Letter: Hold parents accountable

December 22, 2013 

"Affluenza"! I like that term! An expression, according to the court, that means too much money, too much freedom, too little responsibility and no consequences. Sounds good to me.

Let the young man who killed four people in Texas go free. Now, let us take care of the real problem -- the parents who are, according to the Texas court, responsible for this case of "affluenza."

It's another case of parental neglect that boarders on abuse. It is the parent's responsibility to teach their child how to interact in society, and the parents of this young man obviously did not take care of their responsibility. They should be held accountable.

WILLIAM FRANK, Kennewick

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service