No Matter the Alleged Crime, A 14 Year Old Kid Is Still A Kid
Kearie Brown is charged with felony murder in Kansas City. She allegedly shot a 16-year-old in the head as he tried to drive away from a carjacking. Kearie was 13 at the time.
Understandably, the victim's father finds it difficult to wrap his head around the accusation that a 13-year-old girl killed his son.
"It's hard to even begin to know how to feel about it. I can't hate a child," said [Scott] Sappington Sr.
At 14, Kearie is indeed a child. But when she goes to court she'll be tried as if she were an adult. It is as if the juvenile justice system hates children. [more ...]
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