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The Hannah Rhinaman Big Red Disco Dance Theme

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Ohio Attorney General Speaks To Steubenville

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Spoof  |  2 Comments

God Bless The Hard Working Steubenville Grand Jury

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Spoof  |  21 Comments

Will Alexandria Goddard, Michelle McKee Or Deric Lostutter Be Sued By Steubenville Residents?

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  49 Comments

I’m sure you all have your opinions on this matter. Everyone does.

Prinnie is a free spirit, a nomad. She goes and flows wherever she wants it seems – so what is to sue there?

Michelle, LOL, who knows whether she lives in a nice home worth a few bucks or if she is as destitute as most think? I say the latter.

Deric? Doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. So, not likely in his case.

Lostutter could face criminal charges I suppose, but then he rats on Michelle and Prinnie and anyone else he can think of or produce communications with.

Prinnie and Michelle have begged the “Shrews” to sue them. The “Shrews” don’t seem interested in that, but do make reference to coming civil charges. Maybe that’s all bullshit – I don’t know. Maybe they know something the rest of us don’t.

It’s a real mess in my opinion.

Herald Star: Mucci wins sixth term as mayor

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

STEUBENVILLE – Incumbent Mayor Domenick Mucci survived a strong campaign mounted by Republican Lou Arrico Tuesday to win a sixth consecutive term.

Mucci finished with 1,411 votes while Arrico garnered 1,250 votes, according to unofficial results from the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Write-in candidate Dawud Abdulla received 126 votes in the citywide race.

“I expected a challenge in this campaign. It is no secret to a lot of people in the community that I have been holding down a lot of positions. I didn’t have adequate time to properly campaign this year. But I am very grateful for the support shown to me from my supporters and residents,” Mucci said late Tuesday night.



Steubenville Mayor Re-elected

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  3 Comments

Updated: Tuesday, November 5 2013, 11:41 PM EST

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Incumbent Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci has won re-election again. Mucci, a Democrat, has served as mayor of the city since 1993.

He defeated write-in candidate Dawud Abdullah and Republican candidate Louis Arrico in Tuesday’s general election.

According to unofficial results, Mucci had 51 percent of the vote, followed by Arrico with 45 percent and Abdullah with 4 percent.

Click here for Nov. 5, 2013 Ohio election results as they’re tallied by local officials

Jeff Bruzzese Speaks Out About Rumors And Lies

November 6, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  111 Comments

Sheriff Abdalla Should Have Received More Praise In Steubenville Rape Matter

November 5, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  18 Comments

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm 

**********SOLELY MY PERSONAL OPINION******************

You’re right no one should but it is quite frightening to think that so many people from one circle have so much control of the entire county. I’ve never heard of a specific instance of any type of retaliation actions however I wouldn’t want to chance it. I do wish we had more people like Sheriff Abdalla in office. He truly does do everything he can for the people of Jefferson County. I realize a lot has been said about the Sheriff and police department but a lot of it isn’t true. I was just thinking, Coach Reno has received nothing but praise, and in his own right he has done a lot for the community however his actions connected to this case weren’t all that much to praise. He should have suspended a number of boys from playing football much earlier and at least one he never did suspend. Reno’s remarks to the NYT’s reporter were also out of line. Whether his doing or not, with a situation this large Reno shouldn’t have been the sole disciplinarian. Sheriff Abdalla on the other hand did come out, face people, and answer their questions. The overwhelming praise should have been given to the one person who didn’t do anything questionable; Sheriff Abdalla. Before this case I never realized how easily a small group of people can make an entire town look like a bunch of football-crazied idiots but honestly most of the people here are disgusted by what happened and are equally disgusted by the “shrews” and their tactics.


Attorney Questions Hanlin Appointment

November 4, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  23 Comments
Quo Vadis

Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm 

To Jefferson County, Ohio Prosecutor Jane Hanlin–Qua Vadis? “Where are you going?”

With hesitance, I have decided to add my two cents worth to the discussion about Special Assistant United States Attorneys. First, let me reveal the following, hopefully without revealing myself.

I am an attorney from outside of the Steubenville/Jefferson County are who has in the past, and now, infrequently represents criminal clients in the Jefferson County Courts. Most of my work is criminal defense and civil rights (Section 1983)actions by those alleged criminal clients in the federal court system.

