Yes, this particular young man is a perfect example
The justice system needs another alternative for extremely young, potentially dangerous offenders
Other, please explain
Last edited by Black Dog; 04-06-10 at 02:30 PM.
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In short, they're bad laws. That's what Jall is reacting to.
If this juvenile is a sociopath, the best setting for him in virtually every state I've ever worked in would STILL be a secure juvenile facility. In most states, he can be held for 10 years. Prior to release, he should be evaluated by the youth corrections authority in that state, and his parole should be transferred to adult authorities, if possible, with strict parole requirements. There are multiple ways to handle this case without referring it to the adult system, almost all of which are a better alternative than sending a fifth grader to an adult prison which is ill-equipped to handle him.
...if you had known '******' you might think otherwise. And there are unfortunately a lot of kids like ****** out there. ****** was 9 when he got STARTED. He was 14 when he got sent to a secure facility. He was 21 when he got let out. He was 22 (and 4 rape victims later) when he got sent back. He will likely serve 7...maybe 12 of the 14 years he was sentenced. He WILL reoffend.
Look...I know thats anecdotal...****** is real but he could be any of a whole lot of them (tho probably a relatively small number compared to the non-violent offenders...right?). To just fabricate an arbitrary set of rules and judgements based on an ideology is dangerous. Thats why they have hearings to determine if a child CAN or SHOULD be tried as an adult.
Please stop exaggerating. You know *******. I understand that ****** is ****ed up. He is hardly a poster child for what should be done in juvenile justice.
Yes he is reacting emotionally and lashing out while all the while saying I am emotional because I disagree.
So again it is irrelevant.
No Lives Matter