Should MA Teen Serve 18-Month Term for Carrying Gun?

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Should high-school senior Tim McManus be serving a mandatory 18-month jail term for carrying a gun illegally in Boston? CommonWealth magazine raises that question. Some argue that many young minority males should not be put behind bars for minor crimes at an age when mistakes come easily and incarceration can have lasting negative effects. Dan Conley, Suffolk County, Ma., district attorney, disagrees. “My position has always been . . .

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