I know Jane Hanlin. I know the politics of Jefferson County. I know, sometimes, things are done there which simply don’t make sense or where wise men would fear to trend. Jane is not a bad person. I think her heart is in the right place.

I know Richard Olivito. I know his work and have seen his work. He is not a bad person. I think his heart is in the right place.

With that said, let me give you my humble strategy if ever I am called upon to represent or associate with an attorney that represents a criminal defendant where the issue arose as to whether or not the local prosecutor was exercising state or federal jurisdiction.

I know actual “assistant U.S. Attorneys” or those that have been the same under various (Republican or Democratic Jurisdictions). One such former assistant is now a law associate of mine. He believes that this influx of “special” non-paid assistant U.S. Attorney Generals is not only illegal, but will eventually jeopardize all federal cases wherein a “special” has been privy to federal information or involved in federal or state prosecution.

First, no only is the “free attorney” aspect suspect, but in Ms. Hanlin’s case, she simply does not qualify for the “special assignment” because she is involved in the private practice of law. That is a clear prohibition under the federal enabling law.

If a case from Jefferson County or any other jurisdiction with similar “cross-designation” prosecutors came to me, I would do everything in my power as a defense attorney to have the charges dismissed and argue double jeopardy if they are brought again in either state or federal jurisdiction.

I would do a two fold approach: First, in the State Supreme Court of Ohio, I would bring a statutory proceeding under Section 2733.O1(A) of the Ohio Revised Code. It is called a QUO WARRANTO proceeding. It is a civil action against a person (Jane Hanlin or others), who usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises a public office within this state.

Under section (B) it is an action against a public officer who does or suffers an act, by which, by law works as a forfeiture of his office.

I would argue that Jane Hanlin (or others) under her circumstances cannot be both a federal prosecutor and a state prosecutor. That if acting as a federal prosecutor in bringing the charges against my client, she has unlawfully exercised that power. In the alternative, I would seek her forfeiture of her elected count office because she cannot be a state prosecutor (under her circumstances) and be a federal prosecutor.

If I am successful in the Quo Warranto proceedings, my client would be entitled to civil damages.

At the same time, depending upon which jurisdiction the case is being prosecuted, I would file Rule 12 motions before trial in both state or federal court. Under section 3 and Rule 47, I would allege a defect in instituting the prosecution and lack of jurisdiction in which ever court the criminal charges have been brought.

Other criminal defense attorneys in this area have had fun discussing the ramifications of having a “special” assistant prosecutor on one of our cases. With the Jane Hanlin private law practice matter, we are all chomping at the bit to be able to be the first one to challenge the procedure.

If the U.S. Attorney does his research and really thinks about the ramifications, other than a good day or two of publicity for Ms.Hanlin, I don’t think her duties as a “special” assistant U.S. Attorney will ever come to fruition or see the light of day.

There its been said. We will see if it is really done.

Steubenville Commenters Called Out

November 4, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  9 Comments
The Unusual Suspects

Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm 

I have been watching this blog for some time, at least for most of the Steubenville story to materialize and sometimes dematerialize. I see more than two factions fighting to get their points and “digs” across. I see some posters who agree on some points and readily disagree with those they had previously agreed with on other points.

One common theme amongst all posters seems to be the philosophy that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

I just got finished watching the show series Revenge on television. There are some many allies, enemies, alliances and cross alliances on that show that it reminds me of the “players” on this site from Steubenville.

Some of the bloggers here seem to know or suspect certain posters of being certain persons, the same persons, hidden agents of persons, double-agents of persons, members of certain factions, etc.

It would be very helpful now, at least for my edification and perhaps other people’s edification if someone from each persuasion would name, guess, speculate or identify who they believe is who. Who is pulling the strings, who is out for their own motives or agendas and who is doing what in particular and for what reasons.

Right now I feel I am watching the old Bud Abbot and Lou Costello sketch about whose on first, what’s on second, I don’t know is somewhere else, etc.

What blog names are really the same person, what bloggers are allies of other bloggers and what bloggers are enemies of other bloggers. I know the Bruzzese group views and/or posts here all the time. I know the Olivito group views and/or posts here all the time. I know there is an outside observer and infiltrator group that posts here all the time.

I wish all of you would call a truce for one short period of time and identify yourselves, your associations and who you believe are the unusual suspects involved in the long and drawn out discourse that has become a national phenomena (Steubenville).

