Just received this email from the father of Brian Aitken, the guy I wrote about in my column today. He gave me permission to publish it.
Dear Mr. Balko,
Thank you for your article today about my son, Brian.
As a parent, I could almost always clear up a misunderstanding or transgression by one of my children with a phone call to another parent… a coach… or a guidance counsellor.
But who do you call when people within the legal system decide in-private that your child is guilty… and then put on a make-believe show that gives the illusion of a fair trial? It’s been an insane journey.
I must confess that I have never read your magazine before today, but now that I have, I am a new subscriber… it strikes me as a refreshing forum for logic and reason.
Thank you again,
Another data point for my theory that libertarianism happens to people.