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|User Info||Political Charge? This May Be Prosecutor's Biggest Mis; entered at 2012-04-12 00:03:08|
Registered: 2008-12-21 CA
The socially appropriate response to the death of a child is sympathy,
Child? If he was a teen does that place him outside of being a child? The world has varying standards and "adult" has IMO more to do with drinking age than anything else. When I lived in the Kingdom of Tonga, I had a licence to buy liquor at the ripe old age of 16. It cost me 25 cents in local currency. For a 50 cent licence I could buy twice as much per week...
in the United States as of 1995, minor is legally defined as a person under the age of 21, same with the context of alcohol, people under the age of 21 may be referred to as "minors"., However, not all minors are considered "juveniles" in terms of criminal responsibility. As is frequently the case in the United States, the laws vary widely by state.
In eleven states, including Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas, a "juvenile" is legally defined as a person under 17., In two states, New York and North Carolina, "juvenile" refers to a person under 16. In other states a juvenile is legally defined as a person under 18.,
Under this distinction, those considered juveniles are usually tried in juvenile court, and they may be afforded other special protections. For example, in some states a parent or guardian must be present during police questioning, or their names may be kept confidential when they are accused of a crime. For many crimes (especially more violent crimes), the age at which a minor may be tried as an adult is variable below the age of 18 or (less often) below 16 [Gaines, Larry K and Roger Leroy Miller. "Criminal Justice in Action" 4th ed., Thompson Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. Pg 495]. For example, in Kentucky, the lowest age a juvenile may be tried as an adult, no matter how heinous the crime, is 14.
IMO your use of child in reference to Trayvon is inappropriate.
Last modified: 2012-04-12 00:04:18 by bertdilbert