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From the Daily Mail:

Take that! Kid with gun squeals in pain after picking the wrong unarmed guy to carjack and getting body-slammed to the ground

The newspaper’s subheads are hard to follow, so I’ve rearranged the kids’ four separate robberies into chronological order:

1. Six hours prior to the filmed incident, the two boys also tried to rob a customer at gunpoint at a Chase bank in San Leandro but fled empty handed after their victim told them he was an off-duty police officer

2. Two children were filmed approaching the man and trying to steal his car in San Leandro, California, last week. Their attempt was foiled after the boy who pulled the gun was bodyslammed to the ground by their intended target, sending him running off empty-handed

3. Two days after those attempted robberies, both boys and an accomplice were arrested for trying to steal a third car by force. They were released,

4. but just three days later were caught with a fourth pal trying to carjack yet another victim in San Leandro

By GINA MARTINEZ FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 11:46 EDT, 20 April 2021 | UPDATED: 13:09 EDT, 20 April 2021

You’ve got to give these Zoomers (Is that the right generational term? I’m too old to learn any new ones) credit for the stick-to-itiveness they’ve displayed in following their chosen career despite setbacks such as in incident #2.

 
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  1. Maybe they’ll get lucky and suffer a non-fatal but permanently crippling bullet wound on their next attempt. That would be a reasonable “second chance” considering their record so far.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Mr. Anon
  2. I hope that bully in the video is identified and held accountable

    He is a reason why these children turn to crime due to white make terrorizeatikn

    • LOL: Polistra
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Alfa158
  3. Twinkie says:

    Their attempt was foiled after the boy who pulled the gun was bodyslammed to the ground

    These “Yutes” seemed to have learned their robbery techniques from the movies. Note, in particular:

    1. The victim initially starts to retreat a bit and the one with the handgun gets closer to the victim with the gun pointed perfectly at the arm level. Little moron, you have a projectile weapon. Why would you get closer and make it easier for the victim to disarm you?

    2. As soon as there is resistance, the perpetrator turns his back toward the victim, at which point the victim pretty much does a suplex (or Ura Nage in Judo, though usually both techniques are done with at least one underhook) and drops him on his head/shoulder.

    3. Once he is thrown, he goes into a fetal position and wails like a little girl and does not attempt to turn back toward the victim and fight back (or at least to protect himself). He is lucky that the victim did not stomp on his head or soccer-kick his neck at this juncture, at which point he would not have been able to run off.

    Truly pathetic and deservedly comical.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Escher
  4. Wilkey says:

    Little moron, you have a projectile weapon. Why would you get closer and make it easier for the victim to disarm you?

    The kid was apparently at most 14-years-old.

    I think the point in getting closer is that the victim was between him and the driver’s side door.

  5. Zoomers (Is that the right generational term? I’m too old to learn any new ones)

    We’re old enough to remember when there weren’t any to learn!

    Blame your own field, Steve– marketing research.

  6. @Collin caper nick dick

    He is a reason why these children turn to crime due to white make terrorizeatikn

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Haruto Rat
  7. jsinton says:

    Not recommended career path in Florida. At least not in my patch of the swamp.

  8. @Lucian Lafayette

    Maybe they’ll get lucky and suffer a non-fatal but permanently crippling bullet wound on their next attempt. That would be a reasonable “second chance” considering their record so far.

    The one kid that Bernhard Goetz shot twice was the only one of the four that didn’t go on to commit rape.

    Now that’s a Violence Against Women act!

    • Thanks: Polistra
  9. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    What’s up with all your duck postings?

    • Replies: @Bubba
    , @Polistra
  10. anon[398] • Disclaimer says:

    In #2, he sounds like Anthony Michael Hall when he is stuck under the glass coffee table in Sixteen Candles.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • LOL: JMcG
  11. 6/10

    This whole sequence would have been much funnier if the carjack victim had shot both perps with their own gun.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  12. @Twinkie

    The i’m-going-to-put-my-gun-within-arm’s-reach is always a classic. Apparently people in life are that stupid, not just the movies.

    But then … he let’s these assholes run off. Huh?

    I wish he’d have picked up the gun and shot the POS. I know his life would then be ruined, but he’d have done the rest of us a solid. (And before he reproduced.)

    • Replies: @By-tor
    , @Twinkie
  13. Does the hero get to keep the weapon? I say yes, as in “spoils of war.” I hope it’s something decent, like a Glock 19.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Twinkie
  14. Escher says:
    @Twinkie

    #3 may not be such a good idea, considering the verdict in Minneapolis.

  15. It’s telling about the state of things that these boys were let off after being arrested the third time despite evidence from the first and second attempts.

    I mean, how reliable could those guardians be after that?

  16. Bubba says:
    @Anonymous

    Reg can spot our favorite illiterate Unz commentator Tiny Duck immediately.

  17. Polistra says:
    @Anonymous

    And why haven’t you introduced the word tenacity into the proceedings?

