Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's like you could have seen this coming

There have been some arrests in the murder of DC middle school principle, Brian Betts. That's the good. The bad is that three of them are teens that have extensive criminal histories, and were supposed to be under the control of the juvenile justice system in DC.

I'm not even going to bother digging for all the times I've brought this up on this blog: when you catch violent scumbags, you put them in a box for the rest of their lives. So they're a juvenile? Then sure, give them a second chance if they haven't ruined someone's life; but if they can't control themselves to the point where there is a determination that they have to be monitored in order to be released into the public, then that pink squishy thing in between your ears should tell you that they shouldn't be walking free at all.

Just because they aren't 18 years old does not mean that they cannot be held accountable for their actions, and someone does not magically turn into an adult on their 18th birthday. There was a time when a 12 year old was considered an adult, and that if they wandered around in life damaging people then they would be controlled by people who didn't.

Also, I'd hate to hear that these three spineless scumbags were released from detention to make room for some non-violent youths. The wheels of the machine need to be greased and all, but for pete's sake make some stinkin' room for the crazies!
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