Baillie Tanner, the 15-year-old Pacific High School sophomore whose parents discovered she was the target of a cruel homecoming prank, was crowned on Saturday and attended the school dance. Although rumors have swirled for weeks that she would be jeered or even pelted with eggs, the event went off ... More >>
Missouri Supreme Court justices believe legislators went too far with the 2008 anti-cyber-bullying law they passed in reaction to the suicide of Megan Meier. (You may remember Meier as the 13-year-old from Dardenne Prairie who hung herself after a different girl and that girl's mother posed on MySpa ... More >>
Elizabeth Thrasher: Lives up to her surname in online feuds.Missouri's cyber-harassment law has teeth. But does it have bite? Not when you consider a case this week that seemed like it would be a slam dunk for prosecutors to win a first-ever conviction for the state's 2008 law to crack down ... More >>
photo by Jennifer Silverberg Jerry Andres may be in trouble again.A neighborhood dispute in St. Charles County that culminated with a "terrorist threat" to repeat the Kirkwood City Council rampage at Dardenne Prairie City Hall is the the subject of a news story in this week's dead tree edi ... More >>
Almost two years to the date that Suburban Journals reporter Steve Pokin broke the news of what's been dubbed the "MySpace murder," he's penned another spooky, apparently local tale about technology and teenage suicide. Once again, readers are left wanting. Wikimedia CommonsAfter being bul ... More >>
http://mylifeofcrime.files.wordpress.comThat's the argument that Drew's attorney makes in a brief filed yesterday as part of her pre-sentence report. If you haven't been keeping score at home, Drew was convicted by a jury in L.A. in November of three misdemeanors for breaking MySpace's "Terms o ... More >>
When it comes to cyber-malice, the Internet has its own version of vigilante justice.