justice for Jennifer V Justice
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justice for Jennifer V Justice

    1. April Justice
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      April Justice

      Stanley, NC

my family's reason for wanting JUSTICE is because we dont want this happening again to someone else. This was not his first wreck. He was involved in another wreck in April 2011 where he flipped his car and seriously injured a woman.The wrecks were identical in nature.  The police did not do required test  This man speeds, drives impaired and text while driving. He has no concern for other people because if he did. He would have had second thoughts before speeding 100 mph .. He is a Liar, deceiver. I dont want another mother or father to go through this pain of lossing a child to this murderer. 

Jennifer was not someone to be forgotten or put to the side she was a great person and she left a mark on this world. 

Jennifer Justice died Sunday September 25th, 2011. She was invinvolving alcohol and very high speeds. This is to protest drinking and driving and speeding. We all want Justice For Jennifer. People need to realize how their foolish actions can effect the lives of others. Do NOT get behind the wheel and drive when you have been drinking. You could take someone elses life or your own. Laws need to be enforced to the fullest when dealing with these careless type of people. People who made the choice to get behind the wheel drunk need to serve their time for the time they took away from others. Yes God forgives them but they don't need to be able to dodge these laws! These laws should be unforgivable!!!!! Speeding with others in the car is careless and very reckless. You need to take other people's life into consideration when you are driving. YOU commited the crime YOU should pay the TIME!

When William Justice met his daughter’s new boyfriend for the first time Friday evening, he gave the 27-year-old one simple directive.

“I told him, ‘Anytime you’ve got my little girl in your car, don’t do nothing to cause her to get hurt,’” Justice said Tuesday from his home near Stanley. “He said he wouldn’t let nothing happen to her.”

But on Tuesday afternoon, Justice was making funeral arrangements for his daughter, Jennifer Justice, who died in a Sunday night wreck at the age of 21. And her boyfriend, Tyler Shull, of 3296 Old Shelby Road in Hickory, now faces charges of felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.

At 233 Upper Stanley Road, where Justice lived with her parents, family members gathered Tuesday and watched a photo slideshow on television of a young woman who lived with ultimate enthusiasm. They shared tears and mourned the loss of an aspiring nurse who was as adept at fixing the brakes on her car as she was at mesmerizing listeners with her singing and piano playing.

“This is just a hard time for us,” said William Justice.

One killed, several injured

Justice was a passenger in a 2008 Volkswagen Passat that was northbound on U.S. 321 in Catawba County about 7:06 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle ran off the road and overturned several times near mile marker 38, ejecting Justice and killing her, said N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. B.E. Hipp.

Shull, who was driving the Volkswagen, was released from a nearby hospital after being treated for minor injuries Sunday. After his arrest, he was released from the Catawba County Detention Facility on an unsecured bond Monday.

Shull was driving north on U.S. 321 in the left lane when he came upon a 1996 Jeep Cherokee also traveling north in the right lane, and being driven by 22-year-old Brooke Shipman of Clyde. The speed limit along that stretch is 65 mph, but witnesses to the wreck told investigators that Shull was going much faster.

“Some of the witnesses have estimated he was going 100 mph,” Hipp said.

For a reason state troopers have not determined, Shull suddenly merged into the right lane and struck the left rear corner of the Jeep. Both vehicles veered off the right side of the road and overturned several times. The Volkswagen landed upright after Justice was ejected, while the Jeep came to a stop on its roof.

Justice died at the scene, Hipp said.

Shipman, who is six months pregnant, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with serious injuries, though her condition has improved. Her two passengers in the Jeep, also from Clyde, were also injured and transported to area hospitals.

A blood test was taken on Shull at the hospital. He was charged with driving while impaired based on evidence at the scene, though the test results won’t be available for several weeks, Hipp said.

Shull has no past convictions for driving while impaired, nor any pending DWI charges, Hipp said.

