Cause vandalism and get chased by police.
Start a fire made up of people's fences or just some bushes and then stone the fire brigade with bricks and bottles
Upset people in their homes.
Intimidate drivers on roads.
Abuse hospital staff and ambulance crew when we get hurt.
Believe it or not I have seen aall the above, apart from the stoning firefighters bit which you can read about here.
Welcome to the youth of many estates around the UK. We say today we are civilised, 500 years ago, despite their faults most of the above didn't exist and where it did in small ways it was dealt with swiftly.
It is really sad to think that those who risk their lives to help others get treated like dirt. I like the idea proposed by one BBC reader on Have Your Say as a starter.
This person below though speaks for a lot of people."Simple the Law should allow them to have a separate hose with say a blue dye in for easy identification problem solved, the police can round them up as and when they have the time."
"I'm 19 and throughout my teenage years I've always found it sick how people can attack those trying to help or protect other. I can say that most of the people I know feel the same way.
The thing to remember is not to label all teenagers as people who would do this. Most teenagers wouldn't dream of doing something like this and it is a small minority that actually does it.
I think if firefighters are attacked they should be allowed to fight back -"self-defense". But that's not PC, is it?"
The problem is, if only 2% of the youth population cause problems, you are speaking of tens of thousands. How many kids does it take to do these things above? Where I used to live gangs just accumulated of around 20-50 strong; it just depended. They came from miles around and from a population of thousands of people. They sure were more than enough to cause trouble when they went on the rampage.