Posts Tagged Big Red

Alleged Kicking Grounds for Suspension…but RAPE? PLAY BALL #STEUBENVILLE!!

CAMERON -The Cameron High School community is questioning a controversial call made at a Friday night game that resulted in a senior football player being ejected from the game and suspended for two games, with one of those games being “Senior Night.”Senior Dalton Wood was ejected from the Cameron-Beallsville game after a referee accused him of kicking an opposing player who was laying on the ground. However, due to a video of the alleged incident circulating on social media, many say they fail to see the supposed kick.

Making some residents even more upset is that there is no appeals process for ejections from games in West Virginia and Ohio.

For starters, I’m not an avid football watcher but to me – it doesn’t look like a kick. What it looks like is that he was trying to push himself up by pushing his leg out for thrust.  But …that’s not the purpose of this particular blog entry.  The purpose is the outrage from the local community over an alleged KICK as opposed to let’s say…CONVICTED RAPE.  I don’t think it’s a stretch for me to feel a wee bit aggravated at the number of commenters who are voicing their opinion about this suspension when just a short 50 miles up the river, there is a school that has a registered sex offender being applauded and glorified as he runs across the field every Friday night.
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Reno Will Take Care of It

I found this comment on the Youtube video by ruckuslike and wanted to post it.  It has been said time and time again that “Reno would take care of it”, and that student athletes are considered local celebrities.

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Steubenville PSA – SHHHHH! Play Ball!

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Steubenville Shrew Crew Head Cheerleader Unmasked

Debora Still of Steubenville, Ohio

For the past two years a number of Steubenville locals have used social media with the same MO as the kids did on the night of the rape in August 2012 – to bully, humiliate, harass and intimidate.  One of the more vitriolic and vapid users going by the name  “Jordan_Renee91″ has been especially vocal in her spewing of hate and today her identity was revealed…by HER no less.  Apparently her #vintagecam app accessed the Twitter account that she used to bully anyone who supports me or anyone that spoke out against the Steubenville rapists or others.

Last night when she took a selfie, it auto posted to her Twitter account.  The picture was also cross-posted to her Facebook. Twitter users started calling her out about her faux paus and she now claims that she never posted any picture on her account and attempted the  “it wasn’t me” defense.  She deleted the photos from her account but screenshots were grabbed.

What’s the word I’m looking for here?  Oh…karma.  Yeah.  Deborah Still has used an anonymous Twitter account for the purpose of harassing and bullying for almost two years, and when she was outed – it wasn’t done by anyone other than herself.

Deborah Still has repeatedly tweeted to me for these two years demanding my attention, and I ignored her. Today I will address her.  Does this post come off as trite?  Perhaps, but as I sit here and think of how ugly some of the attacks on innocent people close to me were for the sole purpose to harass me – trite doesn’t matter.  Principle matters and finally being able to put a name to one of the vapid Big Red mouthpieces is a victory. She and her sister have both engaged in some egregious online behavior in support of Big Red and the not so innocent kids who started the whole Steubenville mess.

No one harassed this woman.  No one has posted photos of her family and no one has posted lies about her, but she has done all of these things and has made it a point that her mission is to “bully” me because she feels entitled to do so.

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Welcome to Rapeville

I’m going to continue updating this throughout the day in an effort to highlight why people are so disgusted with residents of Steubenville, Ohio.  Read for yourself how some of the locals talk about this case.  Down right shameful.

https://www.facebook.com/WTOV9/posts/10152155144916887

Jonta’ Lucas

Mary Kay Tost 

Valerie Hughes Reda

Cornell Birden

Mike Cunningham

Sean Daly 

Pat Hannan

Timmy Lawrence

Tina Baker-Walulik

Bryan R. Saylor Funny, I didn’t see any of you tough talking big red haters at the game protesting! Talking loud and saying nothing! Just like I thought!  

Matthew Moore

Because nothing matters more than Big Red football…even rape.

