What’s Wrong With Our Youth?
At 3:30 am on August 2, 2016, a Billings Gazette employee was delivering newspapers to the IGA in Lodge Grass. According to a Gazette article today:
"Cameron Emmanuel Falls Down, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery during a hearing on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Susan Watters in Billings. There was no plea agreement.
Falls Down is among four people indicted in the case and the second to plead guilty. Jerray Eugene Rowland pleaded guilty in November, while PearlieJo Samantha Old Dwarf and Jaylen Migual Medicine Bull have pleaded not guilty and are set for a March 12 jury trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Suek said the attempted robbery happened at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2016, when a longtime Gazette employee was delivering newspapers to the IGA in Lodge Grass on the Crow Reservation.
The Gazette employee, who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet sedan, pulled up to the IGA and heard and saw the defendants running at him and yelling, Suek said.
The employee dropped the papers, got back into his car, locked the doors and put it in gear."
According to my math, that was a Tuesday morning. What is a then 20 or 21 year old, along with his friends doing out at that time except for wanting to get in trouble. I was sleeping or working at that age. It reminds me of the recent problems in Billings with car thefts, robbery, and other things in the middle of the night.
With the hours of the night the criminals keep at night, I would like to go to their place in the middle of the day, yank them out of bed and take them to a job. I know how ridiculous that sounds, but it is sad. It's also sad to see the mugshot in the paper today of a kid who thinks this is funny and could be spending 15 years in prison.