Again?! I am still Pis*ed!

Audrie Pott

We get to add up another death by suicide of a young teen who was sexually assaulted and cyber bullied.  Audrie Pott took her life recently.  I don’t know every detail.  I don’t need to know every detail.  What I do know is that three young men sexually assaulted her and then, for about seven days, she was cyber bullied her until she broke and committed suicide.

It has not been that long since I reported through a post on this blog about Amanda Todd and her suicide due to someone who bullied her on the Internet even after she changed schools.  This just hits me so hard and deep and it is wrong and needs to be stopped.

I don’t know how this works, but my feeling is that, somehow, since it was suicide, these men (boys) are getting away with this as not being murder.  The Pott family is filing a wrongful death suit against these three men.  I, for one, hope that they prove what needs to be proved to tag the culprits with the wrongful death.  I hope they do jail time and have to pay fines and have to register as sex offenders forever.  Sound harsh?  Two young women in two instances of this are dead.  To my knowledge, no one has had to pay for Amanda’s death even though I understand it is known who bullied her.

I am sorry to go off so badly.  I was watching the Boston bombing coverage, which was bad enough, and I saw this one on Audrie Pott.  I need to stop now.  I am not handling all this very well.

Articles:

http://www.examiner.com/article/horrifying-images-of-audrie-pott-gave-police-digital-path-to-suspects

This one is rougher, especially the comments (the ads are horrible for this):

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/04/audrie-pott-suicide-arrests-cyberbullying-rape/

Namaste,

Scott

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  • Unless we demand justice, this behavior will continue. It seems to me the boys responsible should be charged with murder and not wrongful death.

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    • kindredspirit23  On April 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      The parents have brought a wrongful death suit against these last two boys. We shall see.

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  • Carol Wuenschell  On April 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I don’t blame you. It makes me angry too.

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  • thehappyhugger  On April 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

    The whole situation is so terribly sad… 😦

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  • bert0001  On April 18, 2013 at 4:53 am

    We had some bully victims committing suicide in the past decade, in this very small country I live. Most were not cyber-bullied. Recently they are. The most recent, a 14 y.o. boy, jumped of a bridge on the highway during rush hour.

    The biggest problem is constantly being exposed. We have to run the treadmill of society, and we cannot escape our bullies who are in that treadmill. We are all alienated from that crazy world, and ESCAPE is the key word.
    Most survivors, many more than those who perish, have special people in their lives, to whom they can tell EVERYTHING. Even if not physically, they escape mentally and become strong enough to face the fears, the shame, the guilt. They feel that someone really cares. They are not alone.

    How could the boy escape, it was his duty to go to school every day. His parents knew something was wrong, but they had no idea. He did not talk to them. His parents were not his friends. He talked to no-one. A living destruction device, in this case set to self-destruct.

    Once, my oldest got bullied somehow. She trusted me and talked, I listened and acted. And besides all the talking and silent interpellations with her and with school, I also thought of going to work in the Caribbean, taking everyone with me. Lateral thinking. Why not. This could have been a solution for 6 months, or forever. Why did I dare to think like this, and why do all those other so called POST-conformist do not. How conventional is their thinking? Society might be post-conformist, but they conform to that society. Why don’t they dare to do things differently? How much energy does it take to bring a satellite out of orbit?

    You are a teacher. And although you might not be professionally active, a teacher never retires. You have no idea for how many children or young adults, you made a difference. You altered many lives positively, and for some you really made a big difference. But you have no idea which ones. You have no idea of that alternative future that did not unfold.

    There is a need for a lot of people with a listening and caring heart.
    Every single one of us, can make that difference.

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    • kindredspirit23  On April 18, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Thank you, Bert, all well-said.
      I have been privy to a few of the individuals’ thoughts who I did affect positively and who will say that because of Mr. V, I am different and doing better.
      That was worth it all. If I taught those six years and reached on person in such a manner as to save a life or make something wonderful/big in the future, then it was all worth it.

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  • Indira  On April 18, 2013 at 1:26 am

    The brutes shouldn’t get away. Its horrible and maddening too.

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  • behindthemaskofabuse  On April 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    You’re sentiments are mine as well. I hope you’re okay.

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