(KPLR) – In Wednesday’s “The Way It Oughta Be”, getting tough on crimes committed by juveniles. Here’s JB with “The Way It Oughta Be”.
I’ve reported on crime victims who say the offender committed a similar crime when he or she was a juvenile.
The only problem is no one can find out if that’s true. The identity of juvenile offenders is kept private, unless a crime is heinous enough for a child to be charged as an adult.
I don’t think a kid with a mistake should be kept from getting a job. I understand that. I just know I’ve heard from too many victims who feel they could have been protected had they known about a person’s past.
Sometimes more information about a person’s past is a good thing.
I’m JB, and that’s “The Way It Oughta Be”.