Posted by Who's your Daddy?, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:00 am
My son is 17 and knows what kind of HELL I would be in he if he pulled a stunt like this, therefore, he would NEVER do that to me. This girl needs some back in the day punishment. What kind of 30yr old hangs out with an 18yr old...A WEIRDO...a sixpack without the plastic wrap around the top...!!!!! I am totally pissed at the lack of concern this CHILD has for her FAMILY.
Posted by princess, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:30 am
im glad that she is ok .but she should of at least called her mom to say that she is okay and who she is with because then her mom wont get worried, and she shouldnt be hanging out with older people because she she hang out with people her age. thank god shes safe and alive. i hope noboby did anything bad to her.
Posted by FRUHD, a resident of another community, on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:42 am
Wow... nice job criticizing and judging before knowing the facts. She was gone for three days and her cell phone was dead and didn't use her credit card... I'm sure if she was totally fine she would have picked up her phone or used two quarters and called. If it was a one day stint, yeah, but three days? Before you speak of berating a "child" think about why this happened and learn the facts.
Posted by Free to Voice Thoughts, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 3:06 pm
So the kidnappers just let her go....ok. And she didn't call the police or home before returning home....ok...or go to the first person she saw for help...ok. I've been a victim of a crime and the first thing you do when you get away is make a phone call or seek help from the first person you see. You don't have the thought pattern to just go home....your mind is pretty much erased. The Bottom line that she is back safe with her family. Until the news gives an update which they should have by now if something was wrong to warm others of lurking dangerous....we all have a right to voice our thoughts. This is called Mountain View Voice
Posted by Amazed, a resident of another community, on Sep 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm
This is amazing. A story with little or no details released and you all just sit around speculating one way or the other, getting in fights with each other, and criticizing people you know nothing about. Regardless of what happened, it's really none of our concern anyway unless there's some threat to the public. Go do something productive.
Posted by tinkerbell, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 4:28 pm
IM GLAD THAT SHE IS BACK WITH HER FAMILY. I THINK SHE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH THE PEOPLE SHE MEETS BECAUSE SHE IS STILL YOUNG TO HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER THEN HER,I THINK SHE SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM NIGHT CLUBS BECAUSE THATS FOR 21 AND OVER.I THINK NO ONE YOUNGER THEN 21 YEARS OLD SHOULD BE THERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Posted by Concerned Parent, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm
Unbelievable that an area like Mountain View, which is so diverse and educated, has posted judgemental opinions about another human being! First, there are no known facts that have been published. Second, even if the facts show that Brittany made mistakes or used horrible judgment, she doesn't need further judgment and condemndation from strangers to help her get back on the right path. Absolutely there should be consequences for poor decisions and bad behavior; but to be judged by people (fairly or unfairly) does not seem to be the kind of "Voice" we need in our city. Families that go through a crisis with their kids, which my husband and I have, know that kids need consequences that often times are harsh BUT kids (no matter how old) also need to know that there are people around them that support them and that they are unconditionally loved. Good people made bad choices and/or have bad things happen to them.
To all those who offered help, defended her and prayers -- so awesome! For those that offer ideas for punishment and judgment, it's great to have an opinion, but to judge others is unfair and unhelpful.
Posted by Get S together, a resident of another community, on Sep 10, 2008 at 8:24 pm
You're 18, so get it together so I don't have to see your mug on television--or any public money being wasted looking for you. If you want drama, do it at your family's house. Leave me and the public out of it. Handstamping? Clubbing? Please.
Posted by Victoria Brown, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm
We are not avoiding calls and or emails from the Mountain View Voice and or any other press. The past view days have been most stressful. We appreciate all efforts made by the community, media, strangers, friends, anyone and everyone that helped to bring Brittany home. And would like to extend our deepest thanks to all. Brittany was taken to the police station for a few hours, approx 1 hour after she arrived at home. From there she went to the hospital where we remained until 6 am. After all that has happened during the course of the past few days we felt it best for Brittany to rest without any attention from the media for a few days. While I realize people are curious, it is ongoing. We feel it not wise to discuss certain things. We find it offensive that there is a certain spin on this, as if Brittany has stayed out on her own. As stated before the club has lied countless times which can be confirmed by police. The place of Brittany's drop off was not her choice as described in your article. And as far as what harm has happened to our daughter...Miss Wyle from MVPD was not with our daughter during her disappearance, nor has she seen her person or spoke with her to verify if she has been harmed. If memory serves, she was not at the hospital either. I take offense as does our entire family to certain aspects of the article. While we choose at this point not to divulge the particulars of what may have happened, that does not mean nothing happened. However, we would like to end this message with a positive and reiterate how thankful we are to everyone. The community of Mountain View and beyond responded in ways we would have never dreamed and we are forever grateful.
