Skip to comments.14 men charged in sex assaults of Texas girl
Posted on 07/06/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by RC one
LIBERTY, Texas (AP) More than a dozen men accused of taking part in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl are expected in court Wednesday in a case that has divided and horrified their southeast Texas town.
The 14 men, who along with five juvenile boys are facing charges, are scheduled to be in a state district courtroom in Liberty for status updates. The investigation began in December, after one of the girl's friends told a teacher he had seen a lurid cell phone video that showed the girl being raped in an abandoned trailer.
Authorities say the girl was assaulted on at least five occasions, sometimes by as many as seven or eight young men or boys at a time, from mid-September to early December in Cleveland, a small city about 45 miles northeast of Houston. The suspects range in age from a middle-school student to a 27-year-old, and include two star athletes at the local high school as well as adults with criminal records.
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I'm throwing that out there not because I'm a bigot but because I saw this same article over on DU and several posters seem to think this some kind of a "Texas thing" and; therefore, a conservative thing. Let's be clear here DUmmies, these perpetrators aren't Republicans, they are perfectly representative of the democratic party however. Now the conservatives are going to have to convict them and toss them into prison for a good part of the rest of their lives and the Democrats will then be accusing us of being "Draconian" and "racist".
This isn’t shocking in the least.
In Nashville and Memphis we see alot of black on hispanic crimes because of the “general knowledge or assumption” amongst blacks that hispanics won’t call the police to report the crime.
I am familiar with Liberty TX. Mainly, you don’t want to go there...IMHO.
Hate crime—watch the FBI converge—riiight.
Too bad for them that they aren’t in Florida where they could get twelve brain-dead jurors to find them “not guilty.”
"Following standard TSA logic, an Asian toddler and an old white granny will also be randomly arrested and charged with the crime."
I don’t see the connection between demorat or republican. The race question is only a factor if it can be proven that the feral yuts intentionally raped the girl because she is hispanic.
With that said, hang ‘em high if found guilty. Rape used to be a capital crime— I think it needs to be revisited.
Saying they had any brains — even dead ones — is quite charitable.
obviously you had access to more evidence than the jury did, perhaps you can point it out to the rest of us.
You aren’t looking too hard if you don’t see it because it’s quite obvious.
Per the headline. I object to calling these guys “men.”
Men protect little girls, to the death if necessary.
Title says the child is Mexican, but the text of the article just says her parents are immigrants, no mention of whether they are legal or not.
We don’t know whether she’s Mexican or a US citizen. There are plenty of good Hispanic folks here in Texas who are both legal and law-abiding.
Just saying. Let’s not throw darts at the victim. Title should say “Hispanic” instead of “Mexican,” if a description must be added.
Bottom line to me is that an 11-year-old child is in pain caused by others.
Nothing wrong with liberty, this happened in cleveland, Liberty is the county seat. Now, I have not read this article completely but I remember the case. The girl is/was a very mature and developed kid. Yes the statutory rapes happened over a couple of weeks.Yes the girl was out asking and looking for the sexcapades. Yes it is wrong for everyone that was involved.No, the girl was not forced.
I am familiar with Liberty TX. Mainly, you dont want to go there...IMHO.<<<
I’m from Liberty County. The crime was committed in Cleveland Texas, opposite end of the county. Liberty is the County Seat, that’s where the Courthouse is located. For the most part its a rural county with just a few small cities.
A democrat has little to no chance getting elected in Liberty County.
These animals are still alive??!
Texas has gone soft.
I added that and it is appropriate. I think your politically correct sensibilities are inappropriate. Mexican-Hispanic-whatever.
No pictures and only the word “men” indicates it’s a minority.
You should tell them at DU. Let this be a lesson anytime there is not a picture or description of the suspects, then you can rest assure its a minority group.
It is rape by law, not just “wrong”. An underage child cannot give legal consent. That she “was out asking for it” if true is very disturbing, because something is clearly, clearly wrong with her and her family situation. But legally it is rape, forced or not.
At least they got caught, that’s the only thing good here. Just sickening. And filming it. Who knows what to say anymore.
Huffington post, of all sources, had the balls to tell the truth. all of the suspects are black. see the link in my OP comment. furthermore, the predominantly black neighborhood where they came from is already crying racism at the police because they had the audacity to arrest a bunch of black men for multiple counts of rape that was not only video taped bu which also occurred in front of countless witnesses over the course of several weeks.
