I think this whole thing was a result of a childish prank gone wrong. It was unfortunate that Mr. Young died as a result of it, but is it worth ruining multiple children's lives over that?
HELL YES. this was no childish prank gone wrong, this was a cowardly pack attack on a random person ... these are not children, they're less than animals... why should people forfeit their lives for these "pranks" as you call them. One is one to many.
Let me remind you of what the article says:
A man savagely beaten with rakes, shovels and baseball bats by a child mob died Tuesday as authorities held nine youths in custody, and sought seven more. that's 16 youths.
Young, 36, suffered severe brain injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition after the attack. He died Tuesday, said Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital spokesman Mark McLaughlin.
The system should definitely consider the ages of the kids when deciding whether to try them as adults or not. It is not as if this was a mob with a history of killing people at random. Only one person died, so its not that big of a deal.
No they shouldn't .. this was a MOB attack, the ultimate in serious crimes. This is not a prank gone wrong .. this is sheer lunicy and to minimise it with petty do gooder statements is offensive to not only the family of the dead victim, but every other citizen in the area where these young animals reside!
Lock them up! Throw the key away!
It is not as if this was a mob with a history of killing people at random. Only one person died, so its not that big of a deal.
You have no idea of the mobs history and your comment about only one person having died is arrogant and ignorant. Would you feel the same way if he was your father? or your son?
Far out some people are un-b-elievable ...