Milan, Indiana is not a good place to...

Milan, Indiana is not a good place to live

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Maureen

AOL

#1 Jun 12, 2007
My son who was 17 died cause his friend he was riding with, was speeding and on drugs. Ripley county police did nothing to the kid. I got nothing for my sons death. Believe me when i say that "NOTHING WILL BE DONE TO THE KID THAT KILLED THE PEOPLE ON THE MOTORCYCLES. tHIS IS JUST HOW miLAN AND DEARBORN PEOPLE ARE. tHEY TAKE CARE OF THERE OWN!!!!!!!!
Chelsea

United States

#2 Jun 25, 2007
ok for one.....i live in MIlan...and it's not a bad place....Bryant Withers is one of my best friends....he was our top basketball player...Bry doesn't drank doesn't drive...it was one mistake that he made...it wasn't like he did it on purpose....he is a human being....he is the sweetest person in the entire world....i think i should know that since i went to school with him...you don't judge a person just by what county or town they live in....
Maureen

AOL

#3 Jun 26, 2007
1st of all, what does him being a top basketball player have to do with this. All Im saying is that there should be some punishment for what he did.Im not judging him at all.yes, it was a bad mistake. But some punishment has to be enforced.
Lindsay

Auburn Hills, MI

#4 Jun 26, 2007
okay i havent been able to read all of these comments, neither the ones i agree with or disagree with, i jus felt like i should put something on here about this ACCIDENT (yes we do need to remember that this was an accident, not something done with a malicious intent). i know many ppl are going to think oh shes from milan shes jus defending bryant because of where he's from and because shes friends with him, blah, blah, blah. but no thats not why im defending him. someone could be my best friend in the whole wide world and if they were at fault and if they were doing something they shouldnt have been doing, or doing something that they knew was wrong, etc., id be the first one to come right out and say it. id be the first to tell them that they were the one in the wrong. but this is different. im defending bryant because i KNOW that he is a great kid, probably one of the best kids that i know and because i KNOW that it was truely an accident. he doesnt get into trouble, he cares about others greatly, is a spectacular role model for the younger kids that look up to him, just one of those all around nice guys. he made one mistake. yes a huge mistake. but everyone makes those once or twice in their lifetime. we're all human beings. im sure every one of you have made a careless descision when driving, right? i just hope that all of you can feel for him and his family, and those that were hurt in the accident, and along with their families. i understand the bikers side of the defense. i ride sometimes, my brothers and sisters ride all the time, its a lot of fun and i really hope myself or my family are never in this situation. i dont understand why ppl feel the need to degrate a certain group of ppl when its never all of those ppl that do bad things, this includes those of you degrating the motorcyclists, blacks, and us "ripley and dearborn county ppl". i just wish that everyone would stop putting rude comments on here about bryant and the motorcyclists. i dont like to get on this site and see all of the idiotic things that ppl say from either side of the stories. think before you write something down because its going to be here forever, your kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will be able to read these postings, what do you want them to think of you as a person? im glad im writing something down that i can, forever, be proud of....one more thing to all of you that say he needs punishment.. dont you think living with this is enough punishment for this good kid?? because i DEFINITELY do. think about it. one day you or one you love could be in the same situation, wouldnt you want some remorse? yeah, thats what i thought.
Maureen

AOL

#5 Jun 27, 2007
Maybe you could be a speaker for young kids doing stuiped things, like drinking and driving !!!!!!!
You know all the partys that go on here in this town.I do know bryant was a good kid, But Im willing to bet that NO OTHER KIDS GET THE POINT AND WILL STILL GO TO PARTYS AND DRINK AND POSSIBLEY KILL SOMEONE
Lindsay

Auburn Hills, MI

#6 Jun 28, 2007
Maureen wrote:
Maybe you could be a speaker for young kids doing stuiped things, like drinking and driving !!!!!!!
You know all the partys that go on here in this town.I do know bryant was a good kid, But Im willing to bet that NO OTHER KIDS GET THE POINT AND WILL STILL GO TO PARTYS AND DRINK AND POSSIBLEY KILL SOMEONE
i understand that partying and drinking n doin drugs n drivin has to do with your situation but it has nothing to do with Bryant's.
milanclass09

United States

#7 Jul 1, 2007
Maureen is son's name Alex???....becauseif it is then.......drinking and drugs doesn't really have to deal with her situation.....he son died from hillhopping not from a guy who was on drugs or was drunk...those two weren't even partying that night....yeah i got that info from a friend
Amanda

Fairmount, IN

#8 Aug 19, 2008
Maureen, I just want to tell you I lost my BEST FRIEND on his 17th birthday to a drunk driver. I then lost my other best friend to a medical accident. And neither loss was easier then the other. I don't claim to know what losing a son feels like but I do have a great clue. Also, I'm Bryant's girlfriend. I have spent a lot of time talking about the accident with him and I know more then anyone how he feels. What happened was a tragic accident but it was out of his control. He can't even remember what happened and had to find out from the motorcyclists who told him and the police that it was not his fault. Bryant wasn't drinking or under the influence of anything. He regrets what happened everyday and still has nightmares about that night. And since you keep trying to play the concerned mother card, imagine it had been your son in his place. Having to spend your whole life revisiting the night where a terrible accident where people lost their lives. And then one day having to explain to your childern what happened. He's lost his privilage to drive till his birthday. And has to live with that burden everyday. I could never be as strong as he's been with all of this but I believe that would be worse then a few months in jail.
Jon

Osgood, IN

#9 Oct 1, 2008
I know this threads been up for a while. But Indeed I believe Bryant got away with a slap on the wrists. However isnt the fact he knows he killed those motercyclists enough punishment? he has to live with that for the rest of his life. I was talking to bryant 4 days before the accident.
I asked him what his plans were college wise. He said he is going to go through alot of college and hopefully play basketball in the future. He didnt wat basketball to be the future of hisself he wanted to do lots more. I hope he still reaches for those dreams, because an event like this is heart shattering. Such a sad thing but this was an ACCIDENT! Do you think he actually woke up that day and said "Hey! I wanna go kill people today!" No, it was pure accidental.

