Thursday, June 2, 2011

South Carolina Juvenile Justice: Protecting Children's Best Interests

Protecting children's "best interests"? I often wonder then why a child, who had just turned 16, is facing 30 yrs with NO chance of parole, who in fact, never had a "chance" since birth, the background and circumstances in that child's life were quite "dyfunctional", never had the opportunity to have a stable family life, caught up with the "wrong" ADULTS, children are so naive, easy to influence and vulnerable, seeking out love and attention from anyone willing to listen and give. So why was this child, governed and sentenced as an adult? when ONLY just a "child"??? Justice must be "tempered" with compassion and mercy.

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