Two more charged in Blaine DWI death

Two more charged in Blaine DWI death

There are 34 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Two more charged in Blaine DWI death. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Jennifer B. Swanson allegedly hit the back of a stopped vehicle at 85 to 95 mph.

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Juststop

Burnsville, MN

#34 Apr 15, 2009
I wish everyone would stop commenting on ANY of the people involved. A young person made a very stupid mistake which killed a man and injured others. It doesn't matter what either of these people did in their past. It really makes me sick that people are so quick to make such awful comments. There are friends and family members on both sides who are probably reading this garbage. NO ONE is perfect in this world. No one. Everyone involved, either directly or indirectly, is suffering on some level. Please, just let this girl have her day in court and let this man rest in peace. The situation is tragic enough without all this nonsense going back and forth.
Angry

Pittsburgh, PA

#35 May 7, 2009
Thank you someone that is smart and gets the picture thank you for putting in a better way then i did. Your right what happen in anyones past is there past let it at that. All these people bashing brad his daughter is old enough to type in his name and see what people write. I admit i was in the wrong for saying some of the things i said about the girl that is at fault...i was up set and still am but like you said she will have her day in court and she does have to live with it. Its just hard to believe that its almost going to be a year and people are still talking about like it was yesterday. Not looking forward to the actually day since it was my birthday and the last time we spent time together. But other people are suffering still too i am sure...Thank you again for the way you put everything in your comment. Your right no one is perfect.
FRIEND

United States

#36 Jun 18, 2009
You know nothing about him. How could you call someones son and someones father trash without knowing what you are talking about? He was a wonderful and much love person. It is so sick and wrong that people like you are given a platform to say such horrible things that can hurt so many when you don't have the slightest idea what you are talking about.
Angry

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 Jul 1, 2009
Thats what i was trying to get at....thank you at least there are other people in the world that understand that what people have done in the past don't matter...i was trying to get the point that his daughter is old enough to research stuff like this and read it she doesn't want to rememeber her dad as a bad person she wants to rememeber him as a caring loving person that he was to her. You must have known him it sounds like so like me you know he was good despite what people were saying on here. Love him still to this day i will defend him till the day that i die myself not matter what others say bout him. and i am glad there is other people who will also stick up for him since he can't do it himself
FRIEND wrote:
You know nothing about him. How could you call someones son and someones father trash without knowing what you are talking about? He was a wonderful and much love person. It is so sick and wrong that people like you are given a platform to say such horrible things that can hurt so many when you don't have the slightest idea what you are talking about.
Jim Metzen

Minneapolis, MN

#42 Aug 4, 2009
maybe she could run for my MN senate seat...

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1200140....



"Drunk Feckless Liberals"

and not the first time...remember this??
http://www.mfc.org/contents/article.cfm...
Angry

Pittsburgh, PA

#47 Aug 20, 2009
I was in your shoes with brad i met him and he had no place to live. we got an apartment and believe or not he did help with the bills and rent. Granted there was times when he was not a nice and was cold hearted but when i went to the hospital he was the first one there and he stayed with me till i was released. Yes he did have his moments of using people and whatever else you say. But i was seeing him try and change the last month he was alive. He was trying to pay his child support, they were taking it out of his pay checks..i know this cause i cashed a few of his checks myself and i know he was giving sarah money because i put the money in her wells fargo account myself. But yes brad did some bad things...but if you only knew what he did for me the last month he was alive and throughout when we were dating. He paid my cell phone bill put gas in my car and paid my car insurance. I am sorry for what you had gone through with him. me and him had our horrible moments and believe me his brother knows i have talked to him bout it. My mom even had called his dad Paul sr and whatever so yes i have been in your shoes and know exactly what you are going through. My nightmares are bout the day he died more than anything and i am dreading that day cause it was my birthday and it was the best day i had ever had with him. He took me out to dinner and treated me like i was queen. I still have the text he sent me 10 minutes before the accident. everyone is talking bad things bout him its almost been a year everyone has said there bad things now let him rest in peace and whatever.
Disgusted wrote:
I may not have known all the facts about Brad's past, but I too talked to his probation officer. And regardless, he didn't deserve to die. I can't believe that you people can sleep at night with all of your hatred. His children will NOT be better off, and the world is a little bit darker without his great smile. We all have pasts and JUDGMENT is not your job. There is only 1 that can judge and its definitely not YOU. As for ANGRYMOM, isn't it your job to raise your children to forgive those who are worth forgiving? And don't come back and say he is not worth forgiving, cuz every human who truly asks for forgiveness is entitled forgiveness. I am sure you consider yourself a good christian and go to church every sunday, when what you are is a hypocrit.
Angry

