yes and throw away the key
no, they deserve a second chance
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
If you don't know by 16 the heinousness of premeditated murder, you really don't need a lifetime of freedom to try and figure it out.
16 to drive
18 to vote
21 to drink and buy pistol ammunition
13 to pay full price at the movies.
There are many exceptions that allow a Juvenile to be tried as an adult,
and murder makes just about everyone's list.
Juvenile Tried as an Adult | LegalMatch Law Library
This is a reflection of what our legal system's bases purpose,
to keep people who refuse to follow the rules, away from those of us who follow the rules.
Throughout the late 18th century, "infants" below the age of reason (traditionally age 7) were presumed to be incapable of criminal intent and were, therefore, exempt from prosecution and punishment. Children as young as 7, however, could stand trial in criminal court for offenses committed and, if found guilty, could be sentenced to prison or even to death.
The 19th-century movement that led to the establishment of the juvenile court in the U.S. had its roots in 16th-century European educational reform movements. These earlier reform movements changed the perception of children from one of miniature adults to one of persons with less than fully developed moral and cognitive capacities.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
18 is an arbitrary age. We had to pick something, so we picked that. In truth, the human brain is undergoing development up until about 25 or so. So if people are claiming brain development is the reason they shouldn't be tried as adults, I suppose we should extend the same to a 24-year-old murderer?
This is just plain old sociopathy.
But then again I am not a psychiatrist, in the case of freedom, perhaps
a professional should judge weather they are fit to return to society.
I still don't think I would want someone who places such a low value on
life, living next to me.