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  •  You're kidding, right? (10+ / 0-)

    The only appropriate response to a 13 year old stripping naked in front of a 42 year old adult in this sort of situation is to toss a blanket over him/her and calling his/her parents. If calling parents isn't an option, calling 911 and asking for a same sex officer to respond, preferably with CPS, is the next step.

    Conservative? Whatever. Toss around whatever labels you want.  Kids need protection. If a child is acting out like this, he/she needs intervention. It's a progressive value not to blame children when they act out inappropriately, not to take advantage of them, but to get them the help they need asap.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 12:36:52 PM PST

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    •  No one is arguing that his actions aren't illegal (0+ / 0-)

      The grandparent poster argued that "the harshest of all penalties" should be applied to any activity of this sort. We agree the guy is guilty and must be punished: now, what should the penalties be?

      To the poster I was responding to, there can never be a mitigating circumstance and every instance of sexual behavior involving an underage teenager is exactly the same thing and should all be treated with the harshest possible penalties.

      Whether any actual physical or psychological harm ever came to the child or not, whether the child initiated it or was pursued by the adult, whether the adult even knew the child's age, whether there was force or violence involved or not, none of this is relevant to this poster during sentencing. Throw the book at the offender. 20 years in prison, minimum! Hell, that's the American way!

      That's the definition of a law-and-order conservative.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:35:22 AM PST

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