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  •  They aren't going to prison (1+ / 0-)
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    They are going to juvenile detention, while not a walk in the park, is much more strongly supervised and safer.  Plus, the offenders are younger, and, one hopes, less hardened.

    •  That is funny (1+ / 0-)
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      So you think it's safe in the juvenile system?

      I am not defending these kids but the institutionalized  do actually get trained somewhere

      There are no sacred cows.

      by LaEscapee on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:53:10 PM PDT

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      •  What would you recommend (1+ / 0-)
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        as an appropriate punishment/response to their crime?

        I said "safer" not safe.

        •  And again I will say (2+ / 0-)
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          Deep Texan, Tonedevil

          "nothing pisses me off more than  than people that have never been to jail advocating that jail is the answer."

          I'm not saying cut the kids loose or that these girls should be given a pass. I am saying advocating  that it's fine to "lock them up" carries no weight from those that have never faced what happens in those places. I am saying the war on people should end, there is a better approach especially when it deals with children.

          There are no sacred cows.

          by LaEscapee on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:40:17 PM PDT

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          •  I really would be interested (1+ / 0-)
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            in hearing more about your "better approach" and what constitutes the middle ground between incarceration and giving them a free pass.

            I don't think I advocated in favor of "locking the girls" up.  I am glad they have been arrested and charged, though, and that this is getting national media attention for two reasons:

            1) It might deter other young people from using social media in such an irresponsible way, and

            2) It should, at the very least, serve as a giant wake-up call to parents to pay more attention to what their kids are doing online.

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