I thought I have heard everything........till now
You did not mention the death penalty in which I was responding to.Quote:
If they deserve to go to prison for life, they deserve the right to buy a pack of smokes.
Second: It is not hypocritical to state certain things and have options open. An adult gets different sentences depending on circumstances. A minor can also
Third: Where on earth am I being a hyprocrit? From the analogy I posted? You don't even know how I feel on it. I just said your analogy was idiotic and made no sense.
Fourth: If you feel the way you do I respect it...but try to come uyp with something logical next time.
Fifth: I am not saying anything about you in case my terminiolgy is off. I am addressing your post and what I think of it.
Sixth: I only feel in the most extreme circumstances a minor sould be treated as an adult
Seventh: Time for my run:wave:
1. What happens in a murder 1 situation? Life without parole or death penalty. I understand I added the death penalty thing later, but when people say "treat em like an adult," the death penalty is on the table.
3/4. I think the whole thought of sentencing a 13 year old as an adult is hypocritical. Here's why...wait for it...he's not an adult. How is that idiotic? I know there is precedent for sentencing older teenagers as adults, but is there some sort of rule out there that says juveniles have the same rules as adults in murder cases? I don't think there is.
6. I think the exact opposite could be true in some cases. Yeah, the 17 year old who's been gang bangin since middle school might deserve an adult's sentence. A child who is clearly mentally deranged might warrant special treatment. I'm talking somebody like the Michael Myers character from Halloween, i.e. psychopath. But what if this kid who killed the woman was just getting into the life? He might have grown up close to the street and was being manipulated by older kids or adults. I'm not saying there shouldn't be consequences, but it is possible that he could change, and maybe that warrants him being released in 15 years as opposed to never.
Once again, the kid is 13.
Kids as young as three know the difference from right and wrong. Why wouldn't a teenager ?
That's how upset some people get when confronted with the thought of having a job.
Regardless of whether they are of majority, which they are not, try them as Adults, and throw them in prison for life without parole. Preferred would be Capital Punishment, within a reasonable period of time, say six months.
Yes, two innocent teenagers, got PO'd because they were told to get a job. BS, I see dozens of them every day of the week, punks trying to prove themselves
I'm thinking about parenting here and all I can see is a 900 pound gorilla sitting in the corner.
The problem with the world is grown-ups behaving like unsupervised children.
Now, if we were to change that paradigm, we might find that the actions of teens would change. There will still be some, as in the adult population, who will choose a life of crime, but many may eschew the criminal life if there are actually consequences that they would prefer not to pay. I know, it is kind of a chicken and egg thing, but I am all for changing the expectations for punishment of teens where the fact pattern exhibits either gross disregard for the law or an apparent willingness to exploit the lesser penalties emposed on minors. This would not escalate the penalties for minors who do something stupid with bad result, but would escalate the penalty, in cases where there is clearly scienter or gross disregard for the law, to the penalty that adults would pay.
In the case under discussion in this thread, it appears that the teens either were grossly disregarding the law or had, with forethought, set out to shoot someone. In either case, I think the adult penalties should apply. If the law abiding citizens of this country do not take it back from the criminal element, it will continue to become more and more dangerous. In my opinion, enough is enough. YMMV.
I was thinking the same thing about parenting, especially after I saw the pictures of the first kid's Facebook page. My 14 yr old has Facebook but rule 1 is I have his password and I log on as him every couple days to read through his stuff. He's currently on Facebook restriction for way way less than pictures like those. He's been off it for a month and is off until he shows a little maturity. He knows if you're a kid in my house there is no expectation of privacy.
I give cigarettes to adults who ask rather than possibly deal with a confrontation. A couple of kids I would not have. But ths is beyond simply asking for a smoke. Ths is following someone home fom the store and harassing them. I agree with others, these guys seemed to be looking for an excuse to shoot someone. I sit here trying to come up with what I would have done in the situation. I don't typically mouth off to people, but at my own home I very well might. Either way,I completely disagree with blaming the victim.