I can't help but disagree with your editorial in Sunday's edition, “Mandatory sentences not appropriate for juvenile cases.” What happened to accountability and responsibility — yes, even for 16-year-olds?
If parents won't teach responsibility and accountability, then perhaps some prison time would be a wake-up call. What kind of message does it send to other teens that they can drink and drive and kill people and the only punishment and accountability is to be sent to a “country club”-type rehab facility?
Wow, get a case of “affluenza” these days and you can now get away with murder.
— Angela Benvenuto, Arlington