Posted by B Brown, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 1:03 am
I have asked editor to remove my previous post as it was made in error. I thought it would be directed to email only and feel certain things should not be in this arena. On another note I would like all to know that the 30 year old friend is the most wonderful person that graced this earth. She is an engineer for Oracle who formed a bond with our daughter after coming here from Sweden. We would rather have our daughter be friends with someone who is loyal, honest and true, than someone who is her own age, but not of the same caliber. Further the statement of her being Brittanys friend is an understatement as we do consider her to be family. If any of you met the "friend" and knew Brittany now, rather than just being an aquantance from middle school, you would know age is no matter. Brittany prefers to just be around people who are kind to her and she can be kind to...that could be an 80 year old woman that she chats with at the salon, or the kids that she works with, or in this case a friend who is a bit older, but is loyal, honorable and kind beyond words. The young women are being depicted in ways that they are not, so I will leave this arena so as not to take part in any further negativity. However, we would like to address all that helped bring our daughter home. Please accept our deepest thanks to all of you that helped. To the friends, neighbors, coworkers and other members of the community that passed out fliers, current, old friends and even strangers who called and voiced concerns. Friends and neighbords that were there for us. Our daughters place of employment (Chilis) for the gift of food, MVFD for their generosity, MVPD for their still continued efforts, all businesses that allowed fliers to be posted, teachers voicing concern, fellow City of Mountain View employees, MVMarauders for their concern and offering of assistance. To any and all that I am forgetting it is not intentional, we thank you all so very very much.
Posted by Tim Foley, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 9:18 am
Please do not judge Brittany or her parents. This is not a circus and all facts are unknown and certainly no longer the business of anyone other than the family and the police. It is now a personal issue and to be left strictly to those involved. The distraught parents did the right thing as to get the media heavily involved and surely Brittany did not mean to bring attention to herself or her family. The parents are going through some hard times right. These comments posted should be used to express sympathy and now joy rather than to make unjustified and unfounded remarks.
Posted by MVrez, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 11:13 am
Wow, nice supportive community here! You folks don't know a thing about this but already you are poking your heads over the cyber backyard fence and passing judgment on a kid who is obviously in the midst of some kind of turmoil - whether self-inflicted or not. I think I'll have to drive over to Sunnyvale if I need to yell "Fire!". Hopefully the folks over there might actually have a drop of humanity in their souls.
Posted by madkins, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm
My family and friends are very grateful and relieved to hear that Brittany has returned home. Our prayers are with you Brittany and also, for your family.
Both my sons know Brittany. My older son knows her from MVHS and my younger son through her work with him in the afterschool program. They have nothing but nice things to say about Brittany, especially my little one. Her geniune kindness and concern about the children is the reason he stayed in the afterschool program. We hope to see her back soon.
For those people that have negative thoughts and mean words to say, please bite your tongue. You don't walk in their shoes and until you do, keep your opinions to yourself. You have no knowledge of what happened. Bad things happen to good people everyday.
Posted by B, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm
No, they can't get the media, the police (employed through our tax dollars), and everyone involved and then say, "Okay, she's back, leave us be." Sorry, but when you start a circus, you have to finish it.
So what was it? Kidnapping? Drug bender? Four day Bible study?
Posted by MV Resident, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm
Im sorry the parents were so worried for their daughter. I can't imagine how I would have felt. However, I find it odd that she doesn't want to talk about where she was this whole time. I think she owes it to the people that put effort and prayers into finding her. I can only imagine what she had been doing this whole time. She didn't even call her parents! If something bad happened to Brittney why wouldn't she report it? She needs an ass whooping.
AND hello....she didn't WANT them to drop her of in front of her home! I wonder why.
Posted by keeping it real, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm
I'm glad Brittany's home safe, but I can't wait to hear the story on this one! Anyone who knows Brittany knows she can some times be a bit of a fibber....... She tells a good "FISH STORY" if u know what i mean. Now I'm not saying nothing happened nor discrediting her story. But i really hope she didn't send her family and this whole community on a wild goose chase which i definitely see as a possibility right now since the real story isn't out yet!
