posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by Helious
Agree in many ways. I personally think the kid needs to go get locked up for awhile though. Not sure how much time I think is appropriate without
hearing more about it. Throw him in jail for 5, 10, 20 years and he's going to come out worse than when he went in. You're right, that's
destroying yet another life making the whole thing even worse. I don't like him getting away without punishment though. I believe that teaches the
10 years probation is indeed a long time. I would like to hear the terms of his probation. I would hope that he has to attend alcohol counseling and
be tested (the tests can detect for a pretty long period of time now, I think up to two weeks) regularly and randomly for drugs and alcohol use. I
would also hope that any sort of slip up would result in jail time.
To me it sounds like the parents were a big part of this, indicated by the order he not be around them for at least 6 months. I've never heard of
such a thing. I don't like the idea of letting the person who is truly at fault off the hook completely, but I do understand that parenting can play
a role in the dumbassery of children. I can't even imagine what would have happened if I got caught with a passed out naked girl in my truck when I
was 16, and would have been skinned alive and barred from driving until I could afford my own vehicle, insurance etc. if I wasn't legally allowed to
I do wonder what the outcome would have been if the parents were unable to afford the $450,000 for rehab. I don't doubt it's a better alternative,
and agree with the judge in that aspect. What does that mean for another stupid kid though? One without almost a half million available?
The whole thing sucks but I don't think vengeance is the answer. I think a more appropriate punishment is, but I don't want it as severe as I know
some folks do. As it stands I don't think justice was served, but I think it's important we don't let the tragedy worsen.