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Teenage violence escalates at school
2 women charged with egging on 13-year-old girl’s attacker in online video

MECHANICVILLE — A middle-school girl shown on an online video beating up a 13-year-old girl — while being egged on by her mother and aunt — is the latest twist in escalating youth violence enveloping this gritty mill city of 5,000.

The March 25 video shows the older girl punching the victim’s head, pulling her hair and shouting obscenities while an adult urges her to pick up and kick the younger girl, who is balled up on the ground.

“It’s a terrible, terrible situation,” said Jo Ann Rielly, the city’s director of public safety. “We pray it doesn’t turn to guns and knives, but with kids so far out of control you never know.”

Taunting, shoving and fist fights are an almost daily problem at “The Stairs,” which at afternoon dismissal funnel hundreds of middle school and high school kids through a narrow chute from school grounds down several flights of concrete steps to Park Avenue and a playground below, police said.

A police cruiser regularly parked at the bottom of the stairs and a Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy in a patrol car at the top — the school itself lies within the town of Halfmoon — have not deterred the rowdy teens.

“We’ve had several fights on the stairs recently,” said Mechanicville Police Chief Joseph Waldron, “and it’s getting worse.”

“I wouldn’t call it a gang situation, but these kids are exhibiting that kind of behavior,” he said.

Two years ago, some high school kids calling themselves the Crazy Crackers set up a Web site that threatened to take an ax and chop up anybody who crossed them. Police arrested the ringleader — he’s now in prison — and the Web site and the group were apparently shut down.

Juvenile offenses are climbing rapidly and now make up the majority of crime in the city, Waldron said. He said girls are fighting more than boys.

At 1 a.m. Sunday, a 13-year-old girl stopped by police for being out past the city’s 10 p.m. curfew kicked an officer in the groin. The girl was charged with assaulting an officer and the case has been sent to Family Court. The cop is out on injury leave.

Police are applying for a state grant to install surveillance cameras along the stairs, and the school district plans to hire a retired law enforcement officer as a “roving monitor” in the area.

“If we don’t do anything about it, this problem is going to spread,” said Mechanicville Mayor Anthony Sylvester, who supports get-tough measures aimed at juveniles.

On Tuesday, the mayor watched the girls’ fight video, from a link in the Daily Gazette, calling it “out-of-hand and disgusting.” He blamed the adults who encouraged the attack.

Veronica Farley, 31, the mother of the 15-year-old who was the aggressor and who said the younger girl had gossiped about her, and the girl’s aunt, Tina Farley, 26, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Reached at her home Tuesday, the girl’s mother said, “It’s a bunch of crap.”

The 13-year-old girl who was attacked suffered bruises and other injuries but refused medical treatment, police said. Police did not release the names of the two girls because of their ages.

The Farley sisters are due in city court on charges stemming from the fight, which broke out at the bottom of The Stairs just after the 2:20 p.m. school dismissal, police said.

By the time officers arrived, the fight was over, and nobody would cooperate with the investigation, police said.

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Mom charged after daughter involved in videotaped fight

MECHANICVILLE – A Mechanicville mother is facing child endangerment charges after a fight involving her daughter ended up online.

Police say the video involving the two teenage girls is disturbing, but even more so because they say the mother did nothing to stop the beating and even encouraged it.

Veronica Farley would say nothing to NewsChannel 13 as she walked out of her house Tuesday. It was a far cry from the outburst caught online in which the four letter expletives were flowing freely from her mouth.

The fight footage shows the Mechanicville mother is standing over her 15-year-old daughter as the teen pummels another girl. Police say she encourages the girl to keep punching away. After 20 seconds Farley finally pulls her daughter off.

“How could you not take some type of action to protect these kids and then why would you encourage this to take place?” Police Chief Joseph Waldron asked.

Police originally had their hands tied. By the time they responded to the call back in March, nearly everyone involved in the fight was gone. But they caught a break. School officials told them video of the fight was actually posted on on the Web site http://www.tinypic.com.

Police charged Farley with endangering the welfare of a child. The girl’s aunt, 26-year-old Tina Farley, who is also in the video, was also arrested.

“That video is irrefutable proof that they were there and they were encouraging it,” Waldron said.


On Tuesday, Farley’s husband defended his wife.

“The bottom line is everything she’s being accused of didn’t happen. She reacted a little bit slow to breaking up a fight. We had no idea about the video until it was too late,” her husband said.

Tuesday afternoon, someone posted on WNYT.com claiming she was Veronica Farley. The person says the fight was already going on when she got there.

“I tried to handle it the right way….I don’t have to explain myself. Bottom line, I break up a fight and I get in trouble. Where’s the justice in that,” the Internet posting said.

“They weren’t obviously parenting and therefore we’re going to parent for them. If that means arresting them and putting them in jail, that’s what we’re going to do,” Waldron said.

Endangering the welfare of a child is a misdemeanor. If convicted the two women face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Besides increasing their presence during school dismissal, police also are applying for a grant in order to put up surveillance cameras. The chief says the reason is that they respond to fight calls at least once a week as kids are walking home from school.

