Op-ed column: Doubling our losses
Trying boys as adults will hurt their chances of being rehabilitated
Sunday, August 5, 2012
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There is a mistaken belief in Amsterdam and the town of Florida that we have lost two children. In reality we may have lost four children — the two who were murdered and the two who allegedly killed them. The first two can never come back. But the other two, if tried and convicted as adults and sent to prison, may be lost forever as far as being rehabilitated and becoming responsible adults is concerned....