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Saturday, February 16, 2013

19-year-old college student dies after boozing in East Village; she had heart condition - NYPOST.com

      Who knows where this unfortunate young lady was drinking, but the fact is a 19 year old drinking is only news to those who think the 21 year old drinking age is effective or even desirable.
       Last night I had a 20 year old lady come in whom I knew was that age and comes from a great family. She looks older is and very used to getting served, particularly sporting a fake ID. She's an adult who supports herself and is very responsible and likely would cause no problems to anyone, but I had to say no....not because I thought I was holding the line against "underage drinking" but because I can't take the chance.
     We all operate every day wondering whether one lapse in enforcing the law parents and society look the other way on will come back to bite us.
    There will be a clamor to pin this East Village death on a licensee. How about the actions of the individual...their friends who enable....their parents who don't supervise...the society that says a pretty girl who looks older can be bought drinks by the boys....until something bad happens...then the sanctimony begins ?
    

19-year-old college student dies after boozing in East Village; she had heart condition - NYPOST.com

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who cares? You get drunk, you have health concerns, you die. The only thing she didn't do was go on drunken disability for a few years and continue to drink on our dime. That's what most do. Even right here in River City.

Anonymous said...

You're right why should the licensees(like yourself) be held liable for letting an underage person drink themselves to death, has the world gone mad?

Anonymous said...

I care. I think its sad.
I wouldn't even give it 50/50 chance that her "heart condition" caused her death.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:17. We should set the age of majority at an unrealistic arbitrarily low age.
and then ignore that law every day.
and then hold barmaids accountable for manslaughter when a congenital defect causes death...
Because after all...alcohol was a factor.

Anonymous said...

11:27 It's nice to see logic and common sense exists. Thank you.

7:17 You get today's Mikey award. Assuming your stupidity was your own and not stolen from somewhere else.

Jeff said...

Every action has a consequence....good or bad.....this is the lesson that has been lost in our society or more truthfully taken away....yes, consequences have been taken away from so many people as there used to be a thing called personal responsibility.....now from the President on down....it is not your fault....you are a "victim"!!!!