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.
What do you think?