Fathers, sons, and accountability
When an indefensible crime is brushed away as a mere mistake in judgement
In her almost 15 years on this earth, I’ve had to write several letters of recommendation or appeal for my child. To get into this school or that, this camp or that, her father and I have been asked in various ways, “What are your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and why should we care?" We dutifully fill in the forms as truthfully as we can and send them off. Last week, the world got to see another letter by a parent: Dan Turner’s statement to judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco.