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  •  I would agree wholeheartedly (5+ / 0-)

    with the Author's last paragraph. In this cyber world we are now part of, these two unfortunately have called attention to themselves by being precursors to an incident which resulted in a most tragic circumstance. When does it end? Whose child may be the next victim? I do not believe they should be incarcerated, but if millions of kids could be dissuaded, and perhaps delete the message they were about to send, and save some young lives; then posting up their names would have been worth it. There is the letter of the law, and the spirit of the law. One could go by the letter of the law, and say that no juvenile's name should be published. Or, go by the spirit of the law, which would be to publish the names, and create an educational moment for everyone; especially to parents who aren't dialed in to their children's internet activities.
      So, now that their names are on the internet forever, how do they change the public's perception of them? By their actions, as they grow into adulthood. By doing good things, and sharing with others their tragic mistakes. By being leaders amongst children by educating them in regards to the consequences of bullying. And the parents of these two need to really step up and encourage that...SSK

    "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards

    by Santa Susanna Kid on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:30:44 PM PDT

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