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Should juvinilles be punished as adults in the court of law?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/21/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Yes. They should. I believe this because the crime they commit is what should be taken accordingly. If a juvenile is charged and found guilty for murder, they should receive the same punishment as anybody who committed the same crime.
Debate Round No. 1


Hmmmm.. no.
Debate Round No. 2


Well, since your whole argument is "no," then I intend to prove my point by continuing the fact that equality in the courtroom needs to be amended.


well maybe.. ahh nevermind. no.
Debate Round No. 3


Statistics from the government show that 55% of murders, 60% of batteries, 57% of assaults, and 42% of robberies have all been committed by minors under the age of 18, still considered legally as a child. More than 80% of these crimes have gone with little to no punishment. Therefore, 65% of the criminals committed the same crime more than once again.


that_dude_gb forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Kumquatodor 5 years ago
Pro's argument (or lack thereof):

55% of murders are from teens without punishment. They sometimes do it twice. Crimes should be taken accordingly because I say so. Therefore, they should be punished as adults.

This is a leap in logic. Con had no Burden of Proof, so he won.

I can't vote because I have no phone. If I could, I would vote like this.

Who did I agree with before: Con (0 points)
Who did I agree with after: Con (0 points)
Conduct: Pro because Con forfeited. (1 point)
S/G: Pro because Con didn't have grammar (1 point)
Arguments: Con because, as explained above, Pro had no logical argument (3 points)
Sources: Tied. Pro almost got this because he had (dramatic voice) "Statistics from the government". If he had said which exact sources, he would have won. However, he did not.

Final tally:

Pro: 2 points
Con: 3 points.
Posted by Ragnar 5 years ago
Con's account has been deactivated, thus he will probably forfeit.
Posted by niltiac 5 years ago
At this point, so is he. He has no evidence or proof. All he has is "No." And, yes, I do have evidence. Maybe you should check the debate..
Posted by serp888 5 years ago
All he has to do is say no until you give any reason. At this point all you're giving is an opinion.
Posted by niltiac 5 years ago
Con is winning..? All they've said is "no."
Posted by serp888 5 years ago
Con is winning so far! Pro hasn't provided any reasons, or evidence for anything yet.
Posted by iDontGivaFucc 5 years ago
No. They are minors for a reason. Funny thing about this country is, when that same child has sex with an older adult suddenly they're young, innocent, and aren't mature enough etc.. But the minute they commit a crime now its they should be tried as an adult. SMH. At least have some consistency. I mean if they are going to be charged as adults, then why can't they drink,go to war,drive,sex with adults.... etc..
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made a case, a weak one, but still a case. Additionally con forfeited.