Megan Meier’s tormentors named

Blog Readers Out Anonymous Adults that Newspaper Refused to Identify:

According to this article from Wired readers of some blogs, not this one, that read the story about Megan Meier have published the names of those responsible for her suicide.

The St. Charles Journal wrote in the story that it decided not to name the woman and the other adult involved in the incident out of concern for the woman’s own teenage daughter. The two adults haven’t been charged with any crime.

But readers of various blogs that posted the story were furious with the paper’s decision. By matching certain details in the article with property records, they found the name and address of a woman who they believe created the Josh Evans persona, and published her details online.

Was the paper right to protect the woman’s identity? Were the bloggers right to publish a name and address that may or may not be correct?

Even though I think the people involved with Megan’s death are scumbags and I hope eventually they are prosecuted and sent away for a long time this is nothing more than a blatant case of vigilantism. I also want to add that I will not post their names here.

Let the law do it’s job people. By publishing their names you’re jeopardizing the chances of justice being served.

68 thoughts on “Megan Meier’s tormentors named”

  1. I don’t see how publishing their names would prevent justice from being served. The tormentors in this incident also have the recourse of the court system. If they don’t like what a blogger said about them, perhaps they should get a lawyer and sue the blogger, which, much like the tormentors, in the eyes of the law, have done nothing wrong.

    I love it that the shoe is on the other foot. In this case, Trench, I’m with the vigilantes.

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  2. I am still trying to figure out why no charges can be brought? I thought there were laws for online bullying?
    Is this not a case of that?
    I know many States Attorneys are still way behind regarding internet crime. Is it a case of that?
    Is it just that the laws that limited in what they cover?
    I hope this case will help fix whichever it is.

    I know I am usually the first to post where were the parents. This case by all reports was a situation where parents were actually doing their job. Which as a responsible, and aware parent really makes me think just how safe are my kids. Not that mine will be on MySpace even with me in there with them. Just not happening.

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  3. I SEEN THE STORY ON TV FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST NIGHT AND I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT IT. I HOPE THE MOTHER DOESNT STILL HAVE CUSTODY OF HER CHILD. HOW MANY CHILDREN DO THEY HAVE TO PUSH TO THE EDGE BEFORE JUSTICE IS FOUND?? I FEEL IF THEY WONT BE CHARGED THEN THEIR NAMES NEED TO BE PUBLIC. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHO IS DAMAGING THEIR KIDS, THERE MIGHT BE MORE. THEY COULD BE ONLINE RIGHT NOW STEALING YOUR SONS OR DAUGHTERS TRUST, JUST TO PUSH THEM TO THE EDGE. IS THERE ANYTHING “WE” CAN DO TO SEE THAT THESE SICK PEOPLE ARE MADE TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE?

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  4. Not everyone wants to know the names of these people to exert vigilante justice. Don’t you think people have a right to know this about someone if they move in? I would expect it likely these people will need to move. If you had a teen-age daughter, how would you like it if they moved in next door to you and you did not know about this? Wouldn’t you want to keep your daughter away from them? It gives me the creeps to think of them being next door and not knowing and my daughter – or anyone’s daughter – getting friendly with them. That is why people have the right to know. JMHO.

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  5. You must be a male….only men would not understand or care that another male is responsible for the suicide of a young girl .. you are a coward…

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  6. oops I forgot to mention this is to the “owner of this website” for not publishing the names of the sleezebags that might just as well have put a gun to this girls head….

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  7. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?

    Yes I am a male but correct me if I’m wrong the parents of the other girl were responsible for this. As far as I know, and I do, the parents in this case entail a man and a woman.

    And did you notice that the Meiers have chosen themselves not to identify the harassers? If I print their names I would be guilty if just about the same transgression they’ve committed.

    By the way if you’re trying to make me feel guilty or hurt my feelings you’re going to have to try a lot harder than that.

    Now get back in the kitchen and make me a sammich. 😛

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  8. LOL @ the tampon remark.
    I may have to borrow that one. :0)

    I agree with your choice to not name them.

    I still can not help but worry though with the type of business that she runs. Is she truly stable? Scary thought.

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  9. Dude, you’re too late on your nobility. St. Louis Today.com has an article up today with the woman’s name plastered all over the article. So either you can stop wussing out and publish something that’s already been published elsewhere, or keep being a douche.