Posted by ittakesavillage, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm
I have searched the internet daily to get updates on Brittany. I found information in about four different places. No two reports were alike. Every article I read had different information. How can you judge this girl based on what you have read or heard? Why does everyone think they know what happened based on the criptic information that has been reported about this case and the rumors that they have heard. For those of you who think you have to judge Brittany before you even know what really happened... shame on you. For that mother who knows that her son would never do such a thing to her...I hope you never have to eat your words. I myself have two wonderful children who, like all kids, have made poor choices here and there. I can remember making quite a few poor choices myself when I was their age. Some of you mention that Brittany has had some troubles in the past, but that does not make her a bad person and it doesn't mean that you know what did or did not happen to her. Give her a break, this story has not even been reported yet. What she will face, regardless of how this came about, are some pretty big consequences. She does not need to be stoned by people who live in glass houses.
Posted by villages are not here, a resident of another community, on Sep 11, 2008 at 11:22 pm
I agree. I got stoned in a glass house once and, well, now I think everyone can see everything I do. That's why I'm on the straight and narrow. Hopefully she will see the same light as me and just blend into mediocrity and a life of service to others.
I think she's got more brains than you can shake a [word removed], for sure. If she stays the course, she'll win that prize no doubt. Have faith in our youth people, after all, we will be depending on them for our future. You can take that to the wake up and smell the coffee shop!
Posted by Hmm, a resident of another community, on Sep 11, 2008 at 11:30 pm
I'm glad she is home safe. But no one knows what happened. I know her and I know she isn't an angel. I hope that when she was gone nothing bad happened to her. Cause even though she has wronged me and a lot of other people in the past. That doesn't mean she deserves to have something bad happen to her. I think we all just want to know the real story and to make sure she is okay. And I do hope she is ok.
Posted by B Brown, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 1:12 am
Again, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to everyone for their help. There are so many people out there that helped in our time of need, and we are forever grateful. For those that are making assumptions about our daughter and what they feel happened or didn't happen. I can only say that we will just try and focus on all the wonderful people who offered assistance. We will keep that in our hearts as opposed to focusing on people that do not know the particulars of the case. As stated by a previous poster most reports contain different information and as her parent I can confirm that much information is false. Further, people that may have known Brittany in middle school who would like to make assumptions of her character today based on what they feel her character was in middle school, well that is OK. We are just be thankful for the Brittany we know, the one that many in this community have come to the aid of, including past teachers who have fond memories of our daughter, friends she hadn't seen since middle school, coworkers, neighbors that she sees everyday, and most touching to Brittany, the kids that she works with. If anyone wants to know the real Brittany...put her in a room full of kids and you will the true Brittany, bright, happy full of life and eager to please. Children have always flocked to Brittany, so it was no surprise to us when she chose to work with young children. Perhaps she enjoys working with them so much because they are still open to see the truth in people without passing judgment, they are still innocent, they do not judge. Again thank you for all the positive comments and all of your support. For the negative comments, I thank you as well. To be here on this board means you must have had some concern for our daughter and we are grateful to you for that kindness. Goodnight to all.
Posted by Love and respect to the Black family, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 2:24 am
How dare you people? Come with judgement and assumptions about this family in such obvious chock?? They have got their beloved daughter back, but under what circumstances? We do not know. We migth never know. If something bad has happened to her (which I unfortunatly suspect after reading their comments above) then Brittany and her family must decide what and if they should make things public.
Shame on you people for not respecting that!!
And to the Black family - lots of respect and love from a father who have never met with you or your daughter but who have you all in mind and heart right now.
Posted by Taxpayer, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:24 am
I am the parent who said my child would NEVER disappear willing. I won't have to eat my words I "Raised" him. That does not mean providing food, clothes and shelter. I would have had that anyways, with or without children. Raised means giving time, love, travel, attention, guidance, punishement, and exposure to many things in life. Kids just don't nut out at 16, 17, 18...etc...it starts when they are small. You don't raise teenagers you guide them. If you didn't spend the time in those first years of their life....you will spend the rest of your life paying the price for forgoing those early years!!!!
Posted by Disbelief, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:32 am
Shame on everyone that feels they have a right to know what happened. If you feel that your time and money were wasted on this search for Brittany, double shame on you. Just because you pay taxes, doesn't mean you get to know every sordid detail or that she owes the public an apology! Be happy she's home.
Most of the negative responses are because people feel cheated at not getting any details. Well, you are not owed any - you chose to read and listen to the news. Stop. Hopefully, your life will never be in the limelight with all eyes scrutinizing, criticizing, and passing judgement on you. How this situation is handled is no ones business, but Brittany, her family, and the police. Get a life and stop trying to pry into everyone else's.