MILAN IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! Its small its peaceful(you may get the occasional Milanite who thinks he is the local baddass) other than that Milan is a great place to live.
Im not saying its the Best since it is located away from many Job oppurtinites but let me tell you this. I used to live in portland oregon. You think Milan is "bad" Spend 2 weeks downtown portland. Then tell me Milan is a bad place to live.
Maureen

Moores Hill, IN

#10 Oct 1, 2008
Jon, I just think that the police here take care of there own. If they know and like you , you can get away with anything. But if they dont, watch out because they will find something to get you on.When my son died, I got nothing. and the kid WHO was driving got NO PUNHISMENT. I KNOW THE KID WHO WAS DRIVING NOW IS MARRIED AND HAS A KID . I ALWAYS WONDER IF HE THINKS ABOUT MY SON
Jon

Osgood, IN

#11 Oct 2, 2008
Maureen I really dont know how your son died, And I honestly feel that it is very tragic. It doesnt matter how he died anymore, all it matters is that he is in a heaven and in Gods hands now.
If i can ask you this one thing : What does feeling Regret and Resentment towards the incident and driver going to change what happened?

I can not Imagine what you went through because i have never been in a case where that happened to me. The only case I can think of is My uncle died in Virginia Tech. Sure Im mad at the guy who killed Kevin but ive dropped it. God had a reason for it, and its just not clear to me yet. It comforts me to know that he is in heaven now and i have a whole family who loves me and will always love me. Im basicly trying to say is, He has to lvie with what he has done, and that is a punishemt no man can deliver. The punishemt from god.........He knows he Killed a someone. He is living the life that your son should be living.
Thats enough to tear someone apart.

Maureen I truly am sorry for your loss. And I hope you will be strong not just for yourself but those who look to you as a strong willed person to lean on when they are in distress.
I admire you Maureen. Your Strong and Brave.
Maureen

Moores Hill, IN

#12 Oct 2, 2008
Thanks jon, You brought tears to my eyes. This october 26, at 8.00 my son died in a truck accident in milan (2002)
Sometimes Im fine, and other times I feel all this hate inside of me. I never even got to say "goodby" or hold him in my arms. I try so hard to forgive this person that killed him but its hard when you see this kid living a good life and this kid never called me to see how im doing. The only thing that this kid did was put up a cross at 800 East, where the accident happened.
Thanks for your thoughts, and ill think about what you said
Jon

Osgood, IN

#13 Oct 3, 2008
I dont claim to be a counselor or anything im just a 15 year old kid, so its is extremly hard for me to understand everything that is going on.
I just hope that when things like this happen, people can learn how to handle it. I remember crying over my uncle wishing that the kid who killed him was alive just so i can kill him myself. I thought about that for so long until one day i finnaly came to reality. Nothing i say or do is going to change what happened. I can grieve for the rest of my life and feel sorry for myself and everyone it happened to, or i can move on and enjoy myself again.

Losing a person you have known for a good portion of your life hurts. hurts ALOT, I dont have very many family members left. I spend little time greiving about it, I spend alot of my time with the family i do have here and now. treating everyday as if it was there last or my last. I dont like saying hurtful things because it doesnt do anything.

I try to make it right with those ive hurt in the past and i try to keep my distance between me and those who dislike me.

The best way in my opinion to overcome something like the loss of a loved one is to come togather with what you have left and build a stronger bond. You have the ability to forgive that man, but you will NEVER forget what he has done. Neither will he........as i said ebfore thats enough punishment in my book. Inside he has to be feeling somewhat of the same pain you are.
If you need to talk about your feelings towards this man or talk about anything in general im here to help =).
Im not a counselor but im always willing to help freinds in need =), Stay strong and keep on keeping on.
milan girl

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 21, 2010
first of all i bet my life your name is not maureen....and im betting your sons name is danny head? yes that was very tragic, and im not the fondest of adam AT ALL.but you cant continue to blame our authorities and town on bd judgement of other ppl..and it cracks me up how you say Milan is a bad place to live...WHEN YOU STILL FREAKING LIVE HERE,AND STILL ALLOW YOUR KIDS TO ATTEND THERE SCHOOL-thats pretty hipacritical. you know your son was a great friend to my brother and im still to this day good friends with your other friends, and you would think all the support your kids got from school and our town,you would def not be downing it
Maureen

Moores Hill, IN

#15 Sep 23, 2010
milan girl wrote:
first of all i bet my life your name is not maureen....and im betting your sons name is danny head? yes that was very tragic, and im not the fondest of adam AT ALL.but you cant continue to blame our authorities and town on bd judgement of other ppl..and it cracks me up how you say Milan is a bad place to live...WHEN YOU STILL FREAKING LIVE HERE,AND STILL ALLOW YOUR KIDS TO ATTEND THERE SCHOOL-thats pretty hipacritical. you know your son was a great friend to my brother and im still to this day good friends with your other friends, and you would think all the support your kids got from school and our town,you would def not be downing it
I want to know why your scared to tell me your name? If you know me
Ghost

Sunman, IN

#16 Mar 24, 2013
I love milan Kelly head the best place ever

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