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  10. Trench,

    What you fail to understand is that not everyone get’s the justice they deserve until public pressure forces them to do things right.

    Even the attorneys in the case told this family to stay quiet while the case was being investigated.

    Well, being quiet rarely works…

    The child predator who lured, manipulated and exploited this child not only is running around unabated, she refuses to apologize for her actions and has instead filed a lawsuite against the grieving family.

    This kind of heinous behavior has been swept under the rug long enough…

    This was mental and emotional abuse of and adult on a child…

    A child the adult knew was being medicated for depression.

    and so far, a speeding ticket is far worse in the law’s eyes than what this adult did to this child.

    The only fools who think this kind of behavior should be ignored and forgotten are the same fools who molest their children and then tell THEM to shut up and be quiet.

    Absolutely not.

    I refuse….. and many others refuse.

    There is no excuse for this…and absolutely no reason why this woman shouldn’t endure the shame that she deserves for her horrific actions.

    Actions she continues to exhibit.

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  11. Hey Trench…UM is right you are a douche bag….the parents are not responsible for this, did they do the tormenting, did they set her up to believe someone was interested in her, did they know how vulnerable she was and pretend to be a boy that liked her&gt?&gt&gt&gt you are an asshole ….

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  12. @ramona

    how can you say that? Children of all ages seek interaction and positive acknowledgement of their peers.

    To say that she was unstable, and good riddance shows your true lack of character. A 13 year old girl! My gawd. You are thick or just trolling? Who cares if she had a right to be there or not. Somone has a flat outside of a closed gas station and gets killed by gun-fire. Someone gets run over by a drunk driver.. How are any of these things different? Should someone in that situation NOT be there? What an ass you are. I can only wish the herd pushes you to the outside of the pack where you belong.

    I hope MySpace gets shut down, just to take away YOUR only avenue of outside communication.

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  13. MY MOM LORI ISNT A BAD PERSON. MEGAN HAD IT COMING.MEGAN WAS SUCH A BITCH AND SOOO SHALLOW. SHE TOTALLY THREW HERSELF AT ANY BOY THAT WILL GIVE HER THE TIME OF DAY AND THEN LOSE HIM FOR STUPID REASONS. SHE WAS HOT FOR A GUY IN OUR MATH CLASS AND WAS TRYING TO BE A FLIRTH BUT WAS BEING TOTALLY SLUTTY AT HIM UNTIL SARA THIS OTHER GIRL SHE TALKED TO SAID SHE DIDNT THINK HE WAS VERY HOT AND BOOM!SUDDENLY MEGAN WASNT INTERESTED IN HIM ANYMORE AND CALLED HIM A BOBBLEHEAD INFRONT OF EVERYONE IT WAS THAT KIND OF STUFF THAT MADE PEOPLE NOT LIKE MEGAN SHE CAN BE SO MEAN AND HURTFULL. SHE WOULD GO SO PHSYCO. ONCE SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT LIK USHER SOMEONE CALLED HER A GHETTO BITCH AND SHE JUST SCREAMED ON TOP OF HER LUNGS AND SAID SHE WASNT. YEAH ITS TERRIBLE THAT SHE KILLED HERSELF BUT ITS NOT SURPRISING. LMFAO IF SHE DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT AT DINNER THAT COULD HAVE SET HER OFF TO KILL HERSELF. AND KILLING YURSELF OVER A MYSPACE BOY. COME ON!! YEAH YUR FAT.. AND.. TAKE WHAT YU CAN GET AND GET OVER IT!!! I DONT THINK MY MOM IS THAT EVIL AS ALL YOU GUYS THINK. MEGAN WAS JUST A BITCH TO EVERYONE AROUND HER AND ESPECIALLY ME!!! MOM JUST WANTED TO CHECK UP ON HER ON WHY WE WERE ARGUING. AND WHAT SHE WAS SPREADING ABOUT ME. SHE TALKED SHIT TOO MUCH.. SHE TOTALLY SHOWED OFF AT SCHOOL TALKING ABOUT “JOSH”. SHE WOULDNT SHUT UP AND WANTED EVERYONE TO BE JEALOUS AND THEN OOPS!!! HER AWESOME BOY TOY WAS A FAKE!!! SHE WAS TOTALLY BUSTED WITH THAT ONE. SHE HAD IT COMING. NOBODY IN THE NEWS TALKS ABOUT WHAT A BITCH SHE WAS SO NOW YOU KNOW. AND DONT BOTHER TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MY NAME UNLIKE MEGAN I HAVE A REAL BOYFRIEND AND DOES COMPUTERS SO YOU CANT TRACK ME DOWN HE COVERED ME TRACKS!!! AND WHY WOULD HER DUMB ASS PARENTS LET HER HAVE A BOYFRIEND SHE DOESNT NOW. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MOLESTERS OR RAPERS? THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!

