Does this surprise anyone?
A judge set bails ranging from $30,000 to $37,000 for each during their first court appearances on Friday.What makes anyone think April Cooper is really sorry about any of this, other than getting caught I guess.
The youngest defendant, 14-year-old April Cooper, giggled and attempted to hold in her laughter as she was told that she was being held on $36,000 bond.
All eight also were ordered to stay away from their high school and social networking Web sites such as MySpace. The judge also ordered them not to have any contact with the victim or each other.If the parents were unaware of the crime, The judge is an IDIOT to imply an order like this. They are MySpace legends now. They are going to want to brag about this. It is the reason why they did it to begin with.
The judge has ordered everyone involved in the case not to talk to the media.
The videotape of the beating has been viewed widely on national TV and the Internet this week -- a fact that has some of the defendants' families angry at the Polk County sheriff for releasing the video the girls shot to the media.
What a surprise this is. The parents are the problem here.
Of course they would be upset that Sheriff Judd would tell the truth and not try to hide such a terrible crime.
"Grady Judd, our great sheriff, he made a mountain out of a molehill with all these trumped-up charges for these kids," said the father of 18-year-old Stephen Schumaker.
Other parents said they have been harassed and were angry when approached by reporters.
"We have death threats on us, OK? Leave us alone," said the mother of 17-year-old Brittini Hardcastle.
Would they rather have had their daughter as the victim?
I don't wonder why the eight losers charged with this crime did the crime after hearing their parents responses.