Enlightening Commentary

Kids Will Be Kids v2

Posted on June 7, 2017

Kids on a pedal carA few weeks ago, we brought you the story of juvies jacking high end cars. Apparently, that no longer presents enough of a challenge for today’s idle youth and shooting it out with the cops is where it’s at.

A 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-olds have been charged with attempted murder after police say they fired at two Chicago cops while riding in a stolen car in Lawndale on the West Side.

No officers were injured and the three boys were arrested after a brief chase Monday night, police said in a statement.


All three suspects were charged with felony counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm at a police officer, aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

Per usual, we expect the charges to be downgraded and/or mostly dropped, but if they do happen to stick, at least the 12-year-old will have plenty of time to turn his life around.