We’ve gotten a lot of shit over the last few days regarding this blog about the 17 year old Westerly girl who drove the wrong way on I-95 and killed two elderly people. A lot of people have said that we shouldn’t shit on dead people, especially when they’re underage. My take on this is simple – you don’t get a pass on killing two people just because you’re dead now. This incident didn’t happen in a vacuum. The girl was a high school dropout driving with a suspended license. There’s no excuse for her parents to have allowed her to drive a Mercedes under any circumstances. More importantly, I have a hard time believing this girl wasn’t fucked up on something. How do you drive the wrong way on the highway and not notice it unless you’re plastered? If she killed people driving drunk then she’s a killer, and the fact that she’s being treated as some sort of victim while her parents get a pass is gross.
Anyway, I was getting a bunch of angry messages about this before the show started and two women who know the family wanted to come on the show and give us a piece of their mind. Some people are saying that this was insensitive, but I’m wondering what blog these people have been reading. Being dead doesn’t give you immunity. If this girl had lived every single person would be calling for her head, and calling out the parents for doing a shitty job. So we’re supposed to pretend none of those things were true because she’s dead? Nah.
The interview only further proved the point because they literally said that drunk drivers aren’t killers. Go ahead and defend that one. This is the company this girl kept. They said during the interview that the girl was drunk, something that the police haven’t stated publicly. They also said that she wasn’t wearing her glasses. When you drive with a suspended license, you choose not to wear your glasses, and you do so after drinking, that makes you a killer.
Here’s last night’s episode if you missed it.
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