Whether we are prepared or not we have learned much about the workings of the legal system. There are many wonderful and devoted people helping us. However, we see their frustrations as well as our own as time slowly passes. For example, it is extremely difficult, impossible even, to have an individual arrested for supplying a controlled substance prescription if the other person does.
The law requires that the supplier have it on his person. If not, a direct connection can not be made. When someone supplies alcohol to someone under the age of 21, he or she is held accountable. The laws should be the same. Also, there is no law that requires an individual to call 911 in the event of a life threatening emergency that they create. Therefore, my Brittie was never afforded the possibility of life saving help because he knowingly decided to call a friend instead.
My family will never forget the person she was with and others like him that caused our family and others like us enormous suffering. A prison sentence can only close one page in our book and the rest is still unwritten. He and others like him have a depraved indifference for human life and must be held accountable. Our laws need to be amended to help protect us and not those that put us at risk.
This legislation will allow us to delve deeper into investigations and to bring accountability and punishment to those involved. Let's take a stand and make a difference in all our lives. Please read and sign the:
Petition for BRITS (Being Responsible In Tough Situations) Law
For our safety and protection it is desperately needed and may save someone's child, maybe yours. If you can give of yourself to help others, share your commitment you may inspire another to do the same.
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