Come on mhilton! We in Zion do not sit up here in our tower thinking we have no
problems. We get that we are not immune. Who are you to tell us? Is it a little
bit of schadenfreude you're feeling pointing out to us that we have
problems too. Instead of sitting in judgement wouldn't it be better to have
a little charity and compassion in your heart that a boy is dead and a family
and community are grieving? We don't know what happened yet or if there was
any alcohol in this boy's system. Good people can fun afoul of people who
hurt them. A few weeks ago a family who was boating lost some family members in
a terrible accident. Instead of imparting compassion and concern, many people
wanted to impart blame and criticism. You can guarantee the people involved in
both situations are feeling like garbage and what good does it do to point out
what they already know and what is obvious to everyone. We're smart enough
to pick up on mistakes and things we need to do better ourselves.
When it happens in rural Utah, it makes statewide news. When it happens in
California, not so much.
@DanteSalt Lake City, UTUtah have a long way to go to be as
troubled as "Babylon's" urban California.8:09 a.m. July 15,
2013======= California has 14 times the population of
Utah.So -- Babylonian speaking, California should be seeing
drunk teenagers running over each other every 3 weeks.
The first question that came to me was what are these teens doing out past
curfew, drinking, etc? Where are their parents? What happened to personal
values? It seems to me many of these teenagers are careless out of control and
don't think of consequences. Thank goodness there are some who value their
own health and lives and obey the law.
Thanks for wondering MHilton, but there's no need: things in
"Zion's" rural Utah have a long way to go to be as troubled as
"Babylon's" urban California.
It seems that lately I've read several articles about young people ages
14-15 being involved in fatal situations in the rural areas of Utah.
Unfortunately, it also seems that alcohol has been involved with those
accidents. It makes me wonder if things are really all that much better in Utah
or if that's just the perception that is portrayed by residents there.
Maybe it's time there is a reality check that "all is not well in
Someone out there needs to come forward and admit to this. Not fair to the