Skip to comments.Steubenville rape prosecutor confirms threats to her, her family
Posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:27 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAllesEdited on 03/19/2013 4:27:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin and her family had to leave town during the juvenile rape trial because of threats made against both her and her family.
Sunday evening, Hanlin confirmed that threats had been made, and she found them to be credible. Hanlin said there were instances of threats before, but the number of threats of a specific nature grew.
"As the trial date grew closer, we received a number of them that seemed to be more credible than others," Hanlin said.
Welcome to the New Normal, where the rapists get all the sympathy from the liberals. You are just not tolerating their culture properly.
It's getting bad in this country.
You’ve heard apologist for the girl’s disgraceful conduct? Hmmm.
The boys were evil and they deserved more jail time than they got. However... The girl was a slut IMHO.
My husband and I were watching prime time TV tonight...show after show of the crudest sexual content you’ve ever seen. It would be considered soft porn a decade ago.. Now, it’s routine. Women are shown as sex objects, nameless, faceless bodies that hop in and out of men’s beds without any feeling or intimacy. Music videos and popular culture show women as whores, shown only as the sexual objects they represent to men and referred to in the most crudest of ways, not only by men, but by other women!
And then we are shocked, horrified to see young men doing exactly what they’ve witnessed for most their lives without shame or remorse...and we wring our hands and asks how could this happen. TURN ON YOIR DAMN TV.. LOOK AT WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING 24/7... I am 54 years old..I don’t consider myself a prude, but sometime I blush at what I see during what’s marketed as FAMILY HOUR TV. It never ends.
Every show is about sex...even the Church women who used to
Protest these things have given up. We have done this to ourselves. So it’s a bit disingenuous to act all self righteous now.
“I’ve heard a lot about how horrid the boys were in this case and a lot of apologists for the girl and her disgraceful conduct.”
Two guys rape a girl and you felt...what? That it wasn’t horrid? Would you have felt different if, say, the girl was mentally challenged, and didn’t understand what the guys were doing to her?
Here is my take on this: rape is not just sex but violence agaisnt another person, male or female. There is no excuse for young men or boys to do such a thing no matter whether the person was drunk or mentally challenged.
We should be rearing our boys to be the kind of men who are protective of the weaker members of our society, not men who take advantage of the weaker.
we did not do it to ourselves; the twisted writers in Hollywood appealed to men’s basest instincts and since most of them think constantly about sex, there you have it.
you would almost think that one of the accused was a minority, and the accuser was a middle class white girl.
Wondering...will the girl’s Dad seek Dad’s Justice?
Thanks for that graphic. What do we expect when we have Planned Parenthood and other groups teaching our kids that sex is just for recreation and has no real consequences. And our bodies are just objects for pleasure. And humanity has no real dignity and can be discarded when inconvenient in the womb. And now speaks louder about discarding it after birth or when old and inconvenient. In a culture of death isn’t this what we can expect to see more of?
oh by the way, is Jane Hamlin Caucasion? Did that have anything to do with it perhaps?
There is absolutely no joy in this case. If anything this sort of atrocity occurs regularly and is rarely prosecuted. Think of what happens to urban young girls subjected to the tender mercies of gangs and homies. Rap lyrics tell all you need to know.Sadly such decadence is no longer rare in America and this trial is shocking only because there was an actual prosecution.
We as a society allowed it. And now, just blindly accept it.
They’d be blaming the girl if she’d been murdered, too.
The fact is, one of the parties took place at Hanlin’s home, and then she attempted to discourage the girl and her family from making a report. She also got the case moved to juvenile court before she bothered to resign for conflict of interest.
Do not defend these disgusting animals
I haven’t paid attention to this case, so the name Hanlin isn’t familiar to me.
But I’ve noticed there is usually a reflexive action to protect boys who do such crimes, particularly if they’re involved in competitive sports.
This is not always the case but it happens often enough to be immortalized in fiction and movies.
These two boys were part of a larger group of football players who called themselves the rape crew. Let that sink in. There are some very ugly details about the case that the MSM is not covering.
Why would members of the community threaten the prosecutor to protect these dirtbags?
and apparently Jane Hanlin’s son was one of that “crew”
Are you related to one of the rapists? Is that it?
Wow, so the prosecutor didn’t bow out, despite a clear conflict of interest.
and how does that change anything?
They still committed rape on someone who wasn’t even conscious. If she were such a slut they should have waited until she woke up, right?
The coverup of the crime is very incestual.
the Church women who used to Protest these things have given up.
We have done this to ourselves. So its a bit disingenuous to act all self righteous now.
True.. Obama is indeed punishment for it all..
America is degraded.. most are addicted to something.. even food.. various drugs.. entertainment..
America has become corrupt.. generally..
