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Court says prisons canít throw away key for young murderers
SFGate.com ^ | 5/26/16 | Bob Egelko

Posted on 05/26/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Ruling in the case of a Richmond teenager serving 50 years to life for a 2011 killing, the California Supreme Court said Thursday that youths serving potential life terms for murder are entitled to parole hearings within 25 years under a new state law.

The court also ruled 6-1 that the teenager, Tyris Franklin, should have another hearing before his trial judge in Contra Costa County to allow witnesses to describe his mental state, lack of maturity and other factors that might have contributed to the crime. That evidence wasn’t allowed at Franklin’s sentencing hearing, because the 50-to-life term was required by law, but it could be important for the future parole board that considers his case, the court said.

The ruling set new procedures in California for juveniles tried as adults and sentenced to lengthy terms. The opinion by Justice Goodwin Liu, and the state law on which it relied, followed a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2012 barring mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, and a California Supreme Court decision later that year striking down a youth’s sentence of 110 years to life as the equivalent of life without parole. Those rulings said the law’s most severe penalties should not always be applied to youths, even for serious crimes, because of their relative lack of mental and emotional development and potential for rehabilitation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; murderers; prisons; young
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1 posted on 05/26/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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How many billions a year does the state spend on schools and educational institutions and prisons.. ??

IT seems to have been a complete waste.


2 posted on 05/26/2016 6:01:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! - Monthly Donors Rock!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

In Jewish law, one becomes an adult at 13.

Does the Court really mean to say teenagers cannot be held accountable for the consequences of their conduct?

Apparently, it did. Criminality shouldn’t be excused on account of youth.


3 posted on 05/26/2016 6:01:35 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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“Does the Court really mean to say teenagers cannot be held accountable for the consequences of their conduct? “

No. It just says that after 25 years, he gets a parole hearing.


4 posted on 05/26/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: NormsRevenge

Sorry murderers should not get special treatment because they murder at an earlier age than other murderers.

This is complete bs and minimizes the murdered victims life.

Too bad your murderer got you before an arbitrary age number, we may have been able to lock her away for life. Not anymore.


5 posted on 05/26/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TexasGator

You mean if you if murder at 15, you get a free pass at 40?

Why then don’t adult murderers also get a free pass?

Youth is wasted on the young.


6 posted on 05/26/2016 6:07:40 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: goldstategop

Well at least murder should certainly not be. Ever.

And for the atheist secular left, the guys who think the only life you have is now, youd think theyd be a little more strict about murder than they actually are.


7 posted on 05/26/2016 6:08:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So the CSC can just make stuff up like the USSC? Kewl.


8 posted on 05/26/2016 6:09:11 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand. If you are French raise both hands)
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To: NormsRevenge

Life is sure getting cheap in the good ol USA.


9 posted on 05/26/2016 6:10:19 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (All the days of my life were written in your book before there was one of them!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is th le person he killed still dead? Then he can rot.

/GTH California


10 posted on 05/26/2016 6:11:09 PM PDT by piytar (http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-number-one-bullet)
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To: piytar

The*

/got iPhoned


11 posted on 05/26/2016 6:12:28 PM PDT by piytar (http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-number-one-bullet)
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To: NormsRevenge

THEN EXECUTE THEM AFTER A STATE, FEDERAL AND USSC APPEAL upholds the sentence .....!!

My opinion.


12 posted on 05/26/2016 6:13:11 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: NormsRevenge

They can always fall down a couple of flights of stairs.


13 posted on 05/26/2016 6:13:30 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: goldstategop

i can thin of 10 things i did that would have gotten me in trouble had i gotten caught in my teens and early 20s.

some could have recklessly lead to a person dying.
No physical violence at all, just stupid things i did.

i’ve read the brain doesn’t fully develop until 26.

Problem is thee kids aren’t being let out to nice middle class neighborhoods.

right back to the same garbage.


14 posted on 05/26/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: goldstategop

“You mean if you if murder at 15, you get a free pass at 40?”

NO! You get a parole hearing. Duh ...


15 posted on 05/26/2016 6:15:50 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: GingisK

Defenestration..Gravity is not just a good idea; it’s the law..


16 posted on 05/26/2016 6:16:11 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: goldstategop


Youth is wasted on the young.

Dude, do I know you? [Be Well]
17 posted on 05/26/2016 6:17:34 PM PDT by SunLakesJeff (Thank you, St. Thomas More.)
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To: GingisK

. . . or get mixed in with the general prison population while the guards all happen to be attending a training meeting or whatever.


18 posted on 05/26/2016 6:24:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: NormsRevenge

The biggest waste of money is the salaries paid to judges.


19 posted on 05/26/2016 6:24:53 PM PDT by samtheman (Trump For America.)
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To: samtheman

Seems that way...


20 posted on 05/26/2016 6:31:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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