Originally Posted by katl8e
I wonder if they're even redeemable? When you you start your life of crime, with such a major felony, at such a young age, WHERE do you go from there?
I'm not sure this is where they started, though -- didn't the police already have their fingerprints on file? (That's how they knew who did it, right?) In all likelihood, though, there were warning signs out there that these kids were seriously
ed up. You don't just wake up one day and think Hey, I think I'm gonna go commit a violent crime
-- you start out by torturing animals, or being a peeping tom, or committing other violent (and often sexual) acts.
I hate how the media always asks the parents of violent young offenders to comment. What are the parents supposed to say? "Wow, my son is messed up
!" Most of the time, if the parents say anything at all, it's "My son would never do such a thing" or "He's such a good boy at home."
One thing I did find surprising, though ... How come the media is allowed to release the names of the boys? Aren't they protected under some kind of juvenile offender act? (They would be here. They could do the same horrific things in Canada, and we'd never know who they were -- which, in this particular case, I'm not sure I can agree with. I don't think they should be protected by anonymity.)