Legislators Respond to Boot Camp Beating Arrests

Now criticism of both the governor and the state attorney's handling of the investigation is fading.

"It sends a message that children who are in the care of the State of Florida will not be treated that way by those who are employed by the State or contracted by the State," says Tallahassee Congressman Curtis Richardson (D). "And if that happens, then someone will be held accountable."

The major consequences of the Martin Lee Anderson case thus far, beyond the young man's death, include no more boot camp-style rehabilitation for Florida juveniles, the resignation of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Guy Tunnell for improper conduct, the naming of a special prosecutor and now seven former guards and a nurse charged with aggravated manslaughter.