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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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I was on the side of getting off waaaaaay too easy. Paying 4 years of your life for taking the life of someone else? 15 years old or not, that's not "paying your debt back to society".
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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It's to bad, there is no rehabilitation involved with prison or Juvy. We now have a life long dependent on the system, a burden to society.

More burden, higher taxes, less jobs, more burden, higher taxes, less jobs, higher taxes, less jobs, more burden.....................
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That's fawked up. Seems his time in jew-v could be better spent doing something more productive for society.
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The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite books ever.
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I was on the side of getting off waaaaaay too easy. Paying 4 years of your life for taking the life of someone else? 15 years old or not, that's not "paying your debt back to society".
I'm no legal beagle but I do believe that a 15 year old kid doesn't realize what he is doing when on a joy ride. We could put him in jail for a longer time and he'll probably come out a hardened criminal. I really think in a case like this there is no right answer.

I'm all for throwing the book at punks carrying a gun and shooting people. They know what they are doing and consider themselves a barny badass. This kid just did something stupid.
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I know that he is young but that sentance isnt enough when he took the life of another person.
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i'm no legal beagle but i do believe that a 15 year old kid doesn't realize what he is doing when on a joy ride. We could put him in jail for a longer time and he'll probably come out a hardened criminal. I really think in a case like this there is no right answer.

I'm all for throwing the book at punks carrying a gun and shooting people. They know what they are doing and consider themselves a barny badass. This kid just did something stupid.
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I know that he is young but that sentance isnt enough when he took the life of another person.
If he had set out to smash in to somebody, I would 100% concur. But, from the sound of the article. They were joyriding. No malicious intent. I think that reading 3 books a week is an odd punishment, I thinking making him get his education, doing community service would be appropriate. They said the kid isn't remorseful, just blank stares.. with out knowing any back story.. He's probably in a state of shock.

If I had ever been caught doing the messed up stuff I did when I was young and stupid, I would have been locked up in prison for a long time. I consider ymself to be very much of a benefit to the community. I have a hard time saying that these kids are horrible, and need to be locked away forever bla bla bla. They were just unlucky, and stupid and got caught.
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I'm no legal beagle but I do believe that a 15 year old kid doesn't realize what he is doing when on a joy ride. We could put him in jail for a longer time and he'll probably come out a hardened criminal. I really think in a case like this there is no right answer.

I'm all for throwing the book at punks carrying a gun and shooting people. They know what they are doing and consider themselves a barny badass. This kid just did something stupid.
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If he had set out to smash in to somebody, I would 100% concur. But, from the sound of the article. They were joyriding. No malicious intent. I think that reading 3 books a week is an odd punishment, I thinking making him get his education, doing community service would be appropriate. They said the kid isn't remorseful, just blank stares.. with out knowing any back story.. He's probably in a state of shock.

If I had ever been caught doing the messed up stuff I did when I was young and stupid, I would have been locked up in prison for a long time. I consider ymself to be very much of a benefit to the community. I have a hard time saying that these kids are horrible, and need to be locked away forever bla bla bla. They were just unlucky, and stupid and got caught.
He knew damn well he was breaking the law already. 15 year olds aren't allowed to drive without an adult in the car (If he even had a learners permit in the first place.) Should't have went on his little joy ride in the first place, none of it would have happened.
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If that were my mother/grand mother killed by some fuckinig moron I don't care if he is 15 or 50. Reading fucking books for 4 years is a joke and an insult to the womans family.
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If he had set out to smash in to somebody, I would 100% concur. But, from the sound of the article. They were joyriding. No malicious intent. I think that reading 3 books a week is an odd punishment, I thinking making him get his education, doing community service would be appropriate. They said the kid isn't remorseful, just blank stares.. with out knowing any back story.. He's probably in a state of shock.

If I had ever been caught doing the messed up stuff I did when I was young and stupid, I would have been locked up in prison for a long time. I consider ymself to be very much of a benefit to the community. I have a hard time saying that these kids are horrible, and need to be locked away forever bla bla bla. They were just unlucky, and stupid and got caught.
same could be said for the getaway driver of an armed robbery, where the victim is killed, driver will still be charged with the murder.
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If that were my mother/grand mother killed by some fuckinig moron I don't care if he is 15 or 50. Reading fucking books for 4 years is a joke and an insult to the womans family.
I guess that's the way I am looking at the issue. He was out driving at high enough speed to kill someone with his mini SUV.

Monkeybiz, I did some dumb stuff too but I never killed anyone, did you?
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A 15 year old also knows what a stop sign is....
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I guess that's the way I am looking at the issue. He was out driving at high enough speed to kill someone with his mini SUV.

Monkeybiz, I did some dumb stuff too but I never killed anyone, did you?
Thats another question. I assume it was his parents SUV. Did they know he was out joy riding in their SUV?
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A 15 year old also knows what a stop sign is....
I'm sure many of us, intentionally or accidentally, have failed to stop at a stop sign before.

Of bigger concern to me is #1 taking a vehicle without permission, or if someone gave him permission, they should also receive some punishment, and #2 fleeing the scene of an accident.
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