This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
Tragedy often has a predictable aftermath: first shock and grief, then anger.
We’re at the anger stage right now, grasping for how to react to the horrendous, senseless vehicular homicide that occurred Monday in a Seattle neighborhood.
A repeat drunken driver authorities say was again under the influence struck four family members out for an afternoon stroll. Two of them, retired schoolteachers Judy and Dennis Schulte, died at the scene. Their newborn grandson and daughter-in-law, a pediatric nurse, were critically injured.
The driver, Mark W. Mullan, has a long DUI history dating to the early 1990s. Read more »