posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 07:19 PM
I am not even sure what to comment on about this other than the fact that watching that video made me feel sick to my stomach. The fact that everyone
in the community is all for protecting the 'little innocent boys' even makes me more sick to my stomach. WTF is wrong with parents and adults these
days!! Has nobody ever heard of the concept of tough love? Trying to gloss over, and make light of the actions of the perpetrators is imo almost as
bad as the actions that have been commited. I'm sorry, but I am of the opinion that if you do the crime then you best be prepared to do the time.
When I was that age I knew the difference between right and wrong, good and evil. They are 16+ not little 4 year olds. They should be tried as
adults, they show no remorse for what they did, they infact made a video bragging and laughing about it. What does that tell you? It tells me that a
3 year stint in juvie is not going to fix what is wrong with them. In some cases I am not of the opinion that it is the parents fault for the actions
of thier offspring, however in this case I cannot honestly say that may not be the case. The parents and adults of this community tried very hard to
sweep this under the rug. To me that says that they think that they should be above the law and not held accountable for their actions. I think the
people who tried to hide the evidence, intimidate the victim etc. should also be held partially accountable. They are so worried about the
"community being destroyed" the "negative image of thier football program". Well sorry pal! Maybe that is exactly what needs to happen!! It's
like they don't understand the fact that giving them the OK here (trying to cover everything up and make it disappear) is giving them the OK to maybe
murder someone or a whole bunch of someones down the road and expecting that money will let them get away with it. Two arrests that are going to be
tried in juvenile court is a fracking joke!! This happened at a party, I am sure that there was a heck of alot more than 2 witnesses to it occuring.
If you are a witness and see it happening you are still guilty if you choose to take no steps to stop, prevent, or bring to light the fact that it is
happening. All those kids and none of them seemed to show even an ounce of a sense for knowing what was right and what was wrong is truly disturbing.
We are raising a generation of bad apples and enablers and I'm sure Steubenville is not alone, it just may be coming to a small town near you! Now
that is a truly frightening and sad thought!!