One comment reads the story and questions the validity of the traffic stop only.
Another thinks of the $100,000 or so tax payer money paying for treatment. One
says help,but put on limits and give accountability & responsibility to
adults. Another sees judging her as worse than shooting her, and brings up
religion. I'll add that the woman is an adult who isn't
complaining about the traffic stop or asking for mercy or understanding. If she
is protecting herself legally from some charge that would result from the truth
being told, OK, that's her right to remain silent. If she thinks so little
of herself as to let someone else do this to her without consequence, then
she's an adult and will live with that. We can't protect her from
herself. This is a sad story about a way of life that was not meant to be.
Interestingly enough, there is merit in all three comments from Benevolus, LOU
Montana and Aggie5. I agree that we should try to help people like her but I
think there should be a limit. If she isn't willing to help herself by
changing her lifestyle (assuming she's still into drugs and hanging out
with the wrong crowd) then, I think she should be required to pay some or all of
the costs involved in her treatment. If she doesn't have the money then
perhaps she should do some community service instead. I have empathy for people
who find themselves in unfortunate situations but if those situations are
multiple and are the direct result of being stupid, lazy and/or selfish then,
there's a limit to my willingness to indulge them.
Lou Montana. It's sad to see a this happen to a young lady. But it's
much worse to hear your words. Walk a mile in someone's shoes before you
judge and grip. People make mistakes. At least that's what the bible says.
How NICE! Get out your wallets everyone we are paying for more drug problems.
Hardcore kid gets shot in the leg and we get to pay for the surgery,
investigation and her jail time from a previous offense. This person will draw
more from our governments than four of us in our life time of drawing Social
Security and Medicade. I get physically sick when I see people like
this especially when I see how much I spend in taxes.
It is good the woman is getting the treatment she needs. If she wasn't
wounded we would have never read about this story and the fact that all the
justification needed by the police to pull you over is to say you just left a
knot drug house. There is no mention drugs were found at the house or in the
SUV. Seems to be a low level of threshold for making these stops.