2nd accused in connection with teen's...

2nd accused in connection with teen's OD death

There are 83 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Aug 12, 2008, titled 2nd accused in connection with teen's OD death. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Kalamazoo County prosecutors have accused a second person in connection with the drug overdose death of Amy Bousfield.

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mother of 2

Spring Lake, MI

#2 Aug 12, 2008
good! hopefully we make a example of these kids. The reason I say this is because have 2 small children and true enough they should be responsible for their own actions but also with that being said I think people might think twice before running to get these drugs for people. Without the "runners" this young lady may still be alive.
d tothe b

Portage, MI

#3 Aug 12, 2008
The only thing that these arrests will prevent in the future is someone calling 911 when their friend is unconscious because of a drug overdose. Instead there should be immunity for persons calling 911 due to a drug overdose. This would actually SAVE lives instead of ruining them as the existing law does. Stupid drug war.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#4 Aug 12, 2008
d tothe b wrote:
The only thing that these arrests will prevent in the future is someone calling 911 when their friend is unconscious because of a drug overdose. Instead there should be immunity for persons calling 911 due to a drug overdose. This would actually SAVE lives instead of ruining them as the existing law does. Stupid drug war.
Something I had never thought of, but would have to agree with.

I think the war on drugs is nothing but a gigantic waste of tax payers money. It's done nothing but push kids away from pot and towards prescription medications and harsher street drugs. It's about time the American public stood up and said so.
Ample Bosom

United States

#5 Aug 12, 2008
Ms Angie wrote:
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Something I had never thought of, but would have to agree with.
I think the war on drugs is nothing but a gigantic waste of tax payers money. It's done nothing but push kids away from pot and towards prescription medications and harsher street drugs. It's about time the American public stood up and said so.
You know what would save even more money and more lives, is if parents knew what their kids were doing and where they were. Stop blaming society for your own kid's actions.
comstock

Allegan, MI

#6 Aug 12, 2008
the drug war hahahaha the longest running political joke out there. and its true there should be some sort of immunity for the person that calls for help. like the previous poster had said it will discourage people from calling 911 for fear of the sentence they will face if caught and convicted. just food for thought, how much taxpayer money would we save if we legalized marajuana and stopped the federal officers from wasting time and money on something that is much less of a problem then drunk driving and other social problems that come from drinking. not to mention the money that could be made to fund other health and education advancements just from legalizing marajuana. but to many holier than thou people think that marajuana is the devil and alcohol is ok just because its legal. i just wonder how much taxpayer money is being spent to clean up after a drunk driving accident or from police officers having to respond to spousal abuse reports because some idiot goes and gets liquored up and beats their spouse because of drinking.
Out On Bond

Riverside, CA

#7 Aug 12, 2008
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
Rob_ a Senior Citizen

United States

#8 Aug 12, 2008
throw away the key. Better yet, give them a lethal injection as well.
Allendale

Montague, MI

#9 Aug 12, 2008
If the judges, probation officers, police everyone involved focused more on where these kids are purchasing the drugs it may help. I say for every person that gets busted with drugs they have to give up one dealer. Let the dealers know this is the law, if the purchaser gets caught they by law need to give up a name. I know from personal experience that when my daughter was busted for drugs no one ever asked who she bought it from. They don't want to know this is their careers, their jobs, the more drug dealers off the streets the less kids have the opportunity to buy and use, maybe we wouldn't have the need for so many public employees. The friends who purchase and use together are not the ones to arrest. Their focus is so clouded it is frustrating.
Rob_ a Senior Citizen

United States

#10 Aug 12, 2008
Ample Bosom wrote:
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You know what would save even more money and more lives, is if parents knew what their kids were doing and where they were. Stop blaming society for your own kid's actions.
What if the parents are druggies? Until you are 18, you risk all kinds of idiots taking advantage of your kids. By the way, do you have any? Do you know what they are doing? Probably not. I was smoking under the bushes at age 4. Nice high. It wasn't until some doctor told me I would never see my kids graduate from High School did I decide to quit. Then it took three times, the last completely cold turkey. I was 35 and an employer threatened me that they would fire me if I didn't stop complaining about others. That employer was Amway. Now, after a godzillion yeara they got the word that smoking is very dangerous to your health. I'm paying for my mistakes of the young and I'm 64.

