It seems the main thing to be gleaned from the article "Tools of Torture" [February 4] is that Jon Burge grew to be a torturer not because he abused animals as a kid, but that his time as an MP in Vietnam and as a ROTC student taught him how.
Chicago already has a military public high school, and soon Senn High will have at least a section dedicated to military training. When will we ever learn?
"I would no more teach children military training than I would teach them arson, robbery, or assassination." --Eugene Debs 1918
John Conroy replies:
Condemning groups of people because one member behaved badly would leave none but hermits standing.