OK, I agree that they should go to jail, be tried as adults.. what have you, like everyone else, that video discusses me too, HOWEVER....My 18 year old nephew AND his girlfriend were SET UP and attacked by 12 boys, ages 16-20, (some initiation thing- pre planned when she called them and wanted them to meet her boyfriend), 2 blacks, and 10 whites, hit him with shovels, bats, and broke bottles on him, and one guy held a knife to his throat, cut it slightly, and asked if he was ready to die.... she grabbed the knife(getting cut too) and threw it in to the woods...was screaming for them to stop and got ontop of him to protect him, so they beat her too, 30 mins or more, this went on and none of the 16 people there tried to stop it. And they were her "friends" from her ex- school...she was introducing him to her friends and they were having a party.... when he arrived they all met him and shook hands. (There were a few of her girl friends there, but this was the next town over) Then as they were walking to the back yard by the bon fire, boom, the attack started, blindsided him, and took him over...Needless to say, they escaped, being chased, but got away,went to the police station then the hospital where he had stitches and bruises and a broke rib from them all kicking him.. No video though. This was 6 months ago... NO ARRESTS have been made, even though the cops have the names and addresses of these boys..pictures of the injuries. NO ONE is in jail for this! Their (16 people)word against 2! She even called the city hall and threatened to go to the paper about it... but still... nothing! These boys he'd never met, and he's a nice kid. BUT... He is NOT traumatized by this, as he has fought with kids before, (He's not a fighter, but here, boys that age do get into fights, especially if someone does one of their friends wrong, steal girlfriends, what have you... it happens EVERYWHERE and has since I was in school 20 years ago.... I have seen fights when I was in school, it is not uncommon at all! They are pissed and yes, those boys are now scared... (He has an older brother and LOTS of friends..who have scared the crap put of these boys.... But no arrests made to date.... I feel sorry for Victoria, SHe was just lucky they did tape it!
But I believe the trauma won't come from the fighting, but from the video and the fact that EVERYONE saw it...... I think she will be fine, she has support from all over the world, check out her myspace pages,,,, she actually is benefiting from this. BUT I do agree, those girls should pay dearly!