According to this article in the Savage Pacer, Savage police officers recently responded to two different fights one involving juveniles and the other adults. The outcomes were very different but not in the way you may expect.
From the article (emphasis mine):
On Sept. 12, at close to 11 p.m., a resident of Savage on the 14000 block of Lockslie Trail reported a fight between two neighbors. Officers responded and handled the incident. No charges were filed.
On Sept. 14, shortly before 1:30 p.m., a 14-year-old boy from Savage and a 13-year-old boy from Burnsville were cited for disorderly conduct following a fight on the 13000 block of Glendale Road.
Regardless of our lack of specific knowledge about the incidents, it’s clear that both parties were fighting and only the juveniles were charged (in a completely separate incident two slightly younger boys weren’t charged after starting a bush fire!) while the adults were not. Do you think that it’s appropriate to charge juveniles with disorderly conduct following a fight when two adults were not charged for doing the exact same thing? Don’t you believe that adults should know better and that two juveniles are just doing what boys do at that age?
Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.