View Poll Results: should adolecents be able to be tried as adults?

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Thread: Should the government be allowed to sentence juvenilles as adults?

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to sentence juvenilles as adults?

    Absolutely not. If they are old enough to be held responsible as adults for their crimes, they are old enough to have the other rights and responsibilities of adults. This double standard makes hypocrites of all of us.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to sentence juvenilles as adults?

    Either minors are fully responsible for their actions or they aren't. Consistency under the law in the cornerstone of our society and applying a double standard undermines that. I love minors receiving serious adult charges for possessing child pornography or having sex with minors of their own age. You can be too irresponsible to consent to having sex or photographing yourself naked, but still considered fully responsible for criminal charges for such acts that are only illegal because you aren't responsible enough.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to sentence juvenilles as adults?

    I think that many teens should be tried as adults, but then again, I also think they should be treated like adults and be given the rights and responsibilities of adults.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to sentence juvenilles as adults?

    An 8-year-old and a 16-year-old committing a serious crime shouldn't be held to the same standards. Nor should that 16-year-old be tried completely as an adult.

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