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Lay the blame where it belongs – with those who stood by and did NOTHING. Blame those who refused to cooperate with law enforcement and blame the parents who raised children without a moral compass, empathy or compassion.
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 prosecutor’s office defined the happenings that night as “rape” when charges were filed against the two juveniles now awaiting trial.
Since then there has also been a lot of blaming. There is blame laid at the defense attorneys who represent the accused. They are simply doing their jobs. I had occasion to meet Mr. Madison – I thought he was very polite and cordial. I met mothers of some Big Red students and have nothing but nice things to say about them and their children. Not all kids at Steubenville High School are bad because of an irresponsible, uncaring few.
I find it very disheartening that many missing non-Caucasian children oftentimes never cross our television screens. Sadly, for a missing child to attract widespread publicity and to improve the odds of the child being found, it is better if the child is white, wealthy, cute and under the age of 12. In 2005, Scripps Howard News Service did a first of its kind study which found that white children were the subjects of more than two-thirds of the dispatches appearing on the Associated Press’ national wire during a 5-year period and accounted for three-quarters of missing-children coverage on CNN.
According to the Scripps Howard study “162 missing-children cases reported by the Associated Press from Jan. 1, 2000, through Dec. 31, 2004. Forty-three CNN reports were also studied. Scripps Howard determined the race of the child in each case by checking records maintained by missing-children organizations or by contacting police investigators.
White children accounted for 67 percent of AP’s missing-children coverage and for 76 percent of CNN’s.
Black children accounted for 17 percent of the AP stories, 13 percent of CNN’s, 19 percent in the Justice Department’s study and 23 percent of cases reported to the National Center. The discrepancies for Hispanic children were greater, accounting for just 11 percent of AP’s reporting and 9 percent of CNN’s stories” Source: Capitol Hill Blue
Those statistics are very upsetting. ALL children should elicit the same type of coverage in the process for locating them. Emilliano Terry is one that as far as I have seen has not made national coverage. The 3-year-old was reported missing by his
The blog was down for the better part of the day due to some server issues, but hopefully those have been resolved. Nope, I didn’t shut down. I’m here for the duration. I write about a lot of cases, and my focus has always been for the victims. I don’t always have heartwarming things to say about criminals or others who behave like savages, and I believe that if it looks like a turd, and smells like a turd…chances are it’s a turd. My language can sometimes be colorful, and I will not apologize for that because that is just who I am. I have been known to refer to individuals who behave like they are from another planet as booger eaters. I have a right to an opinion, and I opine that the world is full of some very odd and dangerous people. I’m not the only person who has an opinion. My dad used to say they are like *holes. We all have them.
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Anyhow, I have not been served with any suit and for all I know that could be just another rumor. You know how they all keep talking about rumors, plus for all you know, I live in a van down by the river in Orlando, FL. It is business as usual here at PRINNIEFIED, and if you wish to comment here using a proxy – I understand. I truly understand that some feel oppressed and/or intimidated regarding having an opinion regarding this case. I am very sad that we didn’t have more colorful usernames. Fart Sniffer would have caused me gales of laughter. LOL
It is my hope that ALL of those responsible in this case are held accountable for what they did to the victim, and that all others who have or were involved in gang rapes of females are prosecuted. I have pixelated the victim’s name to protect her, but wonder what would the reasonable man would think of the character of an individual who would post this photo online? Can one’s character truly be more defamed than they defamed themselves? Just some food for thought.
Three Pennsylvania teens are currently in police custody waiting to be charged as adults for aggravated assault and other related offenses while the other three are supposed to turn themselves in. On Monday or Tuesday night, the six teens viciously attacked and beat a 48-year old mentally disabled woman while one of them used her cell phone to record the assault. They then posted the video on Facebook; obviously more dumb teens believing that it was cool to brag about criminal behavior. Thankfully, it caught the attention of a local parent who reported it to police. Without the information being reported by the parent, police Commissioner Joseph Bail said that the crime could have gone unnoticed. In a way, I am glad these girls are dumb as rocks, otherwise no one would have known about the attack because the victim did not report it to police.
Mark Cole II, 17, said the victim was leaving one house and was so intoxicated she could barely walk.
“She wasn’t capable of walking on her own and was stumbling as walking,” Cole said.
Cole said he shot a video of sexual conduct in his car between Mays and the victim as they were driving to Cole’s house. Cole said he later deleted the video from his phone.
He said, at his house, Mays attempted to get the victim to perform oral sex on Mays.
Cole said it “wasn’t his place to determine if there was a sexual assault. He said he didn’t believe it was necessary to call his mother, who wasn’t at home, another adult or the police.
