I was saddened and disgusted to read about the seventeen year old boy who was arrested for selling drugs in an apartment across the street from the Riverside Police Department.

I applaud the Riverside police and the WEDGE task force for encouraging residents to report suspicious activity and following up on these reports. I’m wondering though -where were the parents of this boy? Are they being charged? Surely they must have known what was going on under their own roof.

If they have not been charged, they should. It is sad that residents around the area were more aware of their son’s illegal activity than they were. The adult or adults in this boy’s life should either be charged with dealing drugs with him or neglecting a child. Shame on them.

Marcey Kusper