Thursday, December 12, 2013

That Could Have Been Me

I'm actually not one for locking people up forever for horrible things they do when they aren't adults. But I'm still stunned by the amount of empathy and sympathy, never before seen in the comments of a newspaper article about crime, expressed for the rich kid who got off literally because he's a rich kid.

We can have a debate about what the appropriate punishment should be for teens who get drunk and kill people with their cars, but whatever we decide those punishments should be they should apply if you're a rich kid, too.