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The Supreme Court makes hard decisions when it involves juveniles. But they also cannot sentence any juvenile to prison without parole for life. In the video “Young Kids Hard Times,” they sentenced a 12 year old boy Paul for 25 years for being an accomplice in the killing of Colt Lundy's stepfather. I do not believe that it was right to take away twenty-five years of Paul's life. Sometime the courts make too rash of a decision and other times the punishment isn’t enough. When people in general commit crimes they need to pay time, but they also need treatment for why they did what they did. The court system doesn’t always sentence juveniles to the correct punishment they need. Lionel Tate is the youngest American to get sentenced to prison for life without the possibility of parole. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2001, he was only 13 at the time of the incident. He had supposedly been play wrestling with Tiffany Eunick, a six year old girl, and had her in a chokehold and hit her head on a table. Although it was true, they were wrestling there were other injuries to Eunick such as her liver was lacerated, fractured skull, fractured ribs and a swollen brain. They said the injuries were similar to ones of falling off a three story building. Broward County Circuit Court said “The acts of Lionel Tate were not the playful acts of a child[...] The acts of Lionel Tate were cold, callous and indescribably cruel. In 2004 the state appealed court overturned his conviction

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