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Unsupervised young people
By Charles Ratcliff


June 04, 2008

Obviously, the Natalee Holloway case was very tragic. But the letter specifically mentioned young people traveling out of the country. Do you not concede that young people without proper adult supervision also create a high-risk group for irresponsible behavior when they travel domestically? Every year, there are fatalities in Panama City Beach, Florida that involve unsupervised young people behaving irresponsibly.

I don't blame Natalee for whatever happened to her but I certainly don't blame the fact that she was overseas, either. Whatever happened to her could have happened anywhere, including her own home town.

Charles Ratcliff
Birmingham, AL

About: "I am a native born Aruban (of American parents) who has been living in Birmingham, Alabama since 1982. Obviously, the Natalee Holloway case has been very important to me on two fronts. I have followed its evolution since May 31, 2005."

Received June 02, 2008 - Published June 04, 2008


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