reply to post by Kali74
sorry to be brutal,but the truth is that poor 12 yr old probably stabbed a 12 yr old that has parents with touchy feely ideals not unlike your own.it
does not matter that he prob never knew his dad,or his mum was on crack,or there was no playground where he grew up.these excuses dont alter the fact
that that young boy is locked up for a reason.i am not at all racist,so dont even go to that response.we have the same problems here in the uk,very
few guns thankfully,but when they keep doing wrong they need to be removed from society.is it even wrong ,in a pragmatic sense, that if they have went
wrong enough at 12 to rape or kill they should be in the system for life.where could you begin to rehabilatate that.how do you deal with a child that
,for example,commits the same crime whilst awaiting trial for the same offence? they have passed the point where they can be punished with anything
that scares them.
this is not a personal attack on your response.i have a daughter of similar age and can see your empathy,just realise some people are beyond help..its
the rest of society that needs help to remove them.