Sunday, December 9, 2012

11 and 7 - attempted armed robbery, a chilling story

"Robbery detectives were briefed by officers at the scene but due the age of the child suspects, they were both placed into the custody of their families as they cannot be taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. After dropping off the 11-year-old at his parents house, he took off running from police but was quickly caught again and left in the custody of his parents." [Portland Police Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery by Two Boys, Ages 11 and 7 - Gun Recovered].

Here is a situation where the conduct of these two boys cannot be left with them. Returning these boys to their families is not a solution, temporary or otherwise. The criminal and immoral actions of the two boys cannot be blamed on poverty, school system, TV, video games, or whatever might be the excuse of the day.

Their families and they alone are at fault.  

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