Pittsburgh, PA

#48 Aug 20, 2009
I meant to reply to mad not the one i did. Sorry
MAD

Plymouth, MN

#50 Sep 2, 2009
Angry- It is a very simuliar story to how it was when Brad lived with me. I'm happy that you are a better person than I am and that you are able to hold on to the good things he did do while he was alive. Brad did a FEW things for me that no one else has done and that even I will never forget and will always appreciate. And I am sorry to say that those few good things will never come close to outweighing the bad that he put me through. Paying a few bills here and there doesn't hold to be a good person to me. It's expected as an adult and a member of society. He paid child support now and then when he lived with me as well. And yes, his checks were garnished but not by his choice. He went to court more than once to have it reduced. I have a rare blood disease and was in and out of the hospital for a long time. And yeah, he came and saw me when he felt like it. He did get tested to see if he was a match to be a blood donor for me. But like I said, those things still will never out weigh the bad.

I have to walk away from this. I'm not a bad hateful person that it may appear that I am. I'm a person that had alot of bad things done to me that I'll never fully get over. And if I don't walk away from this now, I'm going to be back in a bad place because of it. Like I said, it sounds like Brad did the same thing when he lived with you that he did when he lived with me. And it probably appears that he was really trying. But things go in circles. I will pray that he did leave this earth being a better person, but my heart will always tell me otherwise.
A Close Friend

United States

#51 Sep 13, 2009
angrymom wrote:
Terrible about the injured woman, but it turns out Bradley Lyver was a convicted pedophile rapist. Go to http://pa.courts.state.mn.us/default.aspx , click on "Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records", and search by "Defendant" for his name. He also failed to register as a predatory offender in 2005. Nice guy. I hope Ms. McBain watched him adound her children! So you can see I'm not exacly in mouring, myself. IMO, they should just charge her with the DUI, underage drinking, injuring Ms. McBain, and the damage to the vehicles. And then give her a reduced sentence for taking out the trash.
How dare you judge something that you are completely unaware of the circumstances that surround it!! He was a great man, awesome father, irreplaceable friend! I miss him every minute of every day, and I am beyond disgusted that a drunk driver, who KILLED someone, get to walk away with a slap on the wrist. She is one of many all over the world who should have died, but instead killed defenseless people who deserved the right to live their life like we can. She should have died that night, but how often does that happen? The drunk driver seems to always walk away and leave countless lives in shambles with their careless and selfish acts. Shame on you for judging a man who was and will always be better than you could ever be, because he wouldn't judge a person without knowing all the facts. When you lose someone you love to a stupid drunk driver, and all they get is a DUI or slap on the wrist, then I might feel bad for you.
Motley Larry

Buffalo, MN

#52 Dec 18, 2010
Motley Larry wrote:
She killed someone and messed up another and some are talking about how ugly she is? Get a life losers.

Larry is retarded.
Motley Larry

Buffalo, MN

#53 Dec 18, 2010
Larry is retarded.
Seeker

Brazil

#54 Dec 19, 2010
Motley Larry wrote:
Larry is retarded.
Pure drivel.
Melanie

Minneapolis, MN

#55 Dec 31, 2010
There is good in everyone. Bradley was on the road to making big changes in his life during his last weeks, like a previous poster wrote. Please everyone be safe and don't drink and drive. Happy New Year, everyone.
CantBelieveWhatI Read

Plymouth, MN

#56 Oct 18, 2012
AngryMom??? You have a lot to learn about life and everything it has to offer. For you to sit here and say Bradley Lyver's CONVICTED killer should only have received a DUI, underage drinking, and injuring Ms. McBain YOU have a serious illness. You obviously didn't know Brad for the person he became, the friend he was, or what he's done for the community outside of what's published online or on a government website. You are a completely ignorant human being and should just keep comments like you wrote to yourself. There are people still mourning have a bit of compassion.
angrymom wrote:
Terrible about the injured woman, but it turns out Bradley Lyver was a convicted pedophile rapist. Go to http://pa.courts.state.mn.us/default.aspx , click on "Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records", and search by "Defendant" for his name. He also failed to register as a predatory offender in 2005. Nice guy. I hope Ms. McBain watched him adound her children! So you can see I'm not exacly in mouring, myself. IMO, they should just charge her with the DUI, underage drinking, injuring Ms. McBain, and the damage to the vehicles. And then give her a reduced sentence for taking out the trash.

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