And for those that think their kids will never do anything like this, because they "Raised" their kids, you are dreaming. Children are "Raised" to be independent adults - to make choices. Sometimes those choices may not be good choices and that's how they learn. That's when they'll need you more.
Posted by Ned, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 3:54 pm
Mountain View's a funny place. Past articles on homicides draw little comment, and mostly denial that it has anything to do with gangs, drugs, and illegal immigration. Then, some white girl disappears for a few days and neighbors are hot and heavy to sling accusations and be judgemental. Then there's the poor dog... it's funny how those neighbors can only use the paper to make their accusations. What a joke of a town and a joke of a paper. This forum should be shut down. Grow up people.
Posted by PA resident, a resident of another community, on Sep 12, 2008 at 4:44 pm
I would just like to express my sincere best wishes to the family in this case. I have heard the reports and wondered because I too have teenage children. I know that even children raised in the best homes have arguments with parents and these kids make poor choices. It is too easy to place blame when really it is just a poor decision. Natalee Holloway is a perfect example of what a poor decision can be. It is not a reflection on the parents of poor parenting or on the daughter of not being considerate.
I would just like to offer this comment, "there but for the grace of God, go many of us". Parents, please take note.
Posted by Ashley, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 5:25 pm
Just wanted to say that i am very happy that brittney is home with her family and safe....love you britt....
And wow, for all those people talking negative about britmey brown, you are selfcentered and cruel. You shouldn't even be posting your pathetic comment on this page. You don't even know what really happened to her. What if this was your kid, or cousin, friend, or any other relative? You would want your community to help you out, so I don't agree with whoever wrote she should publicly apologize to the public, get your life together dude... You people need to grow up and quit acting like your still in high school. Especially if you are grown and have kids in high school, you should be setting an example.
Also whoever said she deserved this and has a reputation already, screw you bc she doesn't deserve anything bad to happen to her, no one does, and honestly I personally think that you are just a cold hearted unhappy with your life person who is still stuck in your own little pretend world and has no consideration for other people.
Posted by Tim Foley, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 6:46 pm
Thank You, "Disbelief". You Rock!
Some of these people should go back to their soap operas. There, you will be assured of all the sordid details. This is real life. People really get hurt.
Brian and Victoria,
Most of these comments are supportive. Most people can put themselves in your shoes. I think that some sordid minds are disappointed that this ended on a very happy note. Disregard these negative posts and do not feel that you owe anything to anyone. I've cried tears of fear and tears of joy for your family.
I am deeply impressed with all the supportive comments posted.
Posted by MV Resident, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Good luck to the young lady and her family. I encourage them to take the supportive comments here to heart and forget the rest. They've got more important business to attend to than the feelings of strangers.
The replies here should not surprise folks who read other public forums, but I am glad to see people speaking up for polite behavior. On the net, everybody "speaks" more openly than they would with strangers face-to-face. So in public forums, we're all bound to read statements we think are rude. After 20 years of reading such replies, all I can say is they're best ignored by anybody personally involved in a situation.
Posted by Brittanys Grandparents, a resident of another community, on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:39 pm
This comment is dedicated to all you foolish morans who really should have NO say in this matter, Go Get a LIFE of your own And especially to THIS IS STUPID, We should get together sometime and discuss this issue Mano on Mano. Get IT???
Posted by Granma&Granpa, a resident of another community, on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:04 pm
A short comment on my last statement. I should have said you negative trash talking morans, that are accusing my Grandaughter of being a compulsive liar and an attention getter. Thank you everyone else that had such wonderful comments about Brittany. My wife and I would also like to thank ALL the people that supported and helped in the search for Brittany. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Posted by Maria & Ned, a resident of another community, on Sep 13, 2008 at 11:38 am
Dear Grandma&Grandpa - please do not listen to the mean remarks from people who knows nothing of your granddaugther or what have happened to her. There IS a lot of morons getting life on internet. One mean and studid person can make a lot of noise, acting like a lof of people at a discussion board like this. It could actually be one mean citizen behind all the mean comments. Do not forget that in real life, the majority are both intelligent and good. And all of us intelligent and good people support you now and pray for your grand daughter. Although we may not be as active giving comments. This is the first time EVER I write a comment as this, but I wanted to show you that the majority are good and supports you.
