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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Dude, I was just ****ing with you. Not one thing I typed is actually my opinion. Was bored.

    On the last note though, interestingly, I self-represented in Court twice and won both times. Very enlightening experiences as to the inner workings of the "justice system".
    I knew that. You didn't fool me at ALL!

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Imagine being a 15-year-old in a prison full of adult men, mostly predators?
    Imagine (unknowingly) innocently running down a street filled with predatory teens.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. We see gov't "expert" employees fired for bad performance all the time.

    Care to link to the last 10 DOJ officials fired for making bad decisions. A quick search turned up one such case in 2007.
    So contract a private company to do it.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    So contract a private company to do it.
    How quickly you admit that the gov't has rediculously lax personnel policies, yet the gov't (or public) would never permit private control of the release of prisoners given "indefinite" sentences.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Dude, I was just ****ing with you. Not one thing I typed is actually my opinion. Was bored.

    On the last note though, interestingly, I self-represented in Court twice and won both times. Very enlightening experiences as to the inner workings of the "justice system".
    I'm not a dude.
    Congratulations on your monumental victories. Were you bored?

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You are misunderstanding the data and the correlation I am making. The data states that because of those things, children and teens don't "process" their actions the same way that an adult does. A lot of times they act first and think about it later. These things and limitations are most definitely considered, as they should be, when sentencing a juvenile. They are NOT adults, and there are brain images that confirm this. Therefore, they are not capable of critical-thinking skills. They aren't retarded, but they don't have all the mental faculties that an adult has, so it is completely unfair to prosecute and sentence them as if they were adults.
    bull****. these "children" had plenty of time to "think about it" while they were planning their execution. you keep trying to paint these three turdballs as if they are just your average teenager and they are not.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Imagine being a 15-year-old in a prison full of adult men, mostly predators?
    maybe he should have imagined that before he murdered an innocent man.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It's about what's right and wrong. Executing kids is just wrong.

    I read some of your comments, Chris.
    If you're serious, have you ever thought such sentimentality might contribute to the problem by obliquely excusing the actions and subsequently mitigating the punishment ... of which the perp is well aware and could contribute to his/her disregard for the consequences ... add to that his/her learned & self-taught hatred and you've got a volatile mix.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Imagine (unknowingly) innocently running down a street filled with predatory teens.
    Look, you are comparing the criminal mind with our government and us non-criminals. It's completely different to become a victim of a criminal than it is for our government to lock someone up behind bars and then kill them. It's crappy and I don't want my country killing it's citizens. You keep on saying that you aren't pro DP, yet keep making these comments.

    Here is an real eye opener. MOST countries in the world have abolished the DP. Here is the list of countries where DP remains, and look at the company we're keeping. Proud?

    Afghanistan
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belize
    Botswana
    Chad
    China (People's Republic)
    Comoros
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Ethiopia
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guyana
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kuwait
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Libya
    Malaysia
    Mongolia
    Nigeria
    North Korea
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palestinian Authority
    Qatar
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Saudi Arabia
    Singapore
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Syria
    Taiwan
    Thailand
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uganda
    United Arab Emirates
    United States
    Vietnam
    Yemen
    Zimbabwe


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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    maybe he should have imagined that before he murdered an innocent man.
    Well there's the difference between juveniles and adults that I've been trying to make. They don't think about it a lot of times. Again, that's not an excuse for what they did, it's just recognizing that there is a difference between the way juveniles and adults process things.

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