The Oklahoma Herald
Delinquents Now Heroes?
The Details Of the Incident
Dallas grew up without the support of parents in New York, which was an element for his tough personality.
Johnny was abused by his father and ignored by his mother. He grew up without the love of a family until he met Dallas and Ponyboy and their "gang".
Ponyboy's parents died in an auto accident leaving his oldest brother, Darrel Curtis, to drop all of his dreams and start working hard jobs to support the family. His other older brother, Sodapop Curtis, dropped out of high school and also started providing for the family.
What will the judge do? What do we think?
The journalist team at the Oklahoma Herald think that Johnny should be free of charges because it was self defense and because that was his only choice, he couldn't have his best friend killed. We also think that Ponyboy should not be taken away from his brothers because they take care of him well. Ponyboy has excellent grades and has the potential to be a successful adult. Although, we do think that Johnny should be taken away from his parents.