What do thousands of kids do when they are scared that they will be charged with war crimes if they escape from there battle? That is what child soldiers across the world, ask themselves every day. Because they do not know if they should risk their lives to get amnesty that is promised to them, just to be thrown in jail. Because there are rules that the child soldiers don't even know, so it is a gamble they have to bid their lives on.. Child soldiers deserve amnesty because they are drugged and brainwashed, they are kidnaped or forced to join, also they are killed and abused for little to no reason. On top of that almost all child soldiers are drugged, to subdue them so that they will do what they are told without hesitation.
However, many are not informed that behind all of the inhumane actions, are clear reasons of why this all occurred which also proves how these innocent minors deserve amnesty. The young soldiers were manipulated to do as told, they were drugged for which blinded them to see what they were doing, and last of all they were forced into all of the barbarous actions that they performed. Manipulation is able to be taken to levels where the person is no longer under the right mindset, the combatants that were in the armies were those that were manipulated to a stage where they began to kill and it became a lifestyle. According to Patrick Radden Keefe, a writer from the New Yorker, the minors were given the instinctive to learn what their masters show them. To demonstrate, “the recruits were told to take an AR-15, run into a house, and murder the contra inside.
. in addition to inducing psychological trauma, a violent childhood reduces healthy educational opportunities, leaving militancy the only viable career path in later years. War becomes a way of life" (Gates & Reich). War takes a toll on all, and yet it seems the brunt of it is forced on child soldiers. They aren’t allowed to think for themselves, only to act on their commanders orders, and the thought of even leaving resistance armies such as a the LRA comes with the price of possibility of being tortured, and killed.
The children have been convinced so much that they don’t even know what they’re doing is wrong. Also, in the article “Child Soldiers: Victims or Perpetrators?” it says “More often than not children have no say in whether they enlist or not and once recruited the children become brainwashed through the use of drugs and alcohol. The drugs and alcohol make the children become more compliant enabling them to commit
There have been many NFL players that have had serious issues due to concussions. Postmortem X-rays Hernandez suffered the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) ever in a 27 year old, this likely affected his memory and control over his actions (“Aaron Hernandez’s”). While in prison Hernandez committed suicide using his bedsheets. Once a person dies, they can have an autopsy scan. Autopsy scans can take from sixty minutes to five hours (concussion [page 12]).
On April 20th, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 students and injured more than 20 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At the time this was the deadliest highschool massacre. It sparked huge debates over the safety of schools, gun violence, as well as blaming violent video games. On April 16th, 2007 Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people at Virginia Tech. The aftermath of the shooting consisted of huge settlements, lawsuits, and fines paid by virginia tech until 2014.
He ordered his soldiers to smash all of the deceased skulls, and beat to death everyone who tried to escape from his wrath. But why, was Dominic just insane? Or were there other factors playing a role in his deranged twisted fantasies? Dominic was a child soldier himself, and had gone through what most child soldiers have. Unnecessary abuse through manipulation, abduction, and the sad idea of being drugged to the commanders wants, and needs.
Often, child soldiers are doing what they do because of drugs or because they are being forced to. Most times child soldiers are not doing what they want. In the article, "Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted", the text says "Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist. After that, they are following orders of adults rather than acting on their own free will. The recruiters of child soldiers also use drugs and alcohol to make children
ALS is a incurable disease that affects millions of people every year. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a part of rare neurological diseases in other words it is part of a group that attacks the motor neurons. It's not only the deadliest of the diseases but also the most common. Most victims live three to five years after being diagnosed with this deadly disease. About 15,000-20,000 Americans currently are affected by ALS.
In the article Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted, it states “ In Sierra Leone child soldiers committed acts of rape, mutilation and mass killings of civilians.”(na some people will think that they should be held against their crimes but they were forced to kill by the commanders they would have not done any of these stuff if they weren’t forced to do it they were kids and believed in everything so when they got taken the commander could have told them he's their dad so they look up to him as a leader and do everything they say so they will also do it for food because they don’t get to eat if they don’t kill and go out to war. Also, it must be said that they are just little kids and they don’t know what is right from wrong in the article armed and underage, it states, “He is shouldering an automatic fully loaded rifle.” This shows that they are little and they are forced to carry the gun or they will be made an example of by the commanders or some of the commanders solder and then they will use that to have more control over them because they will be scared and they will know what will happen if they try to display him. This is why some people think that they should be prosecuted but they should be given amtey because they were young and they were forced into