April Rape And Legal Representation

November 2, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  3 Comments

This was sent to me by a friend of the blog to confirm the April rape victim has representation – at least on the date of the email message. A great deal has been said here about this incident as to whether it was consentual sex or a rape. The girl was 14 and the boys underage as well. Alcohol was, said by those knowledgeable of the incident, being used by all of the participants. At the time this was posted here several comments were made as to a statutory rape charge should be made at the minimum. I’ve also heard the mother wishes to sue the school and is pursuing the case over her daughter’s wishes. Who knows, but this email post is FYI for those interested.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steubenville prosecutor given new powers to combat crime

November 2, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  135 Comments

November 1, 2013 11:19 PM
By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The top state prosecutor in Steubenville, Ohio, has received new federal powers to combat crime in a community that has seen an influx of drugs, guns and gangs.

Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin was sworn in earlier this week as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of Ohio, based in Columbus.

State prosecutors are rarely given such authority, but the unusual move gives Ms. Hanlin the ability to prosecute crime at either the state or federal level, bringing to bear the heft of the federal government where necessary while still handling the usual state caseload.

She said the appointment, the first of its kind in Jefferson County, will make for more cooperation between state and federal law enforcement and the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbus.

“This allows us to work together more closely with them,” she said Wednesday. “It’s always better to have as many resources as you can.”

Federal prosecutors had approached her late last year about the appointment. She welcomed it because she said Steubenville and the surrounding area has a growing problem with drug dealing, much of it originating outside the region, and associated violence.



Big Red’s Coach Reno Saccoccia Applauded For Compassion

November 1, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  29 Comments

Herald Star: Rhinaman retires

November 1, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  7 Comments

STEUBENVILLE – William Rhinaman, the IT director for the Steubenville City School District, who is facing accusations of lying to the special Jefferson County grand jury investigating issues surrounding the Steubenville teen rape case, has retired effective Friday afternoon.

The city school board of education met in special session Friday to approved Rhinaman’s retirement.

Rhinaman has worked for the school district for approximately 27 years. He also worked for the Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Service Agency.

The school board discussed the issue in executive session for 25 minutes before approving the single issue on the meeting agenda.



Steubenville Truthers Hammer Lies About The Rape Case

November 1, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  116 Comments

This is a screen shot taken from a twitter account. This list has been around for a long time. These are the points the “Steubenville Truthers” want hammered home. These seem to be the main issues with that group on twitter.

Lies, Grudges And Change

November 1, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  27 Comments

I did a post about a rumor that the Steubenville rape case was really about a family grudge. It got very interesting and informed comments. Comments reflecting both sides of the opinions about what happened, why and so forth.

I can say in reference to Prinnie holding a grudge towards Steubenville or anyone living there, working there or involved in the case – I’ve never heard her speak such sentiments. Ever. So, if she held or holds a grudge – it is unknown to me.

She is also accused of spreading lies all over the internet about the rape – or at least allowing lies and rumors to flourish when she knew they weren’t true. How she could stop the culture of the internet is beyond me and I will say impossible. No one controls the internet. Unfortunately it’s like the wild west.

Most towns have their own culture, past and aspirations for the future, especially the future of their children. Parents involved with their children in sports is common. There is a pride in that and children involved in band and school clubs. Steubenville is no different than any other community I know or have ever lived in and I’ve lived in quite a few.

Richard Olivito is a commenter on this blog and one who is rich with opinion about the cultural, social and political situation in Steubenville’s past and present. Some agree with him and some don’t. That’s how it rolls.

A writer known to many as Harold Star was also a commenter here and left quite a legacy. Most of you know him/her’s writings. His/her knowledge of how Steubenville works is quite vast – whether you agree with those opinions is up to each individual.

It’s all interesting and the opportunity is here for civil exchanges about all of this. Olivito and Star both speak of grudges long held by different factions in Steubenville and speak of the need for change on many levels. Both are well intended.

The Steubenville rape case opened a door to a new world and a strange one for many residents – but that door is open and it hasn’t closed yet, so I hope people will take the opportunity to read here and participate.

Prinnie’s blogging and sticking with it gets different opinions from different people. That’s a good thing. We all should be open and understanding of the opinions of others – whether we like those opinions or hate them.

Spunky Poster Puts Conspiracy Theories On Blast!

