Teen pleads no contest in beating deaths of homeless men — KRQE News 13

Is this what we’ve become.  A story from KRQE, not only depressing, but far too often goes unnoticed and without punishment of the culprits.  I hold teens to a higher standard than this.  But, I don’t necessarily blame parents for the actions of their children in all cases.

Often, parents are the last ones to know.

No, this is indicative of what young people have become – but it is a concerning sign of where society is at this particular point in our history.

Nobody, and I MEAN nobody, ever grows up thinking they will end up homeless, destitute and often forgotten.

Many times, it’s a mental health issue – but mental health is woefully lacking resources.  We’re using our prison and jail system in what use to be group homes and halfway houses available for the unfortunate ones grappling with psychological issues.

We don’t have that anymore – so, those individuals are left to the unsafety of the streets, the back alleys,  under bridges or in the woods.

Sad, that the greatest nation on earth–not to mention the wealthiest–can’t find a way to do better than this.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Nathaniel Carillo, one of three teens accused in the beating deaths of two homeless men, pled no contest Wednesday to murder and other charges. Under a plea agreement, Carrillo will serve 26 and a half years unless he violates his probation. If so he will serve the remainder of a 45…

via Teen pleads no contest in beating deaths of homeless men — KRQE News 13

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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