It appears that there may finally be prosecution for cyber-bullying in the infamous Megan Meier case, but not to protect the Meier family, but the woman accused of triggering her suicide: Lori Drew.
Recently, an “I am Lori Drew” blog entry was posted that purportedly included the first direct statements of Lori Drew. Her attorney insists that his client, a MySpace Hoaxster, was herself the source of the hoax. Police are exploring possible prosecution for the attacks on Drew, which have been excessive and abusive. While there is ample reason for anger, these individuals appear to be using the very same abusive means to mete out their own brand of justice. It shows how the absence of legal recourse can trigger vigilantism.
As noted in prior entries, the Meier family has legal recourse in tort, but have not taken such action.