If you choose to adopt a certain set a parameters then one is behooved to stick to those parameters until such time as society decides those boundaries are no longer applicable. Then one goes through the lengthy process of debate tweak vote then change if the final result is a desire for change. One cannot even contemplate changing course mid stream.
For example 3 15 year old girls are charged with forcing other like aged girls into prostitution. As the law stands now these girls were minors at the time of arrest therefore according to law they must be tried and punished as minors no matter how vile the crime. We have deemed that such people are not as responsible for their actions as an adult. Punished they must be but not as adults.
In the case of these girls the crown has asked they be tried as children then if found guilty punished as adults.
People reacting all around me say reactionary things like; good on them I hope they get the book thrown at them. Not one of these people know anything about the details of the crimes and not one of us understands the assorted odd things about the trial yet they all demand the girls swing. The gallows mentality is alive and well and thriving in Good old kind to everyone Canada.
These girls are children stupid fucking children yes but children none the less. Ask yourself will you be willing to turn the key and lock away a child among some of the worst people in Canada? How about this what if the punishment was death; would you pull the lever and watch a child plunge to death just because you could not be bothered to work out what happened and stop it from happening again. Yeah I suppose you could because so far I am the only one speaking out against this. Makes me so glad I emigrated to a civilised country.