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There are 21 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 24, 2012, titled Show of Support at Virginia Tech for Save the Next Girl Campaign - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

As the Hokies rallied against the Cavaliers Saturday, they also rallied around the family of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and the Help Save the Next Girl campaign.

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tess

Vancouver, Canada

#1 Nov 24, 2012
Morgan wasn't a victim of "domestic violence" as was reported by the achorperson in this story; she was the victim of a stranger abduction/murder.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#2 Nov 24, 2012
She was a victim of her own poor decisions; don't get plastered in an unfamiliar place and take rides from strangers.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 25, 2012
Rusty wrote:
She was a victim of her own poor decisions; don't get plastered in an unfamiliar place and take rides from strangers.
thank goodness most womens' bodies have the mechanism to shut those consequences down
Citizen2

United States

#4 Nov 25, 2012
Why do they always feel the need to make this a school rivalry thing? Tying it into the VT/UVa game?
Dave

Woodbridge, VA

#5 Nov 25, 2012
Okay. Yes, what happened to Morgan is unfortunate and no parent should have to go through this, however...

a) Initial reports stated that Morgan appeared under the influence when she left the JPJ arena.

b) Morgan should have called for a ride home, and from somebody she could trust. Never take rides from strangers (we learned this in elementary school).

c) It has been over three years! Personally, I believe the family needs to move on. I'm not saying forget about their daughter or what happened, but people disappear every day. It seems every time I turn on the news I'm hearing about this girl in some way, shape, or form. Let go and move on with your lives so the healing can begin.

It's known that this family has money. It's been proven by their appearances on shows like NBC Today, etc. I personally feel if this was your average Jane Doe, the story would have run locally for a few days, maybe a week, and then it would have faded out. Call me heartless, but I'm tired of hearing about this case!
Sue

Springfield, NJ

#6 Nov 25, 2012
Dave wrote:
Okay. Yes, what happened to Morgan is unfortunate and no parent should have to go through this, however...
a) Initial reports stated that Morgan appeared under the influence when she left the JPJ arena.
b) Morgan should have called for a ride home, and from somebody she could trust. Never take rides from strangers (we learned this in elementary school).
c) It has been over three years! Personally, I believe the family needs to move on. I'm not saying forget about their daughter or what happened, but people disappear every day. It seems every time I turn on the news I'm hearing about this girl in some way, shape, or form. Let go and move on with your lives so the healing can begin.
It's known that this family has money. It's been proven by their appearances on shows like NBC Today, etc. I personally feel if this was your average Jane Doe, the story would have run locally for a few days, maybe a week, and then it would have faded out. Call me heartless, but I'm tired of hearing about this case!
I'm sure if it was your child, you might think differently!!!
Sue

Springfield, NJ

#7 Nov 25, 2012
Rusty wrote:
She was a victim of her own poor decisions; don't get plastered in an unfamiliar place and take rides from strangers.
Why don't you tell her parents that, in person?
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#8 Nov 25, 2012
Dave wrote:
c) It has been over three years! Personally, I believe the family needs to move on. I'm not saying forget about their daughter or what happened, but people disappear every day. It seems every time I turn on the news I'm hearing about this girl in some way, shape, or form. Let go and move on with your lives so the healing can begin.
It's known that this family has money. It's been proven by their appearances on shows like NBC Today, etc. I personally feel if this was your average Jane Doe, the story would have run locally for a few days, maybe a week, and then it would have faded out. Call me heartless, but I'm tired of hearing about this case!
It is hard to move on when you have a sweetheart lawsuit brewing. Money, money , money! Maybe The Harringtons and Loves will form some sort of Class Action against Mr. Jefferson's University.
Yuuup

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Nov 25, 2012
Dave wrote:
Okay. Yes, what happened to Morgan is unfortunate and no parent should have to go through this..
It's known that this family has money. It's been proven by their appearances on shows like NBC Today, etc. I personally feel if this was your average Jane Doe, the story would have run locally for a few days, maybe a week, and then it would have faded out. Call me heartless, but I'm tired of hearing about this case!
Sad but true, just look at the Rebecca Clark disappearance in Orange County. There was very little media attention on her initially and now you hear nothing. Perhaps the Morgans family could use their resources to focus on those still missing..IMO
Suit Schmoot

