Do you think kids should be tried as adults?

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  1. Thrizzy

    Thrizzy 3.T.

    Oct 31, 2010
    Or at least the age where a kid can be held responsible maybe lowered?

    Not saying in terms of at 18 they're adults, I'm talking about committing crimes.

    Back maybe 10-12 years ago in a town adjacent to my old hometown there was this clique.

    I went to HS with the leader, he was a douche TBH, smaller guy maybe like 130 Lbs. but a bully, he was a legitimate Olympic level amateur boxer.

    Years after HS, I got to know him personally a little bit he was OK but still somewhat of a douche.

    So this clique started getting into selling drugs around the town, from weed to heroin.

    What ended up happening maybe 5 years ago though is they also built a casino nearby to there was an influx of "riff-raff" which seems to always happen with casinos destroying neighborhoods.

    So "real gangs" started moving in, needless to say they weren't happy with this little clique running shit in the little town.

    Shit began to escalate between the two, with neither side backing down.

    So what ended up happening I heard was one day two kids who were 13-14 years old staked out this guy's house, and figured out his schedule.

    They waited in his driveway, underneath his car, for him to back out and when he did they came up and shot him in the head.

    And shit like this gets done by gangs on a regular basis where they have minors carry out the dirty work.

    IDK if the kids were tried as adults, I know it was up in the air as to whether they would be or not.

    But my thing is how or why was it even up for debate when these kids were obviously well aware of what they did, regardless of age.
  2. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

    Feb 3, 2002
    Canada has the Young Offenders Act which allows YO's to get away with shit with little or no serious consequences...

    when i was a kid, and i got taught about it in school, i used that knowledge as an excuse to do crimes, cuz i would only have to worry about my parents punishment. Which in the broad picture, being grounded for a month, or having my TV privaledges taken away wasnt a bad trade off for the fun of Joy riding in a stolen car or the thrill of robbing some dudes grow operation....

    so I dont necessarily think they should be tried as adults, but i think the punishments should be severe.

    but its the attitude of forgiveness that prevails, because since kids do have their whole life ahead of them, they do have a chance at changing and becoming something. SO writing them off and ruining their lives seems extreme.

    But maybe if a few more examples were made of them, it would deterr others.

    some kids ARE lost causes. I went to school with a bunch of them. Total fucking write offs and evil people.

    I believe in Vigilante justice. Not in the extreme sense on the scale, but if more citizens took the matter into their own hands, more criminals would be scared to do crime.
  3. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

    May 31, 2004
    Nope... kids shouldn't be tried as adults... not until they receive all of the rights and privileges as adults.

    I personally don't think kids' income should be taxed at all since they aren't of voting age... that represents tyranny.
  4. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

    Oct 13, 2004
    For serious crimes, especially violent crimes, yes. For minor offences no.
  5. Twamp

    Twamp proper weaponry

    Apr 24, 2011
    depending on the crime, yes.
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