A musical mechanic

Jennifer Justice was known to her friends as “Jenny,” though her father was fond of calling her “Pooh Bear” or “Jenny the Pooh.” She was home-schooled by her parents and earned her GED from Catawba Community College this year.

Justice worked for Security Forces Inc. in Charlotte, and was stationed as a security guard at a business in Lowesville. But she was scheduled to begin taking nursing classes at Catawba Community College next month.

“She was going to be a nurse practitioner,” said her dad.

Justice enjoyed being an aunt to her young niece, and she loved listening to music and going to concerts. Her father’s love of the 1970s rock band KISS rubbed off on her, as did his support of the Pittsburgh Steelers, though she also pulled for the Carolina Panthers.

William Justice also taught his daughter, the youngest of three children, how to work on cars. She had a passion for automobiles, and could do her own brake work and change her oil, among other things.

“If she couldn’t do it, dad showed her how to do it,” said her sister, Sarah Lynn Justice.

Justice was also musically inclined. She took piano lessons from the age of 6 to 15, and had a beautiful voice to match her playing ability, said her family. She was known to plop down in front of a piano on a whim, whenever she came across one, wowing onlookers with her talents. And she could play a tune after simply hearing it, without the need of sheet music.

“She was always giving, loving,” said her mother, April Justice. “Jenny was a very independent person. She was very mature for her age.”

Searching for absolution

Justice and Shull had known each other about two months and had been on several dates together. They had been at the Panthers football game in Charlotte on Sunday — the first one Justice had ever been to — and were returning to his home at the time of the wreck.

Justice sent a text message to her father during the game.

“It said, ‘I’m soaked daddy, but I am fine,’” said William Justice.

Shull came to the Justice home to pay his respects Monday and spoke with several family members, including Justice’s mother.

“He was devastated, very distraught,” said April Justice. “He told me he’d been drinking earlier. He said he’d fallen asleep or passed out at the wheel.”

William Justice and other family members said they are struggling to find forgiveness for Shull.

“We’re trying to think about what Jenny would’ve wanted,” said sister Sarah Justice. “And Jenny would’ve wanted us to forgive him.”

By Michael Barrett

Read more: http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/hickory-61256-road-vehicle.html#ixzz1ZGvaiDzv

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      We have 8 more to reach 100. Give my family your support. Its for a excellent cause. Do we want drunk, speeding, texting drivers NO. Let's make sure Tyler Shull gets the time deserved. No more getting Grandparents paying him out.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Stop drunk driving!I know an ex- tenant who is addicted to alcohol , drugs and nicotine, and has become an extremely malignant Cyberstalker and violent man, a very sad example !

      The Dangers of Drinking

      Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers.

      Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States.

      Alcohol is the number one drug problem in America.

      If you think it can't happen to you, look around. Check your school's yearbooks for the last ten years. How many were dedicated to a student who was killed in a drunk driving crash?

      Ask your friends how many people they know who have had bad things happen to them when they or someone else was drinking.

      You don't even have to be the one doing the drinking — most teenage passenger deaths are the result of crashes caused by alcohol-impaired teenage drivers. No matter what the situation, drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal.

      How Does Alcohol Affect You?

      You see double, slur your speech, you lose your sense of distance.

      Alcohol loosens your inhibitions; you make bad judgments that can result in car crashes, violence, unwanted pregnancy, sexual transmission of diseases, or rape.

      A significant portion of violent crimes and vandalism among and by youth involve use of alcohol.

      Using alcohol can cost you your freedom. You can be grounded by parents, lose your driver's license, or end up in jail.

      You can get sick or die from alcohol poisoning.

      Poor grades may be a result of increased use of alcohol.

      Be Smart About Advertising

      Take a good look at how the alcohol industry tries to convince people to use its products.

      Wine coolers are displayed in stores next to fruit drinks. Maybe they don't think you'll notice the difference between a regular fruit drink and one with alcohol.

