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that is either a naive/simple mind, or the mind of a child. Either way....the judge is wrong.
That's precisely what can and does happen. By the judge. Legally. If you and others don't like it then voice dissent and get the law changed. As it stands it's up to the judges discretion to assess each homicide case involving a minor and to determine if said minor should be tried as an adult.
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: enlightenedservant
What's the point in even having a juvenile court system if minors are treated as adults?
I believe a Law was passed so that they could only be tried as adults if it were homicide crime. Even then it's up to the discretion of the judge if that minor should be tried as an adult.
That aside, i am sure the judge had access to many things that you and I don't. Like political pressures, and precedent set by a justice system that seems to enjoy delivering to The People their pound of flesh.