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Rodricks should consider plight of victims’ families | READER COMMENTARY

Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup. File. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun).
Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup. File. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun). (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

I read Dan Rodricks’ column twice to be sure I didn’t miss it (”When should boys who go to prison get a second chance?” Jan. 26). While I grasp the architecture of his argument, and give allowance for the idea Mr. Rodricks has “started to look at the case and the evidence the state presented to the jury” and presumably is still open to a change of mind (although he makes clear in the end where his sympathies lie), nowhere do I see the faintest hint of the suffering of the victims’ families nor, indeed, the suffering of the shooter’s family.

I do look forward to more of whatever the writer learns as he pursues whatever the truth may reveal. In the meantime, I can only hope he approaches all sides of the matter with fairness, which is more than the two murdered teens got.

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D. Kennedy, Baltimore

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