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‘Enough is enough’

Abdalla: Hackers are attacking the innocent

January 5, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — A visibly angry Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said Friday night his department and other agencies are now investigating an unofficial Anonymous member who has claimed credit......

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Jan-05-13 12:39 AM

It is stunning to the civilized world outside of this town that the vast majority of Steubenville seems far more concerned with their own reputation and convenience as a town that on the rape. If there are any men in Steubenville they are cowards.

Here is what the attorney for one of the charged said:

"Because she was silent doesn't mean she was objecting," Madison said.

This is what these people are about, this Sheriff is tired of the publicity. Maybe, failure Sheriff, if you had done your job and not allowed the local attorney / mother to attempt to silence the victim then people would believe you.

The person who is most successful in outlining your failure is you. You talk and talk about how you have done nothing wrong, but hit scribe wasn't even taken seriously until Anonymous did your job.

Your town is a filled with shame and it is earned. Still waiting for one man to stand up and be a man. The victim is getting death threats. That's all you need to know this town.

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Jan-05-13 12:42 AM

if this isn;t abdallah's case, why is he holding daily interviews with media on the case.

secondly why have all his statements in the last 24 hours on record been so inconsistent?

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Jan-05-13 12:43 AM

Abdalla is an absolute embarrassment. "They had the investigation into this incident wrapped up in four or five days after the rape was reported to them in August." I'm glad he's proud of such amazing police work. Clearly others were involved in this horrible rape, yet only two arrests were made. Clearly outstanding police work. I am no fan of Anonymous but at least they are attempting to dig up the real perpetrators in this case, without worrying about the precious football team. Abdalla is more concerned about Anonymous than he is with this vile and disgusting case of rape and a sick community mentality of football above all else.

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Jan-05-13 1:26 AM

"But when you attack innocent people and young children, I am coming after you," Abdalla declared.....Sheriff...this young lady was attacked..she was innocent...where were you? and where are you now?

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Jan-05-13 2:24 AM

Silly me, when Abdalla said "enough is enough" I thought he was talking about rape. No, he's talking about Anonymous who had to step in and do his job for him.

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Jan-05-13 8:21 AM

ignorance is bliss,and you 15 minute of famers are glowing. Sheriff Abdalla is doing all that the law requires. on the other hand, you people that are permitted to make comments ,with no repercushins are only allowed to do so because of the first amendment. there is no cure for stupid, but some of us are not allowed to uthanize you. I've lived and worked in this valley for many years successfully. If those of you, can't stand it here,LEAVE!!!!

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Jan-05-13 9:55 AM

Crack journalism team here at the Herald. Ugh. Is the newspaper part of the vast town conspiracy too? Are there ANY good people in your town??? Where is the article exposing your Prosecuting Attorney and her many conflicts of interest? Where are other articles abut "The Spot", underage drinking, rape, etc. What a joke of a "newspaper".


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Jan-05-13 10:35 AM

Steubenville is more concerned with the scrutiny from the "outside world" than justice for the victim. Why is it rape cases, the guys are always cool and it's always the girl's fault? I say justice for the victim and have 100 rallies until it is achieved. I am grateful for the New York Times shedding "light" on this whole issue and anonymous for spreading the light. Who are the "innocent" children affected? Maybe we should let the "innocent" rapists go free so they can assault these "innocent" children at future parties or school events! Put ALL the perperters in jail. Steubenville has flown under the radar of reality for too long. Time to face the music, I think Bill O'Reilly or Gretta or Geraldo needs to show up next!!!!!! I don't mean covering the story in New York studio either, show up in town!!!

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Jan-05-13 10:44 AM

The job of Sheriff is to protect and serve the public under his jurisdiction. I see his angry interview as an act of diversion. He is not the problem. The problem is that a young woman was raped and her boastful attackers and their co-conspiritors (those that owned the house, supplied the alcohol and drugs, those that witnessed and said nothing) were protected from penalty. The cat is outta the bag now, people are angry, and all this attention is the result.

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Jan-05-13 10:59 AM

Thank you Sheriff Abdalla...well said! Many victims in this and your job is to protect everyone.

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Jan-05-13 11:08 AM

400 years ago Wm. Shakespeare capture the sentiment and I paraphrase: The Sheriff doth protest too much ... methinks. There is something rotten in Steubenville.

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Jan-05-13 11:25 AM

This kind of small town intrigue is why I don't live in a small town. How can the mothers/girls/women in this town not march right down the middle of the street, demanding the truth. Demanding the longest sentence possible and then putting ankle monitors on them and making them go to work and go home everyday for the the next decade or so. They aren't worth spending $60,000 a year to imprison them when they have an entire town and electronic reports being monitored in real time.

With this monitor, we can identify any victims in the future unless his family brings one in(?).

This is not just these boys fault. What kind of men have been influencing the boys in this town?

Ladies, stand up for your sisters. March down the street and tell the boys in your town that you won't stand for it. If you are frightened alone, stand with others and give it the good fight. Women don't have to put up with this kind of behavior anymore. Go online and get yourself a hand tazer and mace

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Jan-05-13 12:58 PM

Sheriff Abdalla needs to be fired - now. All of the coaches too - you host parties where your players rape girls? You should all be ashamed - you are disgusting, sick people. And do these children have parents? Where are their mothers? You have raised monsters.

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Jan-05-13 1:06 PM

DISGUSTING; going after the group that blew the lid off the COVER UP. Not one word in the press conference' about the ADULT, CAUCASIAN attackers, and more arrests. The Sheriff is an accessory also. Why isn't he investigating the brutal battery on a CHILD? Instead, he wants to protect the MAGGOTS that battered the child!

