Young girl jailed

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by txsvicki, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    This young thirteen year old runaway was jailed for at least a couple of weeks as a seventeen year old for shoplifting. The girl at first said she was fourteen but this was ignored. I question why even a 17 year old would be jailed in this way without some sort of help involved for the kid. Thank goodness an inmate recognized the girl and called her family, but she was released and is still a runaway.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/448/story/1525319.html
     
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  3. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    After reading the story, I don't know how much sympathy I have for the runaway girl. She gave a false name and age. I read nothing that stated she told officers her real age. The officer checked juvenile records but found no record of her arrest. Meanwhile an INMATE recognized her?
     
  4. Lanie

    Lanie New Member

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    I'm with Trino on this one. Had the girl given her true name and age, it could have been easily checked, as she was in the system, but she didn't. I'm sorry, but I don't think it is anywhere near feasible to expect arresting officers to do a complete fingerprint/dna check on everyone who gets arrested, especially on minor crimes like shoplifting. I have yet to read where this girl, in the two weeks she was in jail, tried to tell anyone who she really was.
    Lanie
     
  5. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Where are her parents? So an inmate who's friends with the girl's father recognized her? What kind of company does her family keep?
     
  6. chicagofa13

    chicagofa13 New Member

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    Too bad for her. Maybe it will teach her a lesson. Probably the safest place she had been in a long time! Hope the cop doesn't get in trouble.
     
  7. Nyla4

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    She might have used a fake name and age because she didn't want to go home.
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    True, but....

    Since she is now a runaway again, she could be in danger from those she is associating with such as the 20 year old that she was shoplifting with.

    Th police made a serious error, but I imagine the LE didn't know how to confirm or deny her age claim. She obviously would rather be in jail than go home. That is also very concerning.
     

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