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Richmond, Mays found delinquent

March 17, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — Two Ohio high school football players have been found delinquent of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online....

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Russel

Mar-18-13 9:50 PM

GerriM -- "kindle unrest" -- really a noun but used as an adjective. Appears you're emotionally invested in this horrible incident by your plethora of comments. What's your true personal, objective feeling in 25 words or less?

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 9:00 PM

Russel, apparently, the Herald Star are moral cowards.

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 8:54 PM

AZ, firebrand emotions??

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Russel

Mar-18-13 8:27 PM

Oh, by the way, I agree with the "comment" that the Herald-Star used a hugely unacceptable word -- "delinquent" -- in their headline. Webster defines it as "failing in or neglectful." Would be interesting for you citizens to challenge your newspaper's Editor on this choice of words. Is it because the perpetrators were minors, believing that a softer word was justified? Is it because there is "special interest" in play here, i.e. influential people on the newspaper's payroll and/or donors and links to the football program? Hmmm. Suggest you all pursue.

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Russel

Mar-18-13 8:10 PM

From my perch in AZ, it is comforting to see so many comments about this despicable case. The light of goodness will surface from the ashes of arrogance and power. Let justice prevail so that the hypocrisy can be exposed of the school administrators, AD, football coach, parents of the two perpetrators and of the other "hiding" onlookers, et al. Be patient all. This is a highly-charged case in a small, relatively intimate community. Let the dialogue/comments begin to exhibit solutions rather than firebrand emotions.

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 6:47 PM

Steubenville has had a reputation for political corruption. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged that the city and police force had subjected numerous individuals to "excessive force, false arrests, charges, and reports" and had engaged in practices regarding "improper stops, searches, and seizures." The report from the Department also stated that excessive force was levied against individuals who witnessed incidents of police misconduct, and against those who were known critics of the city and its police force. Those individuals were also falsely detained if the city and the police agreed that they were "likely to complain of abuse." It also stated that the officers involved also falsified reports and tampered with official police recorders so that "misconduct would not be recorded."

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 6:39 PM

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 6:25 PM

Riobob, If the people of Steubenville WANTED it IT WOULD HAPPEN! Are the people of Steubenville that weak, spineless and lacking in basic morals?? Is standing for depravity and cover up the example parents in Steubenville want to give their children??

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 6:25 PM

Riobob, If the people of Steubenville WANTED it IT WOULD HAPPEN! Are the people of Steubenville that weak, spineless and lacking in basic morals?? Is standing for depravity and cover up the example parents in Steubenville want to give their children??

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Cinnamongirl

Mar-18-13 6:01 PM

Coach Reno, your time is coming. Hopefully the Good ole Boy club you've helped to perpetuate and keep alive, will end. Your ways are dangerous to everyone, not just the student body at your school but the community. You need to be held accountable. May Justice be served.

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RioBob

Mar-18-13 5:17 PM

GerriM, we are talking steubenville, Ohio. To change that mindset they would have to clean out the football program and the police department. Ain't happening.

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 2:24 PM

Moral training, right from wrong, We need to stop this mindless group conformity/peer pressure. The schools should be highlighting with regular attention and awards to students who showed moral leadership and didn't follow the crowd.

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GerriM

Mar-18-13 1:05 PM

The victim had been intentionally drugged with a "date rape" intoxicant. Heinous, simply heinous. So many monsters in one town. Get them, AG Dewine! Get them all!

***********localleaks.me/localleaks/index.html Scroll down to Steubenville...

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Roxine

Mar-18-13 11:52 AM

"Jane Doe,"

Please know that this wasn't your fault. And the anger that is being directed towards you is misplaced. You were violated in a way that only those who have survived being raped can understand.

However, you can survive and thrive. There are resources available to you.

Parents - Teachers - Administrators - By the age of 18, 1:4 girls and 1:6 boys are sexually abused - 90% by someone they know and 68% by a family member.

Please, let's change the narrative from "don't get raped" to "DON'T RAPE!"

The following websites have pertinent information to help prevent this from happening to your child

Tree-Climbers**** RAINN

Thank you, Roxine Behrens, President, Tree-Climbers****

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RPG0340

Mar-18-13 11:04 AM

I wonder if the two animals still think that Reno will get them out of it now? LOL!!!

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TiredoftheBS

Mar-18-13 10:48 AM

There are many more posts on this, the Herald Star has been deleting, even though they are not offensive!

