judge paul lewis of boston is fed up. hes tired of seeing young kids in his court room...kids involved in shootings, kids involved in killings, kids involved in rapes at gunpoint. so when a 12 year old boy came into his court charged with possesion of a firearm, he had had enough. he set the kids bail at 250k. thats 50 times higher than the prosecution was asking. judge lewis said he was simply trying to protect the public. the kid fired the gun at an intersection and the cops saw him running away. he came back later with the gun in a bandanna with one round fired and one still in the gun. no one was hit....this time. barbara kaban of the childrens law center of massachusetts and mariann samaha the boys lawyer dont like it and plan an appeal. samaha said "i was really suprised by it. this is a 12 year old boy, this is a child. we need to remember that". as i have said before let this kid out but make him live next door to samaha. let this kid play with his lawyers kids. you think she might change her thoughts a little then? if his parents would be keeping an eye on him this might not have happened in the first place.
just a thought to get you going on tuesday.