A young boy holds his fist up while wearing tape over his mouth during a Black Lives Matter protest at an entrance to Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in response to the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. The Black Lives Matter chapter of Atlanta is boycotting major retailers following the recent police shooting deaths involving black men.

Prosecutors Request More Black Teens Be Tried As Adults Than Any Other Group

Currently, every state in the U.S. is allowed to prosecute juveniles as adults even for non-violent crimes.