Letters: Deserves praise
February 21, 2013 9:00PM
Updated: March 23, 2013 6:07AM
The father of one of the girls accused of involvement in the recent Joliet murders of two young men is paying a price for doing the right thing.
William McKee received a call from his daughter, Bethany, on the day of the murders. She had left the house where the murders took place, and told her father what happened. He immediately reported the crime to police. Why? “I love my daughter,” he said.
Now McKee tells The Herald-News (Feb. 6) that the mopes on the “blogosphere” apparently have his daughter already convicted, while his family is being subjected to threats and taunting.
My reaction is different. William McKee did the right thing — a very difficult thing — but the right thing. And I applaud him for it. His quick action may have saved other lives, and certainly was key in helping the Joliet police quickly arrest the suspects.
How difficult that call to the police must have been is hard to imagine. Yet he did it. How many of us would do the same if we found ourselves in a similar situation? I’d like to think most people would. My life experience tells me, not many.
Maybe we need more William McKees in this world.
Enforce gun laws
Well, to start with we have enough gun laws and I am not a gun owner. I believe all we have to do is enforce the laws. Now I believe the truth is the government should be talking about family values. For one they should not be in our personal family life. They have made it so the parents in the country are told how we can raise and punish our children. We need to give the power back to the parents so we can control our kids without fear of a police officer knocking at our door.
Also control, in our schools, has to be given back to the teachers. We need a total parent-family structure system, not a country full of a high percentage of deadbeat dads.
Now I believe if the government can focus on this and creating jobs to give people hope for the future. Just maybe we can do something to change the violence in our country. God bless us all, remember all influence starts at home.