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'My Space' hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen
St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/14/2007 | Steve Pokin

Posted on 11/14/2007 11:06:54 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash

His name was Josh Evans. He was 16 years old. And he was hot.

"Mom! Mom! Mom! Look at him!" Tina Meier recalls her daughter saying.

Josh had contacted Megan Meier through her MySpace page and wanted to be added as a friend.Yes, he's cute, Tina Meier told her daughter. "Do you know who he is?"

(Excerpt) Read more at suburbanjournals.stltoday.com ...


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KEYWORDS: loridrew; meganmeier; meier; myspace; teens
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Took a lot of scrolling down and skimming to find out what happened....I’m still not 100 percent sure.


51 posted on 11/14/2007 11:53:46 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: picard
I firmly believe that any adult who intentionally did this also knew full well that any results of their actions would be difficult to prosecute.

Does anyone here really believe the adults who did this show any remorse?

52 posted on 11/14/2007 11:56:33 AM PST by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Alberta's Child

They are ultimately responsible for allowing their daughter to have the MySpace account in the first place,

-But they monitored her use and checked up on content, and gave real-time advice on the issues. This is way more than 99.8 percent of parents do, I don’t think they were being irresponsible. The child did not have the password, had to ask for access.

True, they did not realize that they were faced with a team- a team!- of malicious adults but that’s way beyond normal.


53 posted on 11/14/2007 11:57:22 AM PST by Ender Wiggin
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
“The Meiers do not plan to file a civil lawsuit. Here’s what they want: They want the law changed, state or federal, so that what happened to Megan - at the hands of an adult - is a crime.”

The Meirs continue to make bad choices. They are stupid not to file a civil lawsuit and stupid not to allow it to be well known in their neighborhood exactly what their neighbors did to them and their daughter.

They were also stupid to allow their thirteen year old daughter have a myspace account, and since they did, to not make it clear to their daughter that people and what they type on myspace are not real. That it’s an imaginary world where anyone can say and be anything and anybody they want. If she had been older she might have understood that. I hate to say it, but the Meirs are stupid and they raised a stupid daughter.

54 posted on 11/14/2007 11:59:37 AM PST by monday
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Those adults who created the account are really sick. I also feel really sorry for the other teenage girl, who wrote one of the messages - she was told it was OK, but now she’ll have to live the realisation that she was lied to and because of that she was involved in causing the suicide of another girl.

I hate myspace. I used to have an account, but I don’t remember whether or not I deleted it. However, I do remember that I stopped using it because of all the stupid drama that was going on (ie, OMG I’m SOOO depressed because nobody’s said anything about my new picture! ahhh, I’m going to post some nasty and untrue he-said-she-said stuff to get more attention because the virtual world isn’t focused on me right now!), a few major technical issues that annoyed me to no end, and the now inescapable spam.


55 posted on 11/14/2007 11:59:59 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (Halo 3 is making me realise that Microsoft is not entirely evil.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I can’t believe what I just read! That is totally evil!


56 posted on 11/14/2007 12:05:33 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: AmericaUnite
Now the perps are suing the grieving family!


Where did you hear this? In my book, that would be begging for vigilante justice.
57 posted on 11/14/2007 12:07:36 PM PST by msg-84 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: Hyzenthlay
(ie, OMG I’m SOOO depressed because nobody’s said anything about my new picture! ahhh, I’m going to post some nasty and untrue he-said-she-said stuff to get more attention because the virtual world isn’t focused on me right now!)

Standing Ovation!!!

58 posted on 11/14/2007 12:08:05 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Ender Wiggin
“True, they did not realize that they were faced with a team- a team!- of malicious adults but that’s way beyond normal”

actually it is very normal. Myspace is packed with vermin who spend all day trying to mess with people and gossiping, telling lies behind each others backs. It’s how they get their kicks.

59 posted on 11/14/2007 12:09:51 PM PST by monday
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Teenage girls can be cruel enough, but to add the experience of an adult makes for potent harrassment.

This story leaves me deeply troubled, and I think back to my own daughter’s struggles with her MySpace experiences.


60 posted on 11/14/2007 12:10:44 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: monday
I hate to say it, but the Meirs are stupid and they raised a stupid daughter.

That is the type of comment I would expect on DU or DailyKos. The next time you 'hate to say' something, refrain.
61 posted on 11/14/2007 12:11:39 PM PST by msg-84 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: shhrubbery!
In his book, Bias, Bernard Gldberg said that the biggest unreported story of the '90's was the huge number of "latchkey kids" in our society.

Goldberg said that the reason the media doesn't report on this is because they have their own latchkey kids.