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TiredoftheBS

Mar-18-13 10:44 AM

When are you going to prosecute the rape of the fourteen year old back in April at Palooza, you know the one referred to by Nodianos in his epic comedy special. When are the rest of the kids involved in this rape going to have their day? When is Steubenville going to clean its dirty laundry? Just askin!

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beagle

Mar-18-13 10:41 AM

Let the REAL justice now begin. By this, I mean bringing the coaches, school administrators, parents and other adolescents before both criminal and civil courts. Yes, there will (and should be) many monetary lawsuits against the coaches and school board and parents who turned a blind eye to the situations. Now, the prosecutors will get info from the two found guilty to use against those who stood silent and refused to testify. BTW, where was the head coach during all of this. Why didn't he "man up" and testify for the boys - naw...better to hide under a rock like the knuckle-headed school principal who let the favoritism and fetish behavior continue. Best idea to date; CANCEL THE ENTIRE FOOTBALL PROGRAM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This would show real support for the victim and show what is really important and not important. But....that will never happen....the Steubenville dopey alumni and their ilk will continue to march over the cliff of ethics and morality!

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TiredoftheBS

Mar-18-13 10:38 AM

Fix the town or forever be known as Rape Crewbenville, Ohio!

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frannyandzoey

Mar-18-13 10:27 AM

Grateful for the guilty verdict, looking forward to the other kids, who knew what happened and did nothing, the absentee parents who opened their homes for these "parties?", and a the officials (legal and school) who did everything they coud to make the case disappear reap consequences for their personal mora decay. Let us hope AG office continues to pursue this as required despite reported ties to select bigwigs in community. Thank you, JD and parents, for your courage in pursuing justice despite the risk in "putting yourself out there" for the world to see.

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Michael1013

Mar-18-13 8:23 AM

So...what ever happened with coaches allowing drinking at their house? What happened with Coach Sac "taking care of it"? How the*****is one year sufficient for a rape? I have friends that got 18 months for first offense drug possession. What did I read yesterday, they will only be registered as sex offenders while incarcerated? Unbelievable how shady this whole thing is.

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mollace

Mar-18-13 1:53 AM

I am shocked and sickened by anyone, posting here, on other media sites, or on the news ala CNN, who minimizes what happened to that girl and expresses sympathy for the perpetrators. These repulsive, depraved creeps who raped and assaulted, REPEATEDLY, an unconscious girl, should have to do more than serve their pathetically lenient sentences. This girl's life will never be the same again. Every single person involved should've been prosecuted. Mays' outrageous "apology" addressed only the taking of photos, not the viscious and misogynistic acts he and his friend committed. We are truly a society in big trouble that so many people try to minimize rape, assault, bullying, drinking to excess, drugging and wilding. Those boys should have to put in ten years of community service working with victims of rape and assault. Who knows - maybe they'll have some first hand experiences themselves on the receiving end before they get out. I have very little hope for them, either w

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ChristopherBlackwell

Mar-17-13 8:20 PM

I wish the two jocks had been given a stiffer sentence than they got. Their own words showed that they cared nothing about the harm they did to the girl, or the damage to her life, so there is no reason for us to feel sorry for any damage done to their lives. For too long we have allowed our sports heros to live by the lowest standards of accountability, everyone else cleaning up their messes for them. Sorry, but if they want to be treated as special then let they work to become better and fully responsible men. From now on, lets demand total accountability and the highest of moral standards for our sports jocks. Anything less is a disgrace to the town and school that they represent.

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Mike831

Mar-17-13 6:21 PM

I guess i'm not as hateful as most of you, i still have hope for these young men, they did something wrong and they're going to pay for it, but i have hope, these young men have another 50,60 ,70 years of their life, i have hope they can turn their life around and learn from this, everyone deserves a second chance, i don't condone rape and i do understand the girl will be scarred for life, but lets not give up on these young men, it's their first offense, many people have served their time and made a turnaround in their lives, i hope they do and i'm not going to give up on them. i don't know them, i just want them to turn their lives around and be respectful young adults when they getback into our society.

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Bendtheboysover

Mar-17-13 4:30 PM

Erieside: You said maybe the parents need educating, too. There is no maybe about it. I hold the parents more responsible than the 2 boys because boys at that age are driven with testosterone and fueled by alcohol. It is not a good mix and any concerned parent would not allow their kid to stay out all night drinking and driving and in this case raping, too. Had the parents done their job and made the boys stay home and study, this would never have happened. At least they should have been supervising the boys at their own home so they know what the boys are up to but this takes effort and apparently more effort than any of these parents wanted to put into it. They would rather go to Disneyworld and pretend all is well.

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