It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since the tragic suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier. For those of you who may not know the story Megan committed suicide after being cyberbullied on MySpace by her neighbor. When I say neighbor I don’t mean another 13-year-old girl but someone who was supposed to be considered an adult, Lori Drew was a woman in her late 40s who had a teenage associate create a fake MySpace profile of a boy named Josh Evans that feigned a liking to Megan. After some time the imaginary Josh Evans started sending demoralizing and disparaging messages which caused Megan to kill herself. Lori Drew never spent a day in jail. Megan’s death was supposed to at least signify a change in our society that should have gone a long way to end cyberbullying. Unfortunately that has not happened.
How many kids have taken their own lives in the last seven years, and in that seven years how many times have the tormentors act like they’ve done nothing wrong? Not to mention the fact that the parents of these little scumbags usually defend them. Therein lies the problems. Much like Lori Drew never felt she did anything wrong when one of their family is being blamed in someone’s death the adults try to deflect blame from their demon spawn crotchfruit as well. How can we do anything about kids cyberbullyoing each other when the idiot parents allow it?
Megan would have been 20-years-old. She could have been worrying about college classes or already a couple of years into a career. She could have been engaged to a sweet man who helped her through a difficult time. Instead she’s just another statistic while her tormentor is living a life without regret and freedom. As long as there are ignorant pieces of trash out there that are willing to allow their children to engage in such behavior the body count will continue to increase.
The headline says it all. Federal prosecutors have announced that they will not file an appeal after a federal judge threw out the fraud charges against Lori Drew.
As I’m sure you know the alleged mother Drew used a fake MySpace in order to harass 13-year-old Megan Meier into suicide.
“We had filed a notice of appeal to protect our right in the appeals court,” said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. “We decided we will not pursue an appeal, so this case is now concluded.”
Now Lori Drew walks away scot-free with no qualms about what she is responsible for. Yet Megan Meier is still dead. She probably won’t even be shunned by society as she has enough of her own misguided supporters.
Yesterday a federal judge threw out the jury conviction of Lori Drew. Drew was convicted on fraud charges for creating a fake MySpace in order to harass 13-year-old Megan Meier which resulted in Megan’s suicide.
Meanwhile Megan Meier is still dead and her death can’t be acquitted.
As I’m sure we all know by now Lori Drew’s fraud conviction was tossed by a federal judge. As I’m sure you also know Drew is the one thought responsible into harassing 13-year-old Megan Meier with a fake MySpace into killing herself.
Megan’s mother, Tina Meier, said she was disappointed with the ruling but she wouldn’t want to be Lori Drew and thinks she’s already serving a life sentence.
I wish I could agree you with you Mrs. Meier but it doesn’t seem like Drew has any remorse whatsoever as Drew praised the ruling and claims that she “simply did not do” what she was accused of.
Even though Lori Drew isn’t going to jail like she deserves the karma train that will pull in to her station one day.
A presentence report recommends probation and a $5,000 fine for the Missouri woman convicted of three misdemeanors linked to the online harassment of a suburban St. Louis teenager who committed suicide.
How sad is it that Megan Meier’s life is only worth $5000. I’m sure her family will have comfort in knowing that.
U.S. District Judge George Wu had no decision on Friday whether to dismiss the remaining charges against Lori Drew but he did set a sentencing date of April 30th. However he did say he will rule on the dismissal request within two weeks.