Miguel Navarro had never been to a party with his brother before. It was , a few days after Christmas in Katy, Texas. That night, his girlfriend asked him to hang out with her, but Miguel wanted to hang out with his brother. He was 15 years old and his older brother Lupe Salazar, 17 at the time, remembers the moment vividly.
Adult Crime, Adult Time: How Texas Fast-Tracked Kids to Life in Prison
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Juvenile crime has fallen consistently every year since , and the past year was no exception. According to recently-released FBI data, juvenile arrests declined 8 percent in But public perceptions haven't kept pace with the reality of declining youth crime. In March, California voters responded to the "larger and more ominous threat" of crime by youth by approving a ballot measure that made it easier to try children under 18 in the adult criminal system.