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Youth are targeted by “tough on crime” laws which hold them to the same standard as adults, although it has been demonstrated that teenagers are still maturing and cannot reasonably be treated the same as adults. This practice is in strict violation of international human rights law and represents a severe lack of compassion – a lack consistent throughout this country’s history. Since the majority of the young people with LWOP sentences are youth of color, this also duplicates the pattern of racism which pervades the entire criminal legal system.
A CHILD IS A "CHILD", all deserve a "chance", NOT a slow death sentencing!!!!