Thursday, November 22, 2007

More on Megan

I had earlier posted my thoughts on the identification of the woman who set up a fake identity in the Megan Meiers case, here and here. I supported the St. Charles' Journal's decision not to identify the woman.

But Danny Vice disagreed in a comment on my posting. It's worth reading, so I've pulled it up to a posting.

I understand your point of view, but the issue goes further than Drew and her daughter.

Child predators who use the same techniques don't enjoy anonymity...and for good reason. When a child is manipulated for an adults greedy, sexual or self serving purposes, the predator is outted for the public's safety.

The Perp played directly on the sensitivities she knew would cause maximum damage to the Megan. Ms. Drew lured Megan in a way she knew would be most devastating to the child.

This wicked MOA Drew used is the exact methodology that a child predator employs to bait, lure and reel a child victim into doing their will. Child grooming was utilized over weeks and weeks to gain the child's trust... and once trust was obtained, she exploited it into a relationship. (Another Child Predator Hallmark).

When this woman saw her bullets were hitting it's mark, she turned up the heat. She invited others to partake in the sick, twisted mental assault on this child, keeping the pressure up. Even her business employee joined in the game.

She then delivered the final blow that many depressed 13 year old girls would crumble under.

She mentally raped the child and left her for dead. Better said, encouraged her for dead.

The woman who enacted this whole thing still remains smug and defiant about her actions - even seeks to attack this grieving family while their beloved daughter's memory is fresh in their mind.

Also, as the word is already out...the public has the information it needs to steer clear of this adult and watch the bonds their children has with her.

The Adult brought this upon her child...not the public

Meantime, Mo. City Outlaws Internet Harassment

This is why I worry about the Internet mob mentality:

Cyberbullying Suicide Stokes the Internet Fury Machine
....Experts say the firestorm that followed illustrates what happens when the social imperative to punish those in a community who violate social norms plays out over the internet. The impulse is human nature, say experts, and few can imagine an offense more egregious than a trusted adult preying on the emotions of a vulnerable child. Shunning wrongdoers, especially in the absence of legal redress, helps maintain order and preserve a community's moral sense of right -- think church excommunications and the Amish tradition of Meidung.

But the drive for social shaming -- to right a wrong and restore social balance -- can run amok and create paradoxical consequences, especially on the internet where people instigate mobs in ways they wouldn't do offline. ...

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