Is trying juveniles as adults cruel and unusual?
The new site, StopDirectFile.org, bills itself as an education campaign by "a group of committed Coloradans." It has some interesting links, newsletters and feeds, as well as some heartbreaking case histories. Particularly compelling is the clip seen above of Sara Kruzan, which found its way to the site via Demi Moore's Twitter feed. Kruzan, 29, has been serving life without parole in California for the past thirteen years; at sixteen, she killed the pimp who raped her and introduced her to prostitution three years earlier.
Kruzan's judge told her that she "lacked moral scruples." She had to look up "scruples" in the dictionary. "I definitely deserve punishment," she says. "How much, I don't know."
For more, check out the clip -- and the site.