Law enforcement gears up for a busy weekend and makes a desperate appeal for parental responsibly.
Amid the global death of retail and as the collapse of another shopping mall looms . . . Here's the word:
METH TOWN PO-PO TO PARENTS: PLEASE WATCH YOUR OUT OF CONTROL TEENS!!!
Check the cleaned up version of the futile attempt at public shaming . . .
The Independence Police Department has taken to Facebook, yet again calling for an end to the disturbances involving minors at Independence Center and other nearby businesses.
According to the police department, shoplifting calls are the most common reason police are called to the area. The second most common reason is disturbances.
Some of those disturbances involve fights between a large number of minors, which leads to numerous officers having to respond.
"We strongly encourage parents and guardians to not allow their teens to go in groups to the Independence Center and surrounding businesses unattended," the police department said. "We are looking out for the safety of the juveniles, other shoppers, and the businesses."
"An important part of this discussion is parental responsibility," they continue. They then cite a city ordinance in the following sentence, saying, "We want the parents and guardians of juveniles to know that it is unlawful for them to 'fail or otherwise neglect to provide proper care or supervision for the minor, to encourage, condone, or approve the commission of delinquent acts and/or to knowingly allow the minor to be endangered or exposed to the potential of abuse or exploitation of others.'"
Developing . . .