October 31, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  22 Comments

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm 
This whole situation has been about feeding misinformation to the other side to advance one’s own agenda. Joey was just one of the pawns. Prinnie is another one. This website is another. For example, Harold Star fed you bullcrap re Frank and you all ate it right up and still spout it back today like good little lemmings.

Local Leaks was the biggest one. Anyone in town with a grudge against anyone else could send an anonymous email to LocalLeaks with whatever they wanted to appear in writing for the world to see. Can you imagine such a perfect opportunity to advance a rumor against an enemy? It can’t be traced back and you KNOW the whole town is going to read it!

The grand jury has been dealing with this for months now. There is nothing of substance to the coverup rumors, they found that out long ago — but that’s not stopping anyone with a vendetta from saying things to the grand jury that BCI/Dewine is legally obligated to follow up on. These are feuds going back generations that are getting played out today. You think these old Italians are dumb? Think again, they’ve gotten BCI to enforce old grudges for them!!

You all think you know, but you don’t know shit! This whole situation is like the movie Usual Suspects, where the movie ends and you find out it was all completely made up.

Twitter Has Been Brutal

October 30, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  88 Comments

Recent days on twitter have been brutal. Brutal for everyone involved in the remnants of the Steubenville rape case. Lot’s of calls have been made for it all to stop – but it doesn’t. If anything it has gotten worse.

People are attacked for attacking those who attack them, back and forth and then all around.

Everyday, I get asked what is this all about. I wish I knew, but I do have some clues I’ve held onto for months. Yes, months. Maybe now is the time to cough those up and be done with it all, because I see and have seen the Jane Doe flag raised and rallied around every time shit hits the fan. I don’t know if these “clues and claims” hold any water or not, but Jane Doe shouldn’t be hidden behind in any case or for any reason.

That case was adjudicated with 2 convictions and a Grand Jury seated to see if there was a cover up in Steubenville. Pretty good results. The GJ is still out and they have returned 2 indictments of what seem to be insignificant people, but who knows until it’s completely done.

So, what are all these twitter wars about?

It is a strongly held belief in Steubenville that this whole blow up was never really about a rape case. Not really. The rape case provided a good vehicle for a family grudge match to play out all over the internet and beyond. What families? Prinnie’s and the Hanlin family – Jane and Jason Hanlin. There is some history there.

It is said a whole bunch of people got shafted into joining a campaign for justice for Jane Doe, but were actually “weaponized” against Jane Hanlin.

You can argue this out among yourselves, do your own sleuthing, whatever you want, but sometimes a dose of sober reflection can go a long way.

The Duchess Of Cornball

October 29, 2013 |  by  |  Smack  |  36 Comments

Michelle, Duchess of Cornball

WTOV9: Local law enforcement officers and officials federally deputized #Steubenville

October 29, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  9 Comments

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio— During a special ceremony Monday afternoon, five local law enforcement officers and officials were federally deputized.

Richard Flanagan, Christopher Vinci, Thomas Ellis, Jason Hanlin and Timothy Starkey were all sworn in as members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force.

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin was also sworn in as a special assistant United States attorney for Southern Ohio.

“It’s a dual threat prosecution-wise, there are times when a state prosecutor can be more effective, there are times when a federal prosecution can be more effective and what this allows is for me to prosecute offenders in either Ohio or in the federal courts depending on where we make the decision where the crime would best be prosecuted,” said Hanlin. “So, it’s a wonderful asset for law enforcement, it’s a wonderful tool that, quite honestly, we’ve never had here before so I’m thrilled.”

Alex Neville, chief deputy U.S. Marshal Northern West Virginia said, “These fellows are what we’re looking for. They have tenacity, they are professionals, and they are very adept already at fugitive investigations. So, that’s basically the reason that we chose them.”

Officials said this is an unprecedented event that will enable law enforcement and officials in the Ohio Valley to better work together to crack down on crime.

Frank Bruzzese Showing Off Jane Hanlin’s New Title

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  29 Comments

Jane and husband, Jason Hanlin, who was appointed and sworn in as Deputy Assistant United States Marshall..

Twitter: Newest Members Of The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  13 Comments

*Maybe someone will give us the names here in comments. 

