6 Teens Charged With Assault…Of Mentally Handicapped Woman…For Sport

I wonder how the conversation ensued.   I wonder what brought these six young ladies to the point where they thought it would be fun to beat a mentally handicapped woman who was sitting on her stoop in Chester, PA?  Apparently boredom had set in, and to amuse themselves they kicked the crap out of a 48 year old woman for over a minute.  The first girl just walked up and punched her and then the mob mentality set in as all the young ladies (term used loosely) punched and kicked her. The beating went from the stoop into the woman’s home where they then hit the victim with a steel chair.  And because they were so proud of themselves, they opted to post the video of their beat down to Facebook.

This story really epitomizes what The Depraved Indifference is all about.  We (society) have devalued human life so much where stories like this aren’t that shocking any more.  They are common place.    We are living in a society where instead of condemning these acts as strongly and vigorously as we should, we dismiss them.

Source(s)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57522618-504083/four-teenage-girls-assaults-mentally-challenged-woman-posts-video-of-attack-on-facebook-pa-police-say/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20121016_Six_teenage_girls_to_stand_trial_in_assault_on_mentally_disabled_woman_in_Chester.html

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-09-28/news/34152679_1_teen-girls-pennsylvania-woman-video

 

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