Let’s give violent offenders, including murderers, a second chance after the violence/death they committed as adults, but god forbid we give someone a second chance after they bullied someone at age 14? Does everybody really not see how illogical such a position is?
Lock up adults for crimes and don’t give them third chances ever. People are sick of costs going up and one contributing factor is how most nobody is holding shoplifters accountable any longer. If someone shoplifts, they should be caught and arrested. If they are caught doing it a second time, it should be made abundantly clear that a third time is life in prison. That will end this shoplifting crisis that is contributing to rising prices. And while we speak of prison reform, here’s another common sense idea: The lowest living quality of free people in our society ought to be better than life for anybody in prison anywhere. In other words, it’s time to make prisons less comfortable for criminals, so those funds can be reallocated towards helping the working poor who play by the rules live in a more comfortable environment.
In contrast, after a a decade or so, it’s time to forgive and forget what any kid did when they were barely older than a pre-teen, particularly if they’ve not done anything horrid since.
Repeat offenders who are adults do not deserve more than a second chance. Kids deserve a second chance. If there’s evidence this dude is a racist as an adult, let’s hear it. It’s madness to hold something he did at 14 against him for his entire life.