Outstanding Special Training Session hosted by Falak, Jared, and Brad
Thanks again to Falak, Jared, and Brad for a great Youth Court training session! Thanks also to all of the Youth Court Officers who showed up! We hope you enjoyed the session, and If you have something to say about the session, be sure to reply with a comment below!
Here are some pictures from the session, and below you can find Falak’s notes, which are great resources for officers who are working on their stipulated facts, questions, and closings.
Boris and Julio, on Sept 17, 2573, were talking in the locker room of Olathe Southeast high school. They were talking to each other about a girl, Rory Dodenfiller. The two boys began to argue and shout at each other. As they were yelling, Boris pushed Julio against the lockers. Boris then pushed Julio to the ground and kicked him a few times. As Julio was trying to get up, Boris grabbed him, but Julio pushed him away. As Julio tried to push Boris away from him, Boris hit Julio in the face. Boris then hit Julio a few more times, including a punch to the stomach, and an elbow to the side of the head. The gym teacher, Mr. Hannen came and pulled Boris off of Julio and sent him immediately to the office.
•1. Julio and Boris got into a verbal confrontation in the locker room of Olathe Southeast high school.
•2. Boris pushed Julio into the lockers, and then onto the ground.
•3. Boris then kicked Julio, and proceeded to hit Julio multiple times in the head and stomach.
•4. The fight was then broken up, and Boris was sent to the principal’s office.
•5. This happened in Johnson County, Kansas on Sept 17, 2573
•1. Did you start the fight by pushing Julio into the lockers?
•2. Did you also push Julio to the ground and kick him?
•3. Is it true, that when Julio tried to push you away, you proceeded to hit him in the face?
•4. Did you hit Julio multiple times?
•5. Did you think that violence is a good way to solve a conflict with another person.
•6. Did you know you would get in trouble for fighting.
•1. What happened before you pushed Julio?
•2. What were you and Julio arguing about?
•3. Was there any names, or profanity Julio used against you?
•4. How do you feel now about hitting Julio?
•5. What have you learned from this experience?
•6. What do you think would be a better way to handle the situation.
We, as the prosecution would recommend that the defendant get 60 hours of peer mentorship. As you can see from the questions we asked him, he was the one who initially started the fight. Furthermore, he also continued to hit Julio multiple times, even though he admitted to the prosecution that he knew that he would get in trouble for fighting, and that he hit Julio even though he feels violence is not the way to solve a conflict. We feel that he should get 60 hours because he made such poor decisions despite the fact of him knowing the consequences of his actions.60 hours would allow Boris to get a vast exposure to different leadership programs within SDD, and for him to learn different leadership qualities, as well as allow him to be around peers his age who will be able to have a positive impact on him.
We as the defense believe that the defendant should receive 20 hours of peer mentorship. Even though Boris did get in a fight, the jury heard Boris say that he learned that fighting is not the answer. He has already apologized to Julio and the reporting officer for his actions. He has already been punished for these actions by the school and his parents. It is now your job to find a sentence that will help him to grow and learn the final little bit from this incident. We the prosecution believe that giving him more than 20 hours would be a punishment on top of the punishments that he has already received. We believe that the optimal number of peer mentorship hours to help Boris gain the full benefit of youth court is 20 hours. Thank You.
Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Reflections
Filed under: Youth Court Notes