Heather Peckham Emerson, the mother of Gwenna Emerson, one of the Mount Holyoke students who plotted to disrupt the Western Mass Police Academy graduation in a secret Facebook group that I infiltrated, posted the following today on Facebook:
So many strong points being made. Allow me to break this one down for you all.
“Well known radical right racist and sexist blogger”
I’m not going to humor the racist and sexist comments any longer, because why should I put any thought or effort into defending myself if they’re not going to put thought and effort into smearing me? But I will address the “radical” accusation. Sorry Mom, I’m actually pretty mainstream and common sense in my opinions. I’ll tell you what’s radical though – saying cops are all awful people, and the comparing them to Nazi Gestapo police. Ya know, like your crotch fruit did.
That’s your daughter. You raised this person, and this was the end product. If my kids grow up to be like this then I will admit that I completely failed as a parent. Your daughter is my motivation to be a better father.
“He hacked into a private Mount Holyoke College group”
That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. Whoever runs that page let an obviously fake account into a group with hundreds of people. That’s neither hacking nor private.
“Targeting certain students”
Ma’am, we don’t target people – we expose them when they do terrible things. Your daughter’s behavior was subpar and she got called out for it. Perhaps she should try being less terrible in the future.
“Published an article including her name, where she goes to school, and where she lives”
Miss, it says right on her public Facebook page, which I connected to by clicking on her name after she made those comments, that she lives in Newburyport and her name is Gwenna. Her school was kind of self-evident since she was plotting to disrupt an event at Mount Holyoke while being a member of a Mount Holyoke Facebook group.
“She and the other student did not have any plans to do what the article accused”
Looks like someone’s got a case of the dindu nuffins. Perhaps if you held your daughter responsible for her behavior when she was younger she wouldn’t have grown up to be such an irresponsible and dangerous adult. Instead you wanted to besties:
And besties don’t tell each other what they can and can’t do, because they’re friends.
Just to review, one girl said she wanted to “f*** some s*** up.”
And your daughter responded by saying, “I’m interested in organizing something for sure.”
If you could please explain to me what part of that statement we misinterpreted we will gladly take the blog down. But first you’re gonna need to fill out the form with Abi.
“She is receiving death threats and lots of hate messages”
This is what they do now folks. They do something terrible, get called out for being terrible, and then whine about death threats and hate messages. For the record, she didn’t get any death threats. If she did, then that’s a crime, and I’d gladly condemn whoever sent them though. Please forward them to me so we can expose whoever did this to your daughter. I’ll wait.
“They even have a picture of her that she had as private”
Again, that’s not how the Internet works dear.
“Please do not give this hate-smearing sick person any traffic”
I’m willing to bet most people on your friends list hadn’t read this blog until you posted about it. Well done.
“Just know that he is an infamous troll – very misogynist and racist”
Plotting to disrupt a graduation event is the definition of trolling, except in real life.
“My daughter is applying for jobs right now”
Good, I hope this prevents her obtaining employment. She deserves nothing less. Anyone who thinks like her is not mature enough to enter the working world, and employers certainly have a right to know that the resume in front of them comes from a mentally unbalanced fascist.
“Her safety is at stake”
No it’s not.
“I don’t know if we can legally fight this article”
You can’t. But give Mike Gaffney a call, he might write you an after David.
“She contacted me to warn me that I could be targeted as well”
I wouldn’t say targeted is the right word. More like exposed. And if you knew there was a chance for that you probably should’ve made your page private before I found this glorious pictures:
Here’s a parenting tip – give up the dream. Whatever it is you’re trying to be, just stop. You’re a grown woman with an adult daughter and you still think you’re going to become an actress or something. Maybe if you stopped focusing so much of your time and energy on yourself, and put it on your daughter instead, then you would’ve raised a decent human being who doesn’t generalize and disparage law enforcement like that.
Also, you should not be encouraging this:
I understand if you’re a liberal, and I’m totally cool with that. It’s normal for people to have varying political opinions in this country, and since your daughter is young it’s perfectly normal for her to be left leaning.
There are lots of candidates she can choose from this election. Most of them are like going out with the boring, predictable guy who will have your daughter home by curfew. But Bernie is like the guy on the Harley with copious amounts of tattoos who comes to pick your daughter up for a date and calls her father “sup?” He attracts the wrong crowd. Pick a democrat, any democrat. Beto, Kamala, Biden, or even someone hip like Mayor Pete, Yang Gang, or Tulsi. Those people attract grown up democrats with jobs who are liberal, but aren’t completely insane. Bernie is the guy on the left who all the crazy ones are drawn to. His supporters are literally cancer, and they kill the democratic party from the inside. They threw a fit when Hillary easily beat him in the primary in 2016, didn’t show up to vote in November, and handed the election to Trump. Bernie is by far the best thing to ever happen to the Republican party, and MAGA nation thanks you dearly for him.
You are the Bernie of parenting. Instead of blaming other people (us) for your daughter’s current situation, perhaps you should re-evaluate, speak to your daughter about posting incendiary things on the Internet, and stop enabling her by denying what was clearly self evident to everyone who read the blog.
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