  18. Here’s an interesting video on SoCal mall rats who used to live in the local woods.

    The video offers an interesting glimpse into 80s era teen culture.

    -You see how socially extroverted people (especially teens) were in that era and how much they craved friendship with others. Back then, relationships within friendship groups could often be quite close, with a tight-knit sense of community. If you were friends with someone, they had your back.
    -Malls were super popular hangout spots in local communities.
    -Many parents were negligent and could often have difficult relationships with their children, which produced a crisis of runaways and homeless teens. Kids often had to depend on each other, in the absence of parental support.
    -For whatever reason, authority figures (parents, teachers, cops, city govt, etc) couldn’t assert control over young people. Youth were unruly and did what they wanted.
    -Electronic devices and screens were largely unimportant.
    -Even in California, there was a notable lack of ethnic diversity.

    It’s amazing how much everything has changed in the last 30 years.

    The rise of ultra-vigilant helicopter parents who want to supervise their kid as much as possible and keep them away from other kids. Cops who aggressively arrest/cite young people for even minor offenses (joyriding, teen drinking, youth loitering, curfew violations, loud house parties), which makes it so much harder to hang out. The constant presence of screens/devices. Online space (Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat, etc) becoming the new hangout spot, instead of real-life spaces (malls, beaches, parks, etc). More social distance between people, even friends. The increasing homework load reducing free time. Older people and immigrants taking a lot of jobs that used to go to teens, which means that teens often have no pocket money to finance going out. Malls dying out.

    It’s like the past never even happened.

    If you’re a Boomer or Xer, Millenials seem sort of strange. Zoomers seem like an incomprehensible alien life form.

    Oddly enough, it’s the Xers (like the kids in the above video) who created the Zoomers and raised them this way. I suppose a lot of Xers have mixed feelings on their childhoods. On the one hand, they had a lot of fun. On the other hand, they feel like they grew up too fast and made too many mistakes along the way. So they feel like they have to be helicopter parents, or else their kid could get into trouble and become a failure in life.

    Kids and parents seem to have come to compromise. The kid allows the parent to almost always supervise them, while the parent allows the kid access to an unlimited number of screens/devices 24/7. It’s like the parent is tranquilizing their child with technology.

    • Replies: @Bill
  19. @The Wild Geese Howard

    No, it wouldn’t. Then the victim would be fuckd, as he would be the killer of a black baby body.

    It’s a good thing that most white men aren’t as stupid as the guys who comment here.

  20. anon[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    More likely some flavor of .22, .25 or .32, if it isn’t just a BB or pellet gun.

  21. By-tor says:
    @AnotherDad

    The larger black ‘teen’ started to move towards the gun that was in the middle of the street after the white victim folded up the smaller black. The victim is lucky that the larger ‘teen’ did not have the nerves of the smaller one.

  22. “You’ve got to give these Zoomers (Is that the right generational term? I’m too old to learn any new ones) credit for the stick-to-itiveness they’ve displayed in following their chosen career despite setbacks such as in incident #2.”

    To which the appropriate response is:

  23. Bill says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The internet and cell phones are very bad things. But I think you are giving cars and TV short shrift. They are also very bad things which had similarly community-destroying effects. I mean, you are actually nostalgic for the “community” of the shopping mall.

  24. Alfa158 says:
    @Collin caper nick dick

    LOL! Duck is often good for an ambush laugh, I wonder if that is why Ron allows him to use all the sock puppet pseudonyms. He’s our own court jester.

  25. Rob says:

    Social atomization plus Soros money in local district attorney (is that what the states’ prosecutors are called?) mean the no bail except for ‘hate crimes’, set free to get their lives back on track, and get dey rap careers in da solid will be in effect for a long time. Seriously, it takes a long time for governments to change course, even when people in charge want things to change. They will not see negative effects of a policy, and then change the policy. That would be admitting to being wrong. People in power hate that. Seriously, B schools teach management to project confidence. Meanwhile, being unable to recognize your mistakes makes you look dumb, not confident.

    Not to mention, the Soros DA types want more black criminals. Why? Because when Jews were exploiting Europeans with usury, tax farming, and arendas, sometimes Europeans disliked their exploiters. Seriously, their behavior was worst in Eastern Europe. Sure, they only worked for the nobility, who were Europeans, but look what the people did to the aristocracies over there – Jews in the East got off really lightly compared to that. Well, until, y’know…

    Totally off topic, saw a (Jewish?) congressman, Ruben something-or-another, disparaging Greene’s Anglo Saxon caucus, saying that Anglo-Saxons did not have a culture, cuz 1066. But my understanding is that very few British nobles came to the colonies. The exception being the Southern ‘farmers’ who blessed us with George Floyd (peace be upon him) and his ilk. Was not America a very Anglo-Saxon affair, with the Norman-descended nobility missing the boat, so to speak?