Just In From Twitter: Jane Hanlin Says She’s Staying

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  5 Comments

Steubenville Rising With Special Assistant US Attorney Jane Hanlin

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

Well, when someone has a good day around twitter, the boards or the blogs and especially in life – I’m more than happy to give it to them!

Congratulations Jane Hanlin and congrats to all the Hanlin supporters, fans and friends – and to her family!

All of the supporters and fans have been quite celebratory today and enjoying their day in the sun!

Jane Hanlin is living it at the top!

A bit of doom and gloom has infected comments here… and even some despair, but so far no reports of jumpers from tall buildings or bridges.

Of course, night is still to come.

Frank Bruzzese Congratulates Jane Hanlin As Special Assistant United States Attorney

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  8 Comments

Jane Hanlin Sworn In As Federal Prosecutor Pics

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  15 Comments

Jane Hanlin Sworn In As Federal Prosecutor

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  30 Comments

Breaking news from Stranahan this morning – Jane Hanlin has been sworn in as a federal prosecutor. From his blog below…

“Rumors have been swirling about a possible investigation of Jefferson Country, Ohio prosecutor Jane Hanlin, who led the initial stage of the infamous ‘Steubenville rape case’ that led to the arrest and eventual conviction of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond.

The rumors are true.

There are people who would love to see Mrs. Hanlin brought down. She was the subject on intense discussion when the Steubenville rape story went national. Over 2,500 people signed a petition at Change.Org to have her disbarred. The petition was based on the false rumors promoted by blogger Alexandria Goddard and Anonymous, including baseless accusations that Hanlin was part of a massive cover-up.

For an exhaustive debunking of the falsehoods spread by Goddard and others, visit my separate Steubenville blog.

Apparently influenced by the false Goddard / Anonymous narrative, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine convened a grand jury months ago and it’s led to two indictments so far. Some people were asking if the murmurings of a Hanlin background check meant Hanlin herself was next to be indicated.

Now it can revealed: Jane Hanlin HAS been under investigation for weeks.

At 12:45pm on October 28th, the world can finally know the results of the intensive background search…

Jane Hanlin has been sworn in as a Federal Prosecutor.

At least 2,500 people owe Mrs Hanlin an apology.”



Judicious1_ A Steubenville Legend

October 27, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  21 Comments

Old Jud gets her fair share of bashing on twitter and has gotten it from this blog too! LOL!

I am continually asked who she is. I wouldn’t have a clue. I don’t know anyone in Steubenville to begin with, so for me to guess someone’s identity is too far out there for me. The only thing I know about Jud is how mouthy she is!! :-|

There are posts on this blog calling her everything imaginable and I get emails about her that are even more scathing….

But I also get emails about how much many in Steubenville love Judicious and what a legend she is. :-|

I hear she is talked about at local clothing stores, quilting bees, WV horse tracks and bets are placed at The Spot Bar on who they think she is. LOL!!

Michelle McKee to Subpoena All Of Steubenville; Rhinaman Goes Almost Hollywood

October 27, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  9 Comments

If you take a look here at Michelle’s twitter time line – she just may subpoena all of Steubenville. That means your kids, pets and even grandparents in nursing homes. Better get those contracts to keep them signed and boarding schools ready for your kids, so they are out of town! Yep, MLM is always good for a few laughs!!

In the meantime, Mr. Rhinaman has gone plum Hollywood!! Almost!

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (KDKA) — A father and daughter appeared in court today in Steubenville, Ohio in cases that were outgrowths of an investigation of the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Two Steubenville High School football players were convicted in the rape case.

But defendant William Rhinaman raised a few eyebrows when he told the judge he had secured a law firm based in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a previous hearing at which he asked for a public defender claiming he could not afford his own attorney. He said the law firm helped him find an Ohio lawyer.



DeWine And The Rhinaman’s Making News Today

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  13 Comments

Big news today on WTOV9…

DeWine does a 12 minute + interview about the Grand Jury and you can watch it here:

Both of the indicted Rhinaman family members were in court today –

The Reason Crime Forums Have A Bad Name

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  13 Comments

There is a reason the crime forums are having a tough go… and it’s all quite simple actually.

