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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 analyst of digital media with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, said she looked at 15 cell phones and two iPads that were submitted by City Police following search warrants.

She said Apple iPhones with later generation operating systems make it impossible to recover files that are deleted. Gibbs testified she did recover two naked pictures of the victim that were part of text messages sent on Mays’ cell phone.  October 13 hearing

August 22, 2012.  Based on the investigation of the Steubenville Police, two juvenile males were arrested and charged. Their names are Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond.  Suspects remained in juvenile detention until November 1, 2012 when the Visiting Judge (from outside the county) assigned to the case placed the suspects on home arrest.

August 28, 2012.  County Prosecuting Attorney delegates her authority to special prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

August 30, 2012. Steubenville Police meet with the special prosecutors.

The Juvenile Court trial in this case is scheduled for February 13, 2013. Circumstances surrounding media and public access to that trial are controlled by the Visiting Judge.

Feeds for today’s protest:

 

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Again, this case should be a testament to the need for parents to MONITOR YOUR CHILD’S SOCIAL MEDIA participation.    YOU are responsible for them and it is your duty to monitor what they do. There is no shame in being nosy.

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Collateral Damage

I watched the “Nodi Wylin About a Dead Girl” video today and it took nearly an hour to finish listening to it.  It was a very painful 12 minutes 29 seconds.  The content of the video was just THAT horrible.  Almost two months ago when I first started writing about the Steubenville case, I detailed how shocked and upset I was at the tweets that I discovered.  Reading those tweets was a walk in the park compared to actually hearing the filth roll off of another human being’s tongue about the events of that night.  I cannot imagine if Nodi were my son or my brother, but I can feel compassion and sorrow for his family — unlike the lack of emotion he showed for the victim.  I cannot imagine the humiliation and shame that his actions have brought upon his family – who are also innocent victims.  They did not ask for this shame.  Many lives were forever changed that night by the actions of all of those involved.

I think what most find disturbing is the lack of empathy and compassion from so many of those who witnessed the brutality.  What kind of  person stands by and watches gleefully as another is violated and publicly humiliated?   There are so many questions and it is my hope, and has always been my motivation that those questions somehow be answered.

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Big Red Players Accused of Rape & Kidnapping

For anyone who has lived in the Ohio Valley area, they know that high school football is a very important part of the culture of that area.  High school football Friday nights are a source of entertainment for young and old.  The local television stations even curtail regular programming to run the games live.  To an outsider, it seems a bit over the top.  I mean, it’s HIGH SCHOOL football for crying out loud.  Not the NFL or college, but high school.  Big Red football stadium looks like it could be a college stadium complete with press box and big lights.  Football IS the Ohio Valley and the student players are treated like  sports royalty.

Two 16-year old football players from the Steubenville Big Red football program were charged with rape and kidnapping charges this morning in Jefferson County, Ohio and are being detained in the juvenile detention facility on those charges. On August 11 a female student from a neighboring school was  brutally raped by members of the football team she met at a party.  Not only did they rape her, but videos were made of the rape and posted on Youtube, and from what I have been able to determine by some of the tweets that I have read, they were also being posted on Twitter.   On August 14, she and her family made a police report to the Steubenville Police Department.

Prosecutor Jane Hanlin had said she will step aside in prosecuting the case because she personally knows some of the juveniles named in the investigation. An official determination is pending as to whether she will ask the Ohio Attorney General’s office to take over the prosecution.  In my opinion, if she knows the juveniles, then she should do the right thing and step aside so there are no claims of impropriety based on her relationship with the boys or their families. 

I have been following the twitter accounts of many of the football players and students about the attack, and quite frankly am a bit shocked that some of them are supporting the boys.  This was tweeted about the victim.  “You supposevly [sic] get “raped and tweet happy shit #idontgetit #dumbbitch and was retweeted by one of the football players.   What is a rape victim SUPPOSED to do after a brutal attack?

The boys have not been publicly named and the local news WTOV Channel 9 has turned off comments for any of the news items they post about the incident.  Odd, huh?   In the state of Ohio, the law says that the names of people charged with crimes, even juveniles, are public information, however, the names of the players have not been released by the media.  There is no reason why their names should not be released to the public.  They videotaped and photographed their crime – in my opinion, that’s a slam dunk case.  They have the smoking gun.  They brutalized their victim further by posting images and video of the attack for others to view.  The video has since been pulled, but WHO does this?  What normal person would even consider that posting the brutal rape of a young girl is something that should be shared with their peers?  Do they think because they are Big Red players that the rules don’t apply to them?

It amazes me how society places a higher value on athletes than it does for the people who protect and give their lives for our country.  [author redact - thank you to those posting factual links to base my opinion on.  I do recognize that I am not always right, and would never want to be.  I appreciate the dialogue and the opportunity to educate myself.  Learning is part of growing as a responsible adult.   -p]

I’ll be following the Big Red rape story to see how this one plays out.

