Why should New York State keep the age of criminal responsibility at age 16 instead of raising it to 18 ?
What Guys Said 3
You're still a child in mind at age 16, not an adult. Kids do stupid things, very stupid, part of growing up. I think it wrong to deal with them as though they're adults
I'm not from America, don't know much about your laws etc but I do know punishments are very severe in comparison to sentences here in England. Does New York have the death penalty? If so could a 16 year old be sentenced to death if they'd killed?
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Why? Do you know the difference between right and wrong? A 6yr old knows that lying is wrong, that stealing is wrong, and especially that murder is wrong. They know that breaking someone else's stuff is wrong.
So why should a 16yr old who is as technologically savvy to figure out a cell phone can't seem to understand that either?
A 16yr old may not totally figure out how to avoid peer pressure, but they sure as hell KNOW what's going on is right or wrong! They certainly understand what vandalism is, and what it means to bully someone. They totally know that murder is wrong. Sorry. Not buying the fact they can't understand that stuff.
Because 16 year olds keep murdering people.
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