Saturday, December 14, 2013
This is a "must read" subject. Here is one of many stories, this one from the Washington Post, about the 16 year old who drunkenly drove his Ford truck into a group of people who were assisting with a breakdown at the side of the road. He killed four of them. His lawyer's defense was that he suffered from affluenza, the ennui and depravity of certain of the very rich whose wealth enshrouds them in a sense of entitlement. In such a privileged frame of mind they should be excused from the consequences of poor choices. I am dumbstruck that a judge bought this line. Beware. There might be such a person driving in your lane.