The crime forums are a good thing and they have helped many people, but unfortunately they attract the less among us… and by that I mean the nutcases. I am cordial friends with the owners of all the crime forums and all of them try to weed out the fruits and nutcases. Unfortunately – that is impossible in all cases – especially when they go to twitter, Facebook, etc., and howl their psychotic wares…

There are many, but the ones who have directly affected how those in this community view the forums are: Murtwitnessone aka William Murtaugh; McGreggorsBack aka Mary Lee; Tammy Spratt aka Badme102; Astrogal/Tessalanna aka Susan Earman; GER aka Leann French; Raine121 aka Cathy Rhodes;  a character named DrFessel aka Dave Turner , who lied his way out and buddied up with Kim Picazio, while his friends thought he hated her… all nutcases… all freaks, all liars and all looking for a place to belong.

Murt became labeled a pedophile because of his luntatic caretakers letter in the Trenton Duckett case and Websleuths banned him. McGreggorsBack was banned from ScaredMonkeys because of outrageous behavior and rumor mongering! Raine1212 decided to become involved in a hopeless character assasination campaign against Tricia Griffiths. She was banned. Leann French was banned and then lied to get back in… Fessel always lied, has always lied and avoided the ban by lying to the owner… Tammy Spratt was banned because of outrageous activity in the Trayvon Martin case…and it goes on and on..

Beware of these. These are the kind of freaks who ruin it for everyone.

.@McGreggorsBack Releases Autobiography – Aided By .@MichelleLMcKee

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  Comments Off

At long last McGreggorsBack has released an autobiography – long awaited by the masses… and finally it has arrived with a stunning title. McGreggorsBack’s never fails to amaze with vivid honesty and it shows in this title… She collaborated with Michelle McKee and together, they have produced a literary work of art. This is being hailed in literary circles as true genius! The title in their own words taken from McGreggorsBack’s blog announcement…

OMG! A Shooting In Jefferson County, Ohio *Stay Calm People*

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

Jefferson County, OH–  Officials have confirmed that there is a shooting investigation underway in Toronto. Officials did tell us that shots were fired into a vehicle early this morning, and that no one was hurt. Be sure to stick with NEWS9 for continuing coverage.

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The Shit Flies On Prinnie Twitter

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  7 Comments

Twitter has become known as “Prinnie Twitter”! If you didn’t get the memo – now you know!

All kinds of twitter bashing has gone on for days against the “Steubenville Blogger” and it shows no signs of letting up. Today was not the worst – but one of the rather significant ones with Prinnie speaking out in kyptic tones… :shock:

And then the person who those tweets must have been directed at responded… :shock:

And then this trouble maker chimed in… as it has been doing for a long time in defending Goddard…

I Am Completely Anti-Bully, But…

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  6 Comments

I hope no one thinks my recent tweets to this idiot twitter is bullying! My feelings would be hurt! LMAO!!

This is a certified nutcase….

I honestly fall down laughing at the spooky spook on this twitter. ROFLMAO!

Justice For Steubenville’s April Rape Victim Still Sought

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  116 Comments

These are tweets concerning the April rape victim…

Change.Org: Shut Down Rape T-shirt Seller

October 24, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

“Autumn is perfect for date rape.”

This and other pithy one-liners are printed on t-shirts for $12.99, thanks to an Etsy seller who goes by the name “FyourT.” The store, whose motto is “T-shirts, lame but expensive” has been open since July 2013. A line of t-shirts promotes messages of rape, elder abuse and sexual violence, including:

“Rape me gently.”

“I’m a sensitive guy. I only rape pregnant women.”

“Old people are useless. You can’t even rape them.”

According to Etsy’s terms of use, items or listings that promote, support or glorify acts of violence or harm towards self or others are strictly prohibited.

Tell Etsy to remove this seller from its online shop.

Maryville, Mo. attacked in social media response to Daisy Coleman rape case

October 24, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

MARYVILLE, Mo. — My hometown is not the villain.

Members of Anonymous attended the rally in support of Daisy Coleman and all rape victims in Maryville, Mo. Oct. 22. (Diana Reese for The Washington Post)

Members of Anonymous attended the rally in support of Daisy Coleman and all rape victims in Maryville, Mo. Oct. 22. (Diana Reese for The Washington Post)

Maryville has made headlines around the world since the front-page story of the Oct. 13 Kansas City Star describing how Daisy Coleman and her friend sneaked alcohol that January 2012 night at a sleepover, then ended up at the home of popular senior Matthew Barnett, drinking even more. That’s when things turned ugly. Really ugly. There are allegations that the 13-year-old was raped by a 15-year-old; that case went to juvenile court and the results are sealed. Daisy says Barnett raped her while his friend, Jordan Zech, videotaped part of the assault on a cellphone. Barnett has denied the accusations; he admits sex with Daisy, but say it was consensual.

