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GinaCucina
Don't trust everything you believe.
04:21 PM on 10/17/2012
There was a girl in my high school who had a limp from a childhood illness. She also couldn't use her arm fully. Some of the boys would knock her books on the floor just to see her try and pick them up. I never saw it happen, but I heard about it a couple of years later. She never complained. But when we were inviting former classmates to our reunion recently, she said that she didn't want anything to do with us. And this was 45 years later. The guys feel bad about it now that they're adults. But the damage was done. Kids don't realize the lifelong harm they can do.
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Alex0393
Are you people for real?
05:22 AM on 10/18/2012
I never once during my years in school or even growing up in general saw, heard of, or was aware of any bullies that mean. Maybe it was a southern thing but many would have been quick to defend her in my school.
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jonathan comer
06:16 PM on 10/19/2012
A southern thing? As if northern kids aren't as cruel as southern kids? Geez You are no better than anyone in the south. get over yourself.
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Libleet
04:20 PM on 10/17/2012
I know that we all want justice for this girl, but outing someones name and address is a dangerous practice. We have a legal justice system in this country for a reason. It is so people are given a fair trial before a sentence is carried out. If someone shows up and kills that man because they said he did this, having not read the conflicting statement the police made exhonorating him of this crime, then that is a tragedy.

They should put their skills to good use like this, but they should do so by offering their services to the police to collect evidence legally so that they can get a conviction and put these people away legally.
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tan2123
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05:10 PM on 10/17/2012
Bullocks! You know what IS a dangerous practice? Mucking with the law, abusing others, then imaging that you can hide behind a computer. These hackers obviously put a lot of care into their investigation, not to mention the skill they have proven again and again that they possess. I would trust their discovery over that of the RCMP just by matching recorded past successes to blunders.
06:51 PM on 10/17/2012
I was thinking the exact same thing but shied off from commenting for fear of bullies!
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wolf 123
Cheering daily for the asteroid
04:13 PM on 10/17/2012
It will be interesting to see how the bully reacts when the shoe is on the other foot. Being that as a subtype of the human species, they are typically pretty thin skinned and incapable of taking what they dish out, I suspect the bully will implode in the most disgraceful way possible...
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GoGrammie
Gay Advocate, Grandma, Space Geek
04:11 PM on 10/17/2012
This whole thing is so upsetting to me. We are creating a society that is so self absorbed and lacking in empathy that as a parent and now a grandparent I truly fear for our kids today. We must teach our children to be kind to each other and have respect for themselves. If we do not these things will keep happening and in today's internet age we now must worry about adults with our children also. What a tragic story. My son, who is now 33, was gay and he was so badly teased in 7th and 8th grade that we actually left our small town for a larger one 80 miles away. It worked like a charm. He was a new person and his high school years were some of his best. It was the best thing I ever did as a parent and it was necessary. He is now a grown man doing quite well but if I had left him at the mercy of his tormentors it may have been a different story because nothing I did or said got him any where.
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Alex0393
Are you people for real?
05:26 AM on 10/18/2012
You know what's bad? I have two teenage sons now but when they were younger and I was teaching them to be nice and friendly I started noticing that this wasn't working out well for them. We want to send our kids out as friendly good citizens but at the same time you have to teach them to attack immediately without hesitation when confronted, never bully, and never show weakness. Children will eat the weak ones
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GoGrammie
Gay Advocate, Grandma, Space Geek
10:43 AM on 10/18/2012
He attacked back. It just got him in trouble (even though the other boy struck first) Try explaining that. Moving isn't the answer for everything but it worked for us.I still teach my kids that  kindness and self respect will take them far and it has 
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04:07 PM on 10/17/2012
I am so disgusted reading this story. What on earth is wrong with people? And parents! Don't think for a second that your precious child does not engage is such horrendous behavior. The fruit never falls far from the tree. I hope they do catch the creep that started this...and the thugs that engaged in bullying her to her death. They are not human.
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AdmireBucs
Love my Buccaneers
04:41 PM on 10/17/2012
Well, they see how their parents behave around other....How they speak of their collegues, friends and neighbours.....

And they just copy it....
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07:54 AM on 10/18/2012
You've got that right...the fruit never falls far from the tree. It's a shame parents don't teach their children to be human rather than act like rabid hyennas
03:55 PM on 10/17/2012
Go, Anonymous. Good job.
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lensamy
Humpty Dumpty was pushed.
03:53 PM on 10/17/2012
Anonymous if you ever read this: Thank You! Although there nothing we can do to bring her back I can only hope that this man gets put away for life. And you Amanda rest in peace.
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ThaMrs04
I AM WHO I AM
03:31 PM on 10/17/2012
Thank goodness he has been identified and she will get justice! What hides in the dark will ALWAYS come to light!
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AdmireBucs
Love my Buccaneers
04:42 PM on 10/17/2012
She won't get justice.....She is dead, and this guy is not the only guilty person here.....What about all her school mates who bullied her?
03:28 PM on 10/17/2012
Girl on girl bullying has gone on as long as there have been teen girls. The difference is that now the Internet captures all of this and leaves tracks behind. In ~1978, my "friends" (girls) formed a club called 'Meanix'. They targeted me and others in our class to see how badly they could insult us - for no other reason other than to see if they could make us cry. It just got worse as we got older. I was jumped by girls and threatened repeatedly - just because I was alive and walking on the same planet.

