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  •  What will it take? (4+ / 0-)

    I ask this because every time a topic like this is posted, there are people who will rush to defend the criminals just because they're teenagers.

     I understand that you want to "save the children", but then there's shit like this that crosses that "naïve misguided kid" threshold. We've not talking about run-of-the-mill delinquents here.

     The people who want to spare thugs like this from punishments they deserve, like going to prison, seem to gloss over the victim and dismiss the seriousness of the crime. How does the rape, at gunpoint no less, of a 12 year old girl not register with some people here as an inhumanly evil crime that was committed deliberately and maliciously? I really don't get it.

     What if these guys committed similar or worse crimes? Would they still be "innocent children" to you? I mean they're 15/16 years old. They're not children. They're young, but they're far from being little kids.

     Yes, I want these guys to serve time in prison and registered as sex offenders. What they did was horrific. I don't give shit if their "young lives" are supposedly ruined. They ruined their own lives as far as I'm concerned. There's no reason to show leniency or mercy for a crime like that.

     The only thing I take from people who want to spare thugs like these guys is that teenagers can literally commit any crime they want and we're not allowed to punish them, that it doesn't matter what they do.

     If all these guys had done is shoplift or used drugs, then I would not feel so outraged. Rape is never okay no matter who commits.

     Showing leniency to three teenage gangbangers who maliciously raped a 12 year old girl at gunpoint, videotaped it, then posted about it on Facebook is terminally stupid. I'm sorry, but it is. You may as well not even punish them if you're so concerned about their age.

     I'm liberal on many thing, but not on this. Violent criminals, whether they are teenagers or adults, should be brought to justice. Those of you who are standing up for these guys are, in my opinion, idiots. You should be concerned about the girl they raped, not the rapists.

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