I read Brock Turner’s dad’s statement and it made me throw up in my mouth a little.
Don’t get me wrong. I have endless compassion for that sinking feeling in realizing that someone you care for has done something horrible. I can relate to a strong sense of shame. I believe in the ability for people to change their lives for the better and to give back to the community after a crime. I salute those who take responsibility and do so. I believe in second chances. This dad’s life is never going to be the same either and I feel sad for him, from one parent to another. We all have hopes and dreams for our kids and it sucks when they get in their own way on the road to being good citizens and successful humans.