July 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Victim makes teen car prowler own up
An honorable way of handling the situation
My formula, AA=RR, was carried out perfectly by Eliza and Blake Webb, the couple who thoughtfully and responsibly handled the adolescents that ransacked Eliza’s car last month in their neighborhood. [“Victim makes teen car prowlers own up to spree,” page one, July 8.]
Accountability + (an) Apology = (the possibility of) Repairing and Restoring a relationship. AA=RR.
No need for police involvement, vindictiveness or humiliation. Simply requiring the straightforward admitting of the truth and a genuine apology was what worked in this situation. What a just and honorable way to engage with one another in our community and the world at large.
Mary Jane Golden, Seattle
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