DMM wrote:if somebody called the cops I me for walking through my neighborhood and looking at the houses or whatever this imbecile said the kid was doing, I would be royally pissed off.
I hear you. Now let me present the other side of the story as it applies to my neighborhood.
When someone is wandering through "looking at stuff," it could be completely innocent. Or it could be not so innocent. People have had cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads, bicycles, tools, building supplies, and even livestock stolen from their property after it was "cased" by random teenagers.
Again, this does not excuse Mr. Block Watch shooting some kid. But in my neighborhood, we notify the community watch folks, who notify the police, when anyone of any color comes through eye-fucking our "stuff."