Posts Tagged Steubenville

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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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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Steubenville: Time to Take Out the Trash

I was able to find a copy of the Bill of Particulars online – thanks to  who posted the copy on Twitter.  I know I sound like a broken record when I say that this case continues to get stranger and stranger with each court hearing, but it’s true.  This case is like a rotten onion.  The more you peel back layers the more funk that lies underneath.  This past court hearing didn’t disappoint in the deliverance of the “funk”.  Superintendent McVey’s attorney had asked that the State provide a Bill of Particulars regarding allegations against their client.  I have included the 4 pages that were posted, and transcribed from page 4 which reads as follows:

Count 5

  1. Nature of Offense:  Obstructing Official Business, specifically the defendant violated Section 2921.31(A)M-2, Ohio Revised Code.
  2. Conduct of Defendant, Date and Time:  Michael McVey, defendant, from on or about April 5, 2012 to November 19, 2013, within the County of Jefferson aforesaid, in violation of section 2921.31(A) of the Ohio Revised Code, did without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official’s official capacity, did commit an act that hampered or impeded a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties, to wit: including but not limited to the following:  deleted emails, “wiped” computer(s) (and/or had someone else “wipe” computer(s)), failed to comply with subpoenas served upon him, failed to provide information regarding an investigation the school undertook and/or lied about an investigation that the school undertook, manufactured email(s) with false or misleading information, directed others to create record(s) after the fact, and/or created a misleading timeline after the first subpoena was served upon him.

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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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Brad Pitt Purchases Anonymous v. Steubenville

It happened…I think all of us who had been involved in the Steubenville case knew that eventually Hollywood would pick up on this story even if it became a Lifetime movie.  There were just so many events that happened in this case for someone not to bring it to the big screen – from me and my anonymous commenters being sued for defamation of character in an attempt to silence us to KYAnonymous being raided for not “hacking” a football fan site to six school employees and/or coaches being indicted by a special grand jury for  obstruction of justice, and other charges.  Bottom line is this case has pissed off a lot of people:  the good, the bad, the ugly, but it has also forced an open discussion about rape culture and bystander intervention.  Had ONE person stood up that night and done the right thing — none of us would even be having this discussion.

There is an opportunity here for this film to reach millions of adults and teens alike to frankly and candidly discuss rape culture and encouraging them to be THAT person who stands up to do the right thing.  Like the concept of the movie or not, Deric, Michelle and thousands of others did something magnificently profound and beautiful:  They stood up and did something honorable.  They made the people of the world stop for a moment and acknowledge rape culture and victim blaming.  Rape culture DOES exist and people are now candidly talking about it.  Universities, schools and people gathered around water coolers at work are discussing rape culture.  Parents are openly talking to their children about it.

I hope Brad Pitt and Plan B Entertainment expound on this and keep  this discussion moving forward in a positive and effective manner.

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Why Steubenville Matters

I am cross-posting the blog that I put up on the blogspot.com site I set up while my domain was down.  There is so much more to tell about these hateful people, and I really do waffle between giving them the attention that they are obviously so desperately seeking from me and exposing their garbage, or being the better person and just sitting back and “taking it”.   When I point out their hate they retaliate.  When I ignore them…they retaliate by going after innocent people who have absolutely nothing to do with the Steubenville case other than supporting me, being friends with me or being related to me.  It seems like a no-win situation at times.  However, I also feel like I owe it to the good people of Steubenville who are tired of the “Shrew Crew” and their antics to point out the bad behavior.  I mean…isn’t that how we all gto to this place to begin with?  Not so “innocent children” who tweeted and humiliated someone rather than doing the right thing and HELPING Jane Doe.  I have read things by these individuals that have enraged me.  Statements about how drinking is the reason Jane Doe got raped.  Or if you flirt with someone you are asking to be raped.  That one came from retired Math teacher, Jeanne Newman. Read the rest of this entry »

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