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Mother of teen in grisly photos case writes about cyberbullies
The Orange County Register ^ | September 26, 2012 | Greg Hardesty

Posted on 09/26/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT by EveningStar

A mother who endured cyberbullying after her daughter's death writes about the insidious trend.

Lesli Catsouras, the mother of Nikki Catsouras, has just completed a memoir "Forever Exposed," about her family's journey coping with Internet trolls and cyber-bullies in addition to the toll-road-crash death of her 18-year-old daughter.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: cashingin; cyberbullying; foreverexposed; leslicatsouras; nikkicatsouras; orangecounty

1 posted on 09/26/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I remember that. It was horrible and grisly.

Our society has lost all sense of decency. Even FReepers can rarely resist comments about weight, height, and relative attractiveness. We’re not the polite and pleasant society we once were.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 5:00:19 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: EveningStar

I am really sorry this woman’s daughter died in a car accident.
Yet, the kid was driving at 100mph+ and lost control of the car, it is more tragic because the child was responsible for their own death.
Why would she (family) search the internet for photos?
Many people are idiots, why keep the social networks open for people to post idiotic crap?
Write your book, try and heal - which never will be possible, a parent should never have to out live their child or children. It is an event impossible to recover from.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: EveningStar

The Porsche Girl story is sad for all involved. I don’t suggest it but images of the incident can be found online still today.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: svcw

The family got a $2.375 Million payday at taxpayers’ expense. Now money for a book. I have my opinion on both.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Melas

I think the only thing that has changed is the fact that someone can post something are it can reach millions of people. People have always been the same, only technology has given voice to the creeps of the world.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 5:10:17 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: South40

Ok, I am not getting this.
It is not possible to remove anything from the internet, or nearly impossible.
Explain what was the money for orignially (I missed that)?
The girl was erratic because she once had a brain tumor, ok.
Then why on earth would you allow her to drive a machine of such power.
I would be pissed if these things were on the internet about my daughter, I get it.
It seems to me anyway they are searching these items out.
For me it almost seems that the family is trying to find a way to explain their grief, when they are in part culpable.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 5:14:12 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: South40

I should have taken your advice...that is horrible.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: svcw
Why would she (family) search the internet for photos?

That's the problem. Some scumbags created a myspace page that was nefariously billed as a memorial page.

Also, the family received a great many taunting emails and phone calls after the incident. Some scumbags just aren't happy unless they're hurting someone.

10 posted on 09/26/2012 5:19:20 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: svcw

I don’t believe the girl was allowed to drive her daddy’s Porsche. She took it w/o his permission as many rebellious teenagers will do. What I don’t get is why the family needs to profit from this tragedy to the tune of millions at the taxpayers’ expense. And with this book they make even more money. The article claims a ‘portion’ of the proceeds from the book will go to charity. And the rest? I’ve followed this story since it first broke. This family was wronged but not by the taxpayers. They got public sympathy then lost it when they sought to profit. That’s their choice, sure, but they’ll get no more sympathy from me.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Melas

There are people in this world who are so miserable that they want to inflict that on others, I understand that.
For me it just seems like something is missing from the story.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 5:22:38 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

It is an event impossible to recover from.”

Amen.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 5:23:52 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EEGator

Yeah it is very graphic.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 5:24:08 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Mears

bfl


15 posted on 09/26/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: South40

I wasn’t even sure about what was what. I don’t know how EMTs and firemen deal with that on a regular basis.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Melas

In this case, it was the cops who trolled the family with picture of the dead child on the internet. How evil is that?! And you know it is the green with envy mob stalking this with their comments about her being a spoiled rich kid driving daddy’s porche, deserving to die. How wicked.

The really evil people who post stuff like this are attention whores. The more attention they get for their badness, the happier they are and the more they are movtivated. Evil people don’t know shame. Human suffering and death makes them feel alive.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 5:34:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: South40

I hear you. Now writing the book will result in a million more internet users finding the photos.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 5:41:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: EEGator

It’s got to be tough for all involved including EMTs. They do this sort of thing all to often but it still can’t be easy.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 5:43:46 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: svcw

“Explain what was the money for orignially “

The police/EMS/ or morgue released official scene photos “on the sly” that are not supposed to be released.

A-holes ended up emailing the photos to the family and creating at least one “memorial” page with the photos, and emailing the “memorial” links to the family.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 5:46:30 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: BenLurkin
Now writing the book will result in a million more internet users finding the photos.

Absolutely. They were wealthy before the million dollar payoff from the state/taxpayers. Now more money from the book. I've never experienced such a tragedy but I do believe should I ever find myself in such an unfortunate position I would deal it differently.

21 posted on 09/26/2012 5:48:04 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; svcw
The police/EMS/ or morgue released official scene photos “on the sly” that are not supposed to be released.

California Highway Patrol investigators took the pictures and two Highway Patrol dispatchers leaked the photos.

22 posted on 09/26/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

Lots of cops and firemen like the gore trust me i know plenty and some of them are sick bastards


23 posted on 09/26/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: South40

The HP dispatchers, should spend some time in jail then.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Melas

Yeah, the pictures are pretty grisly. But they’re reality.

The day the public doesn’t have access to crime and “accident” images and evidence is the day the gov’t can kill people with impunity.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: al baby
I knew a man who owned a towing company who seemed to have a weird fetish for such gore -- so much so that he required his tow truck drivers photograph the gore they would see when dispatched to a crash scene. And what did he do with these graphic images? He plastered his office walls with them. Every square inch was horrific images of bodies hanging through busted out windshields, bodies under cars, decapitations, etc. The first time I was there and saw it all he acted like I was being too squeamish. he really did seem to enjoy the images and other peoples' reaction(s) to them.

This guy was a city council member and a leader in his community. But oh what a kook.

26 posted on 09/26/2012 6:43:13 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: svcw

One of the dispatchers, Thomas O’Donnell, was reprimanded and disciplined but remarkably not fired. The other dispatcher, Aaron Reich, resigned for reasons he said were unrelated to the leaked pictures. No jail time.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

Thanks for the info, there should have been some jail time.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: EEGator

The official cause of death would be something like massive head trauma. From the photos, it is almost impossible to tell what was what. On the plus side, a death like that results in no pain. The physical body is in bad shape, but there was no suffering.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 8:33:53 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Melas
Even FReepers can rarely resist comments about weight, height, and relative attractiveness.

You are right Melas. At times, I haven't always been above this practice myself of judging harshly. I've woken up and I'm really trying to steer away from being so judgmental of people in the general public. BTW, I probably don't always agree with your posts, but I've always respected your posts. I appreciate your perspective, passion, and intelligence.

30 posted on 09/26/2012 11:16:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thank you. That’s a very kind thing to say.


31 posted on 09/27/2012 12:26:46 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: flintsilver7

I had not thought of that. Death must have been instant, thus no pain. I still wish I never looked the photos up.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 4:50:37 AM PDT by EEGator
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