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Should kids under 16 be tried as adults ?

Kennedy1st 2010/07/30 16:23:06
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  • nightlight 2010/07/31 09:02:15
    nightlight
    Since one's mind does not develop to the point at which one can fully understand and appreciate the relationship between one's actions and the consequences of those actions until one is at least 27 years of age, maybe we should cut them some slack if the crime does not involve permanent injury or death.
    In saying what I just said above I am by no meaqns sure that that would be the way to go; I'm just trying to be completely fair.
    But in those cases where an individual permanently injures or kills another, they should definiterely be tried as an adult.
    One of the major down sides to not trying kids under 16 is that gangs have adopted the policy of training members under this age as professional assassins to do their killings.
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/07/30 21:45:37
    jackolantyrn356
    Yes, there are times that the behavir warrents this. Little Killers do not have the irony of being an unknowig accident kind. Tjere is no such thing. Even as I had a toy pistol as a child. knew what the real version of the toy a forearm was. and treated the toys as if..........
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2010/07/30 19:57:25
    SoCalEx-Dem
    Depends on the crime and the circumstances.
  • Horse Racer 2010/07/30 18:39:42
    Horse Racer
    Yeah yeah
  • jackola... Horse R... 2010/07/30 21:46:06
    jackolantyrn356
    Execute quickly as posssible.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2010/07/30 17:23:24
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    "Don't do the crime if ya can't do the time..."

    Theme from Baretta....
  • Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2010/07/30 16:34:51
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    Depends on the crime. If it was intended rape or murder, then yes.

    Kids are not as innocent as people like to make them out to be. Kids are manipulative little bastards who use your ignorance to their advantage in order to get off from their crimes and odds they meant to do what they did and will do it again when they'll feel like it.
    Though generally you have a hard time pulling off something like that twice with the same kid... but never underestimate the powers of mass stupidity.

    A person is smart, but people are stupid.

    There's a difference between intentional and accidental as well, anyone with half a brain would be able to tell a difference in a court case. Sadly most times the jurors don't have half a brain.
  • wolf sloan 2010/07/30 16:29:07
    wolf sloan
    +2
    Yes especially capital crimes
  • RamblingVoices. 2010/07/30 16:25:10
    RamblingVoices.
    +1
    yes
    just like he should have been, instead of being let out with a new identity...put him in Cheshire too, could have been living around the corner from him..sick
  • Princess of the Fey 2010/07/30 16:24:38
    Princess of the Fey
    no
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:25:45
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:26:47
    Princess of the Fey
    cuz they're only kids. whatever they was probably for a reason.
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:29:48
    RamblingVoices.
    Seriously? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    They released them both, gave them new identities, what we pay for...and now he has been arrested again for downloading child porn and posing as a mother wanting to sell her 8 yr old daughter for sex. They were 10 yrs old when they murdered Jamie, and some of the things they done to that child were horrific..can't even put it into words.
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:30:53
    Princess of the Fey
    what on earth r u talking about?
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:31:55
    RamblingVoices.
    +1
    The link i posted...if you looked at it you would know
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:32:50
    Princess of the Fey
    +1
    oh okay ill read it
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:37:04
    Princess of the Fey
    +1
    wow thats disgusting but that case was special. most cases aren't like that when it comes to children
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:40:45
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:41:32
    Princess of the Fey
    +2
    thats grosso
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:44:07
    RamblingVoices.
    +1
    I know...all under the age of 13...
  • Princes... Ramblin... 2010/07/30 16:45:13
    Princess of the Fey
    that is just so unimaginable. who would ever be able to do that?
  • Ramblin... Princes... 2010/07/30 16:53:32
    RamblingVoices.
    exactly...which is why they should be tried as adults...that is not the mind of an innocent child there
  • kevracer 2010/07/30 16:24:23 (edited)
    kevracer
    +1
    depends on the crime they allegedly committed, if it includes violence or a gun, hell yes

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