62 posted on 11/14/2007 12:13:33 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Ender Wiggin
Since the web was involved perhaps the FBI can come up with somethigmn,I seem to remember fedral ant-stalking and anti-harassment statutes involving weband phone.

Uh huh... the Violence Against Women Act (or some such title, that one doesn't seem quite right). IIRC, it extended the federal anti-stalking statutes to e-mail/internet.

The "adults" that perpetrated this could conceivably be in deep shiite.

63 posted on 11/14/2007 12:16:26 PM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: msg-84
I heard it on America’s Newsroom Fox’s program on in the morning between 9 & 11 am EST yesterday. Megyn Kelly did the story. There’s a link to a video of her interviewing the mother of the dead child. I don’t know if it will have all of what was on yesterday’s show. Megyn then talked to 2 lawyers about why the DA couldn’t go after the hoax family. There was talk of charging them with a misdemeanor of harassment, a civil suit and that the DA should dismiss out of hand the hoax charges against the grieving family for destroying the ping-pong table. http://www.foxnews.com/americasnewsroom/index.html
64 posted on 11/14/2007 12:18:09 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: AppyPappy

This is absolutely infuriating. If this was my kid, you’d hear about me on the news. The adults involved are pure evil. Satan will have a special place in hell for them when they die.

In the meantime, I don’t know why the parents won’t pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. It won’t bring their daughter back but a big fat judgment against these pieces of crap parents would send a message to the next losers who think of doing such a thing.


65 posted on 11/14/2007 12:19:12 PM PST by lazypadawan
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“I’m sorry, Mr. and Mrs. ____, you human race membership card has been revoked.”


66 posted on 11/14/2007 12:20:23 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: msg-84
I notice you don’t disagree with my conclusions. You just think I am rude for making them. People need to be aware that it isn’t ok to be stupid and naive when dealing with online predators. I stand by my post.
67 posted on 11/14/2007 12:20:30 PM PST by monday
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

We have had the cyber crimes unit of the state police at our school and parish a couple of time. I would not be surprised if some of this activity was not a crime.


68 posted on 11/14/2007 12:21:00 PM PST by mware (Americans in armchairs....doing the job of the media.)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

I think the gist of it is that a mother, daughter and a temp worker created a fake myspace account in the persona of a “cute boy” to lure in and harass a neighbor girl who had problems with depression until the neighbor girl hung herself. The police can’t figure out any criminal charges to fit such an account, so the three got away without so much as a slap on the wrist.


69 posted on 11/14/2007 12:22:45 PM PST by dan1123 (You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. --Jesus)
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To: AmericaUnite

I wish I could capture that video for a Sunday School class.


70 posted on 11/14/2007 12:23:20 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Thanks for posting this. I got the link in an email yesterday and it just made me ill.


71 posted on 11/14/2007 12:25:29 PM PST by MamaB
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To: monday; msg-84

Megan’s parents were neither stupid nor naive, and certainly Megan wasn’t stupid.


72 posted on 11/14/2007 12:27:54 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

” Your honor... they needed killin’”


73 posted on 11/14/2007 12:30:43 PM PST by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

The immaturity of the adults, all involved, is astounding. There’s the horrific immaturity of the parents of the so-called friend of the poor girl, then there’s the poor girl’s own parents whose reaction was to tear up the foosball table and dump it on the other family’s lawn.

It shouldn’t have been the foosball table they tore up.


74 posted on 11/14/2007 12:30:46 PM PST by kenth
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

A tragedy.
Some people are rotten to each other. The anonymity of the electronic medium is what some people use to hide their identity so no one will know how rotten they are. The internet is not the problem. Myspace is not the problem. It’s the downright complete inner corruption of some people. Rotten and disgusting, hateful people.


75 posted on 11/14/2007 12:38:08 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: newgeezer

Wise counsel.


76 posted on 11/14/2007 12:40:48 PM PST by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Aquinasfan
And consider this. I remember kids for whom every day of junior high was like this.

Home schooling looks better and better all the time.

77 posted on 11/14/2007 12:44:57 PM PST by Max in Utah (If your neighbors habitually trespassed, wouldn't you want a nice tall fence with razor wire on top?)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I got all teared up and a little emotional reading that.

How very sad and tragic.


78 posted on 11/14/2007 12:48:40 PM PST by UKrepublican
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To: janetjanet998
some people are just rude and this women is a bitch...but I don’t see what laws she violated....

She violated a moral law. A bunch of them. Bore false witness, for starters.

79 posted on 11/14/2007 12:49:34 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Where have all the adults gone? Did someone take them away and leave only older teenagers in their place?

I continue to be astonished at the puerile behavior of adults in this age. They never grow up.

“sweet sixteen forever!”


