Police launch criminal probe into tee...

Police launch criminal probe into teen's death

There are 11 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Oct 29, 2008, titled Police launch criminal probe into teen's death. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Norfolk police have launched a criminal investigation into how 20 youths obtained the alcohol consumed at an underage drinking party that resulted in the death of 17-year-old girl.

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Twopoint Five

West Chesterfield, MA

#1 Oct 29, 2008
oh cmon it was only alcohol golly gee wiz. not my kid, a little wont hurt,

I rest my case. If kids were not shown by example that drinking is acceptable and lowering penalties for pot is ok, they would not be in this position.
Twopoint five wtf

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Oct 29, 2008
Twopoint Five wrote:
oh cmon it was only alcohol golly gee wiz. not my kid, a little wont hurt,
I rest my case. If kids were not shown by example that drinking is acceptable and lowering penalties for pot is ok, they would not be in this position.
Give me a break. Only alcohol, the girl died.Its people like you that probably supplied it. Why dont you get off the computer and try keepin tabs on your kids, might want to take back the boos and needle you supplied.

Since: Oct 08

Kent, WA

#3 Oct 29, 2008
Give me a break, kids drink all the time. Lower the drinking age to 18 and the cultural need to drink to excess by youths will lift. It's unfortunate that the young girl died, yes. It's horrible. But it doesn't change the fact that some poor guy or girl will go to jail for quite a long time, when his or her friends will escape without a scratch because the kids they bought alcohol for that night didn't die. A perversion of justice, only because the public needs someone to blame.
Tricia

Easthampton, MA

#4 Oct 29, 2008
I blame the alcohol and the lack of parental supervison. Too much liquor in our society. If you lower the drinking age to 18 then they will be experimenting at 13 years old.

Since: Oct 08

Kent, WA

#5 Oct 29, 2008
Tricia wrote:
I blame the alcohol and the lack of parental supervison. Too much liquor in our society. If you lower the drinking age to 18 then they will be experimenting at 13 years old.
If you think they aren't already, you are extremely naive.
Evening

Rensselaer, NY

#6 Oct 29, 2008
if someone is going to drink at 13, they are going to try it whether the drinking age is 21 or 18. Unfortunately this sort of thing has become norm across the country. Parental supervision????? come on, she is 17. You didn't go out and do things with your friends at that age? Most everyone went to parties in high school at least once. It is a sad tragic story. A lot of us are lucky, that the stupid things we did when we were young didn't end so tragically...
Tricia wrote:
I blame the alcohol and the lack of parental supervison. Too much liquor in our society. If you lower the drinking age to 18 then they will be experimenting at 13 years old.

Since: Oct 08

Kent, WA

#7 Oct 29, 2008
Evening wrote:
if someone is going to drink at 13, they are going to try it whether the drinking age is 21 or 18. Unfortunately this sort of thing has become norm across the country. Parental supervision????? come on, she is 17. You didn't go out and do things with your friends at that age? Most everyone went to parties in high school at least once. It is a sad tragic story. A lot of us are lucky, that the stupid things we did when we were young didn't end so tragically...
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Agreed. For the most part.
W T F

Glenmont, NY

#8 Oct 29, 2008
Evening wrote:
if someone is going to drink at 13, they are going to try it whether the drinking age is 21 or 18. Unfortunately this sort of thing has become norm across the country. Parental supervision????? come on, she is 17. You didn't go out and do things with your friends at that age? Most everyone went to parties in high school at least once. It is a sad tragic story. A lot of us are lucky, that the stupid things we did when we were young didn't end so tragically...
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2nd that....
smiley

Springfield, MA

#9 Oct 29, 2008
Evening wrote:
if someone is going to drink at 13, they are going to try it whether the drinking age is 21 or 18. Unfortunately this sort of thing has become norm across the country. Parental supervision????? come on, she is 17. You didn't go out and do things with your friends at that age? Most everyone went to parties in high school at least once. It is a sad tragic story. A lot of us are lucky, that the stupid things we did when we were young didn't end so tragically...
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You are 100% right.
Oineby

Williamstown, MA

#10 Oct 29, 2008
The drinking age is where it is because you're supposed to be able to make mature and well thought out decisions. As a culture, we put so much ephasis on how great alcohol is, how it will make a party fun, and how it has sex appeal. Whoever bought the alcohol understood the risks, and should be held accountable. The fact that we can't catch each person who buys for minors is not an strong argument not to hold these people responsible. Truly, examples like there are why we need to focus on getting alcohol out of children's hands, and encourage them to make good decisions. We need to encourage responsible, and mature behavior. Most of all we need to educate our children on the dangers of situations such as this one.
Adults need to think before they buy alcohol for minors. Unless you like being tried for murder.
Christine

Concord, CA

#11 Oct 30, 2008
It is when another parent chooses to make a decision for MY UNDER AGE CHILD that I have a problem. It is against my rules as well as being illegal for my child to drink alcohol until he/she is 21. No other parent has the right to override that decision for me. Although I would hold my child accountable, you better believe I would do everything in my power to ensure that any adult involved in any way with providing the atmosphere or the weapon, in this case alcohol, would be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I am not naiive & I was young once, that is why I have the obligation to do everything I can to protect my children, not steer them in the direction of danger.

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