Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Too Damned Little in Steubenville

Some of the sordid story is out: How an incapacitated 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted (digitally, at that) by a bunch of football louts, hauled from party to party, urinated on, and in general treated like a piece of meat without a shred of compassion or humanity.  For this, two identified rapists got what amounted to a slap on the wrists and some boo-hooing by CNN about their fate and how their lives are ruined.

What about tears for their victim, CNN?  Geesh!

And it seems to me that even this little would have been done if it wasn't for a hacker group publicizing the whole sorry affair.  What values are misplaced if a community can let an enormity such as this be ignored.  Rape is an ugly crime; it's not to be snickered about.

Those guys are not like most guys.  Most communities would not let that kind of crime go by (I hope, at least).  Most prosecutors would on this like a mockingbird on a june bug.  Does being on the football team confer exemption from the responsibilities of wrongdoing?  If that's the case, then God help us. 

What about the other attendees at those parties?  What about the guy that filmed and commented on the whole thing.  Did not anyone say, "This is wrong?"  Or call the police? 

Those awful parties happened in private homes.  Where were the homeowners, the parents?  Did they also watch that poor girl get fingered?

Where did they get the booze?  Who sold it?  Who bought it for them?


Too much is left unsaid and unaccounted for.


  1. The whole affair was disgusting and shameful.

  2. I found CNN's take on it to be warped too.

  3. There are a lot more unanswered questions.

  4. They should have cut off the offending parts, at least!

  5. The whole thing still smacks of it being swept under the rug. So much for justice for the poor rape victim.

    Such bastards!

  6. These trash commited adult-level crimes and were given the equivalent of a slap on the werist. Lately, some hooligan girls in Steubenville were sending the victim some harassing and threatening tweets. So much for justice in southern Ohio!

  7. The only hero out of all of that was Anonymous. Never were the Guy Fawkes masks more good to see.

    Steubenville got outed as a place that would let some rapists get away with it.

  8. They were found guilty of rape and given very minimal penalties. The whole thing was to convince the credulous that justice was done. It wasn't. Just a pale appearance of it.

  9. Has there been any response from CNN to the groundswell of condemnation they received over that reporting? If so, I haven't heard it. And where were the parents of those young men, who should have been teaching them the right things? Times change ... I can tell you that if I had been guilty of anything like this, the court would have had an easy time of it, because my father wouldn't have left much to prosecute.

  10. The whole thing from the get-go was disgusting!