ATLANTA - A clarification to a story we posted on FOX5Atlanta.com last Friday:
Judge Bradley Boyd and his judicial colleagues see children up to the age of 16 for hearings in the court.
He spoke to FOX 5 Atlanta last Friday and said he will incarcerate young people only if it is absolutely necessary to prevent them from being a threat to the greater community. Otherwise, the judge believes, rehabilitation is the more prudent response.
We reported that juveniles who are believed to have committed a property crime, such as a smash and grab where no weapon was shown, would be taken home by police. The judge notes that is routine if the child is a first time offender.