You are so right, inquiringmind & Humphrey! If the juvenile system can't handle cases of this seriousness, then it's in very serious need of an overhaul.
Food for thought: If, instead of committing this crime, this kid had had sex with the pastor, then, in the eyes of the law, he would be just a mere child and the pastor would have the book thrown at him. Disgusting legal hypocrisy.
Ah yes, once again we see the hypocrisy of the legal system. If instead of this crime, Barnes had had sex with this pastor, why then he would be just a mere child and the pastor would be a criminal.
He's a JUVENILE, try him in the JUVENILE system! If the system is incapable of handling something of this seriousness, then it's in great need of an overhaul.
Hmm... rrrccc, I think you may be talking to me. If so, you've not read my comments carefully. Again, I'm not saying these kids should only be yelled at and shown the door, but just that they should be considered as juveniles, which is what they are - and, as I first said, would be in the eyes of the law if they had had sex with an adult, rather than commit this crime. (And yes, it is a crime.) Also, if they had killed any children on the bus, it would still be a crime, and they would still be JUVENILES.
Furthermore, if the juvenile legal system is incapable of handling something of this seriousness, then the system is in bad need of some extensive overhauling.
Note to indian: it's 'capital' punishment. 'Capitol' punishment is what conservatives are inflicting on the government in Washington.
Beacons of holiday spirit?? Oh come on -- they're beacons of senseless excess.
indian - I'm most definitely not saying they should just be given a harsh lecture, told never to let that happen again, and then shown the door. They are JUVENILES, and should be tried and sentenced in the JUVENILE legal system.
The idea of trying these kids as adults is evidence of a digusting legal hypocrisy in many many areas of the country. Food for thought: If these kids had had sex with an adult, oh my, they would just be mere children, so throw the book at the adult! But commit certain crimes, then Ta Da! they suddenly morph into adults.
The violence suggested by indian boggles the mind.