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Life without parole is not for children

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No more life without parole for people who committed their crimes when they were under the age of 18, the Supreme Court has ruled. This will have no apparent effect in New York, where a defendant has to be older than 18 to be convicted of first-degree murder, the only level of crime for which life without parole is an available sentence. The two Supreme Court cases just decided revolved around two 14-year-olds, one in ...

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June 26, 2012
3:55 p.m.

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Why is killing a cop or prison guard somehow different than killing a waitress or a doctor or a quality control inspector. Mr Strock you need to delve a little deeper into this and report your findings.

June 27, 2012
2:24 p.m.

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Because the NYS Penal Code says it is different. See Article 125 - § 125.27 Murder in the First Degree.

June 27, 2012
5:55 p.m.

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It also says marijuana use is more serious than alcohol. Anyone who's tried both knows the flaw in that.

Fact is, if you carry a gun you get more things your way (with the possible exception of veterans). There's something our country can proud of.