Mainstream Media Tries To Tarnish Names Of Falmouth High School Hockey Players Who Died In Car Accident By Blaming It On Weed
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You think Turtleboy is mean and heartless? Check out what the mainstream media is doing to try to damage the legacies of two poor kids from the Falmouth High School hockey team who died in a car accident a couple days before Christmas:
“An investigation into the crash that killed two Falmouth high school students last December found that the two teens were speeding at the time, and had THC in their systems, Falmouth Police said. James Lavin and Owen Higgins, two 17-year-old Falmouth High hockey team members, were killed in the December 22 crash when the SUV driven by Lavin hit a tree on Thomas B. Landers Road.
The crash happened Dec. 22 as they drove home from hockey practice. Lavin was driving a sedan with Higgins in the passenger seat. Lavin was “traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed, illegally passed another vehicle over a double yellow line, lost control, left the roadway, and struck a tree,” according to a state police investigation. Toxicology reports revealed the pair had marijuana in their systems. Lavin was killed at the scene. Higgins was hospitalized and later succumbed to his injuries.”
I remember this story when it happened. Thinking about these poor families and the timing of it right around Christmas was hard to stomach. And if I recall, the FHS hockey team won their next game back 5-0. Made me tear up a little when I saw it on the news because I just can’t imagine the kind of composure it takes for a bunch of high school kids who are processing this unimaginable tragedy, to take to the ice and win a game like that in their memory. Insane.
— John Atwater (@AtwaterWCVB) January 5, 2017
This story really hit home, especially because of Turtleboy Jr. This Turtleboy has a daughter and a son. I know a lot of Dads worry about their daughters, but I worry more about my son. All these overprotective Dads who share memes about threatening boys who date their daughters are so cliche. Ultimately they’re allegedly worried that their daughter will get pregnant. I’m not. I trust her to smack any guy who gets too grabby. Because generally speaking I think girls make smarter decisions than boys. I’m a million times more worried that when they become teenagers that Turtleboy Jr. will make worse decisions than Turtle Princess.
I do understand that this can be used as an example for parents to show their kids the dangers of speeding. I get that much. But the THC? If you smoke weed then the THC stays in your system for up to two weeks. They could’ve smoked a bowl at a party a week before. Clearly the implication here is that they were high at the time, because many people reading this won’t know how long THC stays in your system. But they just came from practice and were headed home to see their families who probably wouldn’t approve of them smelling like a hemp shop, so odds are they weren’t smoking a doobey during the ride.
Of course the real reason they mentioned THC is because politicians have been feeding us doomsday scenarios about pothead drivers killing people because it’s now legal. Now they’re taking the tragic deaths of two kids, and using them to feed into a political narrative. They’ve basically minimized everything they’ve done during their 17 years on earth, and made sure that this is their long lasting legacy. This is what will come up when people search their names on Google. Pretty shitty.
Anyway, I totally understand that the police have an obligation to release the findings of their investigation. And I agree that the speed factor is something that can be used for parents to show their kids how fragile their lives can be. But the THC shit is irrelevant since they weren’t smoking pot that night, and it’s only being mentioned by the media because they’re looking for clicks in order to profit off of this tragedy. But yea, Turtleboy is the bad guy, and “real journalism” doesn’t try to exploit tragedies for financial gain. Definitely.
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