Doubtless many New Zealanders read with disbelief the report of 15 teenagers, most aged about 14 and one 19, savagely attacking and injuring passengers and the driver on a Lower Hutt bus, this according to the driver’s union spokesman, now a regular event over the past year.
This garbage mob of losers congregate in central Lower Hutt near the shopping mall and last featured in the news in November for brutally attacking two teenage girls waiting in the central city bus shelter. On that occasion the authorities blamed the bus shelter for existing and had it punished by demolishing it.
No excuse for this latest outrage has been aired so far, but then again there’s no need. The catch-all alibi of this lot being victims of colonialism as always in recent years should suffice.
They can look forward to welfare-sated existences and regular terms of incarceration, all at great cost to the wider public. But the biggest losers will be they themselves, wasting the only lives they’ll ever have.