Monday, December 1, 2008

monday work stuff

so, the illinois senate passed a bill a few weeks ago that would raise the legal age at which a perosn can be tried as an adult for a misdemeanor from 17 to 18...makes sense to can't vote, smoke, or even get a tattoo until you're 18. clearly these laws are based onthe idea that you can't make a rational and reasonable decision until that age...anyway, i'm working on an article for the job about the issue, clearly Rod B. needs to sign this bill into law...illinois senate bill 2275 if you're interested. anyway, in my research, i found an interesting video concerning the effects of raising the juvenile age in drug offenses, and it's effects on youth. it also highlights a pretty neat program called youthbuild.