I just finished reading your story, Club's security practices at issue after ejected teen found dead (ANTHONY REINHART, From Friday's Globe and Mail, Friday, May. 29, 2009 05:19AM EDT)
The story is mind-blowing from a couple of perspectives. (1) What kind of parent sends their small town 16 year old with friends to a big city concert without an emergency plan or even a cell phone? (2) Did the child display Asperger symptoms and was that why he was ejected? (3) Re: Mr Dawson's comment, when is a person below the age of majority in this country EVER not to be regarded as a minor?
But I'm mostly shocked a newspaper such as the Globe and Mail is suppressing public reaction to this story by disabling the comments blog. The G&M is suppressing freedom of speech and I find this more than ironic. One would think the the G&M would be busy encouraging, observing and even reporting on public opinion. Is that not what the news is made of?
I'm left no option but to blog about this elsewhere as this news story is something that aught to be discussed by Canadians, especially Canadians who don't think 16-year-olds are children who aught to be cared for as such.