I am a 23-year-old female, sexually
Published: September 29, 2011
And we can – we must – confront the bigots who are making it worse for kids like Jamey. Whether the bigots are stalking the halls of our schools, running their mouths on cable news or running for president – the bigots must be confronted and held accountable for the lives they’re destroying.
ABC News reported there may be some accountability in Jamey’s case: “The Amherst Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has said it will determine whether to charge some students with harassment, cyber-harassment or hate crimes. Police said three students in particular might have been involved.”
Harassment and cyber-harassment don’t become crimes only after the target commits suicide. They’re crimes, period, and they should be investigated and prosecuted before a grieving family has to bury a child, not after.
Jamey’s parents have asked that donations be made in his memory to Crisis Services (crisisservices.org). Please donate. And then find something else you can do and go do it. Then do more.
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