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Why is a 16 year old not old enough to be punished if he murders or molests someone?

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  • Mini
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    teenagers can still be tried as adults but in some cases they are not in which case their punishment is much less severe- they could be released by the age of 21 instead of being held for life. 

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  • 1 month ago

    16 yr olds are punished all the time..  And can even be tried as adults for serious crimes

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Posting this day after day and reading it and agreeing with yourself doesn't make it true.

    Sixteen year old JUVENILES are punished if "he" murders or molests someone.

    Why are you only concerned about males, Mr. I Won't Grow Up?

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  • 1 month ago

    IT is in the STATES... actually a 14 yr old who was one of three who killed a young collage girl in NY is being declared as a adult so adult punishment can be used to FRY to young asss..

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Who says they're not old enough? They certainly would be where I live.

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  • 1 month ago

    Who told you that? It's not true.

    • SMA 5561 month agoReport

      Stupid politician make stupid laws.

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  • 1 month ago

    Wrong. Many 16 year olds are charged as adults.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Even juveniles can be "punished".

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  • 1 month ago

    they are old enough, and it is done all the time

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I thought 16 year olds can buy guns.

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    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      How is that even relevant?  Yes, some states do allow someone to buy a gun at 16, perhaps with consent of a parent.

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  • Bill B
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    They could be charged as an adult, depending on the specifics of the crime. 

    https://www.google.com/search?q=16+year+old+charge...

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