samhill wrote:Franco, I was leaning toward it being used as a defense for young offenders that we should now feel sorry for because they grew up privileged. Sure we have allowed political influence & wealth to be treated by a set of rules that their like make but to now be able to use it for their kids as a legal defense is about as low as can be & really rubbing everyone's nose in it. I'm sure a commoner would be tried as an adult to begin with & have the book thrown at them.
I think it was just a made up justification for a done deal. i doubt if anyone believes it.