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Cheerleaders Ambush, Beat Girl on Video

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The aggression began on the Internet, and carried over into real life violence.

It's disturbing when girls spread rumors (aka "slam" each other) on social networking pages. Because of the anonymity of the Web, many teens say and do things online that they never would in person -- which is one reason why it's important to teach your kids about internet safety. But the news about this hate talk escalating to physical assault and violence is beyond horrific.

In Florida, six girls, ages 14 to 17, have been accused of videotaping themselves beating 16-year-old cheerleader Victoria Lindsay for over 30 minutes. And they allegedly had intentions of posting the footage on sites like MySpace and YouTube. (Warning: This video contains graphic violence.)

Lindsay was taken to a hospital by ambulance and treated for a concussion, damage to her left eye and left ear, and numerous bruises. Her six attackers have been arrested and charged with felony battery and false imprisonment.

For these girls, did the false sense of power they felt on the Internet carry over into their everday lives? Is that what gave them the courage to carry out this senseless act of violence? Or have kids always been this violent toward each other, but now they just have the technology to display it? 


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108 comments so far | Post a comment now
insane April 27, 2009, 2:17 PM

omg poor baby. i feel so sorry 4 her. those gurls are week chicks.6 on 1??c’mon now.

cathy June 3, 2009, 5:45 PM

these girls are so cruel i would so love beating them!

that girl is so tiny! shes super skinny and theyre all fatasses about to blow up!

that wasnt even a fair fight 6 against 1? come on!

Anonymous June 15, 2009, 7:30 PM

Those girls need to be taken out of their home. They are lacking something to act like that.CRAZY.
They must feel real proud, all them against one small girl. Those other girls are heavy.FAT.
It was sickening to watch.

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some1WhoIsLooking4theVideo April 19, 2010, 12:41 PM

Where can I find the whole video? Please sum help would be appreciated

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