Megan Meier Story - I'm pissed

Read this.
Did you read it?? Go there them come back and read the rest of this.

Here we are on the internet. You can be whoever you want to be. You can have no name or a cute name...partially your name. You can be honest and wear your heart on your sleeve or you can lie your ass off.

You can play a joke on someone, spy on your ex-husbands girlfriend..whatever! We're adults who sometimes act immature and play around a bit on the internet, it happens.

The younger you get those the sillier you are, you may do something and hurt someones feelings. I've seen it before where someone will post something then take it back because someone will hurt someones feelings. We're "adults" and we make mistakes.

That story of what happened to Megan and her MySpace "friend" is NOT a mistake. That was adults that ON PURPOSE created a fake person so they could find out what Megan knew about their daughter? At least that is how I understand the news story. This lead to an insecure little girl (13 is still a little girl) being abused verbally by adults and children over the internet. This insecure girl killed herself. What kind of adults would ever spearhead a campaign like that? I cannot even imagine. It just really boils my blood that such horrible people exsist. You do NOT teach your children how to be mean to other children, you just don't do that. There is a bad seed that started WAY early..because if these people who I would assume are in their 20's, 30's or 40's taught there daughter that..what did their parents teach them. Hopefully that ex-friend can break the cycle and become a better person than her parents.

I don't know these people but I can tell you this summer we were at that parish for a soccer game. There was a volleyball game going on in the gym and I wonder if Megan was there. I wonder if she was hoping her game would be done early so she could go home and hear from Josh.

I don't know that the public will ever know who these people are. I just hope that they will learn how cruel they are and take responsibility for what they did and that they will learn how to be good parents. As for the Meier's....there aren't words

**www.ktrs.com The mother, Tina is on the radio right now.****


Biddy said...

sweet jesus...

i don't even know where to begin to comment...

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% that this is too horrible to even imagine. Just for clarification, though, the girl (and her parents) that initiated the abuse against Megan were NOT part of the ICD parish. Megan moved from the public school to ICD in an attempt to get on the right track. This "girl" who had previously been Megan's friend, was from the public school. ICD is a wonderful parish - I just wanted to make the clarification so the nobody believes these monstrosities were part of our parish.

MP said...

I usually HATE anonymous posts but in that case I think it is very much called for...this story broke in our newspapers and I'm sure for a long time it is going to rock that community which isn't far from my stepson's neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I don't know what to think! I'm shocked and appalled!
Parents keep your babies close and teach then to not believe most of what they read and less of what they hear when spoken with angry words!

Pumpkin said...

That makes me so furious, absolutely livid that supposedly mature adults, and parents no less, would behave with such calculated cruelty!
That poor girl, her poor family........
I honestly can't think what to say to this without descending into a barrage of swear words.
It'S the worst thing I've heard about in a LONG time!

Slade said...

Just yesterday I was talking to my MIL about MySpace. She works with all women and a lot of them have children in middle school and high school. She said the biggest problems her friend have with their middle school daughter is MySpace and FaceBook. People have a lot less fear saying what they want when it's not in front of you face. I remember my middle school days and there isn't enough money or happiness for me to ever go back and this was way before the internet. I couldn't even imagine how hard it would be now.

Lulu said...

Wow...what an awful, tragic story! So very sad...

Anonymous said...

The people who did this to Megan have been "outted" as Lori Drew and she has admitted making the fake MySpace page:


Danny Vice said...

On Wednesday, October 21st, city officials wasted no time enacting an ordinance designed to address the public outcry for justice in the Megan Meier tragedy. The six member Board of Aldermen made Internet harassment a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

Does this new law provide any justice for Megan? Does this law provide equitable relief for a future victim?

The Vice rejects the premise of this new law and believes it completely misses the mark. Classifying this case as a harassment issue completely fails to address the most serious aspects of the methods Lori Drew employed to lead this youth to her demise. The Vice disagrees that harassment was even a factor in this case until just a couple of days before Megan's death.

Considering this case a harassment issue is incorrect because during the 5 weeks Lori Drew baited and groomed her victim, the attention was NOT unwanted attention. Megan participated in the conversations willingly because she was misled, lured, manipulated and exploited without her knowledge.

This law willfully sets a precedent that future child exploiters and predators might use to reclassify their cases as harassment cases. In effect, the law enacted to give Megan justice, may make her even more vulnerable. So long as the child victim doesn't tell the predator to stop, even a harassment charge may not stick with the right circumstances and a good defender.

Every aspect of this case follows the same procedural requirement used to convict a Child Predator. A child was manipulated by an adult. A child was engaged in sexually explicit conversation (as acknowledged by Lori Drew herself). An adult imposed her will on a child by misleading her, using a profile designed to sexually or intimately attract the 13 year old Megan.

Lori then utilized the power she had gained over this child to cause significant distress and endangerment to that child. She even stipulated to many of these activities in the police report she filed shortly after Megan's death.

City officials who continue to ignore this viable, documented admission and continue to address this issue as harassment are intentionally burying their heads in the sand, when the solution is staring them right in the face. Why?

There are several other child exploitation laws on the books. To date, none of them have even been considered by City, State and Federal officials in this case. The Vice is outraged that a motion was never even filed, so that the case could at least be argued before a judge or jury.

Danny Vice