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Is stricter legislation the answer?

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    Question Is stricter legislation the answer?

    Definitely an issue that gets way too little coverage these days. Our judicial system is closer than ever to a real solution, though. About damn time!

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    Is there any reason to use tinyURL instead of putting the actual link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt
    Is there any reason to use tinyURL instead of putting the actual link?
    Because the subjects of the conversation are tiny?

    Anyway, about the lawsuit brought against that four year old: I still do not understand why the lawsuit was not thrown out of court so as to be properly brought against the parents or other guardians of the child who could be held liable for failing to properly supervise the child.
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    yes, parents should be held accountable for their children's actions until they are of age. I have actually heard very little about this case, but I'm sure that whatever happened could have been prevented by proper supervision of the child. proper instruction of the child would also go a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt View Post
    Is there any reason to use tinyURL instead of putting the actual link?
    Obviates the need for mouse hover spoiler alerts.

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    I still do not understand why the lawsuit was not thrown out of court so as to be properly brought against the parents or other guardians of the child who could be held liable for failing to properly supervise the child.
    Not sure of the verdict, if any yet, but I also suspect that this is a pretty weak leg to stand on. Wooten's invoking precedent on a 19th century case? I hope voters remember (to forget) this guy come election day.

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    Well in the USA you also have teenagers who are tried as adults for creating child porn by taking pictures of themselves. Charged as an adult for a crime on their own child-self? None of it makes any sense at all anymore. No use trying to fix these things one by one, the whole culture needs a three finger salute.
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