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  14. What makes these people special that their name isn’t mentioned? We get to know the names of pedophiles and rapists. If these scum move next to me, I want to know about like I would a pedophile. Truthfully, I put these people in the same catagory, if not worse. I can only imagine what their children must be like, being raised by such a souless monsters. When you commit such a cruel, heartless act, you get what you get. The fact thet a ADULT would do such vile thing on purpose makes me think she really doesn’t deserve a single moment of peace again. They will reap exactly what they sowed. I have no symapthy for what happens to them at all. Like the mother disgiused as “Josh” said “Have a sh*tty rest of your life!”.

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  15. Save it Anonymous, go get attention pretending to be that scums daughter elsewhere. And why cover your tracks? The names, adresses, home and cell phone numbers are on hundreds if not thousands of internet sites. Everyone now knows where trash like you live. So how funny does your mother think she is now? Megan gets the last laugh…

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  16. Your mom may not be a monster but she played a role in Megan’s death, just as you did. You both went to her funeral, didn’t you regret what you three did?? For her be concerned about you is one thing, for her to role play being a boy Megan’s age and lead her to believe she had a “boyfriend” and then dump on her the way she did was wrong. It also showed that she can be mean and petty. No, I’m sure she didn’t want what happened to occur, but the simple fact is, SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ADULT!! She IS responsible for her actions. You don’t seem to show any remorse for Megan’s death either. All you spoke of earlier was what a bad person she was. Don’t you remember, she’s dead! I don’t see any remorse on your or your mother’s part, It’s still all about you, isn,t it?

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  17. this girl is responsible for her own behavoir.
    her parents are as well not someone for harassing her. she could have deleted her page when harassment started. no one forced her to be harassed.
    she was clearly unstable enough to off herself over a boy she never met, good ridance. she would have done it anyways.
    stop blaimin other people
    she had no right to be on myspace in the first place.
    hope myspace sues her parents for internet fraud of letting a 13 year old violate myspace rules.

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  18. klaatu,
    You truely are a stupid bitch…. Why don’t you do a little reading on a topic before you go and blast someone… This is straight from Megan’s mother.

    “Rather, said Tina Meier, the people are upset with her for going public with their story. Last week, while shopping, she ran into the woman who invented the hoax, Tina Meier said.” from MSNBC…

    Now get back in the kitchen and get Trench a beer for that sammich you just made him!!!!

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  19. Hey Anonymous, did you know the father of boy who was molested shot the bastard in the head right in the courtroom and killed him. He only got 5 years probation. I bet Megan’s parents would get off even easier.

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  20. ANONYMOUS is a fake. Between her IP address and the e-mail address she used it was obvious that she’s not the daughter of the adults who did this to Megan Meier.

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  21. klaatu, show me where I said it was Megan Meier’s parents fault. I may be an asshole but you have sand in your vagina and I’m still waiting for my sammich.

    ramona, you’re something that rhymes with what football teams do on 4th down when their out of field goal range.

    Tool, High Five.

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  22. First off, I’m shocked and sickened by this behavior, more so considering it came from a grown woman who should be above all this pre-teen drama bullshit…Megan seemed like a sweet girl who had to deal w/probs (don’t we all, especially @ that age?) and didn’t deserve to be pushed over the edge like that. May she RIP.

    Second, the “anonymous” comment was a C&ampP job off a blog from someone claiming to know Megan…she used the alias “Kristen”, but many believe it to be none other than the evil bitch herself, since the writing style seems too mature/sophisticated for someone claiming to be a 13YO.

