Guilty should be punished

To the editor:

The guilty are the ones to be punished in the pending rape case – “If you do the crime you pay the time”! What these boys are accused of is incomprehensible, and justice needs to be served.

Disparaging an entire community? The entire community is not guilty. The city of Steubenville and its innocent residents, students and faculty being disparaged is absurd.

People turning against each other at a time when a county and community should unite, is very sad at best.

The hurtful, limiting comments say more about the people who make those comments than they say about you.

I am a very proud SHS graduate and former Steubenville resident.

Linda Kuester

Los Angeles