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  •  I wasn't thinking about a blog (0+ / 0-)

    so much as a permanent database somewhere. That, you know, future employers, college admissions officers, etc. could access.

    If they're going to act like terrorists, treat them like terrorists.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:20:56 AM PDT

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    •  Can you consider the possibility (2+ / 0-)
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      that these teens were just ranting (stupidly, since they attached their own names)?

      I've seen comments just as bad hide rated on this blog. Do you think that each user of such a HR comment here deserves to have their real name in a permanent database accessible to employers and schools? And presumably, these users on Dailykos are adults, not minors.

      Think. The actual rapists will not have their juvenile records following them around all their lives, but you are suggesting that these girls should? Is what they wrote worse than what those boys did?

      Surely not.

      •  I'm not suggesting a damn thing that isn't (0+ / 0-)

        verifiable: stupid should not be a protected handicap, and terroristic threats should definitely be part of their permanent records. As far as the rapists' juvenile records being sealed / expunged? In this case I surely hope that doesn't happen.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:53:51 AM PDT

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        •  So generally speaking (2+ / 0-)
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          you think that the criminal records of juveniles should not be confidential? Is that what you're saying?

          If a nine year old commits a crime, her name should be in the newspaper, and the record should follow her throughout her life?

          •  Where would you set the accountability bar? n/t (0+ / 0-)

            LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

            by BlackSheep1 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:43:55 PM PDT

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            •  Juveniles are held accountable for their crimes (2+ / 0-)
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              according to the dictates of the juvenile justice system. Generally, though, that system recognizes that juvenile criminal records should not follow the individual for the rest of their lives.

              That's a different rule than the one for adults in the criminal justice system.

              •  So, these "boys" will "grow out of" having (0+ / 0-)

                destroyed this young woman's life.

                She won't.

                LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

                by BlackSheep1 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:23:58 PM PDT

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