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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    US law specifies one penalty, and only one penalty, for piracy -- life imprisonment.


    LOL

    Being a Traitor = death. According to US LAW.

    Go ask John Walker how that worked out after his plea bargain....

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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    That is just wrong.
    US is probably just playing witch hunt with the only one left alive.

    Besides, shouldn't a Somali pirate be tried in Africa at least?
    He was captured in international waters. The capturing party has jurisdiction.

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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Biological measures should be used to give the best approximation of the pirates age, and then he should be tried according to that age.
    Its pretty clear he knew exactly what he was doing, and all of its implications.
    When that happens, people under 18 are tried as adults.

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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    LOL

    Being a Traitor = death. According to US LAW.
    That is incorrect.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I never understood that line of thinking. Either age matters or it doesn't. Either a 15 year old is a man or he is not. They can't legally be both. If we legally treat minors as children then we shouldn't arbitrarily treat them like men when it suits us IMO.
    Well the way our society is headed, we might as well extend the juvenile system out to 25 years of age, since most people are still acting like a bunch of kids at that age anyway.

    I think the human conscience is developed enough in most cases, by the age of fifteen, to be able to determine between right and wrong. They can make "adult" choices regarding their sexuality and other things, they should be expected to reap the consequences(or rewards) of their actions.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That is incorrect.
    Lets see who is released first.

    The "mentally abused by US actions" Somalian Pirate.
    Or the "mentally abused by US actions" American Taliban.

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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Lets see who is released first.

    The "mentally abused by US actions" Somalian Pirate.
    Or the "mentally abused by US actions" American Taliban.
    Lindh was never charged with treason, and isn't eligible for any kind of release until 2019 -- which is more than three times longer than the minimum penalty for treason.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I never understood that line of thinking. Either age matters or it doesn't. Either a 15 year old is a man or he is not. They can't legally be both. If we legally treat minors as children then we shouldn't arbitrarily treat them like men when it suits us IMO.
    I agree. My opinion is that 15 year olds should be treated as adults in all cases.

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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Should have thrown him overboard while we were at it.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    Should I be charged and tried in Somalia? Or my home country?

    I eagerly await your response.
    If the crimes happens in US, You should be tried there.
    But it did not, the crimes in question occured near Africa.
    Kenya or Somalia should be doing the charging not US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Witch hunt?
    He went on there to negotiate and got shipped across the world?

    Saying that, i never knew that. So lets just wait and see what happens in US on the courts. Do they even have proof that he was doing piracy when they arrested him?
    Last edited by Laila; 04-24-09 at 04:12 AM.


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