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No Criminal Charges for Rotten Apples

This REALLY saddens me.  Local news from Greece, NY is reporting that the four boys will NOT face criminal charges.  WHY NOT?  This was obviously not their first rodeo with bullying ans the bus monitor says that they have harassed her before.  Others from the school have accused the boys of being bullies.  My thoughts are: When is the proper time to say enough is enough and show these children that this behavior simply will not be tolerated?  Should the system wait until they have left a wake of emotionally abused peers and elderly behind them?  Or wait until one of their bullied victims commits suicide because of their abuse?  Is being passive really the right thing to do in this situation?  And where are the rest of the parents?  Why aren’t they speaking out about their children? 

Father of one of the spawn, Robert Helm, reached out to Karen yesterday evening and apologized for his son’s behavior:

“I’m sorry. This is not the way I raised my kids. I never would have in my wildest dreams think that they were capable of anything like this,” Helm said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your Kids SUCK!!

When I was young, we rode the bus to and from school every morning and every afternoon.  It always got a little wild when we had a substitute driver for our usual driver, Mr. Royster.  He didn’t put up with a lot of BS on his bus and wasn’t afraid to stop the bus and not move until everyone had settled down. However, we weren’t so bad as to have this happen often, and for the most part everyone on the bus respected Mr. Royster, as well as all of our  elders.  Disrespecting teachers, aunts, uncles or our elders was simply NOT tolerated in our home and you only backtalked one time before you were taught a lesson.  I’m not sure what has happened as a society that parents are not teaching their children basic manners and RESPECT.  They are not parenting their children.  This thought that you need to be your child’s BFF is not successful.  People’s children just don’t care – and they have complete and total disregard for the feelings of others; children and adult alike.  The apple does not fall far from the tree in most cases. 

The four heathens from Greece, NY are a prime example of parental failure.  Bus monitor, Karen Klein, has been a bus driver and monitor with the Greece Central Schools for over 20 years and was bullied to tears in a video that one of the little shits posted on Youtube and it went viral.  Bet they weren’t expecting to get so popular because of their assholish deeds.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Bring Mickey Home

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department continue to search for clues which would assist them in locating Michaela “Mickey” Shunick.  Shunick went missing after leaving a friend’s residence in the 100 block of Ryan Street at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2012.  She was wearing a pastel, multi-colored striped shirt, light wash skinny jeans and grey shoes.  Shunick departed the residence on a black Schwinn bicycle with gold handle bar grips and wearing a brown leather backpack purse.  It is believed that she was going to her residence near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Congress Street.  Shunick is described as a white female, blonde hair, 5’1″ tall and 115 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Outright Child Abuse

Judge William Adams has issued a statement about why he beat the crap out of his daughter with a belt, and says it’s not as bad as it looks.  I beg to differ.  That beating was nothing more than child abuse and it WAS a vicious beating, and while the daughter, Hillary says that her mother was forced or brainwashed into assisting him, I’m not buying it.  She TOLD on her daughter.  Any abused woman that I know (and I have known a few) will NOT TELL their husband that the children have behaved badly because they fear that the children will be beaten.  Aunt Crazy never told Ike when the boys were bad because she KNEW that he would savagely beat them when he found out.  I don’t believe that the former Mrs. Adams didn’t enjoy lashing her child.  She came back into the room just to give it to her like a “grown woman”.

Judge Adams obviously enjoyed the beating as well, as he told her that he was going to beat her into submission.  Really?  Who speaks like this other than an abuser? A lot has been said about Hillary releasing the video and while no one will probably know her real reasons for doing so, the bottom line is that the dirty secret of the family has come to light.  Judge Williams will not be charged with the brutal assault as the five-year statute of limitations has expired.  However, his karma is that the world is seeing Judge William Adams and his wife for what they are – CHILD ABUSERS and rotten people.

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Jesus H. Polley!

I cannot take credit for finding this lovely.  Nope.  PQ from the BH forum found her and I have experienced much laughter from viewing this ponytailed train wreck!   These people give crazy a whole new meaning!  I watched their videos and “Speaker Polley’s” singing is to die for (literally…dogs for miles around were dropping like flies LOL).

I decided to take a peek at their website so that I can truly appreciate Speaker Polley’s message (she really calls herself Speaker Polley).  This is  what schizophrenia looks like.  Speaker Polley fancies herself an artist, and I’m no art connoisseur nor art expert, but the object called “The Orb Of Enlightenment” seen here  certainly looks like something that requires batteries.   Lemons and oranges are fighting with the square people here.

Who are these people?  Gerald Polley is running for President – yes, of the United States even.   That’s right.  God told him to run…again.  His campaign in 2008 ended with the resignation of Jesus H. Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

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