And I wish I knew them all.
What I do know is the woman who was prosecuted for creating a false MySpace account to torment a young girl who eventually committed suicide has been acquitted of the most serious charges.
Again, I don't know all the details and was so disgusted by what I did hear that I kept my distance. I will say, however, that if just the basic information is true, then this woman obviously needs some psychiatric attention.
Growing up I remember having to stay in line, not because I was a bad kid, I wasn't, but because the neighborhood had eyes and ears. If you did something wrong, there was a good possibility that by the time you got home, someone's mom would have telephoned your mom to clue her in.
I remember an incident where I was caught smoking. Actually I wasn't caught, but someone saw me and a friend smoking. And I say smoking only in that the cigarettes were lit and held to our mouths, but they were so foul that we really didn't know what we were doing.
By the time I got home, my mom was waiting for me and she didn't look happy. I compounded the situation by lying about it.
I guess my point is this woman was someone's mother, yet she apparently acted like a stupid child. And that comments is detrimental to stupid children. Where is her ... the only word I can think of is verguenza? Where is her shame?
The young girl who this parent tormented committed suicide. I imagine there were other things going on in her life. But that doesn't matter. She was a child, the woman was not. She should have known better.
My hope was that this woman would be remorseful, and perhaps she is, but some news accounts mentioned that she was almost gleeful after she heard the news the girl had ended her life.
I can't imagine what is going on in that woman's head, or what is going on in the hearts of the parents of the girl who is dead. But I hope the parents find solace in the outpouring of outrage and sympathy.
And for the woman who was acquitted ... I can only hope that she comes to her senses and realizes the gravity of what, I feel may have caused to happen.