    But Anglo-Saxon culture is not real because Norse warriors swept away the domestic exploiters to live off the productive? Is Jewish culture a thing? I mean, the Romans trashed their Temple, and the ones in Europe married Italian women. Do they have a culture. That America is Anglo-Saxon and the multicult came long after we were a nation from sea to sea, and a serious contender for best place to live for its citizens, of course that came from Anglo-Saxons, not the shtetl. Does this really trigger Jews?

  26. Twinkie says:
    @AnotherDad

    The i’m-going-to-put-my-gun-within-arm’s-reach is always a classic.

    It’s always a cringe, especially when it’s a long gun.

    I know his life would then be ruined, but he’d have done the rest of us a solid.

    Do you really want this brave man to spend a considerable chunk of his life in prison for a double homicide?

    But then … he let’s these assholes run off. Huh?

    I don’t mean this as a criticism of such a brave man who so ably disarmed the attacker (he is clearly trained in wrestling or Judo/Jujitsu – I am thinking the latter – note that he blades himself sideways right before the contact, which is a very smart thing to do for several reasons), but for the edification of some of the readers here I would like to point out:

    1. Don’t get into an altercation with an armed aggressor, especially if the issue is over property. Your life is worth more than any property. Even if you can beat the aggressor in a one-on-one fight, things can go south very quickly. With that out of the way…

    2. Once he disarmed the attacker and dropped him, he should have disabled the latter with a stomp or knee strike to the head or neck and secured the weapon. Note that the dropped handgun is in the way as the attacker runs away. The latter could have easily picked it up and shot at our brave man here. The second attacker could have done so as well.

    • Agree: AceDeuce, Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @JMcG
  27. Twinkie says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Does the hero get to keep the weapon? I say yes, as in “spoils of war.” I hope it’s something decent, like a Glock 19.

    Do you really want to be found in possession of a firearm that was likely stolen and/or used in a crime?

    • Replies: @res
  28. Those boys were late for choir practice, so they just wanted to borrow that car
    for a little while.
    Naturally, the “owner” had to get all white supremacist about it.

  29. Cortes says:

    In this parish “zoomer” is synonymous with “nugget”, “moon unit” and “”rocket”.

  30. I think in situations like that, mild vigilante justice should be allowed like a rib-breaking kick or a nose-breaking punch. That would level of vigilantism would act as an effective deterrent I think.

  31. “These poor children deserve a sec-fifth chance, or a fiftieth”.
    Hopefully, they won’t get into fights with cops as they’re dying from ODs.

  32. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lucian Lafayette

    Maybe they’ll get lucky and suffer a non-fatal but permanently crippling bullet wound on their next attempt. That would be a reasonable “second chance” considering their record so far.

    Maybe the people of California get lucky and it’s not so “non-fatal”.

  33. @Reg Cæsar

    Today I learned: in Latin, the word for duckling – anaticula – is grammatically feminine.

    Also, anaticulation seems to be the opposite of articulation.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  34. Puremania says:

    That squeaky girly squeal he lets out! I’m remembering a conversation I had with an emergency room surgeon from Cook County Hospital. He said, I know how to stop the gangs. Go on, I said. Well, if they could somehow capture on video what I see, what happens when a gangbanger gets shot, the bad boys would lose their glamour.
    I asked, Why?
    He said that every strutting, swaggering gangster who catches a bullet, without exception, goes into a screeching infant regression state, screaming AAAH AAAH I WAW MY WOWWY in that piercing high register. Let people see this, he said, and the thugs won’t be cool anymore.
    Short pause, then he added: “Bitches”.

  35. @Paperback Writer

    Sad, but true. I’d be tempted to at least kneecap them, but I wouldn’t want to lose everything I’ve got.

  36. Totally.

    The time has come where all of us need a plan: what to do when you’re the guy in the video (which I loved).

  37. Brutusale says:

    Clicking on the Daily Mail link, I found this little nugget up among the teasers:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9495417/Babysitter-24-killed-boy-one-wrestling-moves-angry-torn-pillow.html

    The mother of that poor kid should be the one going to jail.

  38. res says:
    @Twinkie

    Right. What would be the right way to proceed after the video ends? I’m not sure I’d even want to report that incident in today’s climate (who knows how thumping a kid might be portrayed) and you are definitely right about wanting no part of that gun. But what to do with it? Maybe give to the police so they can check if it was used in a crime, but that conflicts with my first point and who knows what the police might think (oh, it’s really yours and you are trying to get out of this)?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  39. @Haruto Rat

    Also, anaticulation seems to be the opposite of articulation.

    Barack Obama is articulate. Joe Biden is anaticulate.

    Biden ducks don’t appear to be available yet, so this will have to do:

    • Replies: @Haruto Rat
  40. Twinkie says:
    @res

    Just call the police and have them deal with it. You should report the aggressors anyway.

  41. JMcG says:
    @Twinkie

    Has anyone established that it was a real pistol? I’m reminded of the scene in Snatch in which Bullet Tooth Tony points out that his opponent’s pistol has “Replica” stamped on the side whereas his pistol has Desert Eagle . 50 stamped on it.

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