Teen stabbed, beaten while walking home from school in West Valley City

Attack 'does appear to have gang-related undertones, police say

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  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    Jan. 21, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    I just can't understand why this type of action is allowed to happen and I too believe they are cowards. I also hope this young man will recover from his injuries and the ones who did this gets the harshes sentence possiable. They need to break these gangs back once and for. We need some laws added to address the gang trouble, like maybe a 10years sentence on top the the time they would get for the charges which will be filled against these one who commited this cowardly act. I furture believe that the parents need to be held accountable for their childs action. Whe parent choses to not be held accountable then you have a major prombles. I future believe that they don't have the guts to fight one on one, but must have 4 or more to fight.

  • SoCalUte Trabuco Canyon, CA
    Jan. 20, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    Gang Bangers are the biggest Cowards who ever walked the earth. They act so tough, but when you look at their actions. They only attack when they have 4 or more agains one. They only attack from behind. They only attack if they have weapons and the other person doesn't. They drive by in a car and shoot then drive away as fast as they can. I could go on and on demonstrating what cowards these gang bangers are, but I don't have that much space left.
    Just once I would like to see one of these "big, tough" Gang Bangers, got toe to toe with someone. It will never happen, but we can at least hope, that they will figure out that they are not tough, they are cowards.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    "So what are you in for?"

    "I stabbed someone cause he was wearing certain colors"

    I can't help but ask if these children, despite their willingness to follow the kinds of behaviors that prompted this, if they realize how completely pathetic their actions really are. I hope this kid recovers and I hope the other teenagers learn that helping people feels better than hurting people, that it's the right thing to do, and that they ultimately make the choice to do what's right.

  • Rob Logan, UT
    Jan. 20, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    This is so sad. I hope he recovers quickly mentally and physically. You sure did not deserve this. I hope they find the people who did this.