Friday, April 24, 2009

Fighting the Club

News yesterday emerged of a fight club - involving very young (4 years old?) boys. Footage showed two boys punching it out, using boxing gloves but without protective headgear. One boy is obviously outclassed and goes down, when hit, at least twice. In the background, at least one male voice encourages the other boy to keep hitting him. When the boy does the sensible thing, and runs away, he is brought back to continue the "fight" so the other boy can "finish him ... finish him". (Has violent behavior become more prevalent since mobile phones became capable of capturing/sending video footage - and since YouTube grew in popularity?) Investigations by the police and child welfare agencies are underway. I'm still deciding whether to watch a current affairs program this evening to see the person who thinks the fight club is a "good" idea.

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