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Leah Betts - famous because she was pretty?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
There was a story in today's papers quoting a guy from a Scottish Drugs Training Project, who basically said that if Leah Betts had been had been "fat and pimply", her death wouldn't have got the media coverage it did.<P class="body">Fair point? Possibly. It probably had a lot to do with the massive, well-oiled anti-drugs campaign which followed, lead by the poor girl's parents.<P class="body">BUT, you can guarantee that if she'd been a glue-sniffing bunter from a run-down estate there wouldn't have been anywhere near as much attention.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just because ecstasy has not killed as many people as some other recreational drugs, this does not mean it is completely safe. It also maked people intollerable bores. AND, for a so-called LOVEDRUG, it can be very intimidating when a gang of druggedup ravers descend on you on a Sunday Morning, coming down from their experiences.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There have been many other deaths from ecstacy, however, I think that Leah's death was used as a tool for the police and government. At the time there was a massive clamdown on drugs with John Major's 'Back to Basics' campaign. I believe that, although it's very sad for someone to die like that, at the end of the day she couldn't really take her drugs.<P class="body">
    Originally posted by brokenbeat:
    There was a story in today's papers quoting a guy from a Scottish Drugs Training Project, who basically said that if Leah Betts had been had been "fat and pimply", her death wouldn't have got the media coverage it did.<P class="body">Fair point? Possibly. It probably had a lot to do with the massive, well-oiled anti-drugs campaign which followed, lead by the poor girl's parents.<P class="body">BUT, you can guarantee that if she'd been a glue-sniffing bunter from a run-down estate there wouldn't have been anywhere near as much attention.
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