"Windows being broken, vandalism, graffiti, burglaries, thefts, stealing cars, none have at least been without incident of juveniles being involved,” explained Detective Roger Courtney, Shreveport Police Department. Despite recreation centers and job opportunities, some teens always manage to fall into the world of crime. "They are bored; probably have too much time on their hands, not enough to do,” said Rhines. "Live without fear, live without direction in their life. These are children that have not had the proper adult supervision,” added Detective Courtney.
Detectives aren't just concerned about this summer; they wonder what will come of the juveniles later on. "We're in the middle of trying to track, to tell which direction these youngsters are going in with these types of crimes." Even though Rhines plans to work this summer she does think more needs to be done for the younger generations. "More activities like sports like bigger swim teams. Allow us to come somewhere and just chill. We know there is going to be police there but just let us chill and have fun, and there really shouldn't be a problem.