teenage lifers

In the U.S., about 2,000 teenagers are serving life in prison
Apparently, Pennsylvania's law is the strictest, with a double-whammy: All first-degree . . and second-degree . . murderers must be tried as adults regardless of age, and all first- . . and all second- . . get mandatory life without parole. Human Rights Watch says this makes the U.S. number one, kicking even Iran's butt. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Sep 30, 2008

If ya can't do the time then don't do the crime.

I was a "teenager" when Uncle Sugar was going to adopt my butt and send it to Viet Nam. (Lucked out and got into the Navy first however.)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/30/08 at 10:36 AM
Well said, gentlemen!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 09/30/08 at 11:42 AM
So are we beating Iran with being stricter on teenage murderers or on having more teenage murderers?

And I do have to say, as a Louisiana resident, at least we're second in something besides the most obese.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 09/30/08 at 12:33 PM
Convicted of murder? Just fry 'em all! Bet if we adopted that policy people would think twice about even getting themselves remotely close to a situation that might possibly get them in that kind of trouble. Instead of this go-back-to-jail-and-see-all-your-stupid-little-buddies thing we've got going on now.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 09/30/08 at 04:19 PM
Dumbfounded - well of course I'm not serious! If I was I wouldn't be reading this website everyday. I think the system is ineffective and f'ed up but the above statement was not meant to be taken to heart. Nor is basically anything I ever say here.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/01/08 at 08:26 AM
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