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  •  Again ... (1+ / 0-)
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    These girls used their names themselves. They did it. Full stop.

    Is there something about that basic fact you don't understand?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:55:27 AM PDT

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    •  If public blowback causes these girls (2+ / 0-)
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      to become depressed, and then attempt suicide, how would you feel? Still righteous about the fact that it's ok to publicize their names because they did it first?

      •  My goodness. (0+ / 0-)

        Let's all worry about their fee fees.

        I like to hide mine in the crack of a turkey.

        by DoobyOne on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:58:02 AM PDT

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      •  But we are not doing that. (0+ / 0-)

        We are commenting on the case and, as far as I can see, not naming them.

        Their names are in the public space because they used them and news sources are reporting, something we do not control.

        Righteousness? No. Reason.

        If they become depressed (I'd presume that happened when they faced arrest for their actions) it would be a natural and appropriate reaction to the situation they now find themselves in and perhaps a healthy response if it leads to reasoned self-examination. I hope for that.

        If they attempted suicide, that would be a tragedy and an outcome I doubt anyone here is looking for.

        But the simple fact is they acted in the public space and will now have to face the consequences.

        Personally, I think the fact they were arrested is good because it is likely to get them supervision and counseling they obviously need, possibly preventing further self-destructive behavior.

        Hopefully, there is a silver lining for this town and the teenagers living there.

        Hopefully this forces examination and work on the underlying problems, this situation was not created from a vacuum (although neglect factored large).

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:38:15 PM PDT

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        •  I might be mistaken (0+ / 0-)

          but I believe this thread started originally when someone pointed out that this diary reposts one of the girl's names. This was then defended because the girl herself tweeted under her own name.

          I guess my belief is that just because something is "out there" on the internet is no justification to repeat it. The names of juvenile criminal defendants are ordinarily kept private, and for good reason.

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