Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rewarding Bad Behavior

Why do some people get preferential treatment? Two boys who play football at a small town high school in Ohio have been allowed by a judge to play "the rest of the football season" in a community where about half the population attends the Friday night games. Their crime was causing a crash that injured two other teenagers, causing severe brain damage to one of the victims. Read the story here.

Has the judge in this case forgotten that undesireable behavior should be immediately punished? (Remember Psych 101?) Especially when it comes to teenagers? And has the season even started yet? Let's wait and see if they actually serve all of the 60-day sentence.

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