Friday, January 29, 2016

YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW PENITENCE

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-youthful-offenders-should-be-able-to-show-penitence

Excerpt...PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

"Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy conceded that not every juvenile who was convicted of murder should be given parole, but every one should have the opportunity for a hearing."

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IMO, "ALL" children must be "allowed" a "chance of parole", far too many children recieved very long, harsh sentencing with NO chance of parole, but latest ruling(case) from the U. S. supreme court only referred to those children who recieved life with no chance of parole, is this not "discrimination" for the other children imprisoned WITHOUT PAROLE? Another issue to be dealth with, also NOT having a chance of parole, IMO, is cruel, violates the 8th amendment. We must continue to make our voices heard for those who still linger in prison, since they were a "child." People DO change, they should at least have a "chance" to prove to officials and society, they are NOT that immature/naive "child" anymore. Present state law legislation must be considered/amended to at the very least allow "PAROLE STATUS".

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A JUDGE TO CHAMPION CHANGE FOR KIDS

http://jjie.org/you-dont-have-to-be-a-judge-to-champion-change-for-kids/172632/

Excerpt....please read FULL article

"A juvenile justice system without a champion is like a ship without a sail drifting aimlessly, its passengers hoping for land like a community wishing for fewer crimes. Without that champion to convene the different parts, the system will remain fractured. Its parts will work independently and never realize their common goal because a champion to lead them to do something uncommon is missing."
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Children DO deserve a "chance", to become a productive member of society, officials must change/amend current state laws, that indicate as well, compassion and mercy for our nation's children, otherwise they are doomed for life, IMO