We have been following the events from a distance, and as all decent Christian parents we have prayed and thought of your granddaugther and her closest family. We do hope that she will recover from whatever has happened to her and do hope that media respects her integrity by not giving us all intrusive details.
Posted by Should i worry? or not..., a resident of another community, on Sep 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm
If something really did happen to her, than I think we have the right to know at least, the very vague details. Like at least was she kidnapped or no? Because I would like to know if there are predators we need to be cautious of or if she just ran away and we don't have anything to worry about. I don't need to know the intense details, just the basics. The longer time that passes, the more I just assume she ran away, because if it were my daughter, I would be spreading the word to watch out for predators if my daughter was kidnapped in such a quiet area like Mtn. View....
Posted by booo browns, a resident of another community, on Sep 13, 2008 at 9:38 pm
i wouldn blame this girl for runnin away if thats what happend, her whole familys a bunch of looneys. the girls 18 yrs old, and her parents already started to trip when she wasnt home after a friday night out. and i know der youngest daughter whos a senior doesnt even have a cell phone cuz her parents be trippen out all the time.
but i also no dat brittany is liar and a half. not just in middle school. i dunno if theres a single word that comes out of her mouth that is true, so i dont think well ever know the real story bout brittany cuz she'll just say sompthin happend to her so that she wont get in trouble fo runnin away
Posted by i dont get it, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2008 at 9:44 pm
If something did happen to Brittany, why would she want to be dropped off away from her house and then have to walk alone down the street to her house?? Wouldn't you be traumatized of being alone after being kiddnapped/abused?? I'm not saying that nothing happend to her, i just don't think it makes very much sense. And for those saying that it isn't our business to know what happened, that's not entirely true. Many of us were worried sick about this girl and held our children closer that ever afraid that they were in great danger of being kidnapped, so like "should i worry? or not" said... we don't need intrusive details, just let us know if she was kiddnapped/hurt or if she was not hurt and was just out for the weekend.....
Posted by conseula perez, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2008 at 10:21 am
Must you be a Christian in order to qualify as a "decent parent?" Couldn't a Buddhist, Muslim, Hindi, Jew or the like also be praying for Brittney's safe return? I hate people who are always trying to throw religion into the mix. SO ANNOYING!!!!!!!
Posted by PA Resident, a resident of another community, on Sep 14, 2008 at 11:12 am
For those who think that the fact that she returned home safely (we have no knowledge of why, but it may be due to the publicity) meant that money and effort in her search was wasted, I ask you a question.
If she had been found dead somewhere would you have been satisfied that the money was spent well? Isn't it better to have a safe outcome regardless of the cost? Some of you actually sound bitter that the outcome wasn't worse? The time, effort and money is never wasted when it comes to returning a young person home to their family safe and sound. The only details that we outsiders need to know is that she is safe and that the family appreciate all our help.
Next time, and there will be a nexttime, I trust that the same efforts will be put in and the outcome will be the same safe ending.
Posted by Ima Christian, a resident of another community, on Sep 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm
"Regardless of cost?" No, no, no, not regardless of cost. If the cost is paid for by public funds, then some of the story becomes the public domain. Forget the idiots who want to make slanderous statements. Right now, we know that she was missing and we had to divert public funds towards finding her. I am only interested in the cost to incident relationship. Searching for her wouldn't be worth a million dollars. I'd like a nominal bill to be presented to her, documenting the cost of whatever search was conducted.
Posted by PA Resident, a resident of another community, on Sep 14, 2008 at 9:50 pm
Perhaps irrelevant of cost would have been a better phrase.
The point is, the money was spent and now she is found. Yes, the money comes out of public taxes, but it is better spent on something that really matters than some of the useless public spending on ugly art or sending a politician on a "fact finding trip" vacation.
Posted by It's our 1st amendment right, a resident of another community, on Sep 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm
It's our right to say as we wish about this situation. Freedom of speech. And the longer we go without knowing what happened to her, the more everyone's gonna just think she was having another crazy drugged/alcohol filled weekend, which would not be out of the ordinary for brittany. It's in the family's best interest to just let us know if she was kidnapped or not. why are they trying to hide it??