      Different brands of beer and other alcoholic beverages are slipped into the movies you watch. They think if you see your favorite actor drinking it, you will too.

      The models on the beer commercials are always young, fit, and beautiful. But alcohol has plenty of calories and little nutritional value. Drinking it will not make you fitter or more attractive.

      Advertisements feature celebrities and sports figures, but drinking will not make you famous or athletic.

      Alcohol advertisers are now reminding people not to drink and drive. But drunk driving is not the only way alcohol can mess up your life.

      Advertisers hope you won't stop and think when you see their ads. Don't be conned. Use your own judgment, not theirs, and learn the facts.

      More Facts About Alcohol

      The earlier young people start drinking and using drugs, the more likely they are to become addicted.

      Drinking coffee, taking a cold shower, exercising, or breathing fresh air will not sober you up. The only thing that sobers you up is time — at least several hours.

      One beer, one shot of whiskey, and one glass of wine all have the same amount of alcohol. Don't fall for the myth that beer and wine are less intoxicating than hard liquor.

      Only 3 to 5 percent of alcoholics are what we think of as bums. Most alcoholics are just like people you know. Anyone can become an alcoholic — young, old, rich, poor, single, married, employed, or out-of-work.

      Drinking alcohol does not quench your thirst; it causes dehydration.

      Alcohol interferes with your central nervous system. You lose balance, coordination, and judgment.

      Alcohol ages and damages the brain.

      Alcoholism is hereditary.

      Eight young people a day die in alcohol related crashes.

      Teens who drink alcohol are 7.5 times more likely to use any illicit drug, and 50 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink alcohol.

      You are breaking the law by buying or using alcohol before you are 21 years old.

      Take Action

      Make a pledge with your friends that you will help each other avoid alcohol and other drugs. Leave parties where kids are drinking.

      If a friend, or someone you know, has passed out from drinking too much alcohol, turn the person on his or her side and call 911 or your local emergency number for help. Too much alcohol can cause the central nervous system, which controls breathing, to shut down. Death can result.

      Don't ride with someone who has been drinking. Call a taxi, your parents, or another relative or friend for a ride.

      Encourage someone you think has a drinking problem to get help. Go with them to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings or to meet with a counselor.

      Suggest that members of any club or youth group you belong to organize an anti-drinking project — an alcohol-free post-prom, graduation, or New Year's Eve party.

      Make a presentation to your school's PTA meeting about how teachers and parents can realistically help kids avoid drugs and alcohol.

      Ask for help if someone is pressuring you to try alcohol or other drugs. Talk to someone you trust.

      Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY

      24 days ago

      Liked 0

      I know an ex- tenant who is addicted to alcohol , drugs and nicotine, and has become an extremely malignant Cyberstalker and violent man, a very sad example !

      The Dangers of Drinking

      Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers.

      Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States.

      Alcohol is the number one drug problem in America.

      If you think it can't happen to you, look around. Check your school's yearbooks for the last ten years. How many were dedicated to a student who was killed in a drunk driving crash?

      Ask your friends how many people they know who have had bad things happen to them when they or someone else was drinking.

      You don't even have to be the one doing the drinking — most teenage passenger deaths are the result of crashes caused by alcohol-impaired teenage drivers. No matter what the situation, drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal.

      How Does Alcohol Affect You?

      You see double, slur your speech, you lose your sense of distance.

      Alcohol loosens your inhibitions; you make bad judgments that can result in car crashes, violence, unwanted pregnancy, sexual transmission of diseases, or rape.

      A significant portion of violent crimes and vandalism among and by youth involve use of alcohol.

      Using alcohol can cost you your freedom. You can be grounded by parents, lose your driver's license, or end up in jail.

      You can get sick or die from alcohol poisoning.

      Poor grades may be a result of increased use of alcohol.

      Be Smart About Advertising

      Take a good look at how the alcohol industry tries to convince people to use its products.