Afterward, Daisy was left on the front porch in freezing temperatures, wearing just a t-shirt and sweatpants, her hair frozen by the time she was discovered by her mother. Felony charges were filed against the boys, and then dropped. A special prosecutor out of Kansas City is now looking at the case.

What has surprised me — and maybe it shouldn’t — is the level of hatred and vitriol directed toward not just the alleged rapists and the prosecutor who dropped the charges but everyone in Maryville. There’s almost a lynch mob mentality in the comments on social media. My hometown has been vilified as “a lawless hellhole” and its citizens “the scum of the earth.” One person commenting on Reddit said he hoped an F5 tornado would destroy the entire town and everyone in it. On Facebook, another poster wanted to “NUKE” the town; that sentiment was echoed by a St. Louis radio talk-show host.

Like the old-fashioned game of Telephone, mistakes and rumors have sprouted like mushrooms during a Missouri spring. Among them: The girls were raped by “several” boys and left for dead; the Colemans’ house burned to the ground while they escaped with their lives (the house was vacant and no cause for the fire has been determined); Matthew Barnett’s grandfather, Rex Barnett, was a state senator and in charge of the committee that funded the sheriff’s office (he was in the state legislature from 1994 to 2002).

The entire population of Maryville — some 12,000 people, plus the 7,000 college students at Northwest Missouri State University — did not rape Daisy Coleman, nor did all of them participate in the the bullying, the name-calling or the threats afterward. Not everyone in town even knows each other.



Steubenville investigation brings more charges

October 24, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An Ohio woman who worked for the Steubenville school district has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property in the second indictment issued by a special grand jury investigating whether other crimes were committed related to a high school rape case.

The alleged crimes are separate and unrelated to the rape, Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine said.

“What happens sometimes in these investigations is you come across another crime,” he said. “In the course of the investigation, that’s what happened.”

Hannah Rhinaman, 20, of Mingo Junction has been summoned to appear in court Friday, when she’ll be arraigned on three felony counts. She could not be reached and did not have an attorney listed Wednesday.

Ms. Rhinaman is the daughter of Steubenville City Schools technology director William Rhinaman, 53, who was indicted Oct. 7 on counts of tampering with evidence, perjury, obstructing justice and obstructing official business.

Her charges are separate and unrelated to those against her father, Mr. DeWine said.

Mr. Rhinaman also is scheduled to be in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing in Steubenville before visiting Judge Patricia A. Cosgrove.

According to the indictment, Ms. Rhinaman is accused of taking district property valued at more than $1,000 on or about Aug. 20 through Sept. 21, 2012, and separately having district property that investigators said she knew or should have known was stolen, also valued at more than $1,000.

Ms. Rhinaman was hired last year to assist the technology department in setting up the district’s computer labs and updating software, according to a statement from the Steubenville Board of Education. She worked at the district for 118 hours at $7.70 per hour on a purchase-services contract from Aug. 20 to Sept. 12, 2012.

If convicted on all counts, Ms. Rhinaman could be sentenced to as much as three years in prison.

Football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’Lik Richmond, 17, were found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old Weirton girl during a night of partying Aug. 11, 2012.

Vet: “The Time Melinda Coleman Spent Working in Clinic Totaled 5 1/2 Hours.” #MaryvilleRape

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The Missouri Torch Exclusive

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Duane Lester

In the October 12 article, “Nightmare in Maryville: Teens’ sexual encounter ignites a firestorm against family,” Kansas City Star reporter Dugan Arnett told the story of Melinda Coleman. According to the article, Coleman’s daughter Daisy was raped at the hands of Matt Barnett, grandson of Rex Barnett, an influential Republican and former state legislator.

Allegedly, because of that political power, not only were the charges against Barnett dropped, but the Colemans were targeted and harassed. The article also suggests Melinda was fired from her job at Southpaws Vet Clinic because she dared to cross the Barnetts.

However, according to Dr. Sally Hayse, part of the story has been omitted.

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Sally Hayse, she said Melinda Coleman wasn’t a full time employee of Southpaws. She’d only worked there a total of three half days, for a total of 5 1/2 hours.

