We all know this is stupid, and it's difficult to understand why it's happening. Sure, a few disaffected youngsters might feel like being involved is cool and edgy, and they might even get a bit of money for the stuff they're robbing, but it isn't how things should be.
When they're older they'll regret the fear they instilled in people, and the damage they caused to people's lives. It's just a shame that a load of middle aged politicians and police officers telling them this seem so irrelevant to them.
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