Should 17-year-olds be charged as adults in Illinois?

Black Vision, a group of video and music producers from the North Lawndale community on Chicago's West Side, says "no." What do you think?

This video is the group's take on Illinois' practice of prosecuting 17-year-olds as adults for felony crimes, including non-violent offenses, which is examined in the cover investigation of the September/October edition of The Chicago Reporter. The Reporter's new issue will be released at the Reporter's issue launch party Thursday, Sep. 9th from 6 to 8 pm at M Lounge, 1520 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago.

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  • These poor souls haven't got a chance.Where is the moral outrage within their own community???? What they should do is find the parents who are not parenting and put them in jail.With no adult supervision what do we expect? We also need to expect more of all children in school endevours,when you expect nothing that's exactly what you'll get.I wish I could help them all but that must come from within their own community,but I'm not holding my breath.You can spend a million bucks per child but with no one at home to support and protect them this will not change.A line in the sand must be drawn,now.

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