VIDEO:Moms rally to ‘Raise the Age’ of adult prosecution

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From WNYT News Ch. 13 Albany, NY:

ALBANY – New York and North Carolina are the only two states where 16 year olds can be tried as adults.

A group of moms want to change that.

The moms rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday as part of the “Raise the Age” campaign.

They say studies show teens prosecuted as kids are more likely to stay out of trouble as adults, while those prosecuted as adults are more likely to commit new crimes.

In 2013, nearly 34,000 16 and 17 year olds faced prosecution as adults in New York State.

 

Watch the VIDEO here.