Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:32 AM
magical thyme (10,562 posts)
Car thief makes off with vintage mustang. The seller should face consequences.
He entered my home by running ads in the local paper. His ads said that driving his car would make me look macho in front of my friends. And he invited me to come see his car and take it for a spin.
He told me I look great in his car, that sitting in it makes me look 20 years younger and like a real chick magnet. I haven't felt this great in a long time; beats getting shit on at work. Loser my ass. Boy will they be green when they see me fucki...er...driving this baby.
Face it, laws against stealing are stupid and unrealistic. Besides, people crash their own cars all the time and then make up stories about car thieves stealing them.
Car sellers should face consequences for their actions. They're asking for it.
Moral: teens and children are new to sexuality. Their bodies change faster than their emotional maturity develops.
That is why we have statutory rape laws. It doesn't matter if the minor boy or girl is lap dancing buck naked. The adult is required to have to have the emotional maturity to say 'No' or face the consequences.
The child will already be experiencing many unintended and unexpected consequences, without turning them into criminals to boot.
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Response to rickford66 (Reply #2)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:04 PM
NutmegYankee (9,578 posts)
4. satire about another thread.
Some dumb ass place wanted to charge a child as an accomplice in their own statutory rape.
Edit - damn that apple auto correct!
Response to magical thyme (Original post)
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:37 PM
dairydog91 (911 posts)
10. Wouldn't a closer analogy be "Statutory car theft"?
Imagine a law, for example, which says that people under the age of 21 shall be assumed to be incapable of consenting to the sale of their car. Accordingly, since the law doesn't recognize any under-21-year-old as being capable of selling their car, anyone who purchases the vehicle from someone under the age of 21 will be deemed to have stolen it.
Now imagine that a 25 year old purchases a car from a 20 year old; the 20 year old planned to sell the car, told the 25 year old that he was over 21, and (to bring it in line with some of the wackier statutory rape cases) presented the 25 year old with a fake ID identifying himself as over 21. The 25 year old is charged with statutory car theft. Should the 20 year old be charged with conspiracy to commit statutory car theft?
Response to dairydog91 (Reply #10)
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:25 AM
magical thyme (10,562 posts)
11. There are laws about contracts and minors are not legally eligible
to enter into them, so modify your ages. Minors cannot individually hold title to a car any more than they can individually hold title to, say, a mutual fund. They can own it, but an adult custodian must be listed and is solely able to act on it. Any car sale would be unable to pass title without an adult custodian signing.
I'd bet a week's pay that if somebody signed over title to a car to a 10 year old, and the 10 year old took that signed over title to the registry, the sale would be deemed "null and void," the kid's money returned and the *seller* would be the one in trouble. They would need to prove they didn't know the kid was a minor. And if the kid got into a major car crash on the way to the registry, how much damage would that entail? A lot.
How do you make loss of childhood, loss of reputation, sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy before ready and able to raise a child, etc. "null and void?" You can't. At best you can only mitigate the damage. The child already will have major consequences. Making the child in question a criminal does not mitigate the damage; it increases it significantly.
In a 16 year old versus 17 or 18 year old situation, statutory rape laws generally are not enforced. That is a far cry from the 40 year old versus 14 or 15 year old that brought out the rape apologists who believe the kid was at fault.