Gang of lads attack 10-year l0 year old boy
Last night the notorious gang of lads, which roam the streets of Memphis, attacked yet again. This time it was the new young black family’s son who was attacked.
This is not an unusual event; it usually takes place every couple of weeks. Every body is afraid of going out late at night because they know they are either going to get attacked or abuse thrown towards them. The streets around Memphis are dark and are not well lit. Around the streets there is litter and lots of graffiti on walls, down alleys and even on cars! There are many cars stolen and shoplifters around who loiter in the alleys. Many people are too afraid to fight back which is understandable since many gangs carry weapons.
This is a preview of the whole essay
10 year old Richard Wright was attacked on a very short journey to the shops ‘Coming past the dark street corner I started to walk towards the alley. I noticed a group of people; they were looking towards me. My heart beat was racing I could feel something was going to happen.’ And it certainly did. Richard was knocked down and his money was taken. He fled home in tears and panic. He was sent out again, briskly walking he came to the alley and at the bottom there they were. He heard a cry and ran, but they soon caught up and did the same and he fled yet again in alarm. Richard said he had never felt so scared before he could feel this was going to be bad.
The boy’s mother told him to go out and stick up for him self. She gave him a long heavy stick and said “don’t you come back into the house until you’ve gotten those groceries”
The gang better known as ‘The Boy’s in black’ spoke to me to give their version of incident. “We didn’t kick him that hard he shouted at us first. You should have seen him afterwards, he put my mate in hospital.
The second attack lead to the third vicious attack not on the boy but the gang of lads. He took a long heavy stick out with him and went out with rage in his eyes. Richard fought back with all his strength and he struck them down. The parents of the boys rushed out to see what was going on. They said they had never seen a boy like that with so much anger and rage in his facial expression.
Richard Wright is recovering and so are the gang of lads but something has to be done about this and soon before any more damage is caused.
By Ann Marie Dawes