Category: Juvenile Crimes

North Carolina is one of only two states in which people as young as 16 can be tried as adults.

Despite this fact, political leaders have refused to make changes to the law. However, a recent case that has garnered national attention may begin a necessary groundswell to address this backwards policy.

What happened? In February, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office charged a 16-year-old girl with felony child pornography for taking a nude photo of herself with her cellphone last year. Let me say that one more time: a teenager was charged with [...]