    Finally lay off Trench…regardless of his decision not to post their names, it’s nothing you couldn’t find w/a little research, and he never said Megan’s parents were responsible for their daughter’s death…Klaatu needs to go back to Canada and convince people they’re not really the Beatles incognito, LOL.

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  23. Myspace can’t sue for her being underage. All that is about is liability. Therefore, MySpace is completely out of the legal picture. The only reason MySpace was used is because it sparks controversy.

    You can’t blame her parents, or the people who did all of this.

    I mean, on one hand, you can say “Oh, well.. blah blah.. unintentional emotional distress.. blah blah.. they didn’t know, but they can still be charged .. blah blah .. Tort law! .. ”

    Whatever blows your skirt up.

    All I’m saying is that your personal threats to eachother is wasted, how selfish are we to turn another’s suffering into vain arguments.

    The decline of man has started..

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  24. Can’t people just leave the girl Megan Meir be? Don’t rejoice the fact she’s dead that’s soulless. Who can actually say they’re proud someone’s dead? That is just terrible! I can’t believe some of the people who leave these terrible comments about a girl who KILLED HERSELF. How do you live with yourselves?

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  25. Here is a link to a story
    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf

    The Meiers were charged with the lawn job and also property damage (game table). It didn’t all happen recently, just the call.

    Megan had been on vacations with the neighbors. They were trusted friends of the family and knew she was seeing a counselor and on meds for depression and ADD. They knew she was fragile.

    They have 2 lawsuits against the Meiers. Their gall and utter lack of remorse is appalling. They advertise for scores of small business owners. They are members of the local Chamber of Commerce. They are successful in real estate.

    If they demonstrated remorse, or had the grace to move away from the neighbors they hurt so deeply, there might be a small measure of peace. But no, they just want everyone to drop it. They feel they have done nothing wrong. If the County Police had put her in jail, even overnight, even 83 minutes. But No Justice Prevails.

    This has exasperated me like no other story has. The more details that are revealed, the more horrendous it gets.

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  26. So, ANONYMOUS, wash the blood off of “mommy’s” hands yet?

    The way I see it, this C**T should be charged with accessory to commit a felony, conspiracy (little daughter knew Megan was screwed up, even if she did not want this to happen, a reasonable person would have…)

    This sorry excuse for a “mother” should be responsible enough to understand that what she did is done by kids in sixth or seventh grade. The piece of s**t should be held accountable in some way.

    I hope “mommy” and “anonymous” are scarred enough to seek MY advice- I will be more than happy to guide them to the misery that Megan’s family is suffering through. Assholes!!!

    Another kick in the nuts to MySpace. Isn’t it about time people realize the hazards of sites like this? Nothing more than a shitting ground for pedophiles, predators, and pieces of work like this…

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  27. OH! And Tim- she was a CHILD! How could you say something like that, knowing a chubby impressionable teenager could see this?

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  28. For those of you who feel powerless against this injustice, please read. You are not powerless.. Public pressure CAN result in the proper handling of this case as it has many times before.

    Example:

    About a month ago, a child nearly drowned in the family swimming pool. The child was pulled inside the house to try to recessitate the child.

    A cop who showed up after paramedics arrived, ran into the house and slipped on the wet floor. A floor wet, because the child was soaking wet.

    After the cop received full pay for her workman’s comp claim…and after all of the cops medical bills were paid….this cop proceeded to sue the family of the boy who is now a vegitable.

    Public outrage and anger lead to the cop’s suspension from the force…and the cop was finally forced to repeal her case.

    Story Here: http://www.care2.com/news/member/287909686/506421

    Had this story been covered up and hidden, this cop would have gone forward and sued this grieving family while their child was still in intensive care.

    See… you do have a voice… public pressure can give a victim a small amount of justice.

    Megan Meier deserves at least a little justice in all this – not just some new law named after her.

    If you feel the adult child predator in this case should bear some kind of responsibility to her part in this, then make sure your voice is heard.

    Ms Drew could set this up on your child next…

    Even if you watch your child like a hawk….remember the following.

    Your child’s friends have computers.

    Your child’s school has computers…

    Libraries have computers…

    If your child desperately desires to get to a computer, they will find one eventually…

    And Ms. Drew, and others like her are waiting.

    Justice deserves to prevail here…and so far it has NOT!

