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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 04:39 PM
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14. He is a child
I know no one wants to have him loose on the streets, me included. But how wrong would it be - assuming he is actually found guilty (innocent until proven guilty .... remember that?) - to sentence him to the maximum juvenile stretch with a mandated reevaluation at that time, with the possibility of remanding him to an adult prison?

No, in Calvinist America we go right to the death penalty (so to speak).




I am in NO WAY defending this kid if he's guilty. I am simply stating my view that if we have juvenile laws we ought to respect them. This kid is a juvenile. Period.
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  -14-year-old illegal alien to be tried as adult for rape, robbery The Northerner  Oct-11-10 10:46 AM   #0 
  - Sad case.  cleanhippie   Oct-11-10 10:49 AM   #1 
  - He may have just been born that way..  snooper2   Oct-11-10 10:59 AM   #4 
  - Not a scintilla of information about whether this boy was known to have problems in his home country  slackmaster   Oct-11-10 10:50 AM   #2 
  - I agree...  awoke_in_2003   Oct-11-10 04:27 PM   #13 
  - Agreed.  Luciferous   Oct-12-10 05:36 PM   #18 
  - Rape and robbery are much more adult than a simple schoolyard  Obamanaut   Oct-11-10 10:52 AM   #3 
  - He sounds like a sociopath.  dkf   Oct-11-10 11:00 AM   #5 
  - Sad story all around.  Beacool   Oct-11-10 11:08 AM   #6 
  - I've got no problem with trying 14 year olds who  Coyote_Bandit   Oct-11-10 11:09 AM   #7 
  - +1  nyc 4 Biden   Oct-11-10 12:35 PM   #8 
  - +2  proteus_lives   Oct-11-10 04:21 PM   #12 
  - Tried and punished yes; tried as an adult no.  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-11-10 05:28 PM   #15 
     - That's why they have defense attorneys.  Heywood J   Oct-12-10 05:32 PM   #16 
  - "illegal alien"  ismnotwasm   Oct-11-10 12:41 PM   #9 
  - Maybe he can be relocated to a halfway home next door to your house  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-11-10 04:19 PM   #11 
     - The more I see people using that "argument", the more ridiculous it looks. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-12-10 05:36 PM   #17 
  - I have no sympathy for this subhuman slime.  Odin2005   Oct-11-10 04:16 PM   #10 
  - He is a child  Stinky The Clown   Oct-11-10 04:39 PM   #14 
  - The closest thing to that  Heywood J   Oct-12-10 05:40 PM   #19 
  - Is there a problem here?  Naturyl   Oct-12-10 05:56 PM   #20 
 

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