Until you walk in a parents shoes, do not judge them.
michael g

United States

#11 Aug 12, 2008
Rob_ a Senior Citizen wrote:
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What if the parents are druggies? Until you are 18, you risk all kinds of idiots taking advantage of your kids. By the way, do you have any? Do you know what they are doing? Probably not. I was smoking under the bushes at age 4. Nice high. It wasn't until some doctor told me I would never see my kids graduate from High School did I decide to quit. Then it took three times, the last completely cold turkey. I was 35 and an employer threatened me that they would fire me if I didn't stop complaining about others. That employer was Amway. Now, after a godzillion yeara they got the word that smoking is very dangerous to your health. I'm paying for my mistakes of the young and I'm 64.
Until you walk in a parents shoes, do not judge them.
I guess your parents sucked too. Letting a four year old wander unsupervised, and not even noticing the smell of smoke when you finally showed back up.
Rob_ a Senior Citizen

United States

#12 Aug 12, 2008
Allendale wrote:
If the judges, probation officers, police everyone involved focused more on where these kids are purchasing the drugs it may help. I say for every person that gets busted with drugs they have to give up one dealer. Let the dealers know this is the law, if the purchaser gets caught they by law need to give up a name. I know from personal experience that when my daughter was busted for drugs no one ever asked who she bought it from. They don't want to know this is their careers, their jobs, the more drug dealers off the streets the less kids have the opportunity to buy and use, maybe we wouldn't have the need for so many public employees. The friends who purchase and use together are not the ones to arrest. Their focus is so clouded it is frustrating.
Let's see, if the Feds, State, Locals came to you and asked you to fork over another, say $500 per year, would you do it? Probably not. Which is why we are on the loosing end of this battle to restrict the flow of drugs from where they originate. Think about it, the profits are high enough on drugs to out spend, out promote, and out market anything the Feds want to spend to fight it. Until we, as a nation of people, begin to understand the costs associated to do what you want to do, the battle will always be against those who don't have the funds nor profits to fight the authorities.

I say, if you get caught with even a small amount of stash in your pocket and YOU ARE FOUND GUILTY of possession, we should do what they do in India. Look it up if you want to know what that is.

I say, go after the kids. Work the pyramid from the bottom. when the dealers run out of runners and distributors, that's when we will get ahold of this massive social evil.
turdshooter

Brunswick, OH

#13 Aug 12, 2008
i dont get it. why is a druggie being charged with the death of another druggie? did he force her to use the drug? i doubt it. she was nothing more than a loser who's family wants to blame someone else for her death. she got what she deserved. use drugs and you will lose.
Gregg

Riverside, CA

#14 Aug 12, 2008
turdshooter wrote:
i dont get it. why is a druggie being charged with the death of another druggie? did he force her to use the drug? i doubt it. she was nothing more than a loser who's family wants to blame someone else for her death. she got what she deserved. use drugs and you will lose.
She wasn't a "loser". She was a talented young woman with a promising future who made a mistake. I'm certain you've never made any mistakes, except of course for a lack of both the ability to reason and the ability to use capital letters.

And her family was not quoted in this article. It was the police and the prosecutor who went after these people.

Get a life.
dave

Longmont, CO

#16 Aug 12, 2008
All these teens could have had promising futures.They made mistakes ,one paid with her life.I think the others shoud pay as well but not the rest of their lives.The victim chose to do the drugs.The other two may have played a part but are only pawns to the larger more dangerous drug dealers out there taking advantage and exploiting the young just to make a profit or support their own habits.These are the people that should spend the rest of their lives in prison not the ones fooled by deciet.
linda

Kalamazoo, MI

#17 Aug 12, 2008
Rob_ a Senior Citizen wrote:
throw away the key. Better yet, give them a lethal injection as well.
Would you feel the same way if it was one of your grandchildren........stupid old man!
Me Here

Delton, MI

#18 Aug 12, 2008
Ouch what a thing to say about someone you don't even know.
Where is the compassion?
JMR

Kalamazoo, MI

#19 Aug 12, 2008
Gregg wrote:
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She wasn't a "loser". She was a talented young woman with a promising future who made a mistake. I'm certain you've never made any mistakes, except of course for a lack of both the ability to reason and the ability to use capital letters.
And her family was not quoted in this article. It was the police and the prosecutor who went after these people.
Get a life.
Ok so she had a promising future.She made the choice to use DRUGS,so it's everbody else's fault not hers.
Ted

Kalamazoo, MI

#20 Aug 12, 2008
JMR wrote:
<quoted text>Ok so she had a promising future.She made the choice to use DRUGS,so it's everbody else's fault not hers.
It was her Choice so ultimitely it was HER fault. But remember she was troubled and self medicating because she was too afraid to go to her parents for help. Why was she so afraid? Perhaps this is THEIR fault! Parents don't be so hard on your kids that you scare them away.
Friends my ass

Kalamazoo, MI

#21 Aug 12, 2008
I think these people better stop protecting each other. The party will go on as usual without you when you're locked up. They probably won't even be talking about you anymore after a couple weeks. And they'll surely steal all your shit while your gone!
Beth

Kalamazoo, MI

#22 Aug 12, 2008
Amen to that!

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