posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:41 AM
If it wasn't for members of the leaderless group, or as I like to call them , "collective" , we would not have seen the Steubenville Rape Boys held
accountable for their crimes.
Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the
girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August. The 17-year-old Mays and 16-year-old Richmond were charged with digitally penetrating the West
Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house. They could be held in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.
While I am still disgusted that three others who played a role in ruining this young girls life, got immunity in exchange for their testimony against
the two charged in this case, I am still happy that something was done. I am also not very happy with the fact that they are only receiving one year
each in Juvenile Hall with rehabilitation for young sex offenders for the rape with Mays receiving an additional one year for taping the attack. I
really think it should have been the maximum. But, I'll take whatever I can get at this point.
Some may say that this is fair because it wasn't as bad as other rapes or what we think of when we think of rape. But those of us who are women or
have daughters know better. No person has the right to take sexual advantage of a person when they are unconscious. I don't care of it's slapping your
privates against her face or fondling her with your fingers, as was done in this case, or , if it's having sexual intercourse. Rape is rape and I hope
this judgment today brings that home for those who don't seem to have any clue to the fact that you can't touch ANYONE who is unconscious in a sexual
And if it wasn't for the collective Anonymous, this case would have never seen the light of day. Members of this collective are the ones who brought
this crime to the attention of the whole world and demanded that justice be done for the victim. It is time for the culture of drinking underage and
protecting high school sports players when they commit crimes to come to an end. This case is just the beginning. Those who think rape is cool and
think you will be protected because you play a sport in high school or college, consider yourselves warned. Whether you play a role or just sit there
and watch, you will be held accountable.
edit on 17-3-2013 by skepticconwatcher because: (no reason given)