Alleged Ohio rapists may not get fair trial: defendant's lawyer

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While they thought they were undiscovered about their despicable
act they laughed about it,,,,these men in sports think they are above
everything including rape and kidnapping it was all funny stuff then, however with the possibility of several years in a prison and getting raped themselves they have a different attitude on the subject. Hurting the victim now is their worry,,,,well they could plead guilty as charged and take their sentence

Jan 04, 2013 12:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Whys333 wrote:

Lets hear it Anonymous; what’s your explination?

Jan 04, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Whys333 wrote:

How does forcing a mistrial help the victim or bring justice? How does showing the victim’s face to the world help their healing? This was juvenile and misguided. Now either tell me something that changes my mind.

Jan 04, 2013 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Way to white-wash the crime, Reuters. These monsters didn’t just “rape a 16-year-old fellow student”, they lured a 16-year-old girl from another school to a party, drugged her, dragged her unconscious body from party to party all night long, and repeatedly gang raped her while taking explicit photos of the act which were posted online and making jokes and mocking the victim, including laughing at the possibility that she may be dead. Several other people (including at least one assistant football coach for the rapists’ high-school) either said nothing, stood around and watched all this and laughed, or actually participated. And at the end of the night, this poor girl was unceremoniously dumped in a front lawn and left to die, but not before one of the vile beasts responsible urinated on her. None of this is “alleged” – there are photos, video, eye-witnesses, and a stream of social media commentary throughout the whole night. Thank God that we have groups like Anonymous who made this a national story, rather than letting a small town sweep it under the rug and let the local high-school football heroes (who at the very least should be tried as adults and spend the rest of their lives in prison) get away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

I hope there’s a special place in hell for these people, and any attorney with the stunning lack of moral fiber required to represent them in a court of law.

Jan 04, 2013 1:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I have seen nothing that reveals the victim’s face or name. I have seen a video of a young man laughing about the raping of someone. He is not yet charged but he does mention others names as he laughs about an attack. Could all this be a bunch of unrelated evidence being judged out of context? No way to find out then to investigate and interview everyone right?

Jan 04, 2013 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@Whys333 – No, “Justice” we be to drug each one of the perpetrators of this crime so they are defenseless, then repeatedly gang rape them all night long while other stand by and laugh, take graphic pictures and video of each assault and post them online along with comments that mock them and the possibility that they might be dead, then dump them in a yard and urinate on them. That would make things just about square.

What Anonymous did was demand that the perpetrators of this crime issue a public apology to the victim, and when the criminals refused, Anonymous put the media spotlight on them so that they couldn’t get away with what they did (and point out that this is not the first time that they’ve done this). The victim’s face was blurred out in every shot they posted, so clearly you didn’t do any research before commenting. I’m not sure what twisted leaps of logic one must make to find themselves defending serial gang-rapists, but I can only assume that it’s the same line of thought that causes our society to tolerate something so obviously evil as this crime.

Jan 04, 2013 2:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Typical idiot jocks.

Jan 04, 2013 2:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse

For some reason, Reuters seems really intent on not posting any comment I make that describes the actual crime committed (possibly because it’s too graphic?), but I STRONGLY encourage anyone reading this article to research it further before drawing any conclusions. This was CERTAINLY not a case of “typical idiot jocks”, nor is there anything “typical” about what happened here – this is easily the most heinous gang-rape I’ve ever heard of (making the one that all of India is up in arms about seem tame by comparison), and this article doesn’t even begin to touch on what actually happened to the victim.

Jan 04, 2013 3:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Releasing the photo and a video exposed a cover-up in progress and in no way will hinder a fair trial. The released media will either be dis-proven, or proven valid, by corroborative evidence and eye witnesses during the trial.

Jan 04, 2013 9:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Schifter wrote:

If Anonymous had not made this a story it would just be another ho-hum interracial gangbang ignored by the mainstream media. Ho-hum, just another cheerleader being raped by a quarterback at a high school kegger. What’s the big deal? Stuff like this happens every day. How is the weather in your neck of the woods today, anyway?

Jan 05, 2013 8:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Schifter wrote:

If Anonymous had not made this a story it would just be another ho-hum interracial gangbang ignored by the mainstream media. Ho-hum, just another cheerleader being raped by a quarterback at a high school kegger. What’s the big deal? Stuff like this happens every day. How is the weather in your neck of the woods today, anyway?

Jan 05, 2013 8:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
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