Black Public Scholars

December 3, 2010

Tynielle Silvera: Killed by Drunk Driver – The High Cost of Alcohol in America

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Tynielle Silvera was the kind of person we all want our children to be. She was making good grades, on her way to college and even tutoring other kids in the neighborhood. She was planning on becoming an attorney, and had become her mother’s pride and joy.
Silvera’s dreams for the future came to a screeching halt this week, as she was run down by a drunk driver as she was crossing the street.
The perpetrator of the crime, Kenneth Serwan, is a 46-year old married father of three who’d been convicted of drunk driving in the past. He is being held on $100,000 bail. At the time of her death, Tynielle was crossing the highway to take the train back home after heading to Bedford-Stuyvesant, where she’d been tutoring 13-year old Leanora Genus.

 

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