“Tina Farley, 26, (the Aunt) was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.”
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Hey if anyone knows where I can get my hands on some WordPress.com friendly code of the Farley fight video give me a shout.

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“White guilt”. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

White guilt…huh…yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Uh ha haa ha
White guilt…huh…yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutley nothing…say it again y’all
White guilt..huh…look out…
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…listen to me ohhhhh

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Hat tip virgomonkey

White Guilt

Frontpage Interview’s guest today Shelby Steele, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of The Content of Our Character, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and A Dream Deferred. He is the author of the new book White Guilt

FP: So tell us how white guilt has set back progress in civil rights.

Steele: White guilt effects everything having to do with race in America. For example, your question uses the term “civil rights” when you probably mean the progress of black people or the state of relations between the races, or whether or not racism is still a problem for blacks. White guilt has given us a euphemistic language with which to discuss race. Civil rights, as articulated in the ’64 Civil Rights Bill, are unchanged.

That said, white guilt undermines black progress and race relations because it generates disingenuous racial policies–diversity, affirmative action, and welfare without expectations (until the late 90s). These policies enable whites to fend off the racist stigma they live with but rob blacks of the incentive to work harder for their own advancement. All these “white guilt” policies ask nothing whatsoever of blacks. They are an incentive to weakness rather strength. Black high school students did worse on the SAT in 2000 than in 1990. These students know that low performance is no bar to the racial preferences of affirmative action. So why work harder? Yet American institutions almost fanatically support “white guilt” policies because the legitimacy of these institutions now depends on their proving themselves free of racism. White guilt means that America’s racial reforms serve the innocent whites while facilitating weakness in minorities.

FP: What are some destructive things about affirmative action?

Steele: Affirmative action stigmatizes minorities as second rate. How could it do otherwise when its operating mechanism is the lowering of standards for minorities? The tragedy is that, today, no high achieving black (Clarence Thomas and Condolezza Rice come to mind) is free of this stigma. Affirmative action smears and denigrates those it claims to help by casting them as “dependents” on white goodwill: “you wouldn’t be where you are if it weren’t for affirmative action.”

As if to worsen this cruelty, it is precisely the liberal supporters of affirmative action who are the first to smear blacks with it. Unless they smear blacks by telling them they owe their positions to affirmative action, they don’t get the credit for not being racist that they are looking for. This is the torturous double bind that causes affirmative action to duplicate the racial oppression of old. Like all white guilt policies, affirmative action enables whites to once again see blacks as inferior even as they steal credit for black achievements. In these policies both white supremacy and black inferiority are once again imposed on American society.

FP: Can you illuminate some ways that white liberals are self-serving?

Steele: Today the entire civil rights leadership is devoted far more to the manipulation of white guilt than to the development of their own people. The former is so easy, the latter so hard. The tragedy is that this leadership must constantly assert the weakness of black people and the power of continuing white racism in order to win favors from guilty white America. Not very inspiring to black youth to constantly hear from their own leaders that they can’t be expected to compete with others and that racism is a relentless barrier to their advancement. Only two statements are guaranteed to make a civil rights leader truly angry: to say that racism is no longer a formidable problem for blacks in America and that blacks are now free to make of their lives what they will. White racism and black weakness are the keys to white guilt, which is the same thing as black power. Without white evil and black inferiority, today’s civil rights leaders would be as impotent as Samson without his hair.

FP: Why do white liberals reject personal responsibility?

Steele: Why do white liberals reject personal responsibility? Because the symbiosis between white guilt and black power requires that only whites be responsible for racial equality. Only by literally stealing responsibility from blacks can white liberals claim the moral authority that protects them from the racist stigma. And of course, in this moral authority is very real political power. Here is the power to stigmatize the right as racist–and thus to weaken its power by showing it to be illegitimate in a free democracy. The point is that white guilt has set the terms for political legitimacy in America. This means the left will have political power far beyond its numbers and that the right will have less power than its numbers warrant. If the left began to say that personal responsibility was the best–if not the primary–way for blacks to reach equality in America, it would lose its power, a power completely dependent on the idea that whites are responsible and that blacks are victims.

White collective responsibility is the great fount of power for contemporary liberalism. This formula for power–seizing responsibility for correcting the damage done by America’s sins–is now being applied even to the environment. Liberalism casts the environment as a victim because it then gains power by taking responsibility for it. It also gains the power to further stigmatize the right as indifferent (racist) to the environment, and to assert that the right, in its “indifference,” is an illegitimate and unworthy steward of power in America. Al Gore must assert that “we cause” global warming so that he and the political left can take responsibility for fixing it. Without this responsibility there is no moral authority, no power, and no ability to stigmatize the right. If nature caused global warming, the left has no path to power.

So personal responsibility is anathema to liberalism because it cuts off the possibility of collective responsibility. White guilt is what made collective responsibility a source of liberal power in America. And it remains a source of power regardless of who or what is cast as a victim–blacks, the environment, gays, illegal immigrants, etc.. The only thing liberals cannot abide is the idea that they are not collectively responsible. And they will scratch the earth for victims in order to avoid this prospect. […]

Hmm…

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