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Beaten Teen's Mother Speaks on 'Today'

Society & Culture  (tags: teenage girl, hospitalized, beaten, teen boy )

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The mother of Josie Lou Ratley spoke on Monday for the first time, still visibly shaken by the attack on her 15-year-old daughter.

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. (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:16 pm
Sad! No one needs to be beaten!

Tammy C (23)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:25 pm
This is just aweful. We as parents and society have to do a better job by our children.

sherrie e (147)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:40 pm
How sad is it when you have got teens killing teens.....this attac was premeditated as the one one girl wore steel-toed shoes iin order to do more damage to the victim. I just want to shout, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING YOUR KIDS? But it is not only the parents' fault....our society lacks a lot these days and the kids just pick it up.....terribly sad for all involved, young lives on the verge of being destroyed.....all very senseless.

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:12 am
What on earth is the matter with these kids? This innocent looking kid planned his attack. Just plain sick!

T Zabel (74)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:45 pm
I agree with everyone! This kid has the look of "evil" on his face.

Debbie G (306)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:12 pm
Very sad, society scares me sometimes.

Melissa C (1)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:25 pm
I hope that boy realizes that is not how the situation should have been handled. No reason for such violence.

. (0)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 12:01 am
Why on Earth there is a place which sells iboots with iron tops?To a teen?!It's the same as selling him a gun ot a knife!!If there isn't control on weapons, things like this will keep happening. In Japan, you go to jail if they catch you with knife with blade longer tham 5 cm, what about letting some kid to ride all over the town with steel boots on his feet!Or letting someone sell such items!
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