Opossum killing disturbs reader

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Re: “Teen charged with felony for killing opossum,” (Journal, Sept. 8). Please, please help me understand this. Cigarette and alcohol adverts have been taken off TV because of the “bad” influence they have on the young. Why hasn’t anyone figured out what influence all the sex, violence, “torture,” dumb TV shows and slasher films have on the young. This kind of cruel stuff really bothers me. I’m surprised this didn’t (crime) didn’t end up on “Jackass” (the show). Regina Hopley, Meadow Vista