Are the Odds of Surviving Against Boys?

Learning strategies for success

I recently learned of an encounter that a teenage boy had which landed him in prison after he was charged with two counts of armed robbery and given two 9 year sentences to be served concurrently. The facts showed that the boy had the property of another person in his possession. And although he did not physically take the property, he was found with it and as a result was connected to the crime.

Nothing that the teenage could do or say was enough to clarify what really happened and show that he indeed did not rob anyone; that he was given the property by another person and asked to hold it. He was found guilty of robbery. Knowing what we know about the way the system of justice deals with boys, especially some boys, the outcome was no surprise. It was simply another thump in our collective stomachs. This…

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