The Youth Justice System is failing Queensland! Trial these kids as adults!!!

The Youth Justice System is failing Queensland! Trial these kids as adults!!!

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The murder of parents-to-be Matty Field and Kate Leadbetter at Alexandra Hills on 26th January, by a 17 year old male who was erratically driving a stolen Landcruiser has our entire nation in shock. 
Even more so when it is revealed the 17 year old was already out on bail for UPWARDS OF 50 OTHER CRIMINAL CHARGES!!

Queensland Police go on to confirm that this murderer will be facing the “Children’s Court” the following day. Apart from his age - how on earth does this disgrace of a human deserve to have the same privileges and protection as that given to a child? Is this vial person going to know better in a few months when he turns 18? Unlikely. 

We purchased our latest home 10 months ago and in that time we have had our house and cars burgled 3 times. All 3 times by “children” aged between 14-17 years old. Barely a weekend goes by these so-called “children” haven’t stolen - or attempted to steal - property or vehicles from our area. We, as a community, work together to gather CCTV footage for the police (who truly do an awesome job at trying to track down these criminals), but once they are put in front of the Magistrate, they get a slap on the wrist and sent back out into the community like nothing has happened!

Something needs to change! If these “kids” are old enough to commit adult crimes, they are old enough to do adult time.

If the 17 year old MAN who killed these two beautiful people in Alexandra Hills had been trialled the same as any other adult for his previous 50 offences, there is no way he would’ve been on the roads yesterday and these two innocent people and their unborn child would still be here today.

ITS TIME WE PUT OUR FOOT DOWN AS A COMMUNITY AND DEMAND CHANGE!! The 17 year old has been remanded in custody to reappear via video link March 24 so we still have time for the community to put pressure on the State Government so change happens!!!

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