NC Gov. Roy Cooper backs raising juvenile age 

RALEIGH — On the same day North Carolina’s House of Representatives introduced a companion bill to the Senate’s Raise the Age proposal, Gov. Roy Cooper threw his support behind the legislation.

Representatives — including Greensboro Republican Rep. Jon Hardister — filed earlier this week their version of the bill aimed at raising the age of charging for most crimes to 18. Only North Carolina and New York automatically consider 16-year-olds adults for all crimes, although New York allows 16- and 17-year-olds to petition that their cases be moved to juvenile court.

New York also is considering this year two bills to raise the criminal age to 18.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/crime/nc-gov-roy-cooper-backs-raising-juvenile-age/article_4f36c32a-bc85-573f-b302-457701aa460d.html

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