Should be charged as adults. They're 15 and should possess the maturity to know that beating a kid to the point of causing serious injury is wrong. This isn't a kid stealing or using/selling drugs.
Curious though...where are all the "anti-bullying" advocates?
I don't think that when people are beating others, they're thinking.
A teen taking a joy ride in a stolen car is exercising poor judgement. Juveniles sometimes exercise poor judgement.
Beating someone for having told about your drug business is an adult action deserving of adult punishment. It goes way beyond just poor judgement.
At least, that's my judgement.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I am against government usurping parental rights to raise their children.
when kids do violent crime? Then it's obvious the government (courts) have to intervene.
The intent of punishment is to convince perpetrators, and others tempted to be, NOT to commit more crimes.
These kids should be incarcerated in a tough love boot camp until graduated from high school.
Not just for a period of time or untill age 18.
Kept at boot camp UNTILL they successfully complete a rigorous education.
Maybe, just maybe, they'll straighten out and lead successful lives.
Otherwise they probably, all three, will be dead before 30, and cause much more grief before they die.
If you live long enough, you will live in a foreign country, because the past is foreign to the present. We lived differently then. The only constant is change!
Something tells me this incident is nothing compared to what these three will do to others in the not-to-distant future.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville