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Originally posted by Vitchilo
12-year-old boy jailed for 30 years
Paul Henry Gingerich is serving a prison sentence for the shooting that killed a friend’s step-father. Even though he didn’t pull the trigger — or know that he was going to be a part of the murder plot — Gingerich was sentenced to 30 years in jail.
In Indiana, a 12 year old like Paul can be tried as an adult if the court finds it is in the best interest of society. His attorney, Monica Foster, tells RT that the controversy surrounding the case has led to unjust circumstances for a child that doesn’t deserve this punishment.
According to Foster and a slew of supporters, Gingerich doesn’t belong there.His lawyer describes the youngster as someone with no prior incidents, and that the worst thing they could say about him at his hearing was that “he sometimes didn’t do his homework and he sometimes talked in class.”
Foster notes that the boy’s original attorney had practically no time to put together a defense case and says that there was no way anyone could be prepared for a trial like this one. Now family and supporters are urging others to help make it possible so that his sentence can be overruled.
Crazy judge. Crazy law. Crazy people. Indiana, you are nuts. Putting kids in jail for life. Seriously? Stop this madness... Not even the soviet union did this.edit on 19-8-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Brokenbackrest
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
reply to post by Brokenbackrest
A preteen mind is very malleable. He can be reformed and as a civilized society it is our duty to do so. No man or family is an island. Your primitive views on punishment should also be reformed. You are welcome to join us in the 21st century western society culture any time you feel like leaving your cave and goats. Good luck.
Your hand wringing liberalism is vile. An innocent man here was killed by this psychopath, he needs to be PUNISHED to set an example.
Originally posted by humanityinsanity
reply to post by kn0wh0w
hmm i think you mean its too human, cages werent invented by animals unless your willing to admit we all are animals, that would be crazy, we were created by a cosmic father figure thats now off screwing hookers and neglecting his children, so now confined in solitary, physicaly or mentaly gone mad enough to manipulate other people into killing, or covering it up by blaming them, eather way left alone with your own dark side long enough you will go crazy, where i live juvinille detention is solitary confinement, i had hard time so i wasnt even allowed to have a window, but its just the same as kids being taught by the media at the mercy of some video game inventor or tv write whos on some unnamed cia agents paylist
BURLINGTON — A 12-year-old boy accused of killing his parents and gravely wounding two siblings will spend seven years in juvenile detention, but will avoid adult charges in the case.