Posted by danos, a resident of another community, on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Steve - Better to pay to incarcerate armed criminals than have them out committing violent crimes.
Personally, I don't believe it is possible to rehabilitate someone who engages in violent crimes. Forget the "kid" part - by the time you're about 6 years old, you pretty much know that it's not OK to point guns at people and steal their belongings.
The only way to deal with such criminals is to remove them from society.
Posted by roj, a resident of another community, on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:18 am
Many crimes are commited by juviniles because they know they wont do much jail time, even if they shoot someone. The older gangsters have these minors do these crimes for them. They should be punished much harder then they are currently being. Sometimes they just get released to their parents who don't give a %^$# and are back on the streets to commit more crimes.