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

    I don't get this...if you do an adult crime, you deserve an adult punishment. Justice is blind to gender, race, and hopefully age as well.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    I don't get this...if you do an adult crime, you deserve an adult punishment. Justice is blind to gender, race, and hopefully age as well.
    Really? Which crimes are not "adult?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I don't get this...if you do an adult crime, you deserve an adult punishment. Justice is blind to gender, race, and hopefully age as well.
    But our laws specifically have age related punishments involved, so it's not. And thus we need to abide by that.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I don't get this...if you do an adult crime, you deserve an adult punishment. Justice is blind to gender, race, and hopefully age as well.
    A child doesn't commit crimes for adult reasons, however. That's a big difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Really? Which crimes are not "adult?"
    Capital crimes, such as murder, kidnapping, etc. If a prosecutor can show malice aforethought, for murder in the first degree, or show that the child acted with purpose. If that is the case, give them what we give the worst of our society; they'll soon be in that category anyhow.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    A child doesn't commit crimes for adult reasons, however. That's a big difference.
    Good point. Lets wait for the little murderer to form those thoughts, and kill some more people. Then we can try him as an adult
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    You are just as indefensible if you commit a crime for "adult reasons". Whether you came home early from work and saw some dude tapping your wife or daddy took away your X-box, it leads to the same destination. The journey is unimportant.

    On the bright side, people who stand up for kids like this are the reason why I can youtube search kids in high school beating up and stabbing each other for some laughs after a rough day. After all, little Timmy just needs a "time out". Yeah. That'll work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Really? Which crimes are not "adult?"
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But our laws specifically have age related punishments involved, so it's not. And thus we need to abide by that.
    And yet we see plenty of children, or at least minors, being tried and convicted as adults. I think a few have been put on death row, but I'm not sure about that part.

    As such, our legal system can and has given adult punishments to minors, for committing crimes.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Good point. Lets wait for the little murderer to form those thoughts, and kill some more people. Then we can try him as an adult
    Men who commit physical violence on women can go to jail for assault and battery. So does that mean that a little boy who smacks and fights with his sister should go to jail for that crime too?

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