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  29. Is there any truth to the comments made on FOX news about them now reopening this case and looking to see if something can in fact be found to charge the women with?
    If so I Pray to heck they find something.

    As far as the Fat comments get a grip and grow up. The pictures I have seen of Megan showed a pretty young lady and nothing more. True she may have have some of the attributes that Anonymous listed as a child in school. We know she was struggling with self image issues. We know people with limited sel images seek out many time the wrong way the approval they seek. That in No way makes it OK for a Adult to take it to this level. It does not even make it right for another child to do it. We expect it from them many times since they have limited maturity, and can in fact be downright nasty little buggers when not brought up properly.
    No one No matter what deserves to go through this torment, and be left to feel they do not wish to live.

    We are ALL here for a reason in life. Many never find that reason, but they keep seeking it. The important thing is not to give up the search no matter how hard it seems sometime.

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  30. I’ve lifted the restriction on naming the Drews but let’s refrain from stuff like addresses and phone numbers shall we? Comments for the most part are still moderated.

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  31. Hey you bigoted faggot who claims she is ‘anonomous’ I dont give a shit if you are the daughter of the ‘innocent’ family who tormented this child, or if youre a fifty year old chap who wants attention. i got news for ya, YOURE A GOD DAMN BITCH MAN! GO GET A LIFE! LIFE!
    Dont tell people theyre fat, i dont give a shit if this girl is a slut, or if she braggs, you are no higher than her. looks, class, or nothing! If youre 5 minutes older than her, i wouldnt go too high with the ego. Children these days get influenced with the intrnet. They claim that the people are so sweet when reall, theyre bad! but really, dude, this was probably this girl’s first friend! and her parents wanted her to be happy, So get over yourself! Stop accusing the poor girl.
    SHE’S DEAD, FAGGOT! YOU HAPPY NOW? YOURE MOM,LORI CYBER BULLIED-HER. ARE YOU FLAMING WITH HAPPINESS? DOES OTHER PEOPLE’S DEATH PLEASE YOU?
    I MEAN YOU ARE SOME JERRY SPRINGER SHIT,MAN! GO SEE A SHRINK,
    OR BETTER YET,
    DR.PHIL!

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  32. Guys. The last I heard, the IP address was checked and did not match up to IP addresses anywhere in Missouri, let alone St. Charles County.

    If I had to take a guess, this could very likely be a child molester or predator who doesn’t want the laws changed to cage them in further.

    The writing really doesn’t reflect that of a 15 year old girl anyway. imho.

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  33. HEY ANNONOYMS BITCH I DONT THINK U GOT IT IN YOUR LITTLE ASS BRAIN THAT MEGAN IS DEAD BECAUSE OF YOUR BITCH SO CALLED MOTHER…IF SHE ONLY KNEW HOW TO ACT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN THEN NONE OF THIS WOULD OF HAPPENED!!!!!!!……. IM JUST GLAD MEGAN ISNT HERE TO HALF TO GO THREW THIS IM GLAD SHES IN A PLACE WHERE THERES NO ONE LIKE YALL AROUND TO MAKE HER SAD OR DEPRESSED AGAIN …NO TEARS..ONLY SMILES WHERE MEGAN IS….HELL YEA…..IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT…..MEGAN WON…SHES THE ONE SMILING..SHES THE ONE WHO’S IN A BETTER PLACE….SHES THE ONE WHO DOSNT HALF TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITH A FAMILY LIKE YOURS AROUND U STUPID BITCH…Y DONT U GET OFF YOUR MAMMAS TIT AND ACTUALLY LEARN SOMETHING!!!

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  34. ok people im sorry! but i really didnt like her. i know im wrong for talking all shit about her she was also a fun person. Im sorry. and my mom does deserve it.

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  35. ANONYMOUS You are sick. what did mommy piss you off so now she does deserve it? You both are going to hell. Because this is just as much your fault as it is your moms. Chances are you put her up to it, which puts you at fault as well. You may not get charged with anything but you will have to live with the fact you killed someone the rest of your life. And if you can go on and tell yourself your not a fault, well you need help. From what i heard you are the slut, so why didn’t you kill yourself? Why is ok for you to continue breathing and megan can’t. It doesn’t matter what kind of person she was. the fact is she was a PERSON. She had just as much right to live as anyone else, even sick fucks like you, and your mom. You will get yours, Karmas a bitch. Someday you will feel the pain her family feels EVERYDAY. Your not invincible, your immature, you have a lot to learn about life and how it works. And the fact that megan may have craved attention has nothing to do with it. That does not mean she deserved to die. You obviously were jealous of her, or obsessed. who makes a fake profile to talk to someone they KNOW? someone who is jealous and/or obsessed thats who. I don’t see how you can look in the mirror everyday and think so highly of yourself. YOU ARE A PIECE OF SHIT!