Cole did say the victim wasn’t moving at his house when the sexual assault took place.
He said Richmond was lying beside her with his hands around her groin area but couldn’t tell if Richmond was sexually touching the victim. He said he didn’t intervene because he didn’t at any time see the conduct by the defendants as “forceful.” Source: Mark Law, Herald Star
While on the stand Mark Cole incriminated himself. Filming or photographing a nude minor is the manufacture of child pornography under the state laws of Ohio and under federal law. Yet he remains AT LARGE. Mark Cole’s claims that it wasn’t his place to determine if there was a sexual assault are despicable. Did his parents do that piss poor of a job raising him that he doesn’t know that a comatose female does not have the ability to consent and that DECENT men do not take advantage of females who are passed out? Historically, men who have sex with women who are comatose are charged with RAPE. Surely, someone who RECORDED VIDEO of what is legally considered child porn would KNOW that if someone cannot say NO — that means it is rape! Right? Would he let someone have sex with a female relative if they were incapacitated? In his world, it’s not rape according to his skewed thought process? The state said the video had been deleted, could not be retrieved and that because of that, Mark Cole was not facing charges even though he ADMITTED UNDER OATH that he recorded what amounts to child porn. Hmmm, how’s that happen unless a deal has been offered?
EVAN WESTLAKE: Poor Evan was also so scared and “stunned” about what was happening that he had to pause for a moment to post to social media, and upload a video on Youtube. How about on his way to Mark Cole’s house? Was he scared and stunned while his friend was videotaping sex acts involving the victim? Didn’t he know then that this was wrong? How stunned was he when he uploaded video to his Youtube account in which Michael Nodianos gave a play by play of what was happening? Was he also documenting this in case the victim forgot and needed to be reminded of what had happened to her? These are guys that you want to leave your teenage daughters alone with, right? These are guys that you should be applauding as they rush across the field, right?
Evan Westlake, 17, said he was at Cole’s house and was getting ready to leave when he saw the victim naked on her side. He said the victim wasn’t moving.
Westlake said Richmond was beside her and performing a sexual act and Mays was smacking his penis off her side.
When asked why he didn’t help, Westlake said, “I was stunned with what I saw. I wanted to get out of there. I didn’t know what to do.”
What did Evan Westlake do? He was SO STUNNED with what he saw that HE MADE A VIDEO and posted it on youtube featuring his good pal, Michael Nodianos aka Nodi yapping about a “dead girl”. She was so incapacitated that they referred to her as “the dead body” or the dead girl.
He was so stunned that he took to Twitter to tell all of his pals how upset he was. He and Nodianos were obviously beside themselves with fear and confusion. I bet they were shaking so hard they had to console each other because it was just so horrifying. They quickly got over their fear and confusion about what was happening and created youtube videos instead.
ANTHONY CRAIG: Here’s another standup guy who took a picture of the incident in case the victim didn’t know what was happening, even though he tweeted to Trent Mays that “Chris Hanson” was his worst nightmare. We all know who Chris Hanson is. Did Anthony Craig think that Chris Hanson would understand that photos have to be taken of comatose victims – you know…just in case they don’t remember anything or was it because the videos involved an underage girl who was nude and being sexually assaulted? Anthony Craig thought better of reminding the victim. Instead, he deleted the evidence from his cellphone. How come? It was important to remind the rape victim what happened according to his testimony. Did you have a change of heart, Anthony?
Anthony Craig, 18, said he could see the victim getting more drunk throughout the night.
“Just the way she handled herself and was walking and talking to people,” Craig said.
He said he went to Cole’s house where Cole showed him a video of what happened in Cole’s car.
Craig, who admitted to having a relationship with the victim, said he saw the victim naked in Cole’s basement. He said he saw Richmond laying beside her but couldn’t tell what Richmond was doing. He said Mays was smacking his penis off her side.
Craig said the victim was not responsive or participating.
Craig said he tried to tell Mays, his best friend, to stop it, and told him not to do anything he will regret.
Craig said Mays told him, “It is all right … don’t worry.”
When asked how it feels to testify against his friend, Craig said. “It kills me.”
Craig said he took a picture of the incident in case the victim didn’t know what was happening. He said he later deleted the picture from his cell phone.
Craig testified Mays sent him a naked picture of the victim the next day.
Just color me disgusted. I’m ashamed to have to share my oxygen with SUPERSTARS like them.
Author note: I have turned off comments to all Steubenville articles at this time but am leaving the posts up so that this crime does not go unforgotten!
