#Steubenville: Lesson Learned? Richmond Thinks THOT

  According to WTRF, convicted rapist  and All Eastern District D4 Defensive Player of the Year – #Steubenville Senior Ma’lik Richmond  is scheduled to be in court Friday, Nov. 14, where a judge could lower his sex offender registration status.  Currently, Ma’lik is a  Tier II sex offender, which requires him to register with state officials every 180 days for the next 20 years. The city of Steubenville has done everything in its power to make sure that not only did Ma’lik return to the field after he was released from his one year stint in juvenile detention, but that he was and continues to be glorified for his ability to catch a ball – and not be reminded that he RAPED someone.  Life has gone on just fine for Ma’lik.  The only people who continue to want him to show that he is remorseful is…the rest of the world.  Steubenville … Continue reading →

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

Post by WTRF 7News. 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 … 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 →

What Happened to Due Process?

Justice is a two way street.  Sometimes getting there is not an easy endeavor. When any victim has to testify against their accuser it can be brutal and oftentimes the victim is re-victimized as a result.  That being said, defendants in this country are guaranteed certain legal procedural rights, and one of them is the right to face their accuser.  It says so in the Constitution so I’m not just making this up.  In the Steubenville case, subpoenas were issued to juveniles living across the river in West Virginia.  One of the subpoenas was issued for  Jane Doe.  I think my confusion here is — shouldn’t the state have issued a subpoena to her?  And if not, perhaps this is why Mr. Madison was compelled to do so.  I’m not an attorney, but I would think that her testimony is essential for BOTH sides of this case. On Friday Hancock … Continue reading →

Steubenville Facts

The City of Steubenville has opened a webpage steubenvillefacts.org to provide information to the public.  Below is the information released thus far. August 11-12, 2012. The incident that began this case occurred. August 14, 2012. The incident was reported to Steubenville Police. 0140 August 16, 2012. Electronic devices of people who potentially had knowledge of the incident were taken, pursuant to search warrants. August 17, 2012. Steubenville Police request technical and investigative support from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation “BCI” (a state agency supervised by the Ohio Attorney General). At the request of Steubenville Police, BCI expedited the evidence analysis. The analysis involved uncovering and reviewing tens of thousands of emails, texts, and photos from approximately a dozen electronic devices. The vast majority of such data was unrelated to the case.  Investigators and forensic examiners never found any video of the alleged crime. Joann Gibbs, a forensic … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

Some people deserve to be peed on #whoareyou

“Some people deserve to be peed on #whoareyou ” It is a distasteful statement when made in the context that it was.  It is even more distasteful to think that it was posted to brag. When I found this particular tweet during my research about the allegations of rape at Steubenville High School,  I sat in front of my screen in disbelief.  I tried to let the words sink in.  I was repulsed because I knew the context in which this statement was made and then I became very angry.  Angry that another human being would find even a morsel of pleasure regarding such a sadistic act.   There is not a lot to say about this particular tweet.  I will let the words of its author speak for themselves.   You can see the cache of this tweet and retweets by clicking the screenshot or by clicking here. … Continue reading →

Steubenville Big Red Rape Accusations: The Other Perpetrators

On August 11, students from Steubenville High School or “Big Red” as it is known locally, attended various end of the summer parties in the Ohio Valley.  That night while in attendance at a party that was allegedly held at a COACH’s home, underage students were drinking to celebrate the end of the summer.  For many in attendance, it was the end of their high school journey and they were moving on to attend various colleges.  I do not have all the facts, and have read many accounts of what transpired, but the end result was a young girl was brutally raped and attacked by members of the Steubenville High football team and it was videotaped and posted on the internet.  I am not solely pointing the finger at the football team because there were boys who took part in this attack who were also on the wrestling team, baseball … Continue reading →