Dies of Ecstasy overdose while attending rave

by Walter Olson on September 12, 2011

The teenage girl’s family has now sued the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, the event company Insomniac, a former events manager, and other parties alleging negligent staffing and supervision, inadequate security, slow emergency response and other deficiencies [L.A. Times]


1 Richard Nieporent 09.12.11 at 7:52 am

This lawsuit gives new meaning to the word frivolous.

2 Rliyen 09.12.11 at 12:28 pm

So lax/inattentive parenting = totally everyone else’s fault but the parents.


3 locomtivebreath1901 09.12.11 at 1:50 pm

There’s nothing more terrible than burying your own child, but sadly I must agree with the two previous comments.

4 Hugo S. Cunningham 09.12.11 at 2:13 pm

If their child had been arrested on drug charges, and raped or murdered in prison, would they be suing the venue for overzealous enforcement?

5 mojo 09.12.11 at 2:43 pm

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

6 Rliyen 09.12.11 at 3:49 pm

@ loco,

I totally agree. If I were to lose my son, I would be devastated.

However, I am raising him the same way my parents raised me. Granted, he’s not even a teenager, but I will keep tabs on him, I willfind out where he’s going and who he’s with. I will expect calls from him when he goes out/or if he’s running late.

My parents did the above for me and I made sure I did nothing to betray their trust. The one time I did, (Not calling and spent the night at a friend’s house) I got grounded for three months. Never did that again.

Then again, I’m just old fashioned when it comes to parenting.

7 jared 09.13.11 at 8:00 pm

Karma’s a bitch, Rliyen. Best of luck with your parenting.

8 Rliyen 09.14.11 at 9:51 am

I’ll take my chances, Jared… Thank you for your sardonic concern.

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