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Paul Gingerich- A 12 Year Old Should Not Be Tried in Adult Court ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, court, trial, protection, environment )

- 2896 days ago -
On April 29, 2010, Judge Duane Huffer, a Juvenile Court Judge from Kosciusko County, Indiana, ruled 12-year-old, Paul Gingerich, will be tried for murder as an adult in the shooting death of Phillip Danner, the step-father of 15-year-old Colt Lundy.


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Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 8:43 am

Thanks so much, Cher!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 8:48 am
signed and noted.thanks Cher

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 9:19 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Cher C (1426)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 9:27 am

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Thnx Carole sweetie for sending me this!!


elizabeth ortiz. (10)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 9:40 am
gracias x xomparir Cheer

Kit B (276)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 9:46 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Paul Gingerich- A 12 year old should not be tried in Adult Court."

I think it's obscene to even consider adult incarceration for children. After reading 3 different articles about this I still feel we are lacking facts.

criss s (4)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 10:07 am
Noted ty

Annie Cowling (116)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 10:39 am
done, thank-you Cher

Ira M (211)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 10:52 am
Signed and noted, thanks!

Erin R (181)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 11:17 am
Noted & signed!

kenneth m (52)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 11:31 am
It's ok. Then he won't shoot anyone else we have to protect everyone else from him

Rebecca Stover (33)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 1:18 pm
Noted, signed and tweeted. He was sentenced to jail. Not to rape and torture. If we are to call ourselves a civilized society there has to be a difference. You can not put someone that young and that small in with adults and expect him not to be sexually attacked on a regular basis. We have to draw the line between justice and revenge somewhere! Thank you Cher!

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 1:59 pm
Thanks Cher

Victoria B (36)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 2:20 pm

Haley R (1)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 3:18 pm
What is the maximum sentence a child can receive in the state of Indiana? Why did the boy shoot this man? I think I'll do more research before I go blindly signing a petition of this nature. 12 years old or 20, a person still needs to be punished for a crime of this magnitude. I will find out more about this case and then decide if I am comfortable with signing this. Thank you, however, for bringing it to my attention.

Marta B (45)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 3:43 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 4:01 pm
Already signed. Special thanks for posting this story CHER!

Linda B (71)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 6:52 pm
Our justice system is in need of a serious overhaul when it comes to how we handle troubled youths. Signed.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 7:14 pm
He should be punished BUT not through an ADULT court.

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 9:43 pm
Success!Thank you for signing the petition "Paul Gingerich- A 12 year old should not be tried in Adult Court."

Tuesday October 19, 2010, 11:38 pm
"He should be punished BUT not through an ADULT court."
I agree

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 11:46 pm
Thank You Cher for linking the petition.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 12:51 am
action taken

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 1:29 am
#114 signed, TY for the post Cher.

Antonio Amador (60)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 2:11 am
Signed. Thank you

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:16 am
noted and signed

Heidi w (19)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:03 am
He is a child! children do not belong in adult courts regardless what crime they have comitted! To not give him a trial at a juvenile court means that juvenile courts are inadequate. then it is the juvenile courts that must be better prepared for cases like this!

send him back to juvenile court as soon as possible please!

Deb E (63)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 2:11 pm
noted and signed ... many people were thinking this was the same petition as the one at care2, but it is a petition at!!! Thank you so much Cher!!! big ((( )))s

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 5:34 pm
I would like to thank everyone who has signed this petition so far, also who have left comments on this board, also to Cher for presenting it. Paul Gingerich once again is a 12 year old child, who never would have committed this crime on his own. There were strong mitigating circumstances leading up to this event, that was sealed by the court, so we will never know the full extent of what those circumstances were that led Colt/Paul to end up doing what they did to Colt's stepfather. I don't approve of their actions one bit, but this is once again a 12 year old, who hasn't had a chance to live yet. He is a long, long way from adulthood and should be treated as the child he is, not as the adult the courts want him to receive punishment as. The best chance for Paul to receive the full rehabilitation he needs is in the juvenile system.

Stephen Hill (633)
Friday October 22, 2010, 8:33 am
Noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 6:50 am
noted and signed, thanks (#149)

Past Member (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 9:32 am
Thank you for advertising the petition for Paul. This boy needs all the help in advocacy we can muster. Thanks, again!
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