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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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What a horrible tragedy. It's hard to believe someone isn't legally responsible for what happened to this girl.
1 posted on 11/14/2007 11:06:55 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I believe its called Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; I don’t know if the parents can sue on behalf of this Child of God, but I hope they look into it. The evil and cruelty of the other mother (a disgrace to the term “adult”) in orchestrating this outrage is beyond belief, particularly when as the parent of a teenager herself she knows just how vulnerable such kids can be.


2 posted on 11/14/2007 11:11:45 AM PST by laconic (ence)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

My daughter is not allowed to have a MySpace account for this reason. Too much drama.


3 posted on 11/14/2007 11:12:11 AM 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

Lawyers will find a way.............


4 posted on 11/14/2007 11:15:46 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: AppyPappy

Myspace was a better web community when it was strictly 18+.


5 posted on 11/14/2007 11:15:51 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

The puerility is astounding.


6 posted on 11/14/2007 11:16:31 AM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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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.

Eventually, many of us come to realize our imperfect legal system isn't the answer or the remedy for every tragedy. Some of life's happenings transcend mere "legalities."

7 posted on 11/14/2007 11:17:12 AM PST by newgeezer (In a perfect world, Amendment XIX would still be someone's stupid idea.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I remember doing this sort of things almost thirty years ago on the UI-Champaign PLATO system. We were much less intense - it was more like a Turing test. A guy would represent himself as a girl and see how things went. Interesting stuff...SSZ


8 posted on 11/14/2007 11:18:04 AM PST by szweig (Had it up to here)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Civil Suit should be filed against the Fraud ers


9 posted on 11/14/2007 11:18:29 AM PST by DvdMom (Impeach Nifong -)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Unfortunately, the parents bear much of the responsibility here. They are ultimately responsible for allowing their daughter to have the MySpace account in the first place, and every warning sign they mention in this article should have been seen by them BEFORE this whole incident unfolded.


10 posted on 11/14/2007 11:19:26 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Red Badger

If they can prosecute pedophiles for this crime on the internet, then the parents should also fall under the same kind of laws. That is the way the lawyers will find.


11 posted on 11/14/2007 11:20:01 AM PST by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: newgeezer

The parents handed their child the gun when they gave her private access to a computer. I know a LOT of parents who have repeated the same mistake. They can’t blame themselves but they can warn other parents.

My daughter has been asking for a laptop since the Earth cooled. Not a chance.


12 posted on 11/14/2007 11:20:37 AM 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
This article is written like an afterschool special. The article itself belongs on MySpace.

Is there a grown-up version of what happened?
13 posted on 11/14/2007 11:21:23 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (RUDY GUILIANI 2008 - STRENGTH (on Abortion and Gun Control) & LEADERSHIP (of gay Pride Parades))
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To: Red Badger
"I don't feel their intentions were for her to kill herself. But that's how it ended."

eggshell

I don't feel their intentions were for her to kill herself...sorry Charlie, that is what happened.

God, Jesus Christ, can people be so...so...so...what, mean?

14 posted on 11/14/2007 11:22:42 AM PST by picard (Liberal: ability to supplant reality with multiple truths which are all in opposition to each other)
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To: AppyPappy
The parents handed their child the gun when they gave her private access to a computer.

Exactly.

The beginning of the end of the story was in the two words, "Tina relented." When a parent chooses the path of least resistance, it's just a matter of time.

15 posted on 11/14/2007 11:25:29 AM PST by newgeezer (In a perfect world, Amendment XIX would still be someone's stupid idea.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

From the article,- It does not appear that there will be criminal charges filed in connection with Megan’s death.-

Um, fraud? Stalking? Harassment over phone lines? The cops, when they want someone’s rear end, usually come up with lots of charges. For some reason, adults creating a fraudulent web persona for the purposes of harassing a minor child, with proof of harm caused, is not a big blip on the cops radar.

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.


16 posted on 11/14/2007 11:25:55 AM PST by Ender Wiggin
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To: newgeezer

This was one of the many lessons I discussed with my 13 yr old twins after I had them read this article. And no, they are not allowed a MySpace account.


17 posted on 11/14/2007 11:26:04 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Bill and Hill are perfectly clear on the meaning of "is" as long as it's used in the word SOCIALIST)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I agree. Horrid people. The pettiness of people never stops amazing me.