Arlington, VA

#10 Nov 25, 2012
Samantha Clarke -- that's the gal from Orange.
As for Gil's suit, she's going to lose that one. She already lost on venue; it's been moved from Roanoke to Charlottesville. No hometown advantage. Next I think she's going to have to fix her complaint so it more clearly alleges exactly what RMC did wrong. Right now it just says that they didn't let her back in and didn't treat the injury on her chin, and as a result, yadda yadda yadda, she died. But she obviously didn't die from a chin scrape, nor did she die just from not being let back in. It's the yadda yadda that's the important part. Unless RMC told her she must go hitch hike, I don't think they can be held accountable for Morgan's own actions and the disaster they led to for her.
Maybe it's just another way for Gil to keep Morgan's name out there. That seems to be the important part now, no matter how they have to co-opt her. I wonder if the poor girl even went to one VT football game while she was alive.
Get Real

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Nov 25, 2012
If it was my girl, I'd never stop either, no matter how many people got sick of hearing about it. I support her parents one hundred percent. And since when is making bad decisions, even stupid ones, worse than killing someone? I get so angry when I hear clueless, judgmental people talk about how Morgan is to blame for her own death. Newsflash: Young people sometimes do impulsive, risky things. This doesn't make it alright to KILL them!!
Dave

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Nov 25, 2012
Get Real wrote:
If it was my girl, I'd never stop either, no matter how many people got sick of hearing about it. I support her parents one hundred percent. And since when is making bad decisions, even stupid ones, worse than killing someone? I get so angry when I hear clueless, judgmental people talk about how Morgan is to blame for her own death. Newsflash: Young people sometimes do impulsive, risky things. This doesn't make it alright to KILL them!!
While it doesn't make it right to "KILL" them, one needs to be held accountable for their own decisions/actions. When you do impulsive and risky things, don't be surprised or expect sympathy when bad things happen! A wise man once said, "If you're going to be dumb, you've got to be tough!"
Dave

Woodbridge, VA

#13 Nov 25, 2012
Yuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
Sad but true, just look at the Rebecca Clark disappearance in Orange County. There was very little media attention on her initially and now you hear nothing. Perhaps the Morgans family could use their resources to focus on those still missing..IMO
Agreed. If the goal of their newly-formed charity is truly, "To Save the Next Girl," then perhaps focus on ones who still need help...?
Dave

Woodbridge, VA

#14 Nov 25, 2012
Sue wrote:
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I'm sure if it was your child, you might think differently!!!
I see your point, but I think people fail to see mine. I'm not saying ignore what happened to their child or in any way forget about her. I'm just saying it seems the parents in still stuck grieving for their daughter who died over three years ago. It's healthy to grieve, but there comes a point when you need to dry your tears and move on with your lives...
Suit Schmoot

Arlington, VA

#15 Nov 25, 2012
I get annoyed when people have a kneejerk reaction when someone points out that Morgan made a HORRIBLE decision by drugging herself into a stupor and then hitch hiking. I have never seen a single soul proclaim that she asked for it. Just that it's really dangerous to hitch hike, which is why every single one of us knows she should NOT have done it. And why many, many people refuse to even believe it. Help Save the Next Girl implies that Morgan was someone else's problem that should have been solved. It SHOULD be called "Don't BE the Next Girl" and preach techniques for keeping oneself safe.

Truth be told, Gil should have thrown money behind one of the googobs of existing charities that help the missing or murdered or whatever. But then Morgan could not be the poster child. And we need Morgan to be the poster child.

Don't think me cruel. Her shrinkwrap husband should tell her the same. She has a live in psychiatrist for goodness sake. Yet look at her. Unable to move ahead. Says to me that she doesn't want to yet. She's currently in love with grieving. Hey, I don't begrudge her it. She should indulge herself. Enjoy it. You rarely --- thank God -- are ever presented with such an opportunity. She should make the most of it.
Sue

Springfield, NJ

#16 Nov 25, 2012
"Suit Schmoot" It sounds like you should be investigated!!!!
Suit Schmoot

Arlington, VA

#17 Nov 25, 2012
That's the OTHER kneejerk reaction. This is seriously a case study on how effective a PR machine can be. Not for solving things, obviously, but for marketing a stranger to the extent that random people fall in love with her.
JCS

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Nov 25, 2012
Enough is enough . . .
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#19 Nov 26, 2012
Sue wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you tell her parents that, in person?
Arrange the meeting...
Suit Schmoot

Arlington, VA

#20 Nov 26, 2012
Friends have tried to encourage them to move on.

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