Lots of Failing Parents
By Rob Glenn
October 24, 2006
I am not sure those who write on Sitnews read the Police blurbs,
if they did Ketchikan would realize there is definately a problem
with Minors Drinking in that town. Here are the Ketchikan
police blurbs..... public record..... Check out some of the
This story happened last week.
It is one of probably hundreds around the country and yet there
are still people who think it is ok to make excuses for their
teens poor behavior. This girl started early and then as an adult
has done something tragic.
I wonder if Ms. Newlun would
be able to accept her sons responsibility if he did this!
"Taliyah Taylor told police she was high on Ecstasy and
"purple haze" marijuana and wanted to go "as fast
as I possibly could" when she got behind the wheel Wednesday
The Stapleton woman was stark naked, had her headlights turned
off, and was going the wrong way on Forest Avenue at a speed
of more than 80 mph
And when she slammed into 41-year-old attorney Larry Simon in
Mariners Harbor, cutting off his legs and killing him, she didn't
even hit the brakes.
Her car only stopped after it hit another vehicle -- injuring
the two people inside -- and went airborne, leapt a shopping
plaza fence, and landed on its roof. "
Check out her record.... public info.... SUSPECT'S RECORD: A
RECIPE FOR DEATH Offenses in Taliyah Taylor's criminal and driving
record, according to prosecutors and public records: 1999: Convicted
as a youthful offender for possessing a loaded gun and trying
to escape police. Dec. 21, 2000: Convicted of drunken driving.
Dec. 10, 2002: License suspension for failing to pay a fine on
Sept. 27 cleared. Jan. 4, 2005: Convicted of driving without
a license and talking on her cell phone. Fined $115. June 3,
2005: Convicted of going 101 mph in a 65 mph zone in Athens,
N.Y., and got 8 points on her license. Nov. 24, 2005: License
suspended, issued a restricted license five days later. July
31, 2006: License suspended and revoked.
All this from the Staten Island Advance.
New York, NY
Received October 22, 2006 - Published October 24, 2006
About: Rob Glen is a former resident of Ketchikan.
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