Posted by B Brown, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm
This will hopefully be my last comment as I am very much trying to avoid any confrontation that would take away the happiness I feel in my daughters return. With that said, I would like to address the last comment. Our daughter has not had any crazy drug alcohol weekends and I do take offense to the statement. She is here most often with us. If you feel you some current insight or knowledge as to what my daughter does on weekends, we can meet at the Mountain View Police station any time, any day. I will be accompanied by neighbors and friends who can confirm her day to day whereabouts and her actions. I also invite the Mountain View Voice to accomany the above commenter so that they may here first hand that the above commenter has no insight into our daughters lifestyle, true friends or whereabouts. If they would like to continue to flame and say hateful things...it does not matter. Truly it only shows their character, not my daughters. Again, I am ready any time you are to head down to the police station and hear what you have to say...as are her neighbords, friends and relatives that see her day in and day out. Again we thank all for their concern and help, we cannot thank you enough.
Posted by Easy Button, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2008 at 9:12 pm
Da Nile is not just a river in Egypt.
Anyway, this girl did nothing wrong technically. She is 18 years old so if she wants to go off for three days and party that is her business. It is between her and her family at this point. I doubt there was any crime invlolved. Threesomes are not a crime are they?
Posted by Sharing insight?, a resident of another community, on Sep 15, 2008 at 10:46 pm
I'm not meaning to be offensive Mr. Brown, but as a parent, I would take into consideration these comments about your daughter. If many many people are saying she is notorious for lying, then there is a possibilty that your daughter could lie constantly to others, and maybe even to you. A girl that is a really sweet and angelic girl as you have described your daughter, would most likely not have such a bad image in the view of many of her peers from her high school. I'm in no way trying to say that everything people say about your daughter is true, because that would be foolish, but it would also be naive to say that your daughter is a perfect little sweetheart if she is disliked by many. In addition, if you know so much about your daughter and her whereabouts, then why didn't she text you before leaving the club to go out partying with people much older than her who she didn't even know...?? And even if she always texts you constantly saying where she is, you might want to factor in this whole thing about her being a habitual liar... for she may very well be lying to you about where she is. It's not like it's uncommon for teenagers. We've all done it in our lifetime. All I'm saying is that no one knows Brittany except for her. Teenagers don't always want their families to know everything they do, and if she's in the house all the time, maybe she just wanted to get away and rebel for a little from a family that is so tight knit.
I hope I did not offend you, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the situation. And my prayers are still with you and your family, no matter what the circumstances of the situation are...
Posted by B Brown, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2008 at 11:44 pm
I take no offense at all to your comments. The negative comments seem to come from people that do not know Brittany at this point in her life and sadly have not evolved in any way. This board is minor in comparison to the support and love that has been shown, from past friends, teachers, and yes even from people we did not believe to be her friend. What I am saying and have said before...at this point in Brittany's life the people on this board know nothing about her, so therefore should not make comment into someone they know nothing about. Further, they can make assumption after assumption, crude remark after crude remark...again this shows their character not our daughters. If I thought for a moment our daughter was on a site making statements like the ones that have been posted...even with her being an adult, I would be very disappointed with the insensitivity. So we will just be thankful in our hearts that while the negativity is yes, most hurtful...it is the minority, not the majority. That is all...
Posted by adolescents lie to parents, a resident of another community, on Sep 16, 2008 at 1:38 am
i'm the same age as brittany and i have definitely done my share of partying. i constantly lied to my parents, but thankfully they weren't so ignorant. if my parents had continued to think of me as their little baby girl, i'd probably have ended up like brittany. out in the streets with randoms! when partying, you meet SOO many new people that could potentially be dangerous, especially when intoxicated or otherwise (like the people brittany may have met at that club). its ignorant to think your kid never did any drugs, including alcohol which is a drug too. anyway, what i'm getting at here is, obviously teenagers lie to their parents. parents aren't there all the time when their child is out hanging out with friends. people from school probably know more about what brittany does on weekends than her parents do. reputations happen for a reason. clearly brittany was known as a partier/liar. parents who ignore that need a wake up call - especially when their kid is already an adult!
anywho, good thing she's safe. you never know what might happen when you're out all weekend.
oh yeah and i think the people saying they've known brittany since middle school were trying to convey that they've LITERALLY known her since middle school and throughout high school. duh
Posted by Liz, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2008 at 10:40 am
All of my kids have known Brittany since elementary school and she is a good kid. Also I have to say that people need to stop the bashing on this poor girl. No one knows what happened to her and they need to respect her and her families privacy. I'm glad that she is back home and safe with her family and no matter what happened we need to be thankful that she is still here with us.
Posted by Liz, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Betty get a life. Brittany does not have to share anything with anyone. Why do people keep pushing to find out what happened. All that should matter is that she is home and safe with her family. Some kids leave home to go out and never return so I think we should thank god that she is home with those who love and care about her.