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Old 06-10-2016, 04:06 PM
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There is nothing criminal about that so you must think it is unethical and immoral for a parent to defend his son's actions by trying to paint them as a moment of indiscretion. What exactly is unethical about a parent doing this?
It was such a stupid letter. Of all the things his father could have said-- what volunteer work he has done, what contributions he has made, what his plans were for the future, and how they demonstrated substance of character, what he did that demonstrated strong family ties, he writes about how his son no longer relishes steak, and no longer steals his father's snack food. The letter that was supposed to argue for mitigation actually painted a picture of a pretty selfish and immature person, whose parents weren't helping the matter by thinking things he did like filching snack food, were cute and funny. I mean, it's not grand larceny, but it's hardly something to mention when you are trying to argue that someone's rule-breaking was an aberration. The father was giving an example of his son taking what he wants regardless of whom it actually belongs to, and completely unaware of the irony.

The son's letter wasn't much better, although it was a bit better. His side of the story was unsupported, but at least it seems he didn't drag an already-unconscious woman outside and behind a dumpster. His writing was so bad, it was distracting. It read like something a middle schooler would write. Cross Stanford off potential schools for my son.
 

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