Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EXTREME SENTENCING OF YOUTH


America is the land of the free, the land that is the alleged beacon of morality, yet we still believe in punishing children like that of an adult, why? We know it to be true that many adults within this society are set up to be criminals and branded life time felons; however, when this type of oppression begin to transcend down onto juveniles one must wonder why it is even allowed to be remotely thought of. Disparities in juvenile justice are extremely similar to the disparities found in that of the adult criminal justice system. Race and socioeconomic factors are clearly exhibited within the disparities and the loads of studies and scholastic writings that are out there on the subject. Do you believe in the death penalty for children? Do you believe in life sentences for juveniles? Is the juvenile system moving away from treatment and slowly slipping into a just deserts setup? What forms of propaganda are out there that allows society to tolerate such nonsense? The juveniles in America are in dire need of relief from the INJUSTICE system, why are their needs being ignored? Most importantly, why do racial disparities exist within the JUVENILE justice system? America the beautiful, the great, the land of the free and opportunity—huh? The magnificent Dr. Dohrn has worked extensively to bring light onto this matter, below are a series of vids where she is lecturing on this subject matter. Take a look at them and then comment if you may.






Dr. Bernardine Dohrn - Extreme Sentencing of Youth

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYUgIpu7InY&feature=related
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mueTd-4oHm4&feature=related
part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Gis35X9uI&feature=related
part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9GHmZ-Y0Do&feature=related

4 comments:

  1. I always said that this country may be tough on crime, but it is also stupid on crime. Then again, this is likely no accident; putting more people in prison helps those on the top maintain and increase their powers, privileges and fortunes. At the same time we give budget cuts to education which will likely contribute circumstances toward criminal behavior. The poorer the eduation, the more likely students will engage in deviant behavior.

    We also need to know that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. At one time they thought that brain development ends at the age of 18. Still, young people under the age of 30 are filling up prisons nationwide due to the corrupt, predatory monster known as the justice system.

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  2. I happened upon this blog through friends on facebook and I can appreciate what it is that you are trying to say, but it is so poorly written it's hard to focus on your words/meaning. Try to run some basic grammatical edits before you post and I think you'll see a big difference.

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  3. I May not Agree With Putting Children In Prison For Miner Offences, (As They Is Batter Ways In Dealing With Those Children)
    It Is Batter To Strap Children For Breaking The Law And Supporting Those Children In Keeping Them Out Of Prison

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  4. I May not Agree With Putting Children In Prison For Miner Offences, (As They Is Batter Ways In Dealing With Those Children)
    It Is Batter To Strap Children For Breaking The Law And Supporting Those Children In Keeping Them Out Of Prison

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