Dear Editor: I find the article "Out of options" about juvenile crime interesting that the meeting was held in a church for the community to hear about increased crime. The solution is right there in front of you all – the kids need their parental guidance, which starts at birth; setting a good example with unconditional love, a safe home, respect, honesty, attending church, learning about the 10 Commandments, the Golden Rule, God’s word, and lots of prayer! I know this sounds trite and too easy, but life is not always easy. It takes hard work to be a good parent. It is not giving in to every wish and whim.
Granted, not everyone has had the opportunity to have that kind of life example; however, more government meetings will not solve it either. The courts need to do more than a little “tap on the wrist” with the repeat offenders and support what our Madison PD Chief Koval and his people do on a daily basis: protect us all, including protecting the offenders from themselves by the mentoring the police and others already do. Thank you all.
Linda E. Gerke
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