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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    They can be tried as adults because the law says that they can.
    Why should the 15 year old be tried as an adult? Because he was present when the shooting occurred?

    Just because "the law says so" isn't good enough for me. What if the "law" says they're going to put restrictions on your second amendment rights? You gonna roll over and be okay with that too?

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They made an adult decision, they deserve adult consequences.
    You miss the point, they can't make an adult decision since they aren't adults yet.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    They can be tried as adults because the law says that they can.
    As I said, the law is an ass.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    You miss the point, they can't make an adult decision since they aren't adults yet.
    How could anyone equate what these CHILDREN did as an "adult decision?" Is the world completely whacked or what?

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How could anyone equate what these CHILDREN did as an "adult decision?" Is the world completely whacked or what?
    Well you know my opinion on that. You'll get no argument from me on the fact that humans can be sane but humanity and society certainly are not.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    You miss the point, they can't make an adult decision since they aren't adults yet.
    And yet....they did. They CHOSE to take a persons life. That is an adult decision. Not a childs decision. Just because you are a child does not mean you cannot make adult decisions. A child that consents to having sex with their same age partner is making an adult decision.

    The age in which someone becomes legally an adult does not in any way prevent a child from making adult decisions.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr X View Post
    That is for the judge to decide, A young offenders institute until 18 then transferred to an adult prison. but the main point is that they should be tried as minors due to their age. Under law, everyone under the age of 18 is a minor, that doesn't change regardless of their actions.

    Stealing is wrong, but if a 4 year old stole a chocolate bar from a shop, I wouldn't expect them to be tried as an adult.

    Five year old stealing a chocolate bar from a shop <<< murder for ****s and giggles by 15, 16, and 17 year-olds.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet....they did. They CHOSE to take a persons life. That is an adult decision. Not a childs decision. Just because you are a child does not mean you cannot make adult decisions. A child that consents to having sex with their same age partner is making an adult decision.

    The age in which someone becomes legally an adult does not in any way prevent a child from making adult decisions.
    Taking a life, especially for no good reason, sounds exactly like what a child might do. And two kids having sex when they are same age doesn't make them adults either. I won't say how young I was the first time I had actual intercourse but had killed someone at that age no one would have even dreamed of charging me as an adult, since I was nothing of the kind. I think my bedtime was still 8:30 PM then.

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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How could anyone equate what these CHILDREN did as an "adult decision?" Is the world completely whacked or what?
    The age in which a person makes adult decisions is not based on the legal (the law) age of adulthood. I've known people which were legally children and yet made more adult decisions than people who were legally adults.
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    Re: Should these teens be tried as adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet....they did. They CHOSE to take a persons life. That is an adult decision. Not a childs decision. Just because you are a child does not mean you cannot make adult decisions. A child that consents to having sex with their same age partner is making an adult decision.

    The age in which someone becomes legally an adult does not in any way prevent a child from making adult decisions.
    That is NOT an adult decision. An adult would decide NOT to do that. Children are children no matter what you want to make them into.

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