"The Long Island woman arrested on charges she encouraged two 12-year-old girls, one of them her own daughter, to fight outside a local school is speaking out, saying she allowed the fight to protect her daughter.

'Nobody is doing anything, and they keep doing these hurtful, hurtful things,' the woman, 32-year-old Daphne Melin, told New York's ABC 7 of the cyber bulling she claims was inflicted on her daughter. 'They harass her in school.' ...

When one bystander called for Melin to intervene, she instead cursed and spit at the child, before then kneeing her in the neck and head twice, according to authorities." [ABC News]