Over the last five months I have sat back and silently watched as the reputation of Kelly Marlow and our family get maligned with vicious unfounded attacks on our personal lives. After what I witnessed during the so-called hearing to punish and embarrass her, I can no longer sit idly by while our family is viciously attacked.
While I understand people are angry for their perceived ideas on the wrongdoing of Kelly Marlow, I find it abhorrent that SCRAM! would allow malicious, unfounded and borderline slanderous remarks regarding our family. I am married to Tom Salata and Kelly Marlow is my sister-in-law, and I am proud to be a part of this family.
Last night I witnessed truly disgusting remarks and veiled threats made about my family, and I can no longer sit by idly while we are attacked. If your family member needed your support wouldn’t you be there for them?
We are a close family and we stand united when any one of us need anything, but what we didn’t expect was the cyberbullying that has taken place. Does it make the members of this group feel better by making comments about my deceased in-laws?
Look at Facebook SCRAM! page for the following thread “Anyone feeling sorry for Tom and Kelly’s parents?” started by Anita Anderson Nations. Had Ms. Nations done her research, like all of these scrammers say they do, she would have known that Tom and Kelly’s parents have passed away!
I am sickened, disgusted and most of all frightened by this behavior. They have made comments about Kelly’s children, my wonderful niece and nephew, these are children who do not need to be dragged into this situation, my husband and my in-laws when this has become personal attack on the Marlow-Salata family!
They are now rallying and organizing the demise of Mr. Geist because he voted for Kelly. That equates to bullying and a mob mentality.
As much as I stand by my sister-in-law, I fear for the safety of our family. I am aware that Kelly Marlow’s personal safety has been threatened during school board meetings. I am aware that this hate group has pilfered her name, which is a crime called cyber-squatting.
I am all for free speech for everyone, including the people in SCRAM!, however, when people take it to the level of name calling and misrepresenting facts we move away from free speech.
This county has made their point with Kelly last night, now it is time for everyone to stop this hate. Passion for a cause is a wonderful thing, but it crosses the line when the passion maligns a family with no substantiating facts.