“A Utah family is fighting what they say is too severe a prison term for their 16-year-old son, who was convicted on felony robbery charges earlier this month and given the maximum prison term despite being told a plea deal would soften his sentence.
“Cooper Van Huizen was sentenced on May 7 to two consecutive 1- to 15-year prison terms for his role in an armed robbery in November.
“Van Huizen, who had never before been convicted of a crime, entered a home in Roy, Utah, on Nov. 4 along with three other teens. The home’s two inhabitants were held at gunpoint while the teens gathered $10, a wallet, a cellphone and a bag of marijuana.” *
Ana Kasparian breaks down the story, and what it says about our criminal justice system, in this clip from The Young Turks.
For more, read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Stephanie Grimes here: http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/utah-judge-turns-table-teen-robber-despite-plea-deal
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