8-year-old charged with murder in the US. Fucking skills. I mean, seriously, nobody here is even thinking ‘what the fuck, we can’t sensibly hold a fucking 8-year-old responsible for murder’ – they’re keeping the fucking kid in the county jail. Just, fuck.
And yes, I know that our age of criminal responsibility is 10, and yes, I agree that that’s to our utter shame and debasement (as demonstrated most obviously by the revolting circus of the James Bulger murder trial). But even so, fuck. If you think that criminalising children is in any way justifiable, I hope a gang of feral youths utterly murders you to death.
(and yes, I’m well aware that the people most excised about the Baby P case are precisely the ones who were cheerleading for the lynching of the kids in the Bulger case. This is because everyone excised about the Baby P case, and about the Bulger case, is a loathsome, despicable, hypocritical bastard.)