Yes, this particular young man is a perfect example
The justice system needs another alternative for extremely young, potentially dangerous offenders
Other, please explain
when it comes to crime and punishment maybe I am to disconnected. I have no sympathy for anyone anymore, even youthful offenders. I just feel nothing but tired.
I don't know man, we have what we have and I am just not at odds with youngsters getting full treatment as adults in the case of certain crimes.
No Lives Matter
If the juvenile system lacks the resources or jurisdiction to hold juveniles who commit serious crimes, we should address that deficit, rather than this hodgepodge mishmash of insanity that we currently have.
And, when our efforts in my state resulted in a significant infusion of resources into the juvenile justice system, including funds to build several new detention facilities to replace our outdated/overcrowded centers, I was seen as someone who wanted to punish and lock up juveniles.
There is really no winning in this particular battle, but some things are worth fighting...just because they are the right thing to do.
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 04-06-10 at 03:32 PM.
Go sit in a courtroom for any length of time and watch what happens. It is nothing but emotion from the States Attorney who was divorced and now has a vendetta, to the police officer who was picked on in high school and lashes out at society as a whole right up to the judge who has political ambition.
No, everything about our system runs around and is fueled by human emotion.
It will always be a part of everything we touch.
Last edited by Black Dog; 04-06-10 at 03:33 PM.
No Lives Matter