Thursday, December 3, 2009

OFFICIALS SAY 14 YR OLD GIRL UNFIT TO BE TRIED AS JUVENILE

"The request for a finding that a child is unfit for Juvenile Court is generally made by prosecutors seeking to try a child as an adult".

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_62783c6f-f8a4-550a-a1eb-ae47f75fd8aa.html


It disgusts me to read they say, "this child is UNFIT"...HOW DO "THEY" KNOW????
Tho in this case, this "child" should be punished, BUT as a child, the above article actually states they have given up on her, she is beyond rehabilitation or redemption. FAR too many of our nation's youth are just thrown away, with NO help, NO guidance, NO counseling, NO rehabilitative efforts, offered NO chances to even attempt to turn their lives around, a "chance" to become a "productive" member of society. Prosecutors are experts in the field of anatomy, psychology, physiology of the human brain and body??? Crime is NOT condoned here, but she is 14 yrs of age, clearly NOT an adult. Justice must be "tempered" with compassion and mercy. Until that happens, more and more "children" will be "destroyed" by the present day laws, prosecutors have been allowed entirely TOO much "power" in governing these cases. Juvenile law reform is "imperative", to help save our nation's youth!!!

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