Juveniles plead not guilty to charges...

Juveniles plead not guilty to charges, including murder

There are 5 comments on the Eureka Reporter story from Mar 8, 2006, titled Juveniles plead not guilty to charges, including murder. In it, Eureka Reporter reports that:

Family and friends of Joaquin J. Fitzgerald and Keyontae Lamar Taylor packed the courtroom in the Humboldt County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon during the arraignment of the two juveniles accused of murder.

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tazzgirl95519

El Dorado Hills, CA

#1 Mar 10, 2006
I think it's sad that two young lives are wasted and that one is already gone.I don't see how these kids could be so evil at a young age.I have a son doing time in prison because he is a addict and this is what the prison system is really for.It's great they have so much support from family and friends but where were you when they got the gun?why did you allow him to keep it?there had to be signs that they were potential killers why did'nt you seek help for them then?why did it take killing a man for a few dollars to get them the support they needed long ago?Mr.Reynolds did'nt deserve to die and his family dos'nt deserve the pain of losing him.To late to want to support them now.Wheres the support for Mr.Reynolds and his family?They don't belong on the streets to harm anybody else.Or helpless animals.It's tragic alright but they knew what they were doing.Lets see if the law is as hard on killers as they are on drug addicts.
Terri Cassick

AOL

#2 Mar 14, 2006
Yes it is sad that two young lives have been wasted, and one is gone. Yet to say that these kids are "evil" is biased to say the least. These kids are not "evil", they are angry - at their lifes, their homes and themselves. I agree that the parents should have never allowed a sixteen year old with anger issues to have a gun , and could have taken preventive measures to correct this situation.
However - to say that the prison system is for drug addicts? Lets talk about drug addicts. Your son had a drug problem - where were you? Your son is in prison due to this drug problem - where were you? Prison is for people who are unable to live amongst the general population without hurting themselves or others. It is also for repeat offenders; drug addicts belong in rehab with a strong support system. These kids do not have a repeat offenses. They do have issues, but is a life sentence in prison the way to treat children who have not had problems previously? No it is not.
tazzgirl95519

Baton Rouge, LA

#3 Mar 15, 2006
Terri Cassick wrote:
Yes it is sad that two young lives have been wasted, and one is gone. Yet to say that these kids are "evil" is biased to say the least. These kids are not "evil", they are angry - at their lifes, their homes and themselves. I agree that the parents should have never allowed a sixteen year old with anger issues to have a gun , and could have taken preventive measures to correct this situation.
However - to say that the prison system is for drug addicts? Lets talk about drug addicts. Your son had a drug problem - where were you? Your son is in prison due to this drug problem - where were you? Prison is for people who are unable to live amongst the general population without hurting themselves or others. It is also for repeat offenders; drug addicts belong in rehab with a strong support system. These kids do not have a repeat offenses. They do have issues, but is a life sentence in prison the way to treat children who have not had problems previously? No it is not.
Let me correct one thing.I said our prison was filled with drug addicts not that it was the right thing because it is not.I am also going to let you know that where was I right there for him anytime day or night.I chased him all over threatened the people who were supplying him I did everything I could possably do for him.I tried to get him treatment went to court talked to the Judge.You have no idea what it is like to go to bed not knowing if tonight was going to be the night that the call came your son was killed.So instead of fighting with him I made it possable for him to talk to me and come to me anytime.He had to have someone who would listen and you know alot I did'nt want to hear or know but I had to.I was able to go behind him and clean up the messes he would get into.Prison was not where he belonged he really is a caring young man.These boys tortured animals as well as took a mans life homeless or not he deserved his life.There is'nt a thing I would'nt done or hav'nt done to help my son.Drug addiction is a disease andyet there is no magic pill or diet to cure it.Don't get me wrong I do feel for both familys and but the torture,robbery for 2.00 well it sounds pretty evil to me.
Bridget Brown

Cohoes, NY

#4 Jun 7, 2006
wow that sucks i would nver let that happen to me
mya

Richmond, CA

#5 Sep 14, 2012
Taylor os not evil he is so lovingand caring he his very intelligent he wat only 15 bit I know for a fact he grew so much from thatt we hace a 1 yearold son an he is a great father

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