Neighbors could discipline kids w/out suits,etc.
When I was growing up, if I did something dumb...like break a glass with a baseball, my neighbor would walk me home, and tell my parents. Boy! Would I get a beating. Then I would have to pay for the glass and apolize for my general stupidity. Now, you can't tell a kid anything or the police are all over you. This "new society" has kids with absolutely no respect or discipline. This is 99.9% of the problems with gangs today...no parental guidance. I can just picture coming home, dressed like an idiot, and telling my father "It's my gang colors". I would have been knocked unconsciencious.[;)]