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It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then some of the folks over on Right-wing Avenue do, to their credit, get something right. Happily, it seems to have happened today.

The Locke Foundation released a report this morning that once again calls into question North Carolina’s absurd and archaic system of automatically treating 16 and 17 year old kids accused of crimes as adults. In this regard, it remains one of just two states to have such a law.

In weighing in on the issue, the Lockers seem likely to give added impetus to the “Raise the Age” movement/campaign — long spearheaded by the good people at Action for Children NC.

Good job guys. Wish you could keep it up.

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Maybe a lot of you are already aware of this remarkable story, but I confess that I just found about it today.

Florida prosecutors are trying 12 year-old Christian Fernandez as an adult for the murder of his two year-old brother. I’ll say that again: prosecutors are trying a 12 year-old — a boy born in1999 — as an adult. The boy, who was himself born to a 12 year-old mother and has endured a dreadful life of abuse, faces life in prison. Read More