Re: Colleen Cason’s March 16 column, “Trying to make sense of a senseless death”:
After reading Colleen Cason’s report on one family’s devastating experience with their son’s untimely death in prison, I could not respond fast enough.
I am appalled that Ms. Cason could characterize a young man’s conviction on drug dealing as a “non-violent” crime. We all make choices on a daily basis, and this young man chose to be a drug dealer, inflicting his violent brand of misery on heaven-only-knows how many young people. Then, when society gave him a second chance in the form of a parole, he selfishly “drove under the influence,” narrowly avoiding further mayhem to others in his path of destruction.
This young man lived by the sword and died by a sword created by his own hand.
— Mark Holland, Simi Valley