pretrial release

The District of Calamity (continuing series)
A particularly vicious, prolific teenage street mugger terrorizing one Washington, D.C., neighborhood has been given several chances by judges and youth agency officials, to the point where last week, a cop drummed up an unprecedented e-mail campaign by residents, to D.C. judges and officials, to please not let this guy out anymore before trial. So what happens? The guy gets picked up again, accused of three street robberies, and in "a paperwork mixup," released again, and U.S. Marshals are still looking for him. (Crime tip for D.C. youth: To keep from getting pre-trial detention, don't use a weapon; just sneak up behind pedestrians and beat 'em bloody with your fists.) Washington Post
     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Nov 26, 2008

It says that teens can't be charged as adults if the robbery is committed without a weapon. How about number of robberies or number of violent assualts? Stupid justice system.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/26/08 at 08:33 AM
Maxx and KW et al, It stopped being a "justice system" long, long ago. It is more correctly called a "legal system" or whatever you want as long as "justice isn't evident.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/26/08 at 09:16 AM
Maybe he beat and robbed all of those people in self-defense. Try to keep an open mind, folks.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/26/08 at 12:42 PM
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