I get to write another “your kids suck” article. Hurray! On Saturday, North College Hill, Ohio resident Pat Mahaney was walking home Saturday with a six-pack of beer anticipating hanging in front of the television watching sports and relaxing. That was until something hit him in the back of the head. “The next thing I knew I woke up on my neighbor’s front step and the life squad was there,” he said.
Six boys ages 13 and 14-years old were arrested for the brutal assault and face felony charges of aggravated riot and felonious assault. Those arrested were twin brothers Tyree and Terrell Mizzell, Lamont Champion and Daquan Cain, all 13-year-olds; and Michael E. James, 14. A sixth was arrested yesterday but his name has not been released yet.
Want to know why they beat Mr. Mahaney? They “were bored” and looking for something to do. They admitted that Mahaney did NOTHING to provoke them and that they kicked and punched him in the face while he lay helpless on the ground. Mahaney was hospitalized or four days and suffered so many internal injuries that doctors had to insert a tube down his throat to remove all the blood from his stomach.
Police said “They were pretty arrogant in the interview with us. It’s appalling. I think it’s despicable. This appears to be premeditated and there was no remorse on behalf of any of the assailants. Thirteen-year-olds ought to be playing basketball, not running the streets looking for ways to entertain themselves at the expense of somebody.” The boys told police they only stopped assaulting Mahaney because a neighbor was yelling at them and said he was calling police.
Latasha Alford, 32, the mother of the Mizzell twins, said that while not excusing her sons’ actions, they did feel peer pressure to go along with the other boys. REALLY? Peer pressure? When I was young, peer pressure was smoking in the girl’s room with my friends or hooking school to go hang out at Big Darby and drink. I don’t ever recall feeling the urge to savagely beat an adult just because my friends were doing it and we were “bored”. What the hell is wrong with these boys that they couldn’t have found something more productive to do with their time like playing video games, but instead are so jacked up that beating the living daylights out of an innocent man is more fun?
Sorry, but I blame shitty parenting when children act out violently like this, and failing to teach them RESPECT.
Ah, once again I am convinced that individuals should be required to have a license to procreate. You have to have a license to drive to make sure you aren’t a danger on the road, but yet some of the most maladaptive, socially repugnant people can just have children at will and inflict their special brand of crazy upon them, as is the case with James and Samantha Taylor.
Four adults have been charged for — wait for it — putting small children into totes that had one air hole in them and leaving them in there. James Allen Taylor, Samantha Marie Taylor, Glenn Allen Adams and Daniel Adam McKenney of Steubenville, Ohio are facing charges of endangering children and unlawful restraint. A grand jury handed down the indictments last week.
The case was brought to the attention of law enforcement when another adult witnessed the children being put into totes and left there, and alerted authorities. Adams and McKenney are accused of knowing about the alleged crimes and not reporting them to police. Who in their right mind would find such behavior as not reportable to authorities?
“Two of the adults took a main role in ordering and directing these children in the totes while there were a couple other adults that assisted and aided in this abuse by cutting holes in the top of these totes, as well as engaging in some other acts that we believe constitute in abuse,” Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Bruzzese said. The children are 5, 6 and 8 years old.
“There is some indication of past abuse and corporal-type punishment. We believe … the investigation goes far beyond the normal perimeters of parental guardian child discipline,” he said. Ya think? Who punishes children by putting them in totes except a complete moron?
RieLee Lovell was 2-years old when she was found dead in a home in Wagner, SD on July 4th. Her caregivers, Laurie and Taylor Cournoyer telephoned 911 last week and reported her unresponsive. The problem was she had been unresponsive for a day and a half – and dead in a closet. During the time of her death and the time they decided to telephone 911 they were using meth, drinking and smoking pot. It is unclear how long they knew RieLee was dead. Taylor claims that he went to look for something in a closet and found her body on July 4th. Laurie claims that she called for her but when she didn’t respond she found her in the bedroom wrapped in a blanket and that she was “blue and purplish”. The medical examiner reports that RieLee had been dead for at least a day and a half.
At 9:30 p.m. July 3, one of Laurie Cournoyer’s children, who is 6 years old, asked the neighbor girls whether they wanted to come over and “see my dead sister.” I find this fact to be so disturbing. This took place more than 14 hours before Laurie Cournoyer ever called 911 to report an unresponsive child.
When asked why no one had checked on RieLee, Taylor claimed that he was gone during the day of July 3rd and wanted to relax when he came home from work. Neither has given a conclusive timeline as to the last time they saw RieLee alive in their home. There was no regular feeding routine at their home either, as Taylor claims they were short on food. Taylor also stated that it’s sometimes stressful at home because the kids ‘are real assholes.’ I’m sure it is stressful, but normal parents don’t do drugs around their children; let alone leave their bodies in closets.