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 →

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.    Source 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 … Continue reading →

Steubenville: Email supporting SHS IT Director After Arrest

Hats off to Roxine Behrens for sharing this and speaking out about it.  She also encourages others to question where was the card for Jane Doe? If you are equally as angered, the contact information follows: Mark Masloski at (740) ***** or at masloski@comcast.net. Timothy Daugherty tdaugherty@scsohio.org http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/24/1250200/-Action-Diary-Steubenville-Email-supporting-alleged-IT-Director-indicted-for-covering-up-rape … 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 →