Anyone who takes a life?merits harsh punishment

This time it's a 24-year-old drunken driver killing a 14-year-old boy on his bicycle. Next week, who knows who or what will be the result of a little fun on the town, given this is the age of entitlement, particularly in New York State? But a one-to-three-year sentence for killing another human being?

No matter what it is allowed to be classified as in a court of law, it ultimately results in the taking of a human life. That used to mean something in this country. Nowadays killers are back on the street in less time than a child pornographer or other non-life-taking crimes. How sad that our judicial system has forsaken us.

Joe Coia

West Seneca