|Originally posted by Tybalt
Her date was drunk, ran a red light, and t-boned another car. He staggered away unhurt. She died in my grandmother's arms after struggling for her life for three days. She was sixteen years old. I think the penalty for a DUI death should be death. Alcoholics are treated with such kid gloves in the US, it is a national shame.
As for alcoholics being treated with kid gloves, I've had a much different experience than you have, and in my own immediate family. Besides getting in trouble with the law, the alcoholic I'm thinking of got in trouble with the family and was threatened with being committed-that finally drove them to rehab and sobriety. Kid gloves have nothing to do with what happened.