Saturday, November 26, 2011

Colorado Voices: Second chance for teen killers?

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_19412909
(Except-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)

A 25-year statistical survey commissioned by the Pendulum Foundation (created by Erik's parents) comparing juvenile and adult sentences is haunting. Teens receive much harsher punishment than adults convicted of similar acts. Every year in Colorado, 30 parents are convicted of killing their own children. Their average sentence is 26 years. Contrast this with kids who kill their parents. Prior to reforms implemented after Erik was sentenced in 1999, the average teen landed 50 years.

"Children" do deserve a "chance" of "redemption", far too many never had a "chance" since birth. Victims are NEVER forgotten, but these children were "victims" as well.
They did NOT get to where they are today, ALL BY THEMSELVES. A lot of background factors, in their lives from birth on, contributed to their outcome status. Juvenile LAW "REFORM" is imperative to help save our nation's "children" from DOOM & DEATHS.

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