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Teen raped on lawn at Keith Urban show, police say (Multiple Witnesses Did Nothing)
CNN via WFSB ^ | 07/30/2014 | Alan Duke

Posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.

The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfsb.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: keithurban; massachusetts

1 posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Country music ain’t what it used to be - in the extreme!


2 posted on 07/31/2014 4:05:28 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What is wrong with people?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 4:05:30 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Put simply, this was a consensual act, not a sexual assault,"

Guess it depends on the age of the teenaged girl.

4 posted on 07/31/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Degenerate culture


5 posted on 07/31/2014 4:07:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Starstruck
Guess it depends on the age of the teenaged girl.

"Teenaged" includes eighteen and nineteen.

6 posted on 07/31/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: fwdude

There was a day if, and that’s a big if, if such a thing happened, the crowd would’ve eagerly intervened. The ‘do nothing’ part would’ve been when the cops asked if anyone say the murder occur.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 4:08:51 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Guarantee you they were all high on heroin. They have a major heroin supply/addiction problem in Mass.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 4:10:48 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

This is the end result of a society that continually tells kids to be passive, to not assert themselves, to not take a stand and be individually responsible for themselves and their communities. Its the same reason why mass groups of people sit passively when two or three terrorists hijack an airplane. If you ask them, they will say that the rape was wrong. But that does not trigger a response in their heads that they should stop it.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: exnavy

“What is wrong with people?”

There are alpha people and beta people. Beta people generally will not act on their own ever, even if their own lives are in danger. They wait for leadership. Alpha people are leaders and don’t require any input from others to act on their principles or beliefs. I think alphas used to be much more common. I suspect our education system has beaten it out of them.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Kid Shelleen

Can’t possibly be true, Massachusetts is the most civilized place on Earth!!!


11 posted on 07/31/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

http://masscops.com/threads/a-lot-of-you-youngins-wont-remember-this.75169/

MA is still the same.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: exnavy

I don’t think cultural passivity is the problem, compared to when, 20 years ago, 50 years ago ? There was no intervention in the crowd most likely because most people assumed it was a consensual act.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 4:24:47 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: sopwith

Old news.

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14 posted on 07/31/2014 4:24:48 PM PDT by Mears (thanks !)
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To: Kid Shelleen
If this is a country performer (I don't know, I don't listen to it), ordinarily we would expect the audience to reflect the values of this genre which traditionally would be something Freepers might endorse.

I readily admit to knowing nothing about this but we're engaging in a liberal versus conservative culture and blaming these actions on the fact that this occurred in Mass.

Is this reasonable?

15 posted on 07/31/2014 4:32:22 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Kid Shelleen
It's sad that concerts aren't what they used to be. Time was you could have a fun tailgate beforehand, then go inside the venue and watch the show. Now, people throw beer cans in the toilets, dump trash everywhere, get wasted, start fights, injure themselves and others. I walk with a cane, and I've had people shove me aside because I was walking too slowly. At one concert, a woman took it upon herself to start dancing in front of wheelchair-bound concertgoers, blocking their view. Security at most shows is practically non-existent. And it doesn't matter what type of music — country, rock, rap, whatever — people act like savages.

I used to go to several concerts every year. This year, only one. I can't take the ignorant behavior of most attendees.

They probably all voted for Obama.

16 posted on 07/31/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kid Shelleen

At least Keith Urban thought it was “cool”.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 4:39:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Gen.Blather

The phenomenon is not new or recent.

Harlan Ellison wrote “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” in 1973.

And it wasn’t new then, either.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 4:42:50 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
We have an annual Country Concert here. Top performers, great music. However, I quit going, not because of the music but because of the crowd. Too much raunchy behavior. I don't know what's got into people. Even twenty years ago, when I first started going to that concert, this kind of behavior didn't exist. It was basically a bunch of nice people, having a good time and listening to the music. Not any longer, though.
19 posted on 07/31/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.”

