June 12, 2014
I can't believe we even have to ask this question in the first place in the land of the free where we are suppose to be more civilized then other countries that persecute people, men, women and children even pregnant women for just being Christian. Yet here we are in the 21st century and we have a debate over if two preteens, girls only 12 years old should be tried as adults for the stabbing of another girl also 12.
Wisconsin has the ridiculous law still in the books that any child over the age of 10 can be tried as an adult for attempted murder. These girls are 12 so surely they must be tried as adults right? Hell no! What's wrong with some people? How can any one believe that children this young have a fully matured brain? They still believed in the Slender Man! They might as well believed in Superman or the tooth fairy! Obviously these girls have shown very little maturity. It is most tragic and horrific in what they did, and they should certainly be held accountable, but not at the same level as adults.
I'm glad the judge granted a competency evaluation for one of the two 12-year-old girls charged in the Slender Man stabbing, but it’s still unclear whether the preteens will be tried as juveniles or adults. Ask any pediatric neurologist how mature 10 to 12 year old brains are. I can't believe how backwards a lot of us still are here in America, yet we are so quick to point out injustices around the world when in fact in a lot of ways we are still lacking too. Any one who considers 12 year old brains as reasonable or mature as adult must in fact have shit for brains as far as I am concerned. If 12 year olds are the same as adults, let's marry them off or give them guns and send them off with our troops. I see no common sense in any of this!