Youngest in World to face life without Parole | General Discussion Topics | Forum

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Youngest in World to face life without Parole
February 4, 2011
8:20 pm
Avatar
sandra
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

13-year-old is youngest in the world to face life without parole

Pittsburgh - Jordan Brown, a 13-year-old Pennsylvania resident, allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman when he was 11, and is the world's youngest person to face life in prison without parole.

In February 2009, Jordan Brown was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk and her unborn son with a shotgun in their home. Brown, who was 11 at the time, was charged as an adult for killing his father’s fiancé and their child.
Last week, a three judge panel of the Superior Court in the state of Pennsylvania listened to both the prosecution and the defense. The judges heard as to whether or not Brown, who is now 13, should or should not be charged as an adult.

Furthermore, Brown’s defense attorneys are looking to move the case into the juvenile court system, reports the Beaver County Times. If found guilty, Brown would be held in custody until the age of 21, but a similar attempt was made last year and was denied by a county judge.

One of the reasons why he was denied was because according to Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek, Brown would not admit to his wrongdoing and, therefore, was not a candidate for rehabilitation.

“My daughter is not coming back,” said the mother of Houk, reports ABC News. “My two little girls lost a mother, and a brother they waited on, so what gives you the right to think that he can walk away? He knew what he was doing. He killed my baby.”

The Raw Story notes that the Sentencing Project, an organization based out of Washington that helps bring fairness and accountability to the criminal justice system, stated that the United States is the only country that has juveniles serving life sentences without parole.
“That leads to only two conclusions: either kids in the US are far more violent than those in the rest of the world, or the US has developed uniquely harsh sentences,” said the organization in an interview with the London Guardian.

Brown’s father agreed with the organization and said his son was too young to understand what he did and the repercussions of his devastating actions: “Try to explain to a 12-year-old what the rest of your life means. It's incomprehensible for him."
Amnesty International issued a news release stating that Brown’s trial could “violate international law” because it is “inconsistent with international human rights obligations.”

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/arti.....z1D1HXOnTV

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

February 4, 2011
9:10 pm
Avatar
frrostedman
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3815
Member Since:
September 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"sandra" wrote: ..... the United States is the only country that has juveniles serving life sentences without parole.

“That leads to only two conclusions: either kids in the US are far more violent than those in the rest of the world, or the US has developed uniquely harsh sentences,” said the organization in an interview with the London Guardian.

They skipped the 3rd conclusion: Many other countries would have given the kid a death sentence.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

February 4, 2011
10:58 pm
Avatar
BloodStone
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1401
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A little wisdom from someone else who should be doing life...

"If you can't do the time , don't do the crime ...don't do it "....Yeah !!!!! Laugh

BloodStone...

If it were raining hookers, I'd get hit by a fag.

February 5, 2011
9:08 am
Avatar
bionic
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 9870
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I am so on the fence with this kind of thing.
I truly believe life is a balance of nature and nuture.
And sadly, I feel some poor souls are f'd from the start.
Such bad luck.
Nature F's them.
Tehn Nuure F's them.
And now they are monsters.
Beyond repair.
What to do?
Some things can only be 'nipped in the bud'

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

February 5, 2011
8:33 pm
Avatar
SWRanger
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 280
Member Since:
August 27, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Tough Shite....He's lucky to be alive after all of this

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm

February 8, 2011
11:10 pm
Avatar
Cyprian
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
December 26, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So, because he "wouldn't admit his wrongdoing" he gets no possibility of parole? Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? Put the judge and prosecutor in the next cell for the rest of HIS life. This country and our warped "legal" system are beginning to sicken me.....

February 8, 2011
11:32 pm
Avatar
sandra
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="sandra"]..... the United States is the only country that has juveniles serving life sentences without parole.

“That leads to only two conclusions: either kids in the US are far more violent than those in the rest of the world, or the US has developed uniquely harsh sentences,” said the organization in an interview with the London Guardian.

They skipped the 3rd conclusion: Many other countries would have given the kid a death sentence.

Possibly.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

February 8, 2011
11:33 pm
Avatar
sandra
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"BloodStone" wrote: A little wisdom from someone else who should be doing life...

"If you can't do the time , don't do the crime ...don't do it "....Yeah !!!!! Laugh

BloodStone...

Are you admitting to a crime here? Laugh

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

February 8, 2011
11:36 pm
Avatar
sandra
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"Cyprian" wrote: So, because he "wouldn't admit his wrongdoing" he gets no possibility of parole? Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? Put the judge and prosecutor in the next cell for the rest of HIS life. This country and our warped "legal" system are beginning to sicken me.....

We put these people away for life, just to put the next one with them, and the
next one, and the next one and the next one, and I'd say its more than
a warped legal system wouldn't you?

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

February 8, 2011
11:37 pm
Avatar
sandra
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"bionic" wrote:
And sadly, I feel some poor souls are f'd from the start.

Any more ideas as to how and why?

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 288

Currently Online:
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

greeney2: 10229

bionic: 9870

at1with0: 9243

Lashmar: 5289

tigger: 4576

rath: 4297

DIss0n80r: 4161

sandra: 3858

frrostedman: 3815

Wing-Zero: 3278

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 24010

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 31

Topics: 8691

Posts: 123366

Newest Members:

AuthenticDocuments, matic mogan, nativembonyesiwe, laguse, Alishia Sergi, Abudash, ammie jackson, vincitytaymodaimo, Otse Musa, Raj D. Wiseman

Administrators: John Greenewald: 570, blackvault: 1776