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Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Lots of people in this country think the USA is twisted because of that.... a Guatemalan singer (who ... [snip!] ... CANNOT STAND) hates the states and wrote a song about how backward americans are.... that was one thing he added in his song. "


The U.S. has no problem with sending an eighteen year old to go get blown to smithereens, but the country is perfectly okay with jailing someone for enjoying some beer. It is very ass backwards.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I'm not confused, thanks. Like I've said before, these two things do not correlate. Its really not that hard to grasp. Really."


i see what she means, but idk how better to explain it either.... i guess it's like, why does committing a certain crime make you an "adult" in the eyes of the law, but you're not yet an actual "adult" in the eyes of the law.....?

JΔS Georgia 70889 posts
status 1st Oct '12
Quoting MommaNoodle:" i see what she means, but idk how better to explain it either.... i guess it's like, why does committing ... [snip!] ... a certain crime make you an "adult" in the eyes of the law, but you're not yet an actual "adult" in the eyes of the law.....?"


I mean, if anyone did some basic reading as to why these people are tried as an adult, it would make sense.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I mean, if anyone did some basic reading as to why these people are tried as an adult, it would make sense. "


But should a child be tried as an adult when their brains are nowhere near being fully developed according to doctors and psychologists?

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But should a child be tried as an adult when their brains are nowhere near being fully developed according to doctors and psychologists? "

Yes. Because whether you are 15 or 25 a murder still results in a dead person.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But should a child be tried as an adult when their brains are nowhere near being fully developed according to doctors and psychologists? "


If they are killing someone yes, yes they should.



My 4 year old daughter knows better.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But should a child be tried as an adult when their brains are nowhere near being fully developed according to doctors and psychologists? "


If they are killing someone yes, yes they should.



My 4 year old daughter knows better.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I told you that they didn't correlate


do you think it should??

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting That Black Kid
JΔS Georgia 70889 posts
status 1st Oct '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But should a child be tried as an adult when their brains are nowhere near being fully developed according to doctors and psychologists? "


I'm already aware of that. If you're going to try to convince me that an older teenager doesn't know that killing is wrong, you're going to be sitting here for awhile. I won't budge on that. Now if we were talking about a 13 or 14 year old then yes being tried as an adult is not right IMO.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting I'm Marbles:" If they are killing someone yes, yes they should. My 4 year old daughter knows better. "


Even if it is a ten year old? A ten year recently killed a newborn, but again, a ten year old's mind is nowhere to full maturity.

JΔS Georgia 70889 posts
status 1st Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" do you think it should?? "


Not at all.

Jerk Horse Here, CA, United States 65113 posts
1st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I told you that they didn't correlate lol. If you're 16 and you go out on a murderering spree, you're ... [snip!] ... a different focus than prison. They are very different. At 16, you may be underage but you know damn well that murder is wrong."</blockquote>



Not to mention....most records are wiped clean when a person turns 18. Therefore, if a 16 year old committed a murder, and was tried as a juvenile, that murder would be off the records in 2 years. No matter how horrible the crime.
That is why they are tried as an adult. So they can't just have their record wiped clean

JΔS Georgia 70889 posts
status 1st Oct '12
Quoting FlipFlopity:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I told you that they didn't correlate lol. ... [snip!] ... No matter how horrible the crime. That is why they are tried as an adult. So they can't just have their record wiped clean"


Great point.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I'm already aware of that. If you're going to try to convince me that an older teenager doesn't know ... [snip!] ... I won't budge on that. Now if we were talking about a 13 or 14 year old then yes being tried as an adult is not right IMO."


And that is exactly what the OP was asking. She mentioned a fourteen year old, not a seventeen-a-few-months-shy-of-eighteen year old...