Monday, March 2, 2015

Juvenile Crimes

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/15/teen-driver-tried-adult-fatal-car-accident/

A teen age driver ran over an killed a four year old child.  He had many previous arrests and convictions for serious crimes, some of which were driving related.  Why is this teenager still out and loose?

Why are teenagers given only tiny sentences for life changing crimes?  If a teen kills someone, that victim is deprived of his life.  If a teen commits a rape, that victim will be scarred for life.  Yet that teen might only serve as little as four years in prison.

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.  Yet juvenile criminals get the records expunged and their previous crimes don't count against them if the offend again as adults.  Why does this make sense?  Everyone should be held responsible for their actions, and juvenile offenses should be considered with adult crimes; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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