Is that quote only for these 'worst of the worst juvenile gang members'? Or is it directed to juveniles of any severity? I need to know before I get really pissed off at the person who said it - not you, Justitia; the defense attorney.
He was referring to gang members. I would expect that he would feel there is probably a sliding scale...but this girl is in trouble. She is not being served by her parents or her guardian, or the local NAACP. All of them are sending her the message that she is the victim, so it will empower her.