Harrington Family Remembering Morgan ...

Harrington Family Remembering Morgan Three Years Later

There are 139 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Harrington Family Remembering Morgan Three Years Later. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Morgan Harrington's parents continue their plea for her killer to come forward, three years after an Albemarle County farmer found their daughter's body.

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George S

Hartselle, AL

#1 Jan 26, 2013
The police could simply admit what they have known since day one.
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#2 Jan 26, 2013
George S wrote:
The police could simply admit what they have known since day one.
What are you talking about? What do the police know?
Crozet Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 26, 2013
George S wrote:
The police could simply admit what they have known since day one.
And what is that? What do you know that the police officers have not released. Maybe YOU should enlighten us George S.!!!! Is there something you know that we as the public do not?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 26, 2013
Enough already.
Crozet Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 26, 2013
sez you wrote:
Enough already.
And what do you mean by enough already? We are just responding to George S.'S comment and we have every right to do so.:)
Crozet Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 26, 2013
I just want to see the person who took Morgan Harrington from this world pay for what they have done. My son and his dad were at that concert that night. It was my sons first concert. I could NOT imagine if this had been my son!!!! I hope and pray that one day the Harringtons will find out who did this to their daughter and find peace!!!!
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 27, 2013
Save the next girl?

Yes, by all means, I agree.

Tell your kids not to hitch hike and get into a stranger's car when they are blind drunk.

Anyone can SAVE themselves by exercising what used to be called common sense-----which now gets censored by the double speak media that engages in soft language such as describing short people as being "vertically challenged".

PC actually means "practically communist".
Commentary

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 27, 2013
Most young people drink and maybe other things when they go to concerts. SHe is not to blame, for she did not force someone to abduct and kill her. Yes, the situation made her more vulnerable, but she did not cause it to happen.
The bottom line is the gate employees that refused to let her in saw her condition and knew she was a young female, so why didn't they get some help for her rather than send her away? Even if they called the police, at least she would be here now. I don't care what their rules were at the time, you have to value a person's safety.
Also, if she did call her friend from outside the gate, and they did not come help her, then they are not true friends. Even if it meant they had to leave the concert, their friendship should mean more than missing a concert. There will always be another concert; Morgan cannot be replaced.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 27, 2013
Crozet Resident wrote:
I just want to see the person who took Morgan Harrington from this world pay for what they have done. My son and his dad were at that concert that night. It was my sons first concert. I could NOT imagine if this had been my son!!!! I hope and pray that one day the Harringtons will find out who did this to their daughter and find peace!!!!
Take a breath; you are as bad as the Shrilly Mom. If you really want to see who took Morgan Harrington from this world, go down to your local ABC store and look around. On the SHELVES.
frmr

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 27, 2013
Commentary wrote:
Most young people drink and maybe other things when they go to concerts. SHe is not to blame, for she did not force someone to abduct and kill her. Yes, the situation made her more vulnerable, but she did not cause it to happen.
The bottom line is the gate employees that refused to let her in saw her condition and knew she was a young female, so why didn't they get some help for her rather than send her away? Even if they called the police, at least she would be here now. I don't care what their rules were at the time, you have to value a person's safety.
Also, if she did call her friend from outside the gate, and they did not come help her, then they are not true friends. Even if it meant they had to leave the concert, their friendship should mean more than missing a concert. There will always be another concert; Morgan cannot be replaced.
Yes, all those things might have helped but for me the bottom line is personal responsibility of which there is a glaring lack of now. I think Morgan's friends bear more responsibility than the RMC employees--the employees have the rules to obey inorder to keep the place safe and were doing their job. Maybe there was a way they could have bent the rules a bit to get her back inside but how did they know she'd ever been inside?
Jerry

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 27, 2013
I am so sorry for the Harrington's. As a father I cannot imagine. However every time I hear Mrs. Harrington speak of "Morgan's bones" or today she said "Morgan was wearing this bracelet when her heart stopped beating" I think that maybe Mrs. Harrington should try professional help instead self help and doing interviews. Sad very sad.
JCS

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 27, 2013
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Harrington family. I just can not imagine the loss of my child.

Ms. Harrington was drinking and through her negligence failed to obey the rules and regulations set by RMC for entering and leaving a venue.

Because she was drinking and evidently really hammered she let her guard down.

Stay with friends and have a buddy system in place so that something like this which is so tragic will not happen to another person.

