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

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    I cannot understand the conservative's affinity for the bestial, primitive days. Anyone with half a brain knows they certainly weren't better.
    And people without a brain think they were worse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    He boarded one of our ships for negotiation and while he was on board "negotiating" we took the rest of his mates out. That seems wrong somehow.
    While he was negotiating one of his pirate buddies raised a gun to the captive's head and we took them out.

    Please keep all the facts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    And people without a brain think they were worse.

    Oh yes, the "good old days," of random slayings, lynching, witch hunts, and justice based on, "He's guilty 'cuz I say so." Pretty much paradise, right? All of this so called "progress" is just movement away from those glory days...Or at least so conservatism has it. Much of the ideology is based on the concept that the world is consistently getting worse; that the further you go back in history, the more pure and wonderful everything was. Believing this ludicrous idea is the only way conservatives can sleep at night knowing that they're obstructing beneficial progress and improvement.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Back in the day, the USN captain could/would have held the trial - and executed the sentence - immediately, on board his ship.
    The unfortunate effect of that was that a lot of sailors got keelhauled for minor incidents.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    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.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The unfortunate effect of that was that a lot of sailors got keelhauled for minor incidents.
    What do you mean, "unfortunate"? That particular tradition is one of the many charming acts of brutality commonplace in the understandably revered "old days."


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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The unfortunate effect of that was that a lot of sailors got keelhauled for minor incidents.
    Not so sure that keelhauling was all tha common, especially for minor incidents.
    Stealing food, for example, usually resulted in lashes, or a trip through the gauntlet. You'd have to do something pretty serious for a keelhauling.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Oh yes, the "good old days," of random slayings...
    Oh, I'm sorry -- did you take exception to the 'if you dont agree with me, its because you're stupid' comment?

    You can dish it out but can't take it?

    Must be -- else you'd not have to respond with such melodrama.

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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.
    Im certain it has been said by now already, I wouldn't know, haven't read the whole thread. But...

    if he is man enough to "lead" a group of pirates, even if he is 15, then he is man enough to be tried like a man.
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    Re: Somali teen pirate to stand trial as adult in US

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    US Flagged vessel == US Territory == US has the right to give him a fair trial and a first-rate hanging.
    Unfortunately sir, due to liberal pussies we don't hang people anymore, its too "cruel".
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