Show us victim, not drunk driver

Editor:

Re: ‘I’ll trade places with her in a second,’ Dec. 20.

Editor:

Re: ‘I’ll trade places with her in a second,’ Dec. 20.

What a missed opportunity to remind people of the monumental tragedy of drinking and driving.

Instead of honouring Kassandra Kaulius’s memory, you put the photo of the woman who chose to drink and chose to drive with more than double the legal limit of alcohol in her system on the front page quoting her. Kassandra’s photo was relegated to page 4.

She can never change places and she can never replace Kassandra and nothing will ever atone for this unnecessary death.

Natasha pleaded guilty in July. Why did she not reach out to Kassandra’s family with an apology since that time and why did she not even face them or acknowledge them when she “apologized” in the court room but instead chose to only face the judge?

Kassandra’s family once again faced a Christmas without their daughter, while the person who killed her was home for the holidays.

When will the press stop honouring the murderers and instead remember the victims?

Longer jail times and longer driving prohibitions are not just to punish the perpetrator but are also a way to discourage others from drinking and driving when they see the consequences.

Susan Leno, White Rock

 

 

 

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