May 20, 2013
De Narváez blasts kirchnerites over shooting down bill targeting underage criminals
Federal Peronist lawmaker Francisco de Narváez accused kirchnerites of “shooting down a bill” that was looking to lower the legal responsibility age from 18 to 14 in order to be able to take underage criminals to court.
The Buenos Aires province representative recalled that the “Juvenile Penal Responsibility Law” was passed by the Senate last year, but it was voted down when it reached the Lower House.
“The kirchnerites came up with a bill that was never debated and left the age of legal responsibility at 16,” he explained.
“This law establishes that a minor can only be detained if he’s committed a murder, but not if he rapes or kidnaps someone or is found selling drugs,” he concluded.