yes and throw away the key
no, they deserve a second chance
But I have one question, How old were you when you knew killing someone
was wrong, and bad things might happen to you if you did?
While they are clearly teens, and lacking in adult decision ability,
their crime was not, "I beat someone up because they said something I did not like",
But rather the willful taking of a human life...for entertainment!
The decision tree that leads the the conclusion, is so flawed, that
I question weather the person will ever be safe in society.
7. Contrary to popular belief, it is the child and not his or her parent or guardian who must decide what to tell the police and defense attorneys, whether or not to follow attorney instructions, whether to testify, whether to give information to the prosecution, and whether to go to trial or accept a plea bargain. Although common sense would suggest that many children are simply too young to undertake such weighty legal responsibilities, it is rare for courts to consider whether children lack the competence to stand trial because of their age. Every child offender should have a competency hearing before trial.
8. “Adult time for adult crime” may be a catchy phrase but it reflects a poor understanding of criminal justice principles. If the punishment is to fit the crime, both the nature of the offense and the culpability or moral responsibility of the offender must be taken into account. As the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized, the blameworthiness of children cannot be equated with that of adults, even when they commit the same crime.
Either you apply the same standards to all or you get rid of legislation that mandates that minors are treated differently to adults. I don't see the sense or the justice in saying "minors will be treated as distinct from adults before the law" and then remove that status as it suits, for arbitrary reasons.
Why not say that in cases of murder, there is no such thing as a minor? Giving judges discretion leads to suspicion that not everyone will receive equal treatment.
Last edited by Andalublue; 08-21-13 at 09:03 AM.
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I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Or if you luck out, you will die of old age first.
And if you are put down, its nice and painless and calm with a last meal and people lined up to help you out.
What do you think was going through that kids mind after he was shot?
Was it a painless death? Did he get a last meal, a last phone call to loved ones? How about a trial?
No, he had his life snatched a way. Because some punks were bored.
I am thinking how I would feel, if even twenty years later,
if someone who had killed people for entertainment, moved in next door.
Someone who places such a low value on human life, would worry me.
I don't think time and maturity fixes what is broken!
How can you support state-sponsored murder of citizens after they are already in custody and no longer a threat? You are okay with our government murdering it's people? Because THAT is what it is.
The rest of your post is emotionally charged nonsense.
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