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  36. There is a charge of harassment, making fun of someone is harassment. They should be charged with harassment in the second degree a class A misdeamor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, easy to pruve and then can lead to bigger charges, if you commit a cime and someone dies whether or not you were involved in their death the law says that you are guilty of murder in the second degree depraved and indifference to human life. Now to pruve that what they did was wrong and their criminal actions of harassment caused this will be very hard.

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  37. Is it really realistic that the Drew family that most of you claim to be “immature” and “idiot”ic could really pull of something like this INTENTIONALLY?

    I think we’re overlooking the fact that this was not supposed to push her even remotely close to the edge.

    I may be automatically rejected by you guys, or better yet insulted beyond belief, but suicide is selfish. We can’t be mad at the Drew family for acting in revenge. No doubt they went too far with the whole MySpace fake account and whatnot, but it is a little ridiculous that you can blame them for the suicide.

    As I stated, suicide is completely selfish. To give up your life while some people are “vegetables” in hospitals, or have malignant cancer and you decide your suburban, mom-and-dad-loving life is so horrible that you have to kill yourself is beyond my comprehension.

    No one, other than Megan, is to blame for her suicide.

    In the words of most teachers at my education facility, “No one MADE [her] do it.”

    I rest my case.

    Have at me!

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  38. Blake i agree with you. Its her fault she killed herself. Nobody intentionally made her kill herself. SHe made that decision. And ANONYMOUS,why would you post up something like that? Thats cruel. I know her family is in tears and all you can do is sit back and watch.

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  39. LOL
    I guess we can see now why she feels such a connection to this Drew Woman. They both are not sure who in heck they are online.

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  40. Wow. What kind a person does that shit. Grow up ANONYMOUS/ Liah. You must crave attention to do something so pathetic. I’m at a lost for words. And same to you blake. you must want some kind of attention, you pretty much are asking people to criticize you. PATHETIC. I don’t think i will give you that satisfaction.

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  41. I was just giving my thoughts, these ARE comments, you know. I don’t care what you think about what I said, I knew most of you narrow minded bigots wouldn’t accept my thoughts anyways. So I let the gate open, and called you in.

    Sheep.

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  42. I could maybe find some sort of compassion for these people, except that they lack any remorse, and refuse to accept any responsibility.
    Scum of the Earth comes to mind. The more I research this, the angrier I become, particularly at the mother, but now her troll offspring has started spewing her filth as well.
    If I were Curt, I’d kick both these b—-s to the curb, before I lost everything.

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  43. Was the Sarah Drew post really a fake? I’ve seen it posted on other blogs that she wrote the meaganhadit coming and comparing it to this blog as proof.

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  44. ANONYMOUS’ comments on this site don’t match up to the Drew’s location and the e-mail address she uses I traced back to a MySpace of someone who is definitely not one of the Drews.

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  45. Well Blake you must not know any people who are actually mentally unstable, which megan was. Yes the Drew’s are in part responsible, they slowly pushed her over the edge. But blake it seems like you just wanted a little attention from the people on the site, i hope you got your fix.

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  46. Thank you Kathy for the link. Nice to know that even though it is a little too late for one Maybe it will help others down the line.

    As far as the daughter of the Drew’s being online posting to blogs we know this is not her posting here. I just do not think that and I know I am giving more credit then is due but I doubt after all this they are allowing their child on the internet for fear someone would target her in the same manner in retaliation. Yes, I know that would take one sick individual but well we have Just those types folks in this world. .
    Have the Drew’s even spoken online? Do their myspace profiles the real ones show any recent activity or log ins?
    You would think the internet would be last place any of them would wish to be. Than again you would also think they would say I am sorry Show remorse and of course never have done this so again I may be giving them way too much credit on this.

