Sisters 10, 12 Arrested for Abducting 1-Year-Old Neighbor for Ransom
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Children are Stupid?
Would this be in comparison to the estimated thousands of adults who engage in kidnappings every year?
One assumes that a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old did not conceive of the idea of ransom themselves, either, but presumably got it from either (A) a news story, or (B) one of the many books or movies, created by adults, that make such things out to be scary-yet-exciting in much the same vein as a ride on a roller coaster... especially in the eyes of a child.
I'm not saying they weren't wrong to do this. I just don't think they're nearly as bad as a couple of adults doing the same thing, which is far more common.
Kidnapping for ransom is pretty unusal acording to the F.B.I. They estimate 200-300 cases a year on average.
The U.S. Justice Dept. estimates 114,600 non-family attempts each year,with between 3,200 to 4,600 being successful.Also they report 24% are stranger kidnappings,49% are family issues such as divorce and 27% aquaintence kidnappings.
What these kids did was wrong,but i'm not sure locking them up until they are 18 is the answer.
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