I was just reading the story in this week’s paper about the young man who ran over and killed four people. After being caught on camera stealing beer and then tested having three times the allowed limit of alcohol in his system, he received 10 years probation from District Judge Jean Boyd.
The reason for such a light sentence was “affluenza” – a “disease” attributed to being brought up to feel no responsibility for his actions.
What an insult to those families who lost loved ones, and a crippling encouragement to that young man who will never be allowed to learn from his mistakes. It is indeed a sad place we have come to in our society, and I would hope that someone will pursue this further to see that justice is done.