This story about Brandy has been a pretty hot topic recently. Just about every local news broadcast I’ve seen is mentioning it, local radio is talking about it and now that authorities are considering Manslaughter charges it’s getting way more press. An interesting thing to me is that it’s a new twist on this same story we’ve heard time and time again because this is a celebrity involved in a accident that didn’t involve alcohol or drugs, it seems she simply wasn’t paying attention. But but big issue is, is that better or worse? How many time driving around LA have you almost been hit by some idiot on a cell phone or someone putting on eye shadow using the rear view mirror for that rather than watching the road? It’s a pretty frequent event as far as I can tell and if your experience is anything like mine chances are someone in the car usually says “Christ! Pay attention jack ass! You’re going to kill someone!” And now that’s exactly what happened. Let’s look at this – it’s a misdemeanor charge that has a maximum 1 year in jail. Does anyone actually think Brandy is going to do a day of that? Or more likely she’ll get slapped with some community service, parole, perhaps a fine for damages, and maybe her license yanked. But what about those kids whose mother is now dead because someone wasn’t paying attention when they were driving?