I sense a meeting of the minds.
The EOPC-a group who targets online cyberpaths-recently found their views a target of ridicule by litigation entertainers, Mike and Julie of The Morning Show, broadcast by our friends at FOX.
(Private sidebar: As the Frog has a huge chip on her shoulder regarding such Nancy Grace copycats, no link will be provided to increase the hit count on their website...researching this creepy little twosome is up to you, Dear Reader).
The name calling ensued. The EOPC was branded as the "....pathological" or sick ones for our efforts to get the laws changed via internet pressure" and cited as "just as bad as the predators" for linking to Lori Drew's personal information."
(Private sidebar #2: But it's okay for Jessie's Riders to use the wham-bam combination of internet pressure and strong-arm vigilantism. Hmmmm...).
It's a given that hate rules this country, but let's chat about what's really going on here.
Lori Drew was not criminally charged with the online abuse of Megan Meier. Law enforcement claims no law exists on the books to warrant a charge.
The Meier family seeks to effect change in the law, so what happened to their daughter never happens again.
Living in a state that lists prisons as a natural resource, the Frog found the "no law on the books" excuse hard to believe, so I did what my mom always advised when faced with my youthful incessant questioning.
Look it up, honey.
I did just that.
The Meiers should demand law enforcement explain their tap dance around the Missouri stalking law (Crime of Stalking state statute section 565-225)...just for starters.
My point. A law is on the books. So, what the Frog?
Lori Drew did what law enforcement does every single day. She assumed an identity--with full premeditated intent--to seek out, establish a relationship and lure an unsuspecting person--a vulnerable person--through an open door of trickery.
How very To Catch a Predator. In reverse.
The filthy law enforcement tool called the computer sting was quite effectively used by Drew against her 13-year-old victim.
Add hate crime to that--a subject our federal lawmakers don't like too address because they might have to A. admit they caved to pressure by the Far Right and B. admit their hand in setting up thousands of citizens as potential crime victims at the hands of vigilante style justice through the use of said filthy law enforcement tool--the computer sting--in turn, heavyweighted by the prison bed filler known as the Adam Walsh Act, a crafty piece of legal manure that can make anyone a sex offender, with the exception of Mark Foley.
I'm no attorney, but I'll go ahead and throw out my best legal summation.
Should law enforcement charge Lori Drew, her resulting conviction could set a precedent with the clout to overturn countless convictions for persons charged with online solicitation--many who have never physically touched anyone--lured by law enforcement pretending to be someone else.The victim advocate groups are learning a valuable lesson through the Meier case.
It's never been about the victim.
It's about the business of victimization--the predatorial, premeditated intent by elected officials and law enforcement to create the cottage sex offender industry, bankrolled by federal funding that in turn, reaps profits for many with their own agenda, i.e. TrackerPal Senator Orrin Hatch and Xavier Von Erck's perverted pay day.
Drew has turned the tables on the industry, through use of their own ploy.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.