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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 – meaning a zero point game.  That’s something I can get behind as well.  In fact, maybe collecting donations from the public at large and dividing them up between the schools that shut them out is in order.

What we don’t want to happen is this:  These protests are about doing the right thing. Any signage or tshirts, etc. should refrain from “I support Jane Doe” or mentioning Jane Doe.  She has blamed enough by this community and this will just be another opportunity for them to blame her again.  Any signs should demand that SHS do the right thing – that they have an ounce of human compassion and decency, but for now…let’s give Jane Doe a breather.  Steubenville High School should be ashamed of themselves but let’s not give them the opportunity to blame anyone but themselves for this latest mess they’ve found themselves in.

And you can always called the superintendent.  If you would like to call them yourself: (740) 283-3767

Shame on you

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Big Red Nation Says Eff You to the World

It was reported today that Ma’Lik Richmond has rejoined the Steubenville High School football lineup.

Ma’Lik Richmond, one of two teens convicted in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, was back on the roster at Steubenville Big Red as of Monday morning.

Richmond was found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old girl in March 2013, and must register as a Tier II sex offender every 180 days for 20 years.

Richmond was released from an Ohio Juvenile Detention Center on January 6, 2014, and in June of this year, the 7th District Court of Appeals upheld his sexual offender classification.   

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I don’t know why I am shocked.  I mean, didn’t we all assume this was going to happen?  Really, why would this school care about what people thought about them or that they look more like rape apologists than they ever did? It is very obvious – even two years later – that Steubenville High School and the school board could give two shits less about rape.

Steubenville High School has multiple employees/educators/administrators who have been charged for being LIARS and who tried to PROTECT a football program by obstructing justice, tampering with evidence….did I mention LYING?  Why would such a fine and upstanding school district give a shit what the world thought of them after their football players and students broadcast rape over social media and then pretended to NOT know what rape was?  Where is the change?  In two years how have they contributed to changing rape culture?  Where is the outrage from the locals that a registered sex offender is being allowed back on the field?  Or does it matter as long as Big Red gets the wins?

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine even ordered one plea bargaining Steubenville principal, Lynette Gorman, to educate students  and school officials about the seriousness of sexual assault and the need to report these incidents. Did she?  Where are these educational materials?  Is she upset that a registered sex offender is being allowed back on the field?

 How is anyone in Steubenville to take rape seriously when one of the perpetrators is allowed back on the team?  What kind of a message is this sending to the kids? That it’s okay to rape – just don’t put it on
Twitter?  Steubenville is the poster child for rape culture around the world and it was of their own doing…or lack of doing.  Not once did city leaders ever say this will never happen again.  They have done nothing to change the attitudes in their town and have had two years to do so.  

WHAT has Steubenville City Schools done to insure that nothing like this ever happens again? Anything that they may have attempted to do has just been nullified by rewarding a registered sex offender by allowing him back on the team.  Is this distraction going to be beneficial to the other team members when opposing teams taunt them as they have in the past?

Steubenville School systems does not give a shit about rape, about rape culture, or about anything other than WINNING football games.

 

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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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?   

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Second Indictment Issued by Steubenville Special Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 23, 2013
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
 Eve Mueller: 614-466-3840

Second Indictment Issued by
Steubenville Special Grand Jury

(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a second indictment has been issued in the special grand jury reviewing whether additional crimes were committed regarding the Steubenville teen rape case.

Hannah M. Rhinaman, 20, of Mingo Junction, was indicted by the grand jury on the following counts:

  • Two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, a fifth degree felony
  • One count of Grand Theft, a fifth degree felony

The charges against Hannah Rhinaman are related to incidents that occurred at Steubenville City Schools. However, the charges are separate and unrelated to the previous indictment issued against her father, William Rhinaman, on October 7.

If convicted on all counts, Hannah Rhinaman could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.

The grand jury adjourned today until a future date to be determined.

Source: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHAG/bulletins/910126

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