Skip to comments.Rape charges against high school players divide football town of Steubenville, Ohio
Posted on 09/04/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by trailhkr1
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Its Monday, and ominous-looking clouds are pushing over Harding Stadium as dozens of football players in practice jerseys prepare to take on Clevelands Benedictine Bengals.
But this day two key players are missing from the field.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...
-16 year old girl is drugged at party-goes unconscious
-football team members(up to 6-8 allegedly), nicknamed themselves "The Bangers", record entire incident on video including team members carrying her out by her ankles and wrist and putting her on back of trunk of car and taking her to a secluded spot.
-Allegedly rape her
-afterwards urinate on her
-post entire video on Youtube and Facebook under the title "The Song of the Night Is Rape"
-Video goes viral among students
-2 students arrested so far
-Tweets of "rape" also go viral. Worst nasty comments about the night you can imagine. One student tweets of unconscious girl how she can sleep "while getting a wang up the butthole" and other students talk about the "rape"
-Tweets saved at prinnified.com (local woman saves all the info and is reporting of the alleged crime)
-Story finally getting some traction as it happened in April.
-2nd 14 year old girl comes forward today announcing she was also raped though did not name suspects and police not saying it is related or not.
After the arrests a Steubenville student Tweeted to one of the arrested teens, "f - - - em bro. i got ur back man. Someone took s - - - to far."
Yet another football player opined, "Were not gonna let dumb s - - - like this mess up our state championship goal."
Let me guess; the football players are Eric Holder’s people, and the victim is not.
Looks like the community here (with some exceptions) is a bit better than happy valley about recognizing a limit on the value of football ambitions.
Actually only one is black. I grew up near this area and have some inside info as do most people in my area-everyone knows what is happened.. the shiite is gonna hit the fan..
My parents would have shot them!
I’m all for public hangings.
Didn’t this happen during a drinking party at one of the coaches’ houses?
Steubenville has had a reputation for political corruption. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged that the city and police force had subjected numerous individuals to "excessive force, false arrests, charges, and reports" and had engaged in practices regarding "improper stops, searches, and seizures." The report from the Department also stated that excessive force was levied against individuals who witnessed incidents of police misconduct, and against those who were known critics of the city and its police force. Those individuals were also falsely detained if the city and the police agreed that they were "likely to complain of abuse." It also stated that the officers involved also falsified reports and tampered with official police recorders so that "misconduct would not be recorded.Politics
Over a period of 20 years the city lost, or settled out of court, 48 civil rights lawsuits involving its police force. The city paid out more than $800,000, $400,000 of which was between 1990 and 1996. As a result, the city's police force became the second city in the United States to sign a consent decree with the federal government due to an excessive number of civil rights lawsuits. The decree was signed on September 4, 1997 under the "pattern or practice" provision. Under this agreement, the city agreed to improve the training of its police officers, implement new guidelines and procedures, establish an internal affairs unit, and establish an "early warning system."
The current political make-up of Steubenville is largely Democratic and an above-average number of registered Independents. There are six Democrats for every one Republican in Steubenville.Representative Johnson is a Republican.
The City of Steubenville is part of the 6th Congressional district of Ohio and represented by Bill Johnson. The 6th district is the longest US House district in Ohio and runs along the southeast state borders of Ohio.
If true, that should be the end of football at Steubenville.
Charged: Ma¿lik Richmond, pictured, and Trent Mays, both 16-year-old students at Ohio's Steubenville High School, each face one charge of rape and one charge of kidnapping. They allegedly attacked a 16-year-old girl at a party
If I was the parent of a player, my kid would be quitting the team! They shouldn’t even be taking the field until everyone who knows anything this cooperates with the police. I wouldn’t let my kid be part of a team that is okay with players who had anything to do with this being part of the team.
yeppers (allegedly lol)...as I said I know people in the area and they are relaying info to me..small town, everyone knows everyone else, knows all the names. Lot of info not being reported yet.
Yes, Wolf Blitzer, Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams “missed” this story as they still were holding candles at Trayvon Martin’s vigil.
It doesn’t fit the MSM PC victim narrative, so no Holder, Perez, Nappy or NYT coverage.....
Aw, Steubenville, childhood home of Dean Martin. Sigh!!
Only one of the alleged perps is black...the rest are white.
Hubby was telling me about this the other day.... the version he heard was quite different and while vile, not nearly as vile as this. Changes my perspective on it quite a bit.
Eh, what do you expect will happen when you combine alcohol, teenage hormones and girls that have no sense whatsoever. Who would have thought a girl going alone to this kind of unsupervised party may have something bad happen to her? Where was the father of this young woman? Most likely long since divorced and alienated from her and in no position to lay down the law, or for those boys/young men, where were their fathers teaching them right from wrong?
Sad to say but this will only get worse as the family continues to break down under the joke of a system called family court. Kids raised by single mothers ultimately end up having no respect for either women or the law. How many of these types of crimes have we seen in the past few years? Expect to see more as the family continues to breakdown and fathers are sidelined in the raising of their children.
Not in this case. Her parents are not divorced and her dad took her to the local hospital when she was brought home.
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