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Post Reply Age of Consent Law is BROKEN
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Posted 10/15/15 , edited 10/15/15
The Age of Consent laws are just silly in most states, especially my state!

I live in the great state of Kansas, and the legal age of consent is 16....well I just found out my 16 year old cousin is going to be charged for 'sex with a minor' with a 15 year old girl! How stupid is that? I guess 16 is not a minor now here? There are no 'Close in age' laws in Kansas which is even more ridiculous.

So basically it's legal for a 16 year old girl to consent to sex with a 50 year old man and there would be nothing the police or the parents could do about it...

but when a 16 year old has sex with a 15 year old CLASS MATE, it's a crime!? These laws are disgusting....
Posted 10/15/15
In my state, there's a 3 year difference required if someone is to be charged with sex, and if the person in question is 55 and the minor 17 and it is consensual? It's delinquency of a minor in some cases.
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Look up the article of the boy who got charged for child pornography taking naked pictures of himself. The article stated the charge was necessary due to the "possibility" to commit child pornography through sexting. Come on....
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I agree. There needs to be context taken into account with these laws. Fuck that bullshit.
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ninja0jesus wrote:
There needs to be context taken into account with these laws.


Agree.

A little pragmatism would be nice with the law, sometimes.

However, my friend (18), slept with my sister (15), taking her virginity. That was not so cool, in my opinion.

I opted for fighting him, rather than telling someone and having him thrown in jail.

He remembered it... that's all I'm saying.


Awaken_Riceball_ wrote:

Look up the article of the boy who got charged for child pornography taking naked pictures of himself. The article stated the charge was necessary due to the "possibility" to commit child pornography through sexting. Come on....


What a sad world we live in.
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Exactly
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Yeah, AOC laws are pretty whacky.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/09/1419868/-Boy-charged-as-adult-for-having-explicit-pictures-of-himself-because-he-s-a-minor


A 17-year-old North Carolina boy is being criminally charged as an adult for having sexually explicit pictures of a minor. The photographs in question are pictures he had of himself.

In other words, Cormega Copening is being charged as an adult for having pictures of Cormega Copening, because Cormega Copening is a minor. Horrified yet?

According to authorities, the boy is both adult and child—perpetrator of a crime against himself, and simultaneously the victim of a crime committed by himself.


But then again, if we didn't have them... Well, you know what would happen.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

In my state, there's a 3 year difference required if someone is to be charged with sex, and if the person in question is 55 and the minor 17 and it is consensual? It's delinquency of a minor in some cases.



That might true in some states, but in most states once a minor has reach the age of consent, he or she may legally have sex with any adult regardless of the age difference.

My cousin's case is just messed up...
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Do judge's nowadays have no sense of equity? You can never go straight by the book and expect there to be no loop holes to fuck people over with. When are we going to fucking understand this in this country.
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ibrahim2712 wrote:

Do judge's nowadays have no sense of equity? You can never go straight by the book and expect there to be no loop holes to fuck people over with. When are we going to fucking understand this in this country.


Generally, I'd say it's better to go by the book than for everyone to tweak the laws however they want. If a law doesn't work, the goal should be to change it so that it does work. I think it's strange to gripe about the fact that someone's following it.
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ibrahim2712 wrote:

Do judge's nowadays have no sense of equity? You can never go straight by the book and expect there to be no loop holes to fuck people over with. When are we going to fucking understand this in this country.


Generally, I'd say it's better to go by the book than for everyone to tweak the laws however they want. If a law doesn't work, the goal should be to change it so that it does work. I think it's strange to gripe about the fact that someone's following it.


I agree, and that's actually been the case in many instances. Like the guy that tried to assassinate Reagan in `81, shot several people, killed one; he got off on an insanity plea, and after that, the laws regarding insanity pleas were changed.

If we just interpret the law however we want, there will be chaos.

It's also why I could never be a lawyer or accurately give input on lawmakers, hah.
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staphen wrote:


ibrahim2712 wrote:

Do judge's nowadays have no sense of equity? You can never go straight by the book and expect there to be no loop holes to fuck people over with. When are we going to fucking understand this in this country.


Generally, I'd say it's better to go by the book than for everyone to tweak the laws however they want. If a law doesn't work, the goal should be to change it so that it does work. I think it's strange to gripe about the fact that someone's following it.


There will always, no matter how many laws you create, will be a loop hole. There will always be a case, that just doesn't fit with what the law book says. I am not saying to disregard the laws, I am saying that if a judge is very mechanical and follows everything to very letter, then best believe that judge is going to make some decisions that people with common sense will be like, "Wtf dude?".

So therefore, a judge who can follow the book, but also understand that not all cases can be relieved by the book, is a judge worth being a judge. In Chinese law they call it "Li", and the best translation would be a sense of equity. A sense of understanding that there will always be cases in which the book just would have never expected because of the infinite number of variables in everyday life.
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Yeah the shit needs to be adjusted to get with the times as to stop all these ridiclulous inncidents that keep occurring.
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ibrahim2712 wrote: In Chinese law they call it "Li", and the best translation would be a sense of equity.


We call it pragmatism, here.
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ibrahim2712 wrote: In Chinese law they call it "Li", and the best translation would be a sense of equity.


We call it pragmatism, here.


I'm sorry but do you even know what pragmatism is? I don't know if your being sarcastic when comparing it to equity or maybe your just confused on what pragmatism is.
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