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Posted on 10/18/2013 9:31:52 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Stepmother of Florida 14-year-old 'who cyber-bullied girl to suicide' is arrested for Facebook video 'which shows her joining in childrens' fight'
The stepmother of one of the two girls accused of cyber-bullying a 12-year-old teen to suicide has been arrested for child abuse after a video emerged of her joining in on a two young boys fighting.
Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL., was arrested after a video of her punching two fighting children and screaming profanities allegedly emerged on Facebook. Ms Vosburg is the stepmother of 14-year-old cyber-bullying suspect Guadalupe Shaw.
Shaw and Katelyn Roman, 12, have been accused by officials of cyber-bullying Rebecca Sedwick, 12, to the point she committed suicide by jumping from a tower at a concrete plant.
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Ms. Vosburg is in DEEP do-do.
Lakeland. Nuff said.
You betcha. What a walking breathing POS this Vivian is. Meghan Kelly really ripped into her tonight, and it’s about time someone does. Horrible woman, horrible parent.
Looking at her pic, that’s a HARD 30 years of life..
Or else, we'll arrest you.
I'm not comfortable with this, as despicable as this woman may be.
People of Wal-Mart.
If he arrested every bad parent in lakeland he would be very busy. Hes trying to clean up a mess. Small redneck town has grown tremendously in the last ten years and has lots of problems.
She’s calling someone else fat and ugly???
Oh, man, is she trash!
I’m with you. Nobody asks why the little girl who killed herself didn’t just get off the net for a year or two, at least. Lots of hysteria here.
“People of Wal-Mart.”
That’s as ignorant as this Vivian. Keep your kids closer Ez.
1. Because kids these days can't just "get off the net." They have school assignments that require them to do research online. Terrible but true. They have no idea at all how to read books or gather information from traditional sources but they have to do work online. 2. Getting off Facebook, etc., would not have helped because this child was physically bullied too. You see what kind of people these are--they are profane, evil savages. A normal child or even a normal adult woman hardly has the aggressiveness or strength to stand up to them. And when the insults, harassment, physical beatings, and isolation face a young kid day after day, all day, it wears down the spirit. Nothing parents or counselors can say about "ignore them" or "they're just jealous" helps. You can't just ignore it when it never stops. The bullied child sees no escape and loses hope. That school where the bullying is taking place is her whole world; she can't imagine being 25 and having a happy prosperous life.
Hysteria, you say? Whose hysteria are you talking about? This is a child whose strength, happiness, self-esteem, and emotional stability were ground down by evil people. Persistent abuse and stalking wears down even adults. Do you have no compassion at all in your heart for a kid who found that even her parents couldn't protect her?
She should also be ticketed for exceeding the Spandex limit.
The parents provided the phones & computers used in these crimes, & the phone & Internet contracts are in the parent's names.
Therefore, the parents are civilly responsible for the consequences of this crime; & if they were aware of these crimes & did nothing, then they are criminally liable.
I'm gonna guess that the step-hag here knew of the girls activities; & I'll further guess that these girls & others were doing this to several girls & boys, not just the dead girl.
But, as to whether parents who a genuinely unaware of their child's criminal activities are criminally responsible, that is a tougher question. My inclination is to blame the parents as who else is responsible for a minor's actions?
When I was a kid, I got my first .22 rifle. There were some rules that came along with it. One was: NEVER point it at anyone. My dad checked my rifle often, & warned me of irresponsible use. The threat of it being taken away was real. Seems to me parents are giving their kids electronic guns, but enforcing NO rules.
Shouldn't parents have a responsibility to protect society from their little monsters, just as an owner of a vicious animal must provide extraordinary security to protect society? If the lion escapes his pen & kills someone, is that solely the fault of the lion? Is failure to adequately secure the lion a crime? I believe it is.
Given that humans are clearly the most dangerous & vicious animal, shouldn't parents be required to provide extraordinary supervision over their potentially destructive offspring? Isn't proper parenting extraordinary supervision?
In bygone days, that basically meant keeping an eye on a child to see that they don't hurt themselves or others. I believe parents still have that responsibility.
you do NOT eff with grady judd.
IMHO i am glad this witch is seeing a consequence.
Yet in every bullying thread, there is the I-stood-up-to-the-bullies-and-you-can-too hero.
Didn't these people go to school? Bullies operate in packs. When I was in school, that's how they operated, and they picked on the weak and defenseless. I'm only surprised that more of these poor kids don't commit suicide.
Oh yeah, and I remember the administrators saying that they couldn't do anything about it.
It makes me sick every time I think about it.
You raise some very good points. I hadn’t thought about the telecom laws. You’re quite right.
But it looks as though at least one of these little sociopaths was being raised in hideous conditions by a lunatic. Such people are not going to supervise or care about their children’s online activities—they have spent 15 years creating that wicked little creature by some combination of neglect, abuse, and horrendous modeling.
Child neglect & abuse are crimes, too. These crimes need to be prosecuted.
Somehow, we must return to the idea the parents have a moral & legal responsibility to raise their kids right & supervise their activities.
I am afraid the country is already so morally bankrupt as to require draconian measures to restore society to a much higher level of civility. I doubt our present society can ever accomplish this, nor is it even inclined to do so.
I’d like to add that may parents need some incentive to monitor their kids activities.
Beyond jail sentences, which I think are warranted for neglectful parents, how about we cut off their phones when their kids abuse them. Cut off the whole family. THAT will surely get their attention.
We have a stark choice: Either the parents raise & monitor their children or the prison system will! Parents should pay a stiff price for lazily accepting the latter.
As a side benefit, perhaps welfare queens will have some reason NOT to have more babies, if it means being criminally responsible for the actions of their little darlings.
You might be more comfortable if you noted that she was not arrested for what her step daughter did but what she did.
Thats as ignorant as this Vivian.
That's right! We of the intellectual class shop there too!
“I’m not comfortable with this, as despicable as this woman may be.”
The “lady” was arrested for abusing a child, the incident captured on video. It wasn’t because her daughter was harassing someone. She probably can’t be charged for her daughter’s crime — but it sure would be nice if she could be. Apparently, in Florida, a parent can’t be held responsible. I heard one legal opinion that this law could be changed as a result of this case.
Mom’s a bully. It trickles down.
Go for the prices; stay for the Spandex!
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