i had a fake ID – and used someone else’s birth certificate to get it
i shoplifted – was caught once – but many times not
when i was really young I put an M80 (or two) in a mail box – don’t know what we were thinking
smoke bombs in classrooms and restaurants – all in the spirit of fun
I was privileged and it never caught up with me; even the times that I was caught I was given a mild slap on the wrist because of how I looked, my background, how I responded.
Today even a kid like me might get a harsher punishment but I’m sure a kid with less privilege would end up in jail and on a fraught path… down the rabbit hole of injustice with ever decreasing options.