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.
And Traci Lords.
Teen age drinking-——————Dumb
Taking photo’s————————More stupid
Posting them on Utube-————Out of their friggin minds
This is what we are trying to educate these days?
This is what we are pissing money away to keep in schools?
The girl in question goes to the local Catholic HS. This stuff is happening at all schools. Society is decaying.
I was drunk around teenage girls back in the day. My parents were divorced. I didn’t participate in any gang rapes at parties.
Must suck having to cleanup all the ignorant statements some on this board jump to conclusions to make. Keep up the good work. I don't envy you.
It's not just the kids, it's the parents who are circling the wagons around the rapists, the coach and the team........
We don’t know that the victim was even drinking. She could have had a coke with something in it (GHB or similar) and passed out without having done anything wrong.
We do know that the guy videotaping the event was producing child pornography, and that the guys having sex with a girl who was unresponsive were (1) disgusting, and (2) rapists. I hope all the rapists will be identified, prosecuted as adults, and given long sentences. As a parent of girls, this disgusts and angers me - children should be safe. As a parent of boys, this disgusts me with the boys involved and angers me with their parents - children should be taught to behave decently and respectfully.
So, how "not nearly as vile" makes sex with a drugged 16 year old any less vile?
At this point, I'm no longer focused on the perps but rather the townspeople, the school administration and most importantly, the coach of the football team who are refusing to take the appropriate action.....
“So, how “not nearly as vile” makes sex with a drugged 16 year old any less vile?”
Well, I have it on good authority (Whoopi Goldberg) that Roman Polanksi’s having sex with a drugged 13-year old is not really “rape-rape” http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/sherm/Rape-rape_and_legitimate_rape.html So I guess it just depends on who you are and who you’re with etc.......
John Adams said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. If that is true, judging by current and even accelerating cultural shifts, we might already have passed the point of no return.
The prudent American will trim his sails accordingly.
It’s common knowledge how children often feel invincible. Add hormones to that and you have a recipe for disaster. These kinds of things happen when you elevate childish young men to the status of gods.
Thank you for mentioning that!
"Hello???" (to those who semi-excuse this type of atrocity.)
Children had raging hormones and got drunk 100 years ago, 50 years ago, and 25 years ago. Young athletes were always elevated beyond all reason. But I don’t recall this kind of cold, proud, conscienceless gang raping, including bragging and videos.
That is a new thing. And very evil, portending much worse.
This is a terrible thing no matter who fault it is.
I could not imagine growing up when everybody had a video camera in their pocket and an inane desire to post to YouTube. A smartphone describes the phone not the owner.
It’s ridiculous scapegoating. I expect these “boys” to act like civilized humans, not savages.
P.S. I can’t believe not one person did or said anything. It blows my mind.
Let’s just say I know these guys on an “educational level.” Only one of the seven is black. All others are white, middle class students in the school’s university scholars program. They all have either old money names or new money names. These are what would be considered “good kids.” in fact, at the schools web site you can see many of the alleged seven in the academic awards banquet pics. Two are in jail but five more are on deep crap.what is becoming a possibility is that we have a little gang of serial rapists. The house of cards might really topple if/when it is discovered that adults knew about it.
There was no drugging of the girl in the version he heard, nor penetration. Bascially it was a case of drunk kids and some naughty pictures.
We have 4 daughters. Believe me, we are not prone to be “lenient” when it comes to rape.
I'm familiar with Youtube but I've never heard of Utube.
**Correction: One of the boys not in jail is a recent graduate. It is my understanding that OSU yanked his full academic ride.
Unfortunately the video showed otherwise, plus there is this lovely Tweet: You don’t sleep through a wang in the butt. In addition, there was enough evidence of rape to arrest and charge two of the boys. The pic of them holding her is disgusting. I don’t know how she wasn’t drugged because never in my life have I seen somebody that drunk. She in fact looked dead, which is why she is referred to in many Tweets as “the dead body.”
Yes, clearly what hubby heard was not even close to the full story. Disgusting.
Can your stupid cr@p.
The girl was at a party at one of the coaches homes, not some unsupervised romp out at the river. There was supposed to be supervision when she went.
“Kids raised by single mothers ultimately end up having no respect for either women or the law.”
My brother and I were raised from pre-school age by a single mother.
Our father died at age 31.
Don’t paint with such a broad brush.
The latest I heard is the prosecutor is trying to get all these guys tried as adults..good.
And yes, this is also about old money/new money why this story was covered under the rug for so long.
How many people have seen the video/pics? I have heard quite a bit..it was around for a while.
uuum no..to all 3...but yes on drunk athletes.
Despite the tweeted pics and the youtube video which has since been pulled, if you want to believe it was just some naughty photos and drunk kids then I'm not going to argue with you........
Please re-read #18, my original post. What are you not understanding here?
1) I never heard about this case, other than what my husband told me the other day, which as I’ve stated, differed greatly from this account.
2) I never saw any pics or videos, thank God.
3) I have acknowledged that my husband’s original account, as he heard it, was inaccurate and made the incident sound not nearly as “bad” as what apparently took place.
If you want to feel morally superior, do it somewhere else. And while you’re at it, stop attributing thoughts and judgments to me that are of your own making.
I can’t post what I’d be likely to do.