I mean I know I’m only 15, but it just doesn’t seem right that a 17-year-old has the same rights as me but can’t get the benefits of actually having a life when they get out of prison. They’ve already suffered enough having to share a cell and community bathroom with psychopathic adults.
Many people agree that if you know that you’re doing something wrong you should be immediately punished for it. But what about those shades of gray? To learn more about the impartial judicial system, read Angela Caputo’s article.
No offense but being an adult sucks since all they do is work and I personally don’t want that from now until I die or retire. Adults complain about how they have to cut jobs because workers are becoming obsolete, but then complain that there are too many homeless people on the street. They complain that teens are lazy bumps on a log because they don’t have a job, but then put teens in prison for trying to get money (albeit, illegally) in the household for their families.Our parents, our representatives, and our state government should have faith in youth and give positive reinforcement to help teens understand that they can get work that is legal and more productive than being put into prison. Teens shouldn’t have to think about being locked up, only about getting their education for a bright future. And if they are locked up, at least they should go to the juvenile lock up where they can re-enter into the world with a better grasp on what is important.
So what needs to really come into question is when brawn (law enforcement) bows to the brain (juvenile development studies). I mean, even people in law enforcement have kids, right?If people really want to make a difference in these lives then it’s going to have to start with giving these families with low income jobs so that the kids don’t have to feel the need that they have to do anything.
Teens also need mentoring. A parent is there to do this but even when parenting was at its peek of excellence (so our parents say) there was always a mentor just to push the teen’s self-esteem and help staying on the a straight path like when riding a bike.Thanks for reading my post on a serious thought, and always remember that you’re always physically human but Adrian Helmsley from 2012 said, “The moment we stop fighting for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity.”