An argument in favor of having kids tried as adults

Except that anticipation of future pleasure may balance or outweigh present pain. When you decide to go to graduate school you take it into consideration, otherwise, if built-in fear of death was not an issue, a heroin addiction followed by quick death would probably constitute a better plan. Took some reasoning to get there, I would bet. Surely it is inherent in pain that it be painful?

An argument in favor of having kids tried as adults

James Pollock June 11, at 3: Good luck with THAT. Why should an eleven-year-old child not be able to play on his own? Why is it wrong? There IS nothing wrong with that. And now they have to have therapy?

An argument in favor of having kids tried as adults

For what, what are they hoping to accomplish with that? The boys are fine. Let them play in their own freaking backyard, geez. I wish Cindy and Fred the very best for tomorrow!

June 11, at 5: By not considering how emotionally scarring it may be for a child to be dragged out of its home for weeks just because some minor organisational screwup, they are being willfully negligent.

They generally seem to be negligent of considering the negative consequences of their actions in such cases.

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BL June 11, at 5: Legally, neither the police nor protective services can make an emergency removal without court order unless lthe child is in clear imminent danger. Temporary lack of shelter after school would not qualify.

Police have no desire to be responsible for children for any amount of time. They very rarely remove a child from a home except under the most dire circumstances. Most departments will call for a protective services worker to come, if available, just to avoid making that call.

Protective services rarely removes a child without prior investigation, intervention — services provided to the family to avoid removal — show of cause, and court order except under the most dire circumstances.

I know of one case in which the family received services for almost two years — during which time, the abusive male partner was jailed several times for beating the mother and the mother was jailed several times for drug offenses and hospitalized several times for severe mental illness — before the child was removed following yet another domestic violence call and the court ordered foster care and another service plan.

If an emergency removal does take place, which, again, is rare, a temporary or preliminary custody hearing is held before a judge within 48 hours to determine if there is cause for removal.

Cause is not a finding of abuse or neglect, it is sufficient evidence to show that leaving the child with the parents would more likely than not endanger him or her. The judge has to base her or his decision on the law and the laws in most states are pretty specific.

An argument in favor of having kids tried as adults

The parents always have legal representation; the child often does not. The judge, not the police, not the protective services worker, not the social worker, decides if there is cause for removal.Teaching my kids to sit still is the best thing I ever did as a parent, and by sit still I really mean to sit quietly on my lap or beside me with minimal fidgeting.

After the most recent school shooting, NC State Rep. Larry Pittman said he wanted to work with police to train teachers and allow them to carry weapons at school.

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As an Army veteran, I've been in. I wrote about this case yesterday, and today had a chance to interview the mom by phone. She prefers to remain anonymous until the case is closed, and perhaps forever.

As for why her son was not given a key: she worried that if he was in the house alone and a burglar barged in, he’d be in more danger than if he was free outside. There’s varying levels of walled gardens, to take the metaphor way too far.

You could talk at a friendly and superficial level to a wife-and-seven-kids coworker . I seem to recall that Graeber’s Debt: The First 5, Years makes the argument that social interactions are actually facilitated by infinite debts, or debts that are never repaid.

It’s not that anyone has the possibility to actually call an infinite debt; it’s that your mutual indebtedness ties you together in a mechanism of society-building.

Pros of Juveniles Being Tried As Adults. 1. Brings Justice For Extreme Crimes While juveniles may be kids, they should have the ability to distinguish right from wrong, especially in extreme circumstances.

Better Never to Have Been — Crooked Timber