I kind of figured that when I saw that she had met them on 5 occasions.
More a case of mass stupidity, than anything else.
Certainly the men should and probably will, be found guilty of statutory rape, since there is no law against being terminally stupid,they cannot be charged otherwise.
The guilty always play the race card... It does not work most of the time.
You seriously don’t know the difference.
Okay—I used to have good friends in Cleveland when I was a child, and visited there many times.
I grew up in Beaumont.
Local Coverage: All related local articles and mugshots etc @ link
her parents were Mexican immigrants, therefore, your “Russian-Caucasian-whatever” argument fails.
I -- and any organism more complex than a mollusk -- have access to more brains than that jury did.
With regards to whatever details you think you have the capacity to handle, you are answered fully here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2744466/posts#25.
But please, do not post back to me: I do not suffer fools gladly.
Check out the link I posted #29. Local news coverage.
So you have a problem with the american judicial system. You’d prefer the soviet one?
“But please, do not post back to me: I do not suffer fools gladly.”
You’re the only fool here, an obnoxious one at that.
Good grief. You really are thick-headed, aren’t you? Mexican is to Hispanic as Russian is to Caucasian. Get it? Basic 8th grade analogies.
In other words, “Mexican” and “Russian” are nationalities. “Hispanic” and “Caucasian” are races. One does not guarantee the other. We can know the child’s race, but her nationality is not stated in the linked article.
I was just trying, in vain, to help you with accuracy, but accuracy is apparently beyond your level of understanding.
Unbelievable. I am speechless. In Texas? NOW, lets see what the court does with this.
Men protect little girls, to the death if necessary.
Thank you for pointing that out.
These predators need killing.
That is the point we have reached as ntion.
Read the post, if you’re literate.
Ya know, you are a nasty rude individual.
The town is divided over the gang rape of an 11 year old girl? Does that mean some people are siding with the rapist? It can’t be so.>>>
No, That’s the meme the liberal lamestream media try to project. When this first happened our local race baiter from the Houston area quannell x played the race card and tried to paint the local authorities as clan members who wanted to railroad these “poor black men and boys”.. Then we learned the whole ordeal was filmed on a cell phone camera and passed around at the school..
Funny we haven’t heard anything from qx since that info was published..
[And now we know why you feel she was innocent.]
I "hate" the American judicial system. Nope. I love it. I just wish the jurors in this case had actually participated in it.
Acquaint yourself with the facts. If you aren't outraged that the murderer of an innocent little girl has gone free, you either aren't paying attention, or you aren't capable of paying attention. Either way, hiding your stupidity or ignorance behind the claim that "this is the way American justice 'works'" is nonsense.
It didn't work in this case. All human institutions are imperfect. Pretending they're perfect and puffing your chest out about it with anyone who disagrees with you is juvenile.
You challenged my assertion. You're defending a murderer. Yeah, I'm nasty with jerks who do that. In addition to that, you're impugning the American judicial system by claiming that one of its occasional mistakes shows its "strength." No, it just shows that it's a human institution. It's flawed.
Ultimately, Casey Anthony will not be able to escape justice: there are no fugitives from the Law of Karma.
No I’m not defending a murderer. A jury has determined her not guilty. Thats how our system works, its not perfect but its a heck of a lot better than most others.
You’ve made numerous personal attacks and insults without provocation.
You are a nasty rude ignorant savage who does not need to be lecturing ANYONE on anything. Too bad your momma didn’t teach you some manners.
Respect is earned. A murderer’s defenders don’t deserve any.
Yes you deserve zero respect due to your unwarranted personal attacks.
Put down the bottle and sober up before you post.
I’m just sick of liberals laying blame at the feet of conservatives when the blame clearly belongs at their feet. That is the case here and that is what makes race relevant in this case. These perps clearly aren’t tea party members. Have you ever heard of a group of tea party members raping an 11 year old girl? It’s a rhetorical question. The answer is clearly no. But 14 black men gang raped an 11 year old girl and we’re supposed to ignore their race yet it’s perfectly acceptable to demonize the tea party, to call us white bigots, crackers, threats to America, evil, etc because we recognize the threat of our national debt and dare to speak against it.
The alternative is that the following are all not guilty of murder in your eyes, since no American jury has convicted them of the crime, and they're innocent until proved otherwise:
You might be better at a little give-and-take if you belted a few down yourself: you certainly couldn't be any worse.