Deric Lostutter Did NOT Solve the Steubenville Rape Case

I have been hesitant to write too much about the lies being told by Deric Lostutter because I didn’t want to come off as spiteful, and to be honest was fearful of retaliation by Deric Lostutter aka KYAnonymous as he has vowed to destroy anyone who speaks the truth about him…even if it means he must lie to do so.  I feel that if I don’t speak out, then I become part of the problem.  Deric Lostutter is now legally targeting me and others by filing restraining orders for speaking the truth.  Make no mistake, Deric and the truth are strangers.   Deric is living in some sort of warped dream world where he believes himself to be a hero who “solved the Steubenville rape case” and “uncovered the rape case cover-up in Steubenville Ohio in 2012 resulting in the indictment of multiple school officials.”  This couldn’t be further from the … Continue reading →

Planned Protests for Steubenville

I wanted to get a post up about any potential protests that might take place at the Steubenville High School football game this coming Friday or after. Tempers are high because Steubenville City Schools and Steubenville High School has allowed Ma’lik Richmond back on the team.  Coach Reno Saccoccia says that he deserves a second chance and the city leaders also seem to be taking this stance.  A petition was created on Change.org by Elizabeth Beier that generated over 60,000 signatures asking the school to rethink their decision and to remove Richmond from the team.  I can tell you now that there is a better chance of Elvis running for president than that.  It’s simply not going to happen.  Steubenville is…well…Steubenville. People want to protest and rightly so.  They SHOULD.  I am encouraging protests.  Marc Randazza and others have pledged $500 to every school that shuts Big Red out – … Continue reading →

Bystanders & Blamers

When I first started writing about the Steubenville case, there was one thing that bothered me the absolute most.  It was not that law enforcement did a shoddy job — I never claimed that, and will never make that claim.  I know many of the officers at Steubenville PD and they are very fine and upstanding men.  What bothered me greatly was the number of bystanders (as evidenced by social media) who stood by and did nothing.  The complete and utter lack of empathy of anyone that night bothered me greatly. To be quite clear, RAPE was mentioned on August 11th as it pertains to the events that unfolded that night.  No one but those using social media to discuss what happened that night put those words on their keyboards.  They tweeted about “rape“.    It was they who initially identified what happened that night as rape, and later the … Continue reading →

#OccupySteubenville Live Stream Links

I thought I would make a post with links to live streams of the rally tomorrow for those who can’t make it and would like to watch. Occupy Steubenville Ustream Live streaming by Ustream WTRF 7 News Sports Weather – Wheeling Steubenville Liberty Jones Ustream White Kid-Tatted Ustream Nunyaman Live Stream   OpRollRedRoll Ustream     … Continue reading →

Public Statement Regarding Litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: We believe that the real goal of this lawsuit is to discover the identity of anonymous posters so they, and future commentators on this site will be intimidated and discouraged from voicing their opinions. This tactic has a name. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are a common tool used to silence and intimidate those exercising their right to free speech. We believe that this case is a textbook example of a cyberSLAPP suit. If subpoenas are honored and the identities of anonymous commenters are revealed, serious damage will have been done to anonymous free speech on the internet, even if the lawsuit is ultimately dismissed. For these reasons, we have enlisted the help of the ACLU of Ohio in order to fight these subpoenas on behalf of all of the John Doe defendants, and to fully address the chilling effect of this lawsuit. … Continue reading →

Three Dismissed From Defamation Suit

I want to issue a very heartfelt thank you to Paul Alan Levy, Esq. of the Public Citizen group for his organization’s successful efforts in negotiating the dismissal of John Doe Defendants #9, #10 and #13 from the defamation lawsuit. You can read about his efforts here: http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/2012/12/gang-rape-by-football-stars-in-steubenville-ohio-subpoenas-to-identify-anonymous-commenters.html … Continue reading →

Bloggers & First Amendment Issues

Tonight on Behind the Yellow Tape the discussion will be the Steubenville case and litigation against anyone who made commentary on the case.  Join Joey Ortega tonight at 10PM EST on Behind the Yellow Tape. blogtalkradio.com/behindtheyellowtape Also, you are encouraged to call in to voice your opinion.  When you call in, Joey will not be referring to the digits of your phone number so that there is anonymity and protection of identities, just start talking.  If he responds to you – you are on the air!   … Continue reading →