The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): A Keller 16-year-old was sentenced in juvenile court this week to 10 years’ probation after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of four people in a June 15 collision. Should the goal in juvenile cases be punishment or rehabilitation?
Both. Actions have consequences, no matter your age. Probation is pretty lenient for killing 4 people. Alyssa Turner
I think he got off way too light, as do most of DWI drivers.
Julie Odom Perkins
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Had the wreck happened about 300 yards south it would have been in Johnson County and the outcome of the verdict would have been different. Rick Irving
Rehabilitation comes via punishment!
Rehab. Why add one more to the ruined life count of that tragic event?
Kristie Pierel Henry
I wish parents could be held accountable for the damage they do to their kids. Joe Black
In this case, there is no punishment for the crime. No community service, no restitution to the victims’ families. Chris Hyde
Punishment shows the child there is a definite consequence to their actions in a way that will leave a lasting impression into adult life. Rehabilitation will take up where the parents, social environment and the teen’s own fault were defective. Crystal Castellanos
If this kid was raised to blatantly disregard rules, people, laws, and any kind of authority for his past 16 years how do you rehabilitate something like that?
Olivia Berrones Cruz
I don’t think the $500,000 facility that daddy will pay for will do much for his supposed “affluenza.”