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  •  That's fine, but..... (4+ / 0-)

    you can't turn our children into criminals on a wholesale basis.   They don't get a criminal record for having cigarettes under 18.    We have to stop criminalizing their behavior and start working to keep supports under them while they transition from stupid kid to adult.  

    They're right to life because they enjoy destroying it.

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House. Warren/Spitzer 2016

    by dkmich on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 03:26:23 PM PDT

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    •  If they are being criminally charged (2+ / 0-)
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      for alcohol under age there's a problem beyond the war on drugs.

      •  I don't know about that. (1+ / 0-)
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        If they bought it?   If they shared what they bought?   All I know is that I don't trust cops are far as I can throw them.  

        Wonder if it could be a new business.   Running workshops that teach kids and parents how to respond when the cops show up.   The boy up above was not told he was not even told he was arrested let alone read his rights, or given a phone call despite asking for his parents.  He had his phone and car searched without a search warrant.   When his friend ran and the one cop at the scene chased him, he stayed at the scene and waited for the cop to return.  (Uncooperative?)  He gave his name; and when he asked for his parents, he was yanked out of the car, thrown to the ground, kneed in the back, handcuffed, and left laying on the ground for 30 minutes.  They kept him there for three hours intimidating him, making his tell on the runner, and making him call the runner with the script they gave him.   They impounded his car.   He is 17, will automatically be tried in adult court and if found guilty will not ever be able to have the record expunged.   All this for two misdemeanor charges,  uncooperative and in the park after dark.  It isn't only black kids that the police are abusing.

        What we need is a Democrat in the White House. Warren/Spitzer 2016

        by dkmich on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 03:55:59 PM PDT

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