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  47. On Wednesday, October 21st, city officials enacted 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 or actually weaken the current law?

    I reject the premise of this new law and believe it completely misses the mark. The reasoning behind this opinion is that city officials have consistently treated this case as an Internet harassment case instead of a child welfare/exploitation case.

    Classifying this case 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. It was not harassment at all. It was invited attention. Megan participated in the conversations willingly because she was lured, manipulated and exploited without her knowledge.

    This law willfully sets a precedent that future child exploiters and predators can use to reclassify their cases to harassment issues. 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.

    We can go on and on here, but the parallels between this case and many other child predator cases that are successfully prosecuted bear striking similarities.

    Child Predator laws do not require much more than simply proving that an adult has engaged a minor in sexually explicit conversation. Lori Drew has already stipulated that her conversations with Megan were sometimes sexual for a child Megan’s age.

    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?

    On June 5th, 2006, Governor Matt Blunt signed into law stiff penalties for convicted sex offenders. The Vice believes that officials continually reject a child predator classification of this case in order to keep the penalty of this offense out of this harsher realm.

    Opponents of this law are active in defeating this law not by changing it, but by disqualifying cases like Megan’s from ever being heard.

    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. I’m outraged that a motion was never even filed, so that the case could at least be argued before a judge or jury.

    Those satisfied with this response out of Missouri officials need to think through the effect this law will truly have. It quite honestly has the potential to directly undermine Jessica’s law. It quiet easily gives prosecutors a way out of prosecuting child endangerment and child predator cases in the future.

    Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing here.

    Danny Vice http://weeklyvice.blogspot.com

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  48. Lori Drew is a heartless, remorseless, psychotic monster. She’s a waste of oxygen. And her useless, pathetic daughter defending her actions is just as much a waste of space.

    Adults who deliberately stalk and manipulate vulnerable teenaged girls are beneath contempt, and if this had been a man doing it and he had tried to get her to go on a date with him, the world would be screaming bloody blue murder. When it’s a woman, and all she did was knowingly push a mentally unstable child to suicide, well, then people actually DEFEND her? Like it was all OKAY? She bullied an unstable child to death, but because the child was unstable, it’s just FINE?!

    One day, karma will pay a visit to Lori and her entire family, and I hope it bites down HARD. They may be feeling the heat now, but what goes around does come around, and when it comes around, it’s gonna be a doozy. I hope it makes international news when it happens.

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  49. To YeahImMale2
    MY RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENT IN CAPS
    how can you say that? Children of all ages seek interaction and positive acknowledgement of their peers. SO YOUR POINT BEING WHAT?? TRY TO FINISH A THOUGHT BEFORE STARTING ANOTHER
    To say that she was unstable, and good riddance shows your true lack of character. HOW DOES THIS SHOW MY LACK OF CHARACTER? SUICIDE LACK OF CHARACTER. YOU OFFER WITTY PHRSES BUT DON&rsquoT BACK THEM UP OR CLARIFY. RATHER SHE OFF HERSELF THAN AN INNOCENT PERSON 13 year old girl! My gawd. OMG You are thick or just trolling? WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN ANOTHER WITTY USELESS WASTE OF SPACE Who cares if she had a right to be there or not. Somone has a flat outside of a closed gas station and gets killed by gun-fire. Someone gets run over by a drunk driver. HOW IN THE HELL IS THIS THE SAME AS SUICIDE YOUR THICK AND ILLOGICAL. How are any of these things different? Should someone in that situation NOT be there? What an ass you are. I can only wish the herd pushes you to the outside of the pack where you belong. I DON&rsquoT FOLLOW THE HERD
    I hope MySpace gets shut down, just to take away YOUR only avenue of outside communication. I AM GROWN WOMAN I DON&rsquoT NEED MYSPACE

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  50. cheers blake!! enjoyed your comment.
    what a bunch of hypocrits bullying everyone on this forum for voicing their opinion.
    maybe ill go kill my self than sue you all
    think about it idiots
    log off and go pay attention to your OWN kids before they kill themselves for your attention.

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  51. This is all just so sad. And the fact that people are actually commenting this poor girls death with sayings such as “she was fat and that’s why this happened” is absolutelty HORRIBLE. Megan is dead and people are making a joke out of it! What is wrong with some of you people?! May Megan R.I.P.

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