Press Release
January 18, 2019

Go after big crooks, reform 9-year-olds: Sen. Kiko

Nine-year-olds should be in Grade 3, learning in schools and receiving the proper loving and care from their families.

Sadly, not all kids are fortunate to be in this situation. Many are in the streets, hungry, without shelter, fending for themselves and victimized by gangs and even men in uniform.

Police records show that only two percent of crimes in the country involve children. But, why give focus to the minuscule data and not to the bigger cause of crimes. Have the police even dismantled any syndicate victimizing the street children?

The state should be meeting the appropriate penalty for the appropriate age. It should train its sights on the big, organized criminals, and let the children reform.

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