Wednesday, January 26, 2011
11 Year Old Jordan Brown Faces Life In Jail Without Parole
As Jordan's father stated "Try to explain to a 12-year-old what the rest of your life means. It's incomprehensible for him,"
In Pennsylvania all juveniles are automatically treated as adults unless a judge decides otherwise.Pennsylvania prosecutes more children as adults than any of the other 43 states that still engage in this violation of international law. Only the US and Somalia still incarcerate children for life
"It is shocking that anyone this young could face life imprisonment without parole, let alone in a country which labels itself as a progressive force for human rights," said Susan Lee, head of the Amnesty International's Americas operation.
This is the type of legal system that Harper wishes to import to Canada. One would be hard pressed to call it a system of justice since justice requires fairness and common sense.