Too Young for Life in Prison

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What happens when a teen murders someone, and then is sentenced to life in prison without parole? It’s a difficult question for most. But when I read a recent article on MSNBC.com called “14 years old: Too young for life in prison?” I started thinking more about it. What came to mind is that perhaps we’re not looking at the right place to make a decision. These children committing adult crimes is only the product of something more serious: the way children are raised, and the lack of respect they’re taught.

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Has the Fat Lady Sung Yet?

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Fat Lady SingsSo by now we’ve all hear the news: Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of the murder of her daughter, Caylee, after a deliberation of about 10 hours. Okay, really? Not guilty? More and more this is sounding like something else we’ve experience some years before. “If the gloves don’t fit you must acquit,” was the chant, I believe. Who says you can’t get away with murder? O.J. Simpson did it. So did Robert Wagner. So why not Casey Anthony now? The only difference between the guys and Anthony is that they were famous before they did it; she wasn’t. But don’t let that sway you – she’ll do it backwards and become famous after the act, because now I’m sure she’ll get a reality show out of this, if not a Lifetime movie! More

Benedict’s Apology Is Missing Something

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Pope Benedict XVIOn Friday, 11 June, Pope Benedict XVI made his apology to the Church from S Peter’s Square on the sex abuse going on within the Roman Catholic Church. This is a very sticky situation. According to the account, he apologized and begged forgiveness of the crimes set against the children, and the church would do “everything possible” to prevent priests from abusing children. Applause, applause, applause.

That’s it? That’s all there is? Just an apology, just an “I’m so sorry, please forgive me?” More

How did Joran get away with it?

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Joran van der SlootFirst it was Natalee Holloway. Five years later (to the day), it’s Stephany Flores. And I sit here scratching my head wondering how this guy got away with these two murders. Perhaps I can understand the first one (perhaps) because the Aruba authorities were so lax. Actually, some reports refer to them as “the Keystone Cops” (how embarrassing is that?). But shouldn’t the FBI have been keeping an eye on him, knowing he murdered Natalee?

Well, as you would have guessed, they were! That’s where we come to Stephany Flores and the question: Was the FBI responsible for her death?

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