What to do about the rock throw­ers?


TRUCK­IES were dis­gusted with the be­hav­iour of three youths who threw rocks at a truck off an over­pass bridge re­cently.

One of the chil­dren was charged over the in­ci­dent, which could have killed the driver.

Natalie Al­bury said make the kids sit down with the driver whose truck they hit.

“Meet his fam­ily, lis­ten to the im­pact los­ing him would have on their fam­ily. Then give them a sen­tence they won’t for­get. Years ago I lost my dad in a work­place ac­ci­dent. For a few years I went to a cou­ple of work­sites and meet­ings and spoke about my story and ed­u­cated grown men on the im­pact their ac­tions could have on an­other fam­ily.”

Ja­son Stormy said he would like to hear from some­one who knows and can ex­plain this be­hav­iour as to why they do it.

“I really can’t un­der­stand the mo­ti­va­tion,” he said.

“Can’t be­gin to fathom why. Surely they un­der­stand the con­se­quences? Would also be in­ter­ested in a sug­gested pun­ish­ment (a re­al­is­tic one) that fits a crime that is so se­ri­ous but may not be viewed as such?”

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