This had nothing to do with reality tv or the Internet. We can focus all we want on the Internet and pretend to be surprised at how cruel girls are, but until we get to the root causes that drive girls to bully other girls, we won't have an answer. Those 'Meanix' girls, in retrospect, were and were desperate for a place to fit in. I got out of that town as fast as I could after high school and never looked back, but I feel certain that those bullies were not much happier than their targets and if they had found another way to fill their craving for attention and belonging, it might never have occurred to them to bully someone else to make themselves feel better. At least that is what I choose to believe.
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calmly2
Words matter.
04:04 PM on 10/17/2012
I believe it too. I am sorry you had to go through that.
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AdmireBucs
Love my Buccaneers
04:44 PM on 10/17/2012
I agree....The worst and most embarrising bullying I received, was when the girls got involved....Maybe because bullying with girls involves far more mindgames.
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03:18 PM on 10/17/2012
Below is the comment I posted when this story first broke and many were blaming Amanda.

“Life is so very precious and when it ends this way No One benefits. The fact that she flashed in front of a computer during a weak moment and at a time that seemed very private between two people should not be considered the crime here. The crime is with the attempted extortion, the judgment, the violence, the harassment and the dehumanizing of Amanda that ensued at the hands of those who hoped for gains for themselves without any thought or regard for anyone but themselves. Amanda paid the ultimate price for what she was forced to think was a mistake and was unable to rectify. Each and every one of us needs to stop and think how what they do to other people would affect them if they were in the other persons place. Humanity should be and has to be better than this.”

I believe my comments pertain even more now.
03:11 PM on 10/17/2012
Support Anonymous. The good they do out weighs the bad.
03:28 PM on 10/17/2012
Truely the vigilantees of the modern age. Unique to humanity.
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GinaCucina
Don't trust everything you believe.
04:16 PM on 10/17/2012
Until they do it to you. Heh heh heh...
04:40 PM on 10/17/2012
Well, if someone's creeping on young girls, then they deserve it.
11:14 PM on 10/17/2012
I don't see you doing anything about this story sir. Mind your mouth, especially if you can't live up to the ones that you criticize.
03:10 PM on 10/17/2012
This may seem a little sadistic, but the man who ruined this girls life should be taken to some forrest and hunted down like an animal, because that's what he is, and thats what happens to animals. The death penalty, or life in prison won't even begin to punish what he did. People like this need to face eternal torment in a place where it can be found like no other. In the realm of Hades, Hell. He may regret it now, but its too late. I'm not God, but you don't need to be god to know where this guy is going. We throw around the word Hell so much that the meaning has become a joke to us. Hell was supposed to frighten humanity into doing the right thing. Obviously its not working.
03:43 PM on 10/17/2012
I find myself saying ... unfortunately I agree with you about the punishment to be given to this "gentleman". But you are forgetting something much more fundamental. Our august Supreme Court issued a ruling a few years ago that said in essence that the police are not obligated to protect you. It is sickening to realize but fundamentally IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2012 YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. That means that you and you alone are responsible for your own protection. Children must be taught that a little paranoia is healthy. It is disgusting but it is also true.
03:51 PM on 10/17/2012
Well thanks for bringing this to light for me. I think its time those scientists doing DNA experiments to bring around spiderman. Either that or America will turn into the next Sparta. What kind of country is this? I thought police where to protect and serve.
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Mandalor te Siit
US Congress: 15% approval rating, 90% incumbency
04:25 PM on 10/17/2012
This was actually in Canada. I'm not sure what the law says about police protection there.
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Mandalor te Siit
US Congress: 15% approval rating, 90% incumbency
04:23 PM on 10/17/2012
"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice...Any person charged with an offence has the right
(a) to be informed without unreasonable delay of the specific offence;
(b) to be tried within a reasonable time;
(c) not to be compelled to be a witness in proceedings against that person in respect of the offence...Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment."
--Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Davidc Smith
Montani Sempre Liberi
03:09 PM on 10/17/2012
Thank you anonymous!!! It did my soul good to see this evil punk experience real computer sex, and the use of his chosen means of harrasment to destroy him was indeed sweet justice.
03:43 PM on 10/17/2012
so true let's just hope he get's proper jhustice in court if he goes
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joeydoves
Micro-bio filibusterd by the GOP
03:00 PM on 10/17/2012
Thank you ANON!