I say we charge them. Really. Even if they don’t have a bank account … even if the sum total of their wealth is leftover tooth fairy money and a few Susan B. Anthony dollar coins from the Easter bunny … I still say we charge the two teenagers that have been caught for arson in Southern California …
I mean what if we (the people) invited the fire department to submit an invoice for their service, the U.S. Marine Corps for their hours, even the news media for the cost associated with continual coverage of these out of control fires that are destroying one home, one business, after another … what if we (the people) could then make an itemized bill, payable in full, and deliver it to these idiot teenage boys? Demand reimbursement for their stupidity … a settlement, if you will, of some predetermined amount that their future earnings go directly towards until their debt is paid. And then we (the people) would distribute it accordingly.
I dunno … it makes sense to me. Maybe I should start a petition? Maybe.