      Wine coolers are displayed in stores next to fruit drinks. Maybe they don't think you'll notice the difference between a regular fruit drink and one with alcohol.

      Different brands of beer and other alcoholic beverages are slipped into the movies you watch. They think if you see your favorite actor drinking it, you will too.

      The models on the beer commercials are always young, fit, and beautiful. But alcohol has plenty of calories and little nutritional value. Drinking it will not make you fitter or more attractive.

      Advertisements feature celebrities and sports figures, but drinking will not make you famous or athletic.

      Alcohol advertisers are now reminding people not to drink and drive. But drunk driving is not the only way alcohol can mess up your life.

      Advertisers hope you won't stop and think when you see their ads. Don't be conned. Use your own judgment, not theirs, and learn the facts.

      More Facts About Alcohol

      The earlier young people start drinking and using drugs, the more likely they are to become addicted.

      Drinking coffee, taking a cold shower, exercising, or breathing fresh air will not sober you up. The only thing that sobers you up is time — at least several hours.

      One beer, one shot of whiskey, and one glass of wine all have the same amount of alcohol. Don't fall for the myth that beer and wine are less intoxicating than hard liquor.

      Only 3 to 5 percent of alcoholics are what we think of as bums. Most alcoholics are just like people you know. Anyone can become an alcoholic — young, old, rich, poor, single, married, employed, or out-of-work.

      Drinking alcohol does not quench your thirst; it causes dehydration.

      Alcohol interferes with your central nervous system. You lose balance, coordination, and judgment.

      Alcohol ages and damages the brain.

      Alcoholism is hereditary.

      Eight young people a day die in alcohol related crashes.

      Teens who drink alcohol are 7.5 times more likely to use any illicit drug, and 50 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink alcohol.

      You are breaking the law by buying or using alcohol before you are 21 years old.

      Take Action

      Make a pledge with your friends that you will help each other avoid alcohol and other drugs. Leave parties where kids are drinking.

      If a friend, or someone you know, has passed out from drinking too much alcohol, turn the person on his or her side and call 911 or your local emergency number for help. Too much alcohol can cause the central nervous system, which controls breathing, to shut down. Death can result.

      Don't ride with someone who has been drinking. Call a taxi, your parents, or another relative or friend for a ride.

      Encourage someone you think has a drinking problem to get help. Go with them to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings or to meet with a counselor.

      Suggest that members of any club or youth group you belong to organize an anti-drinking project — an alcohol-free post-prom, graduation, or New Year's Eve party.

      Make a presentation to your school's PTA meeting about how teachers and parents can realistically help kids avoid drugs and alcohol.

      Ask for help if someone is pressuring you to try alcohol or other drugs. Talk to someone you trust.

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    • Sherie Storey DALLAS, NC
      • 9 months ago

      I knew Jennifer from when she was a baby. i have been preaching againest drinking and driving since I was in high school and that has been 19 years ago

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    • Kearston Knapp PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      My little sister's best friend was a dear neighbor of mine and was killed by a drunk driver. Her mother had a miscarriage from the crash and was in critical condition. She has overcome and is rehabilitating. Her and her family have recently won their settlement. It has changed our whole community, and no amount of money could ever make up for a life that has been lost. She was 7 years old... so much life ahead of her and now she is spending eternity with God. The fact that another innocent soul was lost to a drunk driver, who then got another DUI after the fact, blows my mind. I want JUSTICE for JENNIFER.

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    • Elizabeth Micenko MONONGAHELA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      My best friends daughter at age 7 was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver.

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    • Lori Wilson FINLEYVILLE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      A friend of mine lost her unborn baby and seven year old darling daughters due to a drunk driver. She will live the rest of her life in pain. She has a pelvis made out of steel rods. And so many other rods in her. She can walk painfully with a cane. She will live like this the rest of her life. And she can no longer have children. He took so much away from her and her family!

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