Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby
I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with their grief. But as a public response, forgiveness is a moral cop-out, rather than a sterner anger and judgement towards the driver who knew full well of the dangers of drinking and driving, before becoming totally drunk. It was not a pure accident. And what of his friends who watched him drive away? And the weak laws? A few years ago a ‘drugged’ driver wiped out a family of four and himself – he had 61 previous convictions.
How do such horrific things happen, and why? Forgiveness is not the answer.