"If you’re 17 in Missouri, you’re not considered an adult. You can’t vote, serve on a jury or buy cigarettes. However, if you’re charged with a crime, you’re automatically tried as an adult.
We believe that’s wrong. Missouri is one of several states that treat 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system.
During the past decade, our legislature has considered, but failed to pass, legislation that would raise the age to 18."
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