“When is it appropriate to charge a child as an adult” Never if they are to immature to give consent to something they are to immature to have the mental culpability for adult level crime. This is all just BS to take away rights and fund the government they are not trying to protect anyone. Who is going to protect the teens from the government? They are creating a group of citizens who do not have all their constitutional rights do you relay think this is not on purpose? the end game is a giant potion of our society without constitutional rights look what they can do to sex offenders.