18 posted on 11/14/2007 11:26:04 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: picard
Any adult who willingly, purposely, and maliciously manipulates, lies and misleads a child is completely responsible for the results of their actions.

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

19 posted on 11/14/2007 11:28:31 AM PST by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

This is so heartbreaking.


20 posted on 11/14/2007 11:28:43 AM PST by good old days
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Sick. Someone needs to pay.


21 posted on 11/14/2007 11:28:43 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: picard

Welcome to Human Depravity. Cruel is the word. It makes them feel important. I can see this happening to the friends of my daughter. I can see my son’s friends doing this type of hoax.

What am I saying? My son would probably do something cruel like this. I’m going home and make him read this.


22 posted on 11/14/2007 11:28:44 AM 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

In before the ban myspace crowd.


23 posted on 11/14/2007 11:28:58 AM PST by mysterio
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To: weegee

MySpace was 1/100th the size when it was 18+ only...

I avoid MySpace like the plague, nothing but bored kiddies on there.


24 posted on 11/14/2007 11:30:25 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: rintense

But, as you may notice via Dateline, it’s when they show up to do something about it that they’re prosecuted (i.e., intent to commit the act of abuse).


25 posted on 11/14/2007 11:31:20 AM PST by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Those are some f*** up, SOBs. Poor kid, poor family.


26 posted on 11/14/2007 11:32:27 AM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Alberta's Child
every warning sign they mention in this article should have been seen by them BEFORE this whole incident unfolded.

C'mon, no time for that. Too busy. Drop the orphans off at the kiddie kennel. Chase the almighty dollar. More money means a better life for ... the children. (Yeah, that's it, for the children.)

A bigger pie means we all get a bigger slice. Happiness is a house full of stuff.

27 posted on 11/14/2007 11:33:14 AM PST by newgeezer (In a perfect world, Amendment XIX would still be someone's stupid idea.)
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To: Grn_Lantern

True. But, the kind of manipulation that happened here is the same tactic used by pedophiles. Regardless of whether anything would be ‘result’, the crime here is what the adult did to the child. This is extreme child mental abuse from malevolent adults.


28 posted on 11/14/2007 11:34:22 AM PST by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
"She told me that some kids were saying horrible stuff about her and she didn't understand why. I told her it's OK. I told her that they obviously don't know her. And that it would be fine."

It's not OK and she's not fine. And consider this. I remember kids for whom every day of junior high was like this. It's surprising that the teen suicide rate isn't higher than it is.

29 posted on 11/14/2007 11:35:02 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: AppyPappy
How old is your son? (don't answer) I'm assuming he's a minor.

I can (sort of) see kids doing this. It's wrong, and their parents need to make sure they don't do it ... but it is childish behaviour.

Supposed adults hoaxing a teenager like this is beyond despicable. What was that about 'giving scandal to children' and millstones?

30 posted on 11/14/2007 11:35:55 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

What this father did to this foosball table I would have done to these adults.... Unbelievable.


31 posted on 11/14/2007 11:36:36 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

This story is incredibly tragic and disturbing. It would have been bad enough if kids had done this - but adults??

It’s too bad that the adults who created the fake page and tormented the girl aren’t going to be charged. It seems to me that criminally negligent homicide (or involuntary manslaughter) would be an appropriate and provable charge. And I wish the parents would go after the other family in civil court too.


32 posted on 11/14/2007 11:36:44 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

God allmighty.

I’d have lost my mind, and burnt the other families house to the ground...just for starters.

And I would have been standing there as they tried to escape the flames.

And then I’d have gone to jail, a broken man.

What this family did is unbelievable.


33 posted on 11/14/2007 11:37:13 AM PST by Badeye (That Karma thing keeps coming around, eh Sally? (chuckle))
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To: ArrogantBustard

He’s 11. I call it “The Stupid Age”. He’s really smart but he (and his friends) do stupid stuff. Luckily, he has no use for girls.


34 posted on 11/14/2007 11:37:59 AM 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

If these fiends did this to a daughter of mine, their entire family would wake up surrounded by flames.


35 posted on 11/14/2007 11:39:34 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: AppyPappy

Eleven years old, and smart but stupid? Sounds familiar ... ;’}


36 posted on 11/14/2007 11:40:06 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Rest in Peace, Tina.


37 posted on 11/14/2007 11:40:09 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
This article is written like an afterschool special.

