[TW: Rape, Sexual Assault] Steubenville High School Students Joke About Rape In Video Leaked By Anonymous
(Huffington Post) - A chilling video leaked by an Anonymous cell this week has added a new twist to a sordid tale of alleged rape that has shattered the peace of a close-knit Ohio football town.
The disturbing 12-minute video, posted online Tuesday by the hacktivist group “Knight Sec,” shows teens making jokes about the events that reportedly transpired on Aug. 22.
One teen appears to refer to the victim as “deader than” Trayvon Martin, and adds, “she is so raped her p**s is about as dry as the sun right now.”
Months later, what exactly happened in Steubenville, Ohio, is still being pieced together. Few witnesses have stepped forward to talk about the parties where the underage girl, who was from a neighboring town, was allegedly transported, assaulted and photographed by athletes from local Steubenville High.
The video, which was allegedly posted to YouTube on the night of the incident, has been brought to the attention of local police.
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty released the following statement Wednesday (via WTRF):
The Steubenville police department has been aware of this recent video that was released. Since late August 2012 the subject who made the video was interviewed. This has all been turned over to the prosecutors which are the Ohio Attorney Generals Office, who is prosecuting this case. It’s always been the policy of the Steubenville Police Department not to make comments on details of a case prior to it going to trial. I know this is frustrating for some. I can’t change that now, as you know this is a high profile case and for the parties interested I believe I should not make a comment on it because I can’t make a comment on it. It’s being handled by an outside agency
In an eight-page investigation into the assault published in December, The New York Times wrote that social media has played an interesting, and at times confusing, role in the case.
From the Times:
Twitter posts, videos and photographs circulated by some who attended the nightlong set of parties suggested that an unconscious girl had been sexually assaulted over several hours while others watched. She even might have been urinated on.
The newspaper wrote about the assault in detail, describing how the unresponsive and potentially unconscious girl was allegedly penetrated and violated, sometimes on camera.
So far, two football players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, have been charged with rape and kidnapping, according to the Herald Star. But this was not enough for Anonymous. Perhaps spurred on by The Times exposé, the group fresh from its hacking victory over the Westboro Baptist Church, became involved.
The group seemed enraged by what it considers a cover-up by authorities and school officials in Steubenville, a town where high school football is king.
Anonymous asked: While i see a lot of people here put Donate buttons on their page with their wants and greed just being masqueraded as dire need, i would definitely donate to you
I think it will probably come to that. It’s one of the options I’m exploring.
Anonymous asked: My own father hardly ever made an on-time child support payment, so if you do open a donation box, I'd consider it a honor to help a man who cares so much for his children.
Thanks … don’t know what else to say. My father never paid a cent in child support, so yeah. :/
Fuck up that people are looked up to just for doing what’s right, but thank you none the less.
Anonymous asked: same anon from the donations ask. it's the holidays, i've got my first job literally a day ago, and it'll be my greatest pleasure in helping someone in need once i get my first paycheck.
I’m exploring what to do and trying to keep my mood from sinking too low.
Anonymous asked: Could your job do a temporary lay off so that you could draw unemployment insurance? That seems like it might be illegal but also might not be. *shrugs* Also, I, too, would donate. I would pay for a subscription to your blog anyway so you could think of it like that? I'm sorry this shit is happening to you. :(
Thanks. I’m seriously considering the donation route, as it’s probably my only option.
I’m not even so worried about paying for the surgery itself, that can be sorted out after the fact, it’s the missing work and what to do about child support part.
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I’ve done donations on here before and always feel like shit about having to ask people for money.
Plus, we are talking several thousands of dollars, not just a few hundred.
Thanks for the thought, though.
Anonymous asked: What was the happiest day in your life like?
I would have a hard time choosing just one, seriously.
Given all the ups and downs and fucked up shit that has happened to me in my life, I have had countless ‘happy moments’ in my life some happy moments are painful to look back on with the context of what happened after them, others, I remember fondly. But choosing one that would be my ‘happiest’ would be extremely hard.
Anonymous asked: "I was tested at a genius level IQ when I was in second grade - all it ever got me was dissatisfaction by members of my family that I didn’t constantly make straight A’s or grow up to be a doctor. :/ " <- story of my life. I constantly get "why didn't I/you invent that" or "why aren't you an engineer" when I talk about some new technology or talk about stuff that exists in science fiction. My IQ apprently ranges from 44 to 140.
Ha! I bet you got the “live up to your full potential” speech all the time too.
I know I did, nothing short of perfection when it came to academics was acceptable. The problem was, I was a horrible student until I got into college, and my choice of career was a disappointment (I went into electronic engineering and EVERYONE wanted me to be a doctor).
I had a lot of serious approval issues all they way into my 30’s because of the combination of high expectations and an abusive home life, and I still get crap from relatives because I’m “so smart” but didn’t become a doctor.
I’ve gotten over most of the approval BS related to it, and it’s gotten to the point now where it’s just really, REALLY annoying.
Anonymous asked: (1) I'm Jewish the Israel/Gaza war going on is tearing me apart. I don't understand how Israel can justify killing so many people but I can understand that they need to protect themselves. But I saw the most racist ad, it had 2 sides: The left said A Brave Jewish Mother and you see a mother protecting her child and the right side said A Brave Arab Mother and you see a mother dressing her child up as a suicidal bomber. How can I side with people who see things so white and black? Everything is
(2) is wrong! My family is very pro-Israel and assumes I take the same stand as same and I’m not sure anymore. How right could it be to cut communications from the outside world? Or even remotely consider a holocaust for the Palestinian people? How can I side with that?!? But I have friends and family who live in Israel and I know they are scared and angry and I worry for them but I’m torn between my heritage and everything else. Thank you for listening, I can’t really tell this to my family.
Thank you for sharing.
I don’t have any advice or commentary, you’re in a tough spot, but I’m glad you at least had an outlet for your voice to be heard.
Anonymous asked: i regards to the post about freezing tax rates on the middle class: i am willing to bet McConnell has been keeping his mouth shut lately so he doesnt look like an even bigger asshole, especially since he is already mostly anus
Yeah, he got real quiet after David Petraeus testified about Benghazi. As a lot of congressional republicans have (John McCain, I’m looking at you).
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I’ve never really thought about it to be honest.
I doubt I could only pick one anyway. haha
Anonymous asked: You said there were so many nice messages in your inbox today. I was just trying to spice things up.
Hahaha, thank you, then. It gave me a chance to practice my snarking, much like playing a musical instrument, one will get rusty without sufficient practice.
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That shit is the worst.