80 posted on 11/14/2007 12:56:42 PM PST by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


81 posted on 11/14/2007 1:04:47 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

The family (particularly the mother) down the street who perpetrated this fraud are obviously very sick sociopaths.

The FBI needs to charge them with something - this “family”, in effect, murdered Megan. The victim’s family also MUST file a civil suit against the “family down the street”. Hopefully the victim’s mother will grow a spine.

I haven’t read all the posts, has anyone come up with their name yet?


82 posted on 11/14/2007 1:06:55 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Some people are rotten to each other.

Its bad enough how cruel children and young adults can be to one another. Adults getting in on the action is totally unacceptable. Many parents really need to focus less on being friends with their children and put more effort into proper guidance.

83 posted on 11/14/2007 1:12:12 PM PST by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: All

Just because there is not a law on point to punish the adults who committed these despicable acts does not mean you shrug your shoulders and go about your business. First you let the system work, then, if it fails...well, let’s just say you want me on your jury. Do not rely on the government to take care of you and your family under any circumstances.

The only reason not to act would be if you have other children to raise, but I did not see mention of them. But, I can certainly hold a grudge until they are on their own. Meanwhile, I’d use those years to legally transfer assets out of my name so that I’d be judgment proof. I’m patient and some crimes have no statute of limitations.

Alternatively, the article mentioned some “helpful” friends and family members. Perhaps the parents get an anonymous letter in the mail to go to the police station at a certain time...and so they do. Who knows what might happen while the parents are innocently at the station turning over the letter to detectives...establishing their alibi.

And, I won’t argue with anyone who says my comments are wrong, immoral, un-Christian, anything you want to call me, I’ll agree. My only response...don’t mess with my children.


84 posted on 11/14/2007 1:12:20 PM PST by Danz Family
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To: rintense

.....For any adult to do this to any child is just plain wrong....

My take is they are covering for their daughter.


85 posted on 11/14/2007 1:13:16 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I am going to have my 15-year old son read this article this evening.


86 posted on 11/14/2007 1:18:24 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: AmericaUnite
I noticed that as well. What a horrid family. The mother especially who originated the false myspace. How juvenile! It is obvious by their behavior that they have little or no remorse for what they did. Sickening.
87 posted on 11/14/2007 1:24:24 PM PST by MaggieM (Tanti galli a cantar non fa mai giorno ( Too many chiefs, not enough warriors))
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To: Hyzenthlay

I have both Myspace and a Facebook pages. They are very handy for checking up on my twenty-something kids, as well as my 16 year old niece and other teens in the community I’m concerned about. But these all must be pretty good kids because I haven’t witnessed any of this kind of drama.

Of course I have to maintain a low profile to maintain my cover.


88 posted on 11/14/2007 1:26:31 PM PST by Help!
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To: weegee

There’s an awful lot of smutty garbage on MySpace that they don’t seem willing to want to control.


89 posted on 11/14/2007 1:29:27 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: szweig

PLATO? Hey I typed my French homework on PLATO in the Foreign Language building (right near those really stinky ginko trees).


90 posted on 11/14/2007 1:30:25 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
How sad for everyone involved.

What was this mother thinking allowing her 13-year-old daughter to “add” a hot!16-year-old guy that she didn’t know to her account?

91 posted on 11/14/2007 1:34:33 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash; All

Hmm, are these the evil neighbors?

Curt and Lori Drew of O’Fallon, MO?


92 posted on 11/14/2007 1:34:42 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

God bless that poor child.

Anyone want to bet on how long it will take for this to show up on an episode of Law and Order?


93 posted on 11/14/2007 1:36:50 PM PST by Grandma Pam
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To: khnyny

>> I haven’t read all the posts, has anyone come up with their name yet? <<

http://bluemerle.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-you-said-to-megan-meier.html


94 posted on 11/14/2007 1:37:03 PM PST by dan1123 (You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. --Jesus)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

That was a disgusting thing to do to somebody. Makes me sick to my stomach. Poor Megan.


95 posted on 11/14/2007 1:37:34 PM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“It’s hard to believe someone isn’t legally responsible for what happened to this girl.”

Do you mean someone other than the parents?


96 posted on 11/14/2007 1:39:16 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: dan1123

Thanks, but I beat you to it by a nonosecond. LOL.

It never ceases to amaze me what scum walks the earth.

BTW, anyone want their phone number?


97 posted on 11/14/2007 1:41:19 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: dan1123

http://hitsusa.com/blog/317/meagan-meier/


98 posted on 11/14/2007 1:45:42 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: 3AngelaD

Ping.


99 posted on 11/14/2007 1:52:07 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

it’s a long article but I read enough to find out it was adults that played this trick on this girl. Unbelievable.


100 posted on 11/14/2007 1:52:32 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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