Saturday, July 2, 2011

N.C., N.Y. only states where 16-year-olds considered adults by criminal justice system

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110702/ARTICLES/110709926/1004/sitemaps04

Alternative solutions can be met, instead of the making of a criminal/prison record, for "mistakes" made as a "child". The anatomy of the human brain has not fully developed until in one's early 20's. Zero tolerance policies contribute to the downfall of so many children. We ALL make mistakes, and must be guided accordingly, on the right and productive paths, far too many children have already been destroyed, juvenile law reform is imperative to help our nation's children.

Justice must be "tempered" with compassion and mercy.

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