Nope, this is not a post about Iraq, or even about King Georgie. It’s about 8 kids my age who don’t have the sense God gave a turnip! According to the L.A. Times,
Eight teenagers have been arrested on charges alleging they beat another teen in an “animalistic attack” so they could make a videotape to post on YouTube.
Seven of them remained in juvenile detention today, authorities said. A boy who was charged as an adult had been released on bail.
That’s right. They weren’t angry at her. She hadn’t stolen the boy they wanted to date or told a teacher they were cheating. They just wanted to make a video! So eight of them beat her up, then kidnapped her, then threatened her with a worse beating if she went to the police.
When my friend Hazel got a camera that shoots video (when we were 13), we made videos of each other singing stupid songs or pretending to kiss a boy we both liked. We never even put it up on youtube!
The Times also says that
The sheriff’s office said that after the attack, three of the teens forced the victim into a vehicle and drove her to another location, where she was told she would be given a worse beating if she contacted police.
All eight suspects were arrested April 2 and charged with battery and false imprisonment. The three teens who took Lindsay to the second location are also charged with felony kidnapping.
Lindsay was treated for a concussion, damage to her left eye and left ear, and numerous bruises, police said.