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What goes around... - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
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What goes around...
August, 2006: Six teens in an SUV returning from Tijuana, several or all of them drunk. Passenger argues with driver, grabs steering wheel, flips SUV, kills one other passenger and gravely injures a second.

April, 2008: Five youths in an SUV leaving a Poway home, several or all of them drunk. Driver declines to drive safely, flips SUV, kills one passenger and gravely injures himself.


The passenger that caused the first crash? The same one killed in the second. He was scheduled to appear in court hours after he died, on course for trial on charges stemming from the first crash.

(A slightly different version of that article ran earlier.)
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nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: April 14th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

A Well-Earned Darwin Award

Wow. He really didn't learn his lesson the first time around, did he?
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: April 15th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A Well-Earned Darwin Award

Clearly he didn't, but I think the jury has to stay out on the Darwin award. We don't know yet whether he knocked up his girlfriend before he got in the car. >:-)
hayley76 From: hayley76 Date: April 16th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A Well-Earned Darwin Award

Oh let's not tempt fate please.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 18th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)

I stumbled upon this blog

I was looking for some updates regarding the driver of the Valle Verde accident and fell upon your blog. I guess you are using your free speech right and thats your call but I do feel the need to remind you that Charles was a person and not a dumb ass kid. And for your records since you are giving details you should be aware that as a close family friend the first accident was caused because the driver was arguing with two passengers...looking back at the on in the back seat caused him to jerk the wheel- then Charles reacted and grabbed the wheel to prevent an accident but it was already too late. Charles may not have learned his lesson BUT he is no longer here with us and we need to respect his family and loved ones and not be so cold. It is not our place to judge-
"He who has not sinned cast the first stone" Instead we need to be thinking of ways to prevent these accidents and lack of good judgement. But as I said it is a bad thing speaking of the dead so harshly. Charles was not a mass murderer....he was a human being, who made 2 BAD choices and he paid the price as is his family.
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: April 18th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I stumbled upon this blog

I guess you are using your free speech right and thats your call

Yes, yes it is. Thank you SO much for your condescension! :-)

but I do feel the need to remind you that Charles was a person and not a dumb ass kid.

No need. I know he's a person. Who was also a dumb ass kid. With the established sad consequences...

BUT he is no longer here with us and we need to respect his family and loved ones and not be so cold.

There's a time and a place for everything. I addressed the respect and venue issue in another entry.

It is not our place to judge-

It is exactly our place to judge, when we live in the same community, where actions have repercussions and are an example for others. Of course, we are obligated to judge by the same standards we expect to be held to ourselves.

Instead we need to be thinking of ways to prevent these accidents and lack of good judgement

Exactly. Part of that is not glossing over the poor judgement of others. Not making excuses for them and ignoring their choices, and the consequences of those choices.

Charles was not a mass murderer....he was a human being, who made 2 BAD choices and he paid the price as is his family.

Don't forget the others that have paid prices for his choices. Don't forget the others who could have paid a price for his choices.
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