Pink and green
There's a lot more going on in Nashville, as far as music goes ("Oh, What a Mangled Web We Leave," July 31). People care about their music and work hard at developing their talents. They respect their fan base. It isn't about the Motorola phone or the Coke commercial; it's about the music. What happened to that? I'd like to see an artist who spends at least as much time practicing his instrument as he does styling his hair.
As for The Pink Spiders, it's a shame they had this shallow dream and didn't, you know, make it. If you're a fan, I'm going to say I'm sorry. You fell for it. But there are 20 bands just like The Pink Spiders—with catchier tunes—who don't tell their fans to F off at the end of a show.
I've been to their shows, and as far as I'm concerned, The Pink Spiders owe me at least $20.
Comment by Alex via nashvillescene.com
In the zone
Of course the pastor says God told him to buy this property ("Thou Shalt Not Build," July 31). How else could he tell his congregation he failed to do his due diligence to investigate current zoning?
This is an issue of building a large structure in a primarily residential neighborhood. It has nothing to do with the ethnicity of the congregation and everything to do with the quality of life of the current residents. Amazing how this author does not believe the current residents and passes judgment that it must be because the congregation is Hispanic. Shame on you.
Comment by Ron Jarrell from Hermitage via nashvillescene.com
Recklessness and responsibility
I would like to the thank the Nashville Scene for giving this story the publicity it so deserves ("Reckless Love," July 24). This is a tragic story for both parties involved.
For Miss Miller's family, the loss of a child is unbearable—incomparable to any other loss a person can ever have to face. The death of such a young, vibrant and beautiful girl is one that is shared by our entire society as she was most definitely destined for greatness—even if she was full of "piss and vinegar." It does not sound to me like she and Mr. Green were happy, and by no means were they meant for each other.
The possessiveness, jealousy and rage that she obviously had to endure the last six months of her life while in this relationship are heartbreaking. While I am sure that by being labeled a "firecracker" meant that she held her own, the whole cycle of abuse (emotional or physical) centers around demolishing the victim's self-esteem and self-regard, which is what seems to have happened in this case. It is time that someone shows today's youth that this is not a healthy relationship and that they are not invincible. Unfortunately for the Miller family, Caitlin may have to be that voice.
The tragedy for Mr. Green and his family is not that he is the victim and is being wrongly prosecuted (according to his attorney), but that they obviously lack in morality and common decency. Acting this way toward someone you supposedly "love" (and I use that term loosely) is not only disgusting but cowardly and is something that is a product of nurture and not nature—learned from his possessive father perhaps?
While I do not believe from the facts portrayed in this article that Mr. Green left his home with the intent to kill Miss Miller, he acted recklessly, driving his huge F250 Ford pickup at over 80 mph on a wet summer night, and his actions led to the untimely death of this beautiful young girl. He must suffer the consequences of his poor choices and angry actions. He is not charged with first-degree murder, but vehicular homicide due to recklessness.
There are far too many cases of accidental shootings and DUI deaths in our society due to recklessness and negligence, and those who are responsible are charged with homicide, as their actions led to the death of another human being, and another family must unfortunately deal with the anger and grief associated with such a loss. Had intent been involved, these people would be charged with first-degree murder.
Nonetheless, accident or no accident, the Miller family has been left with a huge void in their hearts and lives that can never be filled with any amount of money. Money will not bring Miss Miller back to her family, but hopefully Mr. Green will have a huge debt as a daily reminder of his detrimental actions and bad choices that June night. To say that there should be no civil suit and that he will have to live with his actions is not only cruel to the Miller family, but a disgrace. People like Mr. Green have no conscience and feel no remorse for the pain that they cause.
May God bless the Miller family and help them bring closure to this terrible situation. While you will never get over a tragedy such as this, He will help you grieve, cope and remember Caitlin's vibrancy and gorgeous smile forever.
Comment by Jane Doe via nashvillescene.com
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