Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The right thing to do

I didn't actually see the sentencing but when I turned on the TV this morning they were talking about the decision that the judge made about sentencing Cody Posey as a juvenile. I believe that with so many people supporting Cody from his own community, jurors and the general public the judge really had no choice. I'm not sure if he made this decision because he feels it is right or because he will soon be up for re-election however, I agree with it and think it was the right thing to do. This boy isn't a career criminal and he deserve the opportunity to get the help he needs to be productive in society. I know so many people disagree with this. As for me I am pleased.
There are repeat offenders of unspeakable crimes who do less than 7 years and so to send a child to prison for the rest of his life....that seems like a crime. There is a difference between people who kill at random or for personal gain and people who kill to save their own life. Cody made some bad choices...but who hasn't? We all have things( probably not murder) big or small that we can look back on in our minds and know that we could have handle those thing differently if not better had we thought them through. However, the difference is chances are the things we think about took place in our adult life not when we were children

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