Mothers Against Mothers Against Drunk Driving


Radley Balko has a good piece in the Washington Post today about the truly insane prosecution of parents who host safe (keys collected at the door) parties with alcohol for their teenage kids. Especially appalling is that among the biggest supporters of multi-year jail sentences for these responsible parents are local MADD chapters. I suppose we have to chalk that up to professional jealousy: Given that it's pretty much inevitable that teens will drink somewhere, they're doing exponentially more to prevent drunk driving than the umpteenth Blood on the Asphalt knock-off public service announcement.