Not all politicians are corrupt but most are..
True.. Federally, most States, and even locally..
Don’t look good either.. I don’t see it changing either..
The train is boarding for Chaosville...
Any optimists are pretty much delusional..
The White Hut and minions are enacting Saul Alinsky tactics brilliantly..
They seem to hoping for chaos creep.. and aid in every conceivable way..
When the welfare cards go blank chaos creep will become chaosville..
Large and not so large city’s will become war zones..
Seems many many are preparing for it.. (wisely)...
No, Hildy’s right. People just don’t want to accept the fact that theough their Dish and cable payments every month, they empowered all the crap coming out of Hollywood and the MSM.
That’s a fact. Because if everyone didn’t send that 50-100 bucks a month, there WOULD BE NO MSM or crap to put on TV.
And yes, it is that simple. I gave up TV in 2000. I have not missed it. What I did do was gain a lot more knowledge through reading, entertainment through learning music and other more sane diversions.
But as long as people can keep watching Football and every other Liberal pushing bit of crap, they will deny it, tolerate it and yet complain about the very thing they themselves fund.
Honestly, how do you happen to know this girl was a slut?
Just curious. Do you have a 16 year old daughter, or one that was 16 once upon a time?
Just strikes me as a remarkable comment, looking for some insight into how you came to that conclusion.
What used to be considered a slut, is now the new normal.
The major point is, they were messing with the high school football team. That will get you hurt in a lot of small towns. After the good factory jobs disapeared, high school football is all that they’ve got left. That and the monthly EBT re-up.
Oh stop it! That is such nonsense.
I’m asking an honest question, stop trying to be glib, it’s juvenile.
I don’t know this girl, her history, if this was a usual thing for her to be sloppy drunk, if you do know, then by all means, direct me to that evidence.
Has our society become so demented that rape is regarded as no more significant than someone grabbing your hand and shaking it without your permission, so that people have to emphasize the violent aspect of it to make it seem serious?
I gave you my honest answer. What was once considered slutty, is normal behavior today.
>> The girl was a slut IMHO.
I don’t know if she is a slut or not, but I’ve got a really hard time believing she (or anyone) was so drunk she did not know she was being raped.
More seriously, anyone see a pattern, or is this just more sports hero can do no wrong crap?
Does not really matter if she was a “slut” or not. The 16 year old girl was drugged, dragged from house to house and gang raped. Consent was not an option since she was not conscience during the attack. The behavior of these “boys” is beyond despicable. Those defending the “boys” are uncivilized shameless degenerates.
You have a hard time believing something?
Does that offer any insight into the actual facts of what happened?
My take would be...and to me this is common sense...a person who is so impaired they are like “falling down drunk” could very well realize that they are being raped, attacked in ways other than rape, whatever the case, while at the same time they can’t muster the normal brain cells to respond appropriately and in self-defense.
Can’t get into her mind and know what she knew at the time, but knowing is different from being capable of doing something appropriately defensive about it.
Ever heard of the date rape drug?
Thank you, I agree with your comments.
My question was to the poster who made the comment that the girl was a slut. I was asking him/her how they came to that conclusion.
Of course these boys deserve far more than the punishment they are getting, the whole thing makes me sick! And as another said; this crap happens far more than we ever hear of.
Don’t get your panties in a twist. Pulling in speculation about drugs out of thin air offers insights into your defensiveness only.
Maybe, maybe not. (I don't know her, and reputations are fragile things oft destroyed by mere rumor).
Regardless, she has the right to remain unmolested, and that right should be presumed in the absence of her express desires otherwise.
One of the last defenses (or perhaps the first) of the rapist is to call a woman a slut, which relies on social condemnation to disregard that sluts have rights, too.
I find it amazing that this is the culture the left desires
it is so progressive to blame the victim these days
It should be amazing, shouldn’t it?
Bingo. Bravo. Raise sheepdogs, not wolves.
IMHO no 16 year old girl is a "slut". I think it takes many years of slutty behavior to earn that title. 16 year olds often make bad decisions and turn out fine. Hopefully she will too.
Nót really. Competency is an important legal concept and these exact scenarios are a familiar topic in crim law. Tort too. Bottom line, its about consent. If a person can’t or won’t give consent, for any reason, its rape. Drugs and alcohol are well known to impair judgement, and without capacity for ordinary good judgment, you can’t assign consent. This is true even if the impairment is just being a little too young. You can have a fully aware person who actually wants to participate, but the law will deem their judgment impaired by their youth, making consent a legal impossibility. Statutory rape. So this is why the defense was trying to find some point on the drunkenness spectrum where he could claim she was not yet impaired. He needed that to get consent. Apparently that strategy was unsuccessful.
They were stepping on her hair when they were carrying her, and there was no reaction to that pain.