I had already developed attitudes found in adults when I was a teenager. I knew what was right from wrong, I was sexually active in my early teens, I used drugs, I knew it when I did something wrong. Was it because of my upbringing? I hardly doubt it, I had a very religious mother. Was it because of my being bought up by a single parent? Probably, but I knew I was doing things that weren't right, I knew the consequences of my actions were going to be punished yet I did it any ways hoping that some judge will set precedence in disallowing teenagers to be tried as adults.
Yet over the years this same attitude persists, at 28 I see young kids doing the same mistakes I did. Now those that resort to violent crimes and hope to hide behind the age wall should realize that Justice is blind. No matter how old or young a person is, the long reaching arms of the law will get to them. Justice has to be served, if not people will never learn.