USA Today: Pa. Boy, 12, to be Tried for Murder as Adult; Historic Sentence Looms

The USA Today published a story about a 12 year old that is going to be tried as an adult. I disagree with minors being tried as adults because I don’t think it’s right to say someone is too young and irresponsible to drive, vote, or drink, but when they make a mistake, albeit a heinous murder, they are suddenly old enough to be responsible for their actions like an adult. Should there be a punishment? Absolutely, but you either are an adult or you are not. You shouldn’t be an adult just for the sake of punishment.