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When is it assault, and when is it “boys will be boys?”
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: Krakatoa
This is the paradox of today’s society and one that we should consider:
At what age should a person be held accountable for their actions? There are horror stories of young children, some younger than this young child, doing far worse, with no regret or concern for their actions. And unfortunately, I do not agree with the idea of calling the parents in and not involving the authorities.
Ask yourself this: What if it was your daughter that this happened to, would you be content to allow just a stern talking to by the parents? Or would you want more? Far too often we often look and say children make mistakes, however, in this case I would say this goes beyond what is childlike behavior and is border on adult criminal activity.
The reality is that the young boy did touch the girl, that would be grounds to call in his parents, but he went one step further, he did not let go of her, but held her and forcefully kissed her. That is assault and rape.
And if you look at the way the laws are written, the reality is that as long as he keeps his nose clean, being his age, his records will be sealed at the age of 18. So his life is not ruined as you so put it. He is not being charged as an adult, but as a juvenile offender.
originally posted by: Domo1
Good. He knew it was wrong. 13 year olds are in 7th grade. You were smart enough to know that was completely unacceptable at that age. You don't grab someone and force your tongue into their mouth.
originally posted by: lucifershiningone
It's just a boy being a boy. So the rights of girl do not matter. This line of thinking only belongs to one party and it is their MO.
Same people who think they can tell a woman what she can or can not do with her own body. This party also hates the Muslim community because of their so called belief system towards women, yet their ideology about women could be compared to the ones they hate.