I agree. I got the gist of it, but it was very hard to follow. Drama Queen journalist trying to milk a tragedy into a compelling little soap opera for the readers. Bleah!

38 posted on 11/14/2007 11:42:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I quite agree. Their doors and windows would be mysteriously nailed shut too.


39 posted on 11/14/2007 11:43:11 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
Horrifying. The banality of evil (to quote Hannah Arendt).

Even if the girl hadn't killed herself, what these so-called adults did was evil, evil, evil.

One other thing caught my eye: The way Megan spelled out the last letter of her name..."N is for Neglected."

This got me to start reading between the reporter's lines: Here is a Modern Mom who is out being a real-estate agent, always rushing about; who doesn't have time to spend with her overweight depressed daughter -- who allegedly had ADD?

Now don't get me wrong -- I don't for one minute blame the mom for her daughter's suicide. If anyone's the proximate cause, it's those evil neighbors.

But I have to wonder if the girl was diagnosed with ADD because medicating her was the "busy" parents' way to deal with her problems.
And if the build-up of ADD medication in her system had something to do with her suicide.
And whether, if the mom had decided to be a full-time mom, the girl wouldn't have felt "neglected" -- and pushed into the arms of phantom strangers.

This is an angle the liberal media never dare pursue, just as they never pursued the evidence that Dylan Klebold's problems began in daycare.

40 posted on 11/14/2007 11:43:44 AM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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I am having trouble following this article for some reason...and don’t have time to go reread it but..

some people are just rude and this women is a bitch...but I don’t see what laws she violated....it’s a grey area since whe was an older adult with a 13 year old though...kids/young adults do this all the time mostly as jokes.

In college my roommate was a online slut meeting girls that way...my other roommate and I would create fake female AOL accounts and he would contact “karen2hold” to talk too...the funny thing is that he would come into our rooms and we would ask what are you doing. He would say he is talking to this girl named “karen2hold” but he would never notice Karen2holds AOL icon flashing on our computer screens 2 feet away from him..he would them go back in his room and continue to talk to Karen2hold


41 posted on 11/14/2007 11:44:11 AM PST by janetjanet998
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To: ArrogantBustard

Actually he just turned 12. Boys are strange. He weighs more now than I weighed as a freshman in college. He has grown two inches since Nov 2.

But boys are easy compared to girls. The boys don’t come with all the drama. Oh Lord, it is overwhelming.


42 posted on 11/14/2007 11:46:17 AM 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: janetjanet998

It must’ve been love.


43 posted on 11/14/2007 11:48:13 AM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

This is such a sad story. Makes me wonder what is wrong with people anymore. They involve themselves in their childrens lives in all the wrong ways.

How could these people do such a thing?

So very sad.


44 posted on 11/14/2007 11:48:31 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
But when adults are involved and continue to screw with a 13-year-old - with or without mental problems - it is absolutely vile.

Indeed, and it shows these 'adults' have their own mental problems.

45 posted on 11/14/2007 11:48:44 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Ender Wiggin

Hard to believe no charges will be filed.


46 posted on 11/14/2007 11:49:06 AM PST by newzjunkey (Jelly donuts, being necessary to feed Elvis, the right of Elvis to get fat, shall not be infringed.)
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To: AppyPappy; rintense

I am a literate fellow.
I have been known to turn a phrase.

I have no definition. I have no word that can describe what these people did. It is a new depravity which currently is beyond definition.

What they did is(in my estimation) indescribable.

your humble servant...etc. etc.


47 posted on 11/14/2007 11:51:03 AM PST by picard (Liberal: ability to supplant reality with multiple truths which are all in opposition to each other)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
Saw this yesterday morning on Fox.

What was so outrageous was the parents who perpetrated this "hoax" then had the grieving family over to comfort them. The grieving family was storing a ping-pong table for the perpetrators. Then the grieving family found out who had created the fake Josh Evans and destroyed the table. Now the perps are suing the grieving family!

48 posted on 11/14/2007 11:51:26 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Wow, this one seems like it should be an urban legend.

What scumbags.


49 posted on 11/14/2007 11:51:44 AM PST by msg-84 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: Red Badger
Lawyers will find a way.............

............ To milk a lot of money out of this for themselves.

50 posted on 11/14/2007 11:53:39 AM PST by fella (The proper application of the truth far more important than the knowledge of it's existance."Ike")
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