Rising out of some comments from a post over at the Conservative Hipster, somebody needs to explain this thought of mine to me.
Why is a 14 year old who commits a crime an adult needing punishment, but a 14-year old who makes out with a 20-year old a child needing protection?
I could see a consistent argument - either all 14 year olds are adults fully aware of what they're doing, or all 14 year olds are children needing protection.
I don't see the argument at all that 14 year olds are sometimes adults, and sometimes children - they're like the letter 'y' of the vowel world, I guess.
Tags: crime, justice, youth