Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Show-Me 'Law & Order' Hard-line Against Youngsters From Missouri Guv Parson

Given the opioid crisis that continues in rural and suburban Missouri we're not sure if promising to lock up the babies of his constituents is a good look for reelection . . . Checkit:

Missouri governor supports trying kids 12 to 18 as adults

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is asking lawmakers to approve legislation that would allow judges to decide whether a child between the ages of 12 and 18 should be tried as an adult in court for unlawful use of weapons and armed criminal action.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time kiddies.

Anonymous said...


I AGREE. If these deadbeat parents won't control their kids and teach them values respect, right from wrong and how blessed they are to live in this country then the Gov. should step in and throw the flipping book at them. If 12 year old's can go out and riot loot and kill then treat them as an adult. Spare no punishment.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Age should not exclude someone from prison or execution.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Actually, it's stupid and it'll chase away voters. But keep encouraging it because that's how the Democratic Party is going to flip the state.

Anonymous said...

Parson becomes totally irrelevant in 5 months.

The Ayatollah said...

These kids aren’t Wally and the Beav. They are basically wild raccoons running around. They are dangerous. Lock em Up !

Byron Funkhouser said...

Thank goodness we at least have a competent governor since our big city mayors are pathetic.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I did not say that at 12:29

But, thank god for Mayor Parson putting his foot down and getting these criminal juveniles off the street before they turn into criminal adults. QBall knelt with them, and now they feel empowered to commit crime with impunity!

Anonymous said...

We have to keep the prison complex churning and recidivism rates up, so yes, imprison every one for every thing, regardless of age. It's good for the country.

Anonymous said...

Teens under age 18 (but not as young as 12) are often tried as adults. It depends on the nature of the crime and their own criminal history.

The change I think is needed is to make juvenile arrest and conviction records available for use at trial and sentencing in adult criminal cases.