NORDIANOS admitted his part in the CRIME(S), spoke of children murdered in Florida; why hasn't he been arrested?

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Jan-05-13 2:26 PM

"I know where he lives. I know his name, his mother's name, his father's name, his brother's name."

Is it just me, or does the Sheriff Abdalla's remarks regarding this individual's family sound like a veiled threat against the mother, father, and brother?

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Jan-05-13 3:48 PM

Terminations are definitely in order for Steubenville, beginning with this Sheriff, Hanlin, the high school and assistant high school coaches, the police department, the employees who failed to retrieve evidence from mobile phones and other electronic devices (and shame on Channel 9 news for not originally reporting the story). A grand jury is the only hope to save Steubenville from its horrendous reputation across the US for protecting gang rapists instead of prosecuting them for the brutal rape of a teen girl. Shame on Steubenville and shame on Michael Nodianos's parents for providing him with an attorney instead of making him turn himself into the police to at least give a statement. What are they teaching their other son?

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Jan-05-13 5:12 PM

Interesting: "when you do a hatchet job on children..."

He oughta know. That's EXACTLY what him, Mamma of a Rape Crew Member aka City Prosecutor J. Hanlin, the coaches on the team, and these tough guys on the football team did to the poor victim that they brutalized.

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Jan-05-13 7:11 PM

The video of teens laughing and joking about the rape is despicable and disgusting, our hearts go out to the young girl and her family.

Since these boys apparently took nude photos of the young girl without her permission, and sent them over the internet, that might legally constitute child ****. We hope federal law enforcement will consider getting involved. Hopefully anyone with information will contact law enforcement.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."

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Jan-05-13 7:22 PM

I'm not from Steubenville originally but grew up 45 minutes away. After graduate school, I decided to locate here because of proximity to my job. What I heard as a kid was that the town was known for 2 things: 1.) Shootings and 2.) HS Football. - There are good people in Steubenville..helpful neighbors, and caring citizens. There are, however, indecent and corrupt officials. Reno is no better than Paterno and his threats, reckless behavior, and anger prove that he is not in a place mentally to mentor our youth. The sheriff is corrupt, angry, and out of touch. If I didn't do my job, I'd lose it. Perhaps its time to retire silently and go into the golden years of your life. The prosecutor who's son is involved..where is she? Lastly, if I made a video 1/8 as bad as that Michael did, my father would have shot me or moved me into a church...may God have mercy on your souls and may the heads of the School board, football staff, and justice departments roll ever so fast down a tumultuos hill

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Jan-05-13 7:27 PM

Abdalla, you deserve nothing more than to be fired. People of Stubenville, what the*****is the matter with you. I am glad I am not the parent of the girl,or justice would have already been served.

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Jan-05-13 9:02 PM

I sometimes admit that I am from Ohio. I now live elsewhere. I've made a wonderful life for myself. I'd like to say that one of the reasons I made it here was the experience I had as a 14 year old little girl on the cheerleading team in Circleville, Ohio who went through the same...or "allegedly" , similar experience as the one this poor girl has endured. I can honestly say that in some sick way, I will love that day. I learned crudely just how disgusting humans can be. The way the boys who raped me were protected, due to their ever so important status as star athletes at the local high school...and the silence of the other girls I knew it had also happened to...made it clear to me how twisted that community, I ran. You are right, Sheriff, this is going to stop. We will stop creating an environment of entitlement that encourages the immature idea that you are invincible if you are a star athlete in a small town. I'm not running anymore.

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Jan-05-13 9:12 PM

what if we just told everyone our stories? what if we all just screamed at the top of our lungs... "I was raped!" what if we just put it out there and told everyone it doesn't matter...threw it in their faces and laughed...laughed at the men who want it to matter so much that it breaks us...what if instead we stand up and said..."I was raped" and screamed in their faces that they'd never know what its like to live fully...and instead of breaking us, they gave us a gift they never could have conceived of tip toeing on the brink of possessing themselves...that out of that awful thing they tried to do to us..that most revealing act that proved to themselves just how despicable they are and how miserable their lives would always be...if out of that they made us realize our strength.

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Jan-05-13 9:55 PM

This is disgusting everyone that participated both in the act and wittnessd it without helping or reporting the crime should be charged. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE VICTIM, NOT THE FOOTBALL TEAM IT'S COACHES OR THE PROSECUTER AND HER SON. Is there going to be another rally we are from northwest ohio and would like to come to the next one and support the victim.

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Jan-05-13 10:35 PM

I'm ashamed that this town is in Ohio. It sounds as if the town suffers from mass-bad parenting. Shame on you for raising kids who would be joking around about someone being raped. But what can you expect from hillbillies.

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Jan-05-13 10:55 PM

I cannot remember the last time I ever felt the need to expound on a situation as much as I have regarding this recent rape case in Steubenville, OH. I apologize for the length of this and appreciate any of you who read the whole thing; it's a need to vent.

Recently, the purported events surrounding an inhumane attack against a 16 year old girl via a group of her peers has moved many to come forth and vocalize their disgust for such acts. As a result, 2 protests have taken place and a candlelight vigil is to be held in memory of rape victims. As a lifelong Ohio Valley resident, this incident brings to light the culture of the entire Upper Ohio Valley Region – not just Steubenville, Ohio. Many persons have either written or verbally protested against Steubenville High School’s administrators, coaches, football team, board of education members, city officials, county officials, and the lack of what seemingly is objective reporting by local news media. The sad fact is that this is some

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