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  • Help Me Save 300

    Former NFL player Brian Holloway owns a farm house in a nearby town. Over Labor Day weekend, over 300 students from many area high schools broke into the house, which is vacant, and threw an epic bash. The house was trashed. Spray paint, urine on carpets, windows smashed- right now the estimate is about $20,000 worth of damage.

    Of course the students posted live from the party on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc, etc. Brian Holloway has put these pictures, tweets, and names on this website.

    The debate is that many of the parents took to local news and radio stations to voice their anger at Holloway for posting their child's name or image on his site. Many have threatened legal action. Of course, many of the students are claiming that they didn't know the house was vacant they were just going to a friend's house party. However, even if they didn't know they were breaking and entering or participated in the destruction of property, they for sure knew there was underage drinking and drug use.

    FWIW, The school districts in my area are spread quite far apart for the most part. It's not impossible, but unusual for students at one school to be close buds with a student at a high school that's 25-30 minutes away. So, the I'm having trouble swallowing the whole "I was just going to a friend's house, I didn't know" defense. What say you? Is Brian Holloway in the wrong for posting these images?



  • #2
    He should have gone to the police. Posting all this shit on the internet will likely only hurt a criminal investigation.

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    • #3
      He isn't the one who put the pics out there in internet land. The parents should be angry at their kids and the kids should be angry at whichever kids put the pictures out there. Plus they should be mortified at their own stupidity.
      "Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

      L.R Nost

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
        He should have gone to the police. Posting all this shit on the internet will likely only hurt a criminal investigation.
        He has turned everything over to the Police.


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        • #5
          I don't have a problem with what he did. I don't think criminal shaming is a bad thing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by villanelle View Post
            I don't have a problem with what he did. I don't think criminal shaming is a bad thing.


            Don't want your picture posted on the Internet while you commit a crime? Don't commit a crime. So easy.



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            • #7
              Yeah, I'm having a difficult time working up sympathy for the kids.

              It sucks when you screw up, and it sucks even harder when you screw up and there is photographic evidence of it out there. I totally understand that kids are morons who don't think five minutes ahead, and I think this might help them learn that their actions do have consequences. I suspect they didn't think about that while they were trashing someone else's property.

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              • #8
                No sympathy for the kids. But the "help me save" pitch seems very self-serving and offputting. Those kids are not his problem (anymore!). I'm fine with him aggregating all that social media shit in one place.

                Also, he should have had someone smarter, more careful or better educated proofread that giant mess of text. It's riddled with errors.
                Welcome to Fluffytown. No smoking, no farting, no pillow fights.

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                • #9
                  No sympathy at all. They posted the pics - he just shared them in context. And they didn't know it was an empty house, my ass. In a rural area, everyone knows shit like that. And even if it was a friend's house, it's not okay to trash it.

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                  • #10
                    All that said, the site is a drama-heavy hot mess. No, I am not going to donate to help you fix up your insured second home. Are you fucking kidding me?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sarsparilla View Post
                      No sympathy for the kids. But the "help me save" pitch seems very self-serving and offputting. Those kids are not his problem (anymore!). I'm fine with him aggregating all that social media shit in one place.

                      Also, he should have had someone smarter, more careful or better educated proofread that giant mess of text. It's riddled with errors.
                      Oh, I know. I also am a little at the whole saving the kids component.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Eli View Post
                        Of course the students posted live from the party on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc, etc. Brian Holloway has put these pictures, tweets, and names on this website.

                        The debate is that many of the parents took to local news and radio stations to voice their anger at Holloway for posting their child's name or image on his site. Many have threatened legal action.
                        Dear Dumbass parents:

                        Oh, your kid made an unholy mess of someone else's property, destroyed valuables, participated in underage drinking and broke who knows how many other laws, then posted pictures of themselves all over the internet on OPEN websites/social media and you're worried about what the victim has done in this situation? Oh yes, that makes all kinds of sense, doesn't it?

                        You think those pictures weren't already shared a million times, before the victim posted any of them? Give your head a shake - how do you think he got the pictures? A special technology fairy who flitted from home to home and phone to phone of all your precious little darlings, lifting the pictures from them? The photos were shared BY YOUR KIDS. You know, the little shits that broke and entered, vandalized, bragged about it, shared their criminality around the internet for all the world to see?

                        Right. I can totally see where your anger is justified. Completely. Or you could get a lobotomy and help your kids own up to their shit. The internet is forever - and your kids made sure, of their own accord, that we'll all be able to see this. If you and they are so concerned about how this will affect their college chances, job chances.......well yeah. You should be. The kids fucked themselves over pretty well all by themselves.

                        Get a grip. Fix it. Make them own it. They were pretty willing to 'own' the party and brag about it. They need to own the criminal mischief and make it right. Don't be assholes.

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                        • #13
                          I have no sympathy for the kids who are being shamed. None whatsoever.

                          As for Holloway trying to raise funds...dude should get a better security system than what he has. Also, won't insurance cover the damage? Why is he trying to raise funds?

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                          • #14
                            I got the impression he's trying to start a non-profit or a "movement" or something with the funds, not use them to repair the house. But I'll admit to being a super skimmer because it was all a hot mess.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alice Chalmers View Post
                              All that said, the site is a drama-heavy hot mess. No, I am not going to donate to help you fix up your insured second home. Are you fucking kidding me?
                              Yeah, that was rather off-putting to say the least, especially because he put the donate button up there so many times.
                              "Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

                              L.R Nost

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