My sympathies to the family. We pray that the murderer with be identified and prosecuted.
Jaded

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 27, 2013
Commentary wrote:
Most young people drink and maybe other things when they go to concerts. SHe is not to blame, for she did not force someone to abduct and kill her. Yes, the situation made her more vulnerable, but she did not cause it to happen.
The bottom line is the gate employees that refused to let her in saw her condition and knew she was a young female, so why didn't they get some help for her rather than send her away? Even if they called the police, at least she would be here now. I don't care what their rules were at the time, you have to value a person's safety.
Also, if she did call her friend from outside the gate, and they did not come help her, then they are not true friends. Even if it meant they had to leave the concert, their friendship should mean more than missing a concert. There will always be another concert; Morgan cannot be replaced.
Here we have yet another perfect example of the cancerous mindset that has brought us the sue-crazy never-my-fault America we live in today...it's such a miserable and broken way of thinking and it makes me sick. Morgan was an adult correct? She broke the rules and was removed from the venue. She was responsible for herself and unfortunately something terrible happened. People get kicked out of bars and venues quite often and it's not anyone else's responsibility to make sure they make it home safe!! RMC's duties are to enforce the rules of the venue, not to look after drunks who get kicked out! Personal responsibility people...I know it's a blast from the past, but try it out sometime.
James

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 27, 2013
Commentary wrote:
Most young people drink and maybe other things when they go to concerts. SHe is not to blame, for she did not force someone to abduct and kill her. Yes, the situation made her more vulnerable, but she did not cause it to happen.
The bottom line is the gate employees that refused to let her in saw her condition and knew she was a young female, so why didn't they get some help for her rather than send her away? Even if they called the police, at least she would be here now. I don't care what their rules were at the time, you have to value a person's safety.
Also, if she did call her friend from outside the gate, and they did not come help her, then they are not true friends. Even if it meant they had to leave the concert, their friendship should mean more than missing a concert. There will always be another concert; Morgan cannot be replaced.
Was it obvious that she was in a precarious position when she tried to gain re-enry? Did her condition deterioate as she crossed the parking lots? The Harringtons seem to think the cut on her chin should have been obvious to the people who were assigned the job of denying re-entry to people who voluntarily walked out of the doors. Was it to the front of her chin, on the bottom of her chin, was she still bleeding? Was she forced to leave the vicinity of the front doors, or after being denied re-entry, did she make the very dangerous decision to wander off through the parking lots. Her car, I think I'v read, was between Emmett Street and U-Hall yet she made no attempt to head in that direction. Instead she headed in the opposite direction, toward Copeley Road. I don't care if she had been running around naked in the parking lots yelling, hey take me and kille me tonight, no one had the right to hurt her. That being said, her actions did put her directly in the path of her killer. To point out that she put herself in a vulnerable position doesn't place blame on Morgan Harrington for her death. The person who took her and killed her, no matter her actions, is solely to blame. IF pointing out and changing the mind of just one young person about drinking too much, walking alone when not necessary, and most of all, not hitchhiking then just maybe the next girl (or the guy)will be saved.
Personal responsibility

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 27, 2013
Agreed, Jared. To add, Morgan wasn't even kicked out. She chose to leave the venue after being reminded that she couldn't return. Whatever it was she was after, meeting someone outside, drugs, or more alcohol form her car, didn't work out, she tried to get back in. The million dollar question is why did she want to leave the venue before Metallica even came on stage? Seems she was in Charlottesville for a different reason. How could anyone who didn't know her have prevented that.
GoTellitOnTheMtn

Alexandria, VA

#16 Jan 27, 2013
There's alot of negative uncompassionate people posting here, who can't put themselves in these grieving parents place. Their child is dead. You can't change the faults of Morgan Harrington. But you can change your faults, because you are still alive. Are you going to have Everlasting life or are you going to burn in hell?
Personal responsibility

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jan 27, 2013
But James, that whole Save the Next Girl never mentions personal responsibility, or anything about not drinking, doing drugs, and making bad personal choices. Until the Harringtons can say that, I'm not sure they can truly heal. They might need to accept the truth and quit blaming others for this tragedy.
Personal responsibility

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 27, 2013
I think if I had lost my daughter, by any means, I'd be seeing her in anything live, too. I'd also be devastated. But I think they should add some truth to their message...they are absolutely right that we have to be aware of our surroundings, and watch out for each other. But I just wish they would include the most important message of all, which is the importance of personal behavior and personal responsibility.
Both Sides

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 27, 2013
GoTellItOnTheMtn: You shouldn't try to force your religious beliefs on others. Judge not and all that. Why are you hiding your location?

The Harringtons have put themselves in the public eye and every troll that wants to insult them will. I guarantee you they don't read this or care. Maybe some of these people actually believe that what they are saying isn't being said now and will deter another death.

Just because it is a difference of opinion does not mean they will suffer damnation for it. When you can't tolerate any opinion other than your own group's opinion, you begin to sound like a cult.
Personal responsibility

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jan 27, 2013
And Both Sides, none of really know how we'd react if we were the Harringtons. It is probably hard to say, in the face of all they have lost, that Morgan may have saved herself if only she had not gotten so shmammered and walked away, or of only she had stayed inside with her friends, as planned. I don't envy them at all. I'm so sorry Morgan was taken from them.

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