View Poll Results: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Wait, you invent a scenario from out of thin air, i.e. you are essentially saying "this could be something that a child might possibly potentially just out of pure raw chance encounter while performing a hypotehtical current events assignment that may or may not ever happen but just for the sake of my argument let's pretend it actually does happen like all the time, even though I've completely made it up right at this second but you know it could so totally happen maybe.", and I'm the one being dishonest?


    Could a child encounter it? Sure. Is it at all likely? Not really.


    I disagree, especially once it becomes a 'Lifetime' movie......

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post

    I disagree, especially once it becomes a 'Lifetime' movie......
    We're talking about children, not middle-aged housewives.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'll tell Piaget and a plethora of other psychologists and neurophysicists how you disagree with them.

    I'll adopt the liberal view - set all criminals free or give some BS explanation as to why they do things and "rehabilitate" them with a stern talking-to.
    My liberal view of prison. It should be used to seperate those who are a danger to society from society. Nothing else. To say that a kid is not an adult is not saying he should be kept far from normal society.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Would you adopt him after treatment?

    Let him socialize with your children or grand children?

    Have him for a sleep over after his treatment?

    In other words, would you be willing to bet the life of you and yours that after treatment he is safe?.... or are you only willing to bet someone else’s life on that.
    If he's able to get the good and proper treatment I think he should get, yeah, I would.

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Wonder if this was some religious honor killing thing? Is he a Muslim or an extremist Christian?

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    It disturbs me that suddenly children can be tried as adults just because society has created monsters and we feel so helpless.

    If an 11 year old can betried as an adult, than why cant he vote, yes vote? Why cant he drive a care or make legal decisions, like finding his own lawyer.

    Today society needs to rethink childhood. I suggest that life terms and the death penelty should not apply to children. But there are other means of holding children responsible for there actions and what responsiblities does that father have?
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Good, it will serve as a warning to other young would be killers that they can no longer hide behind their youth to escape punishment for their misdeeds....
    WRONG.

    He's a child and the judge is a ****ing idiot. The feds will trump PA and the ignorant ass judge.

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Unless affected by some level of mental retardation, an 11 year old brain is fully aware of the conceptuality of right and wrong.
    That's only one aspect to consider. Another would be the level of self-control they possess.

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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Going by the limited information giving in the various articles I would say yes he should be.

    At 11 you know right from wrong. You know killing another human being is wrong. Unless he is mentally handicapped I would say he is well on his way to being a full blown sociopath.

    I see no reason not to charge him as an adult. No one has presented a really convincing argument why he should not be.

    According (again to the limited information from various news articles) he took his fathers shotgun with forethought and malice and killed this woman and her unborn child.

    Should all kids be charged as adults? No. It should be on a case by case basis as we do it now.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    This 11 year old is rather an extreme case in America? Why doesnt anyone ask about his fathers role in creating a monster. We say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree.

    Children should be punished but treated differntly than harden lifers. She he be gangbanged every night by harden criminals?

    Isnt life without parole cruel and unusal punishment?
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