Two 12-year-old girls allegedly stab friend 19 times because of creepy Internet meme

In one of the more bizarre crimes you may ever here about, two 12-year-old girls from southeast Wisconsin have been arrested and face up to 60 years in prison for allegedly stabbing their 12-year-old friend 19 times in the woods. The victim is currently in stable condition and is expected to survive. The assailants were apparently motivated by a spooky Internet meme known as ‘Slender Man.’

The Associated Press reports:

According to a criminal complaint, the girls had been planning to kill their friend for months and finally made the attempt in a park on Saturday morning, after a slumber party.

One of the girls told a detective they were trying to become "proxies" of Slender Man, a mythological demon-like character they learned about on creepypasta.wikia.com, a website about horror stories and legends. They planned to run away to the demon's forest mansion after the slaying, the complaint said.

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According to the criminal complaint, one of the girls told an investigator they began planning to kill their friend in December. The other girl told police they decided to kill her so they could become proxies of Slender Man, who would accept them and let them live with him in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest.

The other girl said she sees Slender Man in her dreams. She said he watches her and can read her mind and teleport.

The so-called Slender Man emerged from disparate works of fiction and is usually depicted as an unnaturally tall man with a featureless face. He wears a black suit and is said to stalk, abduct, or traumatize people – especially children.

Both girls will be tried as adults, and bail was set at $500,000 cash per child. The victim was apparently left lying in the woods after the attack, but she managed to crawl to a nearby road where she was discovered by a cyclist. She was able to give the police the names of her attackers before being rushed into surgery.

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the disturbing story and questioned the type of content children are able to access on the Internet today. As technology comes to play a larger and larger role in everyday life, it will be up to parents to police what their children have access to, but are enough parents willing and ready to take such an active role?

“I'm sorry, but there are too many weird things about this story,” Glenn said. “I mean darkness will use any path, so while this is completely made up, these kids got so into it, they started to believe that he was real, and they wanted to serve him.”

Urban legends and scary stories have been around for a very long time, and there is no way to predict a internet meme could lead to two 12-year-olds to commit such a gruesome crime. When it comes to children, Glenn explained that it is up to parents to understand what is appropriate for their family.

“It's about our choices and what's appropriate for each of us. That's what it's about. But in today's society, you can't say that you should use your own noodle and maybe think things through,” Glenn said. “How many times do my kids tell me that they wanted to watch a movie? Nope. It's PG-13… When you figure out how many years there are between eight and 13, you'll know how close you are to watching that movie.”

“That doesn't mean ban movies that are PG-13, doesn't mean ban rated R movies. I don't have a problem with rated R movies. There are a lot of rated R movies I want to see,” he continued. “I've had made the choice myself, my wife and I don't want to go see them… You can go watch the rated R movies all you want. I don't care… That's up to you.”

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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