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A 10-year-old started one of the recent massive fires in Southern California while playing with matches. What should be done?

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Poll Results: 902 votes
42%
Simply counsel the child.
 
21%
Prosecute the family.
 
16%
Other
 
16%
Prosecute the child.
 
5%
Do nothing -- he's 10 years old!
 

Why? What's your opinion? (See news story here)




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Andreas Ioannou
Monday October 13, 2014, 11:59 AM


Severe punishments should be imposed for starting fires. Nature was here first, we arrived later, she's got right of way.

da c.
Friday June 6, 2014, 2:36 PM


Counsel the child and prosecute the parents.

Panchali Yapa
Saturday April 19, 2014, 3:56 AM


Prosecute

A F.
Friday March 28, 2014, 12:59 AM


voted

John B.
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:53 AM


Counsel the child and the parents.

Mary T.
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:27 PM


parents need to be responsible and child needs to be punished

Sue H.
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:36 PM


Counsel child and parents plus some form of restitution.

Laura Saxon
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:30 AM


Prosecute the child.

Michael A.
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:27 AM


prosecute

Mary T.
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:04 PM


parents need to pay for the fire.



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