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Gedoarouddy : During 5th period i went to a classroom that had a restroom in it, the door was unlocked so i went in and used it,( i had to go #2 and all the restrooms have pee all over the seats which is why i went to this private restroom) during the time it was considered ditching because i wasnt in 5th. So i didnt want to get caught. I was by the door where there were imacs lined up and all the keyboard and mouses in a bag. i had my arm over 1 imac because i was resting it while leaning to look out the window. (so i wont fall) During that time a custodian enters the room from the extra door and says hey! so i run out and just so happened to be, a security officer seen me so i ran and tried to jump the fence but the security grabbed on to me and took me to the office. He said i was a theft and i kind of told him off because im not a theft and i speak my mind. the discipline guy was right there and he seen me arguing with the security and he said to just calm down because we were both angry. so i did and he explaiied to me what was going to happen. The cop then came and wrote me a ticket "citation" i guess for burgulary. He said it was a felony. They said they had a witness(custodian) and supposedly i had it in my arm (yea right a big screen imac that im going to carry out on campus where everyone can see me) . Anyways i was involved in a fraud case that my friend involved me in and i got a felony at the age of 15, i served probation for a year and 98 hours of community service. i Finished in july 2013 (i am now 17) the court said i did a good job and that my record was going to be sealed/expunged. Now with this crime (felony) will i have to serve time or what is going to happen? i didnt do it! no one was there but me and that old custodian. so they went with his story of course. Also, they are going to send me a court date in the mail or possibly just a probation officer i am assigned to. My main questions are: Will i have to serve time for something i didnt do?
Will they be able to see the felony i committed 2 years ago?
Will i need a lawyer?
Or what will they do to me?
I Already got suspended for 5 days and pending expulsion ( decision up to vice principal)
Please no stupid comments, everyone makes mistakes and sometimes get convicted of stuff they didnt do

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Âàðâóëåâ : Just tell the truth and you should be fine.
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Aluggegorrunc : I don't think your record is expunged until age 18,
so, in short, you're probably screwed. Better think before you act
from now on.
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BurVar : Yess i'm on ssi and was hit by a car in 2009 and just won my lawsuit ! And my lawyer refered me to go to this place Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, Disadvantaged WNY, Inc. So I don't lose my ssi ! Well I guess I have to be interviewed for it ! But I called there and ask a lady there a few questions ! I tols her I know i'm allowed 2000.00 a month so it wont goof up my ssi ! And I asked her if I could use my money if I go through them, to pay on bills and stuff ! And she told me that I cant use my money to pay on bills or that! But I can use my money to buy luxury items, like a car, tv and crap like that! If its my money why the heck cant I use it to pay on bills ! Cause i'm pretty much up to my arse in debt ! So how can these people tell me how to spend my money, when its my money and I cant even use it to pay on Bills ! Its some kind of pooled trust fund place ! Man I don't get it! Help !!!!!!
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Graiccaky : Depends on the crime & situation he/she was in.

Anything which is hateful doing deserves death penalty.
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FriendAbigail : I am opposed to the death penalty because of the frequency with which innocent people are convicted.

Miscarriages of justice rarely came to light in the past. More cases were suspect, but only a few subjects were ever exonerated, and even then there was still some lingering doubt.

But DNA testing has made it clear: wrongful convictions occur very often. Although DNA can only apply in cases where there was DNA evidence and it was preserved, there is no reason to think that the rate of false convictions is not so high in other cases, and may be even higher because where there is no DNA evidence, there may have been no evidence at all. In particular, we now know that false confessions are obtained, eye witnesses are frequently wrong, fingerprint evidence is frequently imperfectly analyzed, and so forth.
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franklynjehoj : The Death Penalty: Justice and Saving Innocent Lives
Dudley Sharp

The death penalty has a foundation in justice and it spares more innocent lives.

The majority populations of all countries, likely, support the death penalty for some crimes (1).

Why? Justice.

Anti death penalty arguments are either false or the pro death penalty arguments are stronger.


The 140 Innocents Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy

A review of the debate

99.7% of murderers tell us "Give me life, not execution"

Saving Costs with The Death Penalty


"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"

The Death Penalty: Mercy, Expiation, Redemption & Salvation

"Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"

"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"


Immanuel Kant: "If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.". "A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral."

Pope Pius XII; "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52.

John Murray: "Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of human life." "... it is this same atrophy of moral fiber that appears in the plea for the abolition of the death penalty." "It is the sanctity of life that validates the death penalty for the crime of murder. It is the sense of this sanctity that constrains the demand for the infliction of this penalty. The deeper our regard for life the firmer will be our hold upon the penal sanction which the violation of that sanctity merit." (Page 122 of Principles of Conduct).

John Locke: "A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security." And upon this is grounded the great law of Nature, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Second Treatise of Civil Government.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "In killing the criminal, we destroy not so much a citizen as an enemy. The trial and judgments are proofs that he has broken the Social Contract, and so is no longer a member of the State." (The Social Contract).

Saint (& Pope) Pius V: "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).

3200 additional pro death penalty quotes

1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%: World Support Remains High

95% of Murder Victim's Family Members Support Death Penalty

Much more, upon request.
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Groolipioli : It's ineffective, it doesn't deter people from committing crimes; many people expect to die after committing a crime, or would rather die than go to jail, and mistakes do happen.

But also, shouldn't everybody irrelevant of the seriousness of the crime they've committing have the opportunity to reform themselves and turn their lives around, even if they are going to spend the rest of their lives in prison? The death penalty seems to be more about revenge than reforming criminals and deterring crime.
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Anielavs0 : I'm American and my answer is based on the system we have here.

For the worst crimes, life without parole is better, for many reasons. I’m against the death penalty not because of sympathy for criminals but because it doesn’t reduce crime, prolongs the anguish of families of murder victims, costs a whole lot more than life in prison, and, worst of all, risks executions of innocent people.

The worst thing about it. Errors:
The system can make tragic mistakes. As of now, 142 wrongly convicted people on death row have been exonerated. We’ll never know for sure how many people have been executed for crimes they didn’t commit. DNA is rarely available in homicides, often irrelevant and can’t guarantee we won’t execute innocent people.

Keeping killers off the streets for good:
Life without parole, on the books in most states, also prevents reoffending. It means what it says, and spending the rest of your life locked up, knowing you’ll never be free, is no picnic. Two big advantages:
-an innocent person serving life can be released from prison
-life without parole costs less than the death penalty

Costs, a big surprise to many people:
Study after study has found that the death penalty is much more expensive than life in prison. The process is much more complex than for any other kind of criminal case. The largest costs come at the pre-trial and trial stages. These apply whether or not the defendant is convicted, let alone sentenced to death.

Crime reduction (deterrence):
Homicide rates for states that use the death penalty are consistently higher than for those that don’t. The most recent FBI data confirms this. For people without a conscience, fear of being caught is the best deterrent. The death penalty is no more effective in deterring others than life sentences.

Who gets it:
The death penalty magnifies social and economic inequalities. It isn't reserved for the worst crimes, but for defendants with the worst lawyers. It doesn't apply to people with money. Practically everyone sentenced to death had to rely on an overworked public defender.

Like no other punishment, it subjects families of murder victims to a process which makes healing even harder. Even families who have supported it in principle have testified to the protracted and unavoidable damage that the death penalty process does to families like theirs and that life without parole is an appropriate alternative.

The death penalty comes down to retribution or revenge—the only plausible reasons to support it.
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