Re: Young offender's act (none / 0) (#17)
by shepd on Thu Apr 20, 2000 at 12:56:39 AM EST
Yes, all very true (to the best of my knowledge). Especially the part where
people under 12 are not chargeable with any crime.
Which explains why nutcase kids (like some local to my area) are able to hang
kids on coat racks by their shirt collar, strangling and killing them in the
process, as a joke and get away with it. Or can pour lighter fluid on other
students and light them on fire without real repurcussions. Of course, once
they hit 12 they learn the hard way to quit it. Sorry, but for some crimes
(murder and torture) ANY child that can walk and talk knows they are wrong.
And if they don't, they need to learn quickly, not when they are 12.
I figure if kids like that had to talk to a judge, and were to be shown what
their life will end up as if they continue down that path (not putting them in
jail, just showing them it -- now that's pretty reasonable), they might decide
to direct their life a little differently. Perhaps before they killed someone.
Yeah, I'm going on way too much. Sorry, I just have strong opinions against
this part of Canadian law... :-|
Just my 2 cents. No part of the above statement was necessarialy true, yadda
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