The obligatory link: Ill. mom accused of giving teens beer
There's a kicker to the headline, though. This lady's son had been killed a year and a half earlier in an alcohol-related accident. Sorry, but am I supposed to be able to muster sympathy for someone like that if they get the book thrown at them for giving alcohol to minors? I mean, don't people who lose loved ones in accidents involving alcohol join organizations like MADD, normally?
Now, the more I look at this, the more mean-spirited it seems, but I can't bring myself to pull it. The influence of public derision may still be worth something, after all.