Ravers Say 15-Year-Old Overdose Victim Sasha Rodriguez, Parents Are To Blame For Her Death And The Subsequent Controversy Over The Massive Parties In L.A. | The Informer | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly
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Ravers Say 15-Year-Old Overdose Victim Sasha Rodriguez, Parents Are To Blame For Her Death And The Subsequent Controversy Over The Massive Parties In L.A.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:03 AM

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Our story this week about how the family of a 15-year-old girl ecstasy-overdose victim filed a $5 million claim against the city and county of L.A. has drawn a lot of passionate response -- mostly against the teen's parents.

Sasha Rodriguez died a few days after she overdosed on MDMA at June's "Electric Daisy Carnival" party at the city/county/state owned L.A. Coliseum.

The claim argues that officials that run the venue knew that raves there have consistently proven dangerous and produced hundreds of casualties as a result of ecstasy use. Many people weighed in to say so what -- this is about personal responsibility.

Many impassioned commenters blamed the very parents who are apparently behind the claim which, if denied, would be a precursor to a lawsuit.

Our commenter of the day, Naomi, says:

Ridiculous!!!!!!!! They're suing the city because they suck as parents?! So now we all have to pay because they weren't capable of teaching their child about the dangers of drugs?! I don even like raves. The city should countersue. What a giant waste of time.

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