So I've been working nights recently and this morning stumbled on a story that's bothered me all day today. It's not new so please spare me all the comments if you've seen this or it was discussed at length already. Here's the short version: 18 year old kid is going to the gym, sees a buddy and they have a little impromptu race, I believe it was in Florida. Anyway, the kid's car hits a mother walking her baby in a stroller and kills them both. As a parent I cannot imagine losing a wife and kid that way, it's truly horrible and there's no excuse for it whatsoever. As a car guy, I cannot say I've never done something just as dumb as the kid driving and maybe that's what bothers me. Anyway, the part I saw on TV was the sentencing. Basically, this young man got 24 years in prison for this crime, and I absolutely do believe what he did was a crime. The kid he was racing got 6 years if I remember correctly. Also speaking as a parent of a 20 year old young man, I cannot imagine seeing your son basically throw his life away and have to go through this, and before anyone climbs on a self-righteous soapbox about parenting, ask yourself if you've ever done something like this. Anyway, just can't stop thinking about this sad story and wondered what the thoughts were here.