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Less Than Honorable Behavior

There has been a lot of activity coming out of Steubenville lately from  illegal gambling raids to the Bill of Particulars being released in the State’s case against school administrators regarding the alleged cover up to protect Steubenville high school athletes accused of rape.  Last week the Bill of Particulars was filed with the court which accuses Mike McVey, Superintendent of Steubenville City Schools of  wiping computer hard drives, erasing emails and lying to investigators about his knowledge of the allegations against the boys. There have also been allegations of witness  intimidation or harassment raised by both the prosecution and the defense in McVey’s case.

McVey has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, and misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business.

Early on McVey claims that he and the principal deferred investigation or judgment to Coach Reno Saccoccia when asked about the school’s involvement in the investigation of the accusations.  In fact, McVey stated to CBS News in January 2013 that “protocol was followed” with regard to the handling of the investigation by the school.  That “protocol” should raise questions all over again since he now stands accused of covering up a crime and tampering with evidence.

Cultural Apathy

Last week members of the Steubenville Police Department along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation executed the search warrants on 8 locations throughout Jefferson County in what was reported to be raids resulting from an illegal gambling investigation initiated by Steubenville Police and Ohio BCI.  An estimated $1.5 million was seized as a result of the coordinated raids.  


What is odd is the lack of response by Jefferson County Prosecutor’s office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department with regard to the raids.   Why hasn’t the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s office congratulated Steubenville PD and BCI on a job well done?  There have been so many other congratulatory butt slaps over the past 2 years when it comes to joint effort investigations and arrests.  Why no congratulatory ticker tape this time?   

The Perception of Corruption?

Corruption is defined as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power“.  Falsifying police reports and tampering with official police recorders so that misconduct would not be documented would certainly beperceived by the average layperson as “corrupt”.  Using excessive force against persons who witnessed police misconduct would be perceived by the average layperson as “corrupt”.  When those in power turned a blind eye and condoned this type of conduct, the average layperson would perceive that this behavior was “corrupt”.

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We Didn’t Know What Rape Was

MARK COLE:

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! 

Fraudulent Boycott Activity

I just finished reading Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story by Jose Baez and found it to be VERY interesting and insightful.  It answered so many questions regarding his defense strategy and I have the utmost respect for him as a defense attorney.  He pulled off what was thought to be a slam-dunk case for the State.  His book has also made the New York Times Best Sellers list. It is getting great reviews…unless you are one of those people who are still butthurt over the verdict and can’t seem to understand the term “beyond a reasonable doubt“.

For the last four years this case has brought out the ugliest behavior in people.  These are people who believe every word that Nancy Grace feeds them and are too afraid to think for themselves or look at subject matter minus their emotions.  Their abnormal love and devotion for Caylee Anthony is bizarre.   The best way I can describe their behavior is “groupthink”.  They feed off of each others’ rage.  The socially stunted self-proclaimed warriors and boycotters have taken EVERY opportunity to be a pimple on the ass of the internet by harassing anyone who doesn’t believe that Casey Anthony should be hung in the public square.  From their asinine and uneducated cries for federal charges to be

Oh, the Irony

I just read a tweet that I find dripping with irony and am I am truly appalled — first of all that these people are HARASSING an innocent person because his church may or may not have given refuge to the woman they are criminally stalking.  Secondly, that church would not have to have chains and no trespassing signs if it were not for the mouth breathers who  have the big O at the thought of stringing Casey up and burning her at the stake.  What century are we living in, by the way?

Sickening! This case has brought out some of the most low-rent, undesirable shit bags on the internet and they should all be ashamed of themselves for the way they are acting.

Justice Redefined?

Justice…I’ve seen the word bandied about plenty over the past few months, and I am truly trying to figure out how there is ever justice in a child’s murder case.  Will their cries for justice bring back a dead child that had she not been cute and white – they probably wouldn’t give a crap about anyhow.  How does calling for the death of her mother actually provide justice for Caylee?  Are their caws for “justice” really in search of JUSTICE for Caylee or is Caylee merely being used as a vehicle for their hate and vitriol?  These bitter, old women are spurring on and advocating violence be meted out against someone who was found not guilty.  Someone whom they OPINE may have killed her child.  Guilt is, in fact, nothing more than speculation and opinion because no one has taken credit for the dastardly deed and there is no smoking gun…no matter how convinced people are that Casey Anthony is guilty. None of us will ever know what happened until the killer speaks.  Until that time, all is merely speculation and assumption.  FACTOID.

Got Wood?

The wood fairies are paying girls to be girlfriends and locking them up when they aren’t. LMAO!  Great stuff!  More stories to come, and I’m keeping notes!!

Sick and Tired

Literally.  I’ve been really sick lately.  So sick that I have spent way too much time in bed and unable to do more than take the dogs out.  I am pretty sure it has to do with the new meds that I am on, but the pain from this second spinal fusion surgery is agonizing and much worse than what I dealt with after the first surgery.  I’m really pissed that my previous surgeon released me when I was not fused.  He told me that I was fused, but in reality there was nothing there.  Screws and rods and nerves being impinged with absolutely no fusion and a missing screw.  Where it is – no one seems to know.  LOL  So, I walked around for three years in so much pain because I wasn’t fused properly.  This time the pain is from having a second surgery and additional scar tissue in the area.  I am sure that there are also nerves that are trying to heal and are “waking up”.  It sucks, but I am hopeful that once I start healing some that the pain will go away.  I truly understand now why people in chronic pain check themselves out.