should cut the routes through the day as well as at night, then the parents might do something about it as there will be no service for going to work.
The problem is the law cannot touch them as we have become too soft and they know all that'll happen is a slap on the wrist.
Obviously the extra money paid into deprived areas to enhance their education and reduce their poverty has been well spent.
You think the kids are bad, you should see the parents!
Let's not forget the govern-ment are allowing children to travel free shortly.
Time we took control.
It's all fine and well cond- emning it, but what is being done to stop it?
You can stab someone to death at that age and get away with it, so bricking a bus is just another Tuesday.
They can change laws for Covid and make major infrastructure changes affecting everybody, but they can’t change the law to make anyone caught attempting to seriously injure a human with a brick a serious crime? Get a grip!
Someday they will attack the wrong bus with the wrong guy and they will back home with broken arms and teeth.
It’s okay, it will all stop soon when they’re on the buses with their free bus pass.
As usual it will take a death or serious injury for this to stop!