Somehow “consensual” and “he fled” just don’t seem to go together.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 4:54:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: fwdude

No kidding. After seeing this story posted for the Nth time, I went and looked up who the hell Keith Urban is. “Country” eh? I bet he’s never sung about trains, drinkin’, or good wimmen gone bad...


21 posted on 07/31/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

No it’s his brother Keith Suburban who sings about those topics.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 4:59:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: bigbob

Pulling a train.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 5:14:52 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: WayneS

“The phenomenon is not new or recent.”

Happened at Max Yasgur’s farm as well.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 5:18:05 PM PDT by wrench
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To: wrench

Some folks here on FR seem to think “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” is a recent phenomenon....


25 posted on 07/31/2014 5:20:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

No kidding


26 posted on 07/31/2014 5:24:26 PM PDT by wrench
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m going to respectfully disagree that ALL concerts are as you describe. I went to a Willie Nelson & Others Concert less than a year ago here in Bee Cave Texas, just 15 miles west of Austin. Willie’s home is just a few miles away and it was his birthday.

Now, I’m not going to suggest the concert was clean as a pin but I saw no fights, no beer cans in the toilets and everybody without exception that I could see was polite as they could be to fellow concert goers. LOL, there indeed WAS the strong odor of marijuana on the evening breeze.

As far as some woman getting raped is concerned, I guarantee you that any woman getting raped would have resulted in 100 “pairs” of boots upside the perpetrators head, into his stomach and in the groin area within seconds! The guy literally would have been lucky to make it out alive!

So, I really think it has more to do with the geographic area than a nationwide thing. Just my opinion.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 5:39:44 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Kid Shelleen; Morgana

witnesses/depraved culture: “Who are we to judge?”


28 posted on 07/31/2014 5:41:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fwdude

country hasn’t been country in a while


29 posted on 07/31/2014 5:42:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: exnavy

That’s what I was going to ask.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 5:43:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
This was a private act that regrettably occurred in a public place.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: sopwith

Jody Foster starred in the movie - I thought it was Massachusetts where it happened, and you have confirmed it.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 5:52:15 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Kid Shelleen

Yeah, but it happened at a concert so was it really rape rape?


33 posted on 07/31/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Kid Shelleen

That guy’s music is depressing and boring.

Sorry for the girl.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 6:26:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nascarnation

Like Larry Holmes brother, Mobile Homes, who was in construction?


35 posted on 07/31/2014 6:30:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

After he put on weight they called him Double Wide.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The things people do when they think G-d isn’t looking.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 6:58:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: nascarnation

Doh!


38 posted on 07/31/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

But that was at the time that the Mayflower landed.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 7:14:34 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GeronL; All

In Boston, seen for years as a place where country was not popular, the sole country station WKLB 102.5 slowly got higher ratings till it was in the top 3. Owned by Greater Media. Recently Clear Channel figured they could tap into the country market so they flipped their own WEDX 101.7 from elec dance music to country as WBWL 101.7 The Bull. Hot new country. Both stations are not necessarily courting Bubbas in their 40s and 50s. Actually the core audience is now 17 to 28 and mostly female who love the “bro” performers, male singers.

They say country is the new top 40 with this younger audience, and they quickly sell out shows (Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium). Turns out many of these “fans” are primarily there to party, often showing up half-drunk to begin with and the music is secondary, The Keith Urban show (he’s actually from Australia, mate) had many arrested for drunk and disorderly and more than a few were not a legal age and you have this.

It’s a culture of getting smashed at concerts (ironically enough the previous format of 101.7, elec dance music, had many people of the same age taking the drug “molly” and winding up leaving EDM shows in ambulances or even dying).
Again younger people listening to today’s country, with vocoder vocals, rap, etc. Both of these Boston country stations are indeed going after the young audience—who’s playing? Who cares, let’s party! Yeah, it’s nothing new, just as years ago people our age (I’m 52) would get drunk or stoned as we attended rock shows...


40 posted on 08/01/2014 4:53:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

...and Clr Chnl will prob soon flip WPGB 104.7 Pittsburgh to country (from cons talk) to tap into same audience.


41 posted on 08/01/2014 4:54:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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