Chicago Tribune – Evanston police are investigating a juvenile burglary ring where teenage boys allegedly forced other children to commit crimes on their behalf, authorities announced today. The investigation was sparked after police officers responded Aug. 14 to a report of a trespass to vehicle in progress in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue and took three boys into custody between the ages of 8 and 10, all from Chicago, the release said. During interviews, the boys told police they were approached in Chicago on Aug. 13 in the area of Damen Avenue and Howard Street by two 16-year-olds who threatened them with bodily harm unless they broke into an apartment, and to subsequently use a stolen key to enter a parked car, according to police.
What a bunch of bullshit police work. Asking younger kids to run errands for you isn’t some trick or a cheap ploy. It’s a benefit to being 16 years old, to being in charge. Doesn’t mean the younger kids can’t think for themselves and make their own decisions. It’s like if a boss goes up to an employee in an office and said “Hey Roger, I want you to go pull the new girl Suzie’s underwear up out of her pants and then give her a nice, firm spanking. Can you do that for me?” Well whose fault is it when Suzie ends up with a 5-star on her ass and a Borat bathing suit? It’s Roger’s fault, that’s who. Same thing here. Blame the older kids all you want but if these three 8-10 year olds are stupid enough to start breaking into cars that’s their own fucking problem.