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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Anyone who would place an 11 year old in the way of facing a capital offense as an adult is not civilized by any stretch of the imagination.
    What about some green tea, if you can't stomach coffee? Better yet, it's five o'clock somewhere.

    I've already gone over my completely logical rational for why they should be treated the same. I won't rehash it just because I don't look at kids with the same fuzzy feeling that you do. If they act like an adult and have the comprehension of an adult in all relevant areas, the only reason to treat them like a child is because our society wants to operate under the illusion that kids are innocent, wide-eyed angels that need our help to live and make decisions. At some ages, that is true. 11 is far past it.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    What about some green tea, if you can't stomach coffee? Better yet, it's five o'clock somewhere.
    Shove off. I am not interested in your snarky comments.

    I've already gone over my completely logical rational for why they should be treated the same. I won't rehash it just because I don't look at kids with the same fuzzy feeling that you do.
    It has zero to do with fuzzy feelings despite your desperate need to paint it as such.

    If they act like an adult and have the comprehension of an adult in all relevant areas, the only reason to treat them like a child is because our society wants to operate under the illusion that kids are innocent, wide-eyed angels that need our help to live and make decisions. At some ages, that is true. 11 is far past it.
    The pure sophistry and dishonest spin with which you paint my position is...enlightening when it comes to the genuine nature of your own stance.

    Putting an 11 year old in front of a capital offense as an adult is third world, barbaric and brutal. It is anything but civilized.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Anyone who would place an 11 year old in the way of facing a capital offense as an adult is not civilized by any stretch of the imagination.
    Awwe, no you gone and hurt my feelings.

    There isn't any logical reason that excludes minors from facing a capital offense. Every person is different, and it is obvious that people mature and understand at different rates. Instead of off-handed indirect and opinionated insults, maybe you will clearly show how such a view as Kelzie's and mine is "uncivilized"?

    I can't wait!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Shove off. I am not interested in your snarky comments.

    It has zero to do with fuzzy feelings despite your desperate need to paint it as such.

    The pure sophistry and dishonest spin with which you paint my position is...enlightening when it comes to the genuine nature of your own stance.

    Putting an 11 year old in front of a capital offense as an adult is third world, barbaric and brutal. It is anything but civilized.
    What on earth is wrong with you?

    Okay, if you want to start this all over, what exactly defines a civilized society to you?
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    Awwe, no you gone and hurt my feelings.
    I don't give a flying **** about your feelings. Who are you, anyway?

    There isn't any logical reason that excludes minors from facing a capital offense.
    Bull****. The reasons have been given right here in this thread if you were of half a mind to read it.

    Every person is different,
    So? The law treats everyone equally. Blind justice and all that...

    and it is obvious that people mature and understand at different rates.
    So? The law treats everyone equally. Blind justice and all that...

    Instead of off-handed indirect and opinionated insults,
    Buddy, if I throw an insult, it won't be off-handed and indirect and you will KNOW it was an insult. Until then, get over it.

    maybe you will clearly show how such a view as Kelzie's and mine is "uncivilized"?

    I can't wait!
    It's already been shown so you don't have to wait. But please, do us a favor and hold your breath for my response.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    What on earth is wrong with you?

    Okay, if you want to start this all over, what exactly defines a civilized society to you?
    I don't want to start this all over again, actually. I've heard about all I care to hear out of you people for a while. You and flea enjoy patting each other on the back for being base barbarians. I don't really care anymore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    What on earth is wrong with you?
    He doesn't like snarky comments. Except when he spews them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I don't want to start this all over again, actually. I've heard about all I care to hear out of you people for a while. You and flea enjoy patting each other on the back for being base barbarians. I don't really care anymore.
    You cared just enough to drop by and insult us? We weren't patting each other on the back. We were having a mature, polite discussion with a teenager, comparing our views and our basis for them. Thank you for so perfectly illustrating that age has nothing to do with maturity.
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    Re: Should an 11 year old ever be tried as an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    He doesn't like snarky comments. Except when he spews them.
    Says the guy who contributes "less than a bucket of warm piss to this forum" as it was recently stated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Thank you for so perfectly illustrating that age has nothing to do with maturity.
    And thank you for demonstrating exactly why I have no interest in continuing this discussion with you concerning children, your barbarism, and green tea or whatever the **** it was you were trying to say.

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