In response to Donna Clemons' letter Feb. 4, beginning with, "Here we go again," I would like to provide an alternate completion.
Here we go again having to deal with a juvenile involved in beating a defenseless elderly person. He engaged in vicious behavior with no regard for his victim, and in "seeming delight" of the trauma imposed upon such victim.
Since "children" somehow engage in adult crimes, they risk the penalties imposed on adults. I don't know whether the term "sophistication" used in the context of the crime committed has any bearing on either the state's case against Mr. Scott or on his consequent imprisonment. But one thing I do know is, a 92-year-old man suffered grievous harm in a crime involving Mr. Scott.
Ms. Clemons seems to think that because there was no prior criminal history, this thug should obtain some kind of leniency, or the fact that he was a "special education" student somehow excuses his behavior.
Gregory L. Bacchetti