I promise you that this is not clickbait. Democrats in Maryland are seriously trying to pass a law in which anyone under the age of 25-years-old would not be charged with felony murder.
This proposed legislation is not only misguided but also dangerous for our communities.
However, opponents of HB 1180, like Republican Delegate Susan McComas say Democrats are only using mental capacity when it comes to soft on crime policies.
“Proponents of the bill say that the human brain is not fully formed in the frontal lobes until age 25. But yet, we’re doing other things in the general assembly, letting children vote earlier and earlier, letting them get hormone inducing drugs to change their sex,” said McComas.
Firstly, this bill undermines the very foundation of our justice system. The purpose of our legal system is to hold individuals accountable for their actions and to ensure that justice is served. By exempting young adults from facing felony murder charges, we are essentially saying that they are not responsible for their actions and should not be held accountable for their crimes. This sends a dangerous message to our youth and undermines the importance of personal responsibility.
Furthermore, this bill ignores the fact that many young adults are capable of committing heinous crimes. Age should not be used as an excuse to absolve individuals from their actions. Additionally, this bill fails to take into account the victims and families affected by these crimes. By preventing young adults from facing felony murder charges, we are denying justice to those who have been wronged. It is important that we hold individuals accountable for their actions and provide closure to those who have been impacted by these crimes.
Moreover, this bill could potentially lead to an increase in crime rates. If young adults know that they will not face serious consequences for committing felonies such as murder, then what is stopping them from engaging in criminal behavior? We need laws in place that deter individuals from committing crimes and ensure public safety. Following their logic, if they don’t know better to not do it the first time, why would they not do it a second time?
I can’t tell you how ridiculous this is. It doesn’t matter if their frontal lobes are fully developed or not at the age of 25. After living on the earth for 25 years, you should know beyond a shadow of a doubt that murder is wrong and if you don’t then it’s not because your brain isn’t fully developed, it’s because you weren’t raised right or that you’re immoral.