“We were trying her out as a part time employee,” Hayse said, “I was thinking about hiring her because I knew her on a friendly basis.”

According to records obtained by The Torch, Coleman was scheduled to work on January 3, January 5 and January 6, all half days.



Steubenville grand jury charges 20-year-old with theft, receiving stolen property

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The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Steubenville special grand jury investigating additional crimes potentially related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl last summer released its second indictment today – this time against the 20-year-old daughter of the school district’s technology director who was charged earlier in the month.

However, the charges of grand theft and receiving stolen property against Hannah Rhinaman, of Mingo Junction, are unrelated to the indictment of her father, William, according to the Attorney General’s office.

The indictment is also unrelated specifically to the rape case but within the broad scope of the grand jury, an office spokesman said.
Attorney General Mike DeWine convened the grand jury in April, he said, in order for the community to be certain that all possible crimes related to the rape – which garnered international attention – were thoroughly investigated. Some had alleged that coaches, teachers or other adults knew about the rape and failed to report it or provided alcohol to the teens involved.



@Justice4Daisy Press Release Concerning New Rape Advocacy Group

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We would like to start this out by saying that we will be changing our twitter handle from @Justice4Daisy to @Justice4TheVictim, although we will still be HEAVILY involved in the #Justice4Daisy movement.

Now, a little explanation on what our project is and what goals we may have for it.

Long story short, it’s a rape advocacy group. I’m sure we have all noticed that there aren’t many outlets for victims of rape to go and feel the love and support from others. This is one of our goals. Create an outlet for victims to feel safe and secure and gain the support they need. We currently have people that are victims themselves that are willing to help and counsel other victims. Share their experiences so the other victims feel they are no longer alone, we’re all here supporting them as a whole.

We are currently working on the website for this, which will be the outlet we spoke of earlier. This will include but isn’t limited to the following:

1) Discussion Forums. So people have a way to come together in one spot and discuss and support one another.

2) Submit Your Story. We will make a section of the website so those who are victims themselves can submit their own stories. This system will be 100% ANONYMOUS.

3) Blog. Just so we can post up different news stories of the day relating to rape. Stories we feel needs a light brought upon them.
We have a lot of other features that will appear on the site, but you will have to wait and see what those are upon release. We are hoping this will garner some attention to the rape culture within this country, and around the world. It’s time for rape culture to stop.
Stay Tuned,
Justice4TheVictim Team

Second Indictment Issued by Steubenville Special Grand Jury

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(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.

Maryville Justice for Daisy Rally Was Less About Daisy Coleman, More About Radical Feminism

October 23, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  6 Comments

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Duane Lester – Missouri Torch

I am going to be vilified for this, but I have to say it.

Last night’s rally was not about Daisy Coleman. It was about furthering the feminist theory of America being a “rape culture.”

In her opening statement, Courtney Cole, the organizer of the rally, said, “I am here today to help in organizing an event to bring support to the victims in regard to this case, their families, but, on a greater issue, all victims of sexual abuse or domestic assault.”

And that’s when Daisy Coleman took a back seat to the “rape culture.”

What’s a rape culture?

Wikipedia says:

Rape culture is a concept which links rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society, and in which prevalent attitudes and practices normalize, excuse, tolerate, or even condone rape.

Upsetting the Rape Culture says:

In a rape culture, people are surrounded with images, language, laws, and other everyday phenomena that validate and perpetuate, rape. Rape culture includes jokes, TV, music, advertising, legal jargon, laws, words and imagery, that make violence against women and sexual coercion seem so normal that people believe that rape is inevitable.

It’s a radical feminist theory. It was the theme of the rally.

Daisy Coleman was only mentioned by name twice in twenty minutes.

She was only referenced another four times.

But the term “rape culture” was repeated twelve times by three different speakers.

Claire Major of the National Organization for Women didn’t speak Daisy’s name, but said “rape culture” six times.

Think she was there to support Daisy or push an agenda?

Miranda Fletcher’s entire speech was about the rape culture, not about Daisy.

The people who attended the rally didn’t show up because they think they live in a country that condones rape.

They showed up because they believe a local girl was done wrong and they want her to know she has people out there who care about her and support her.

Sadly, some of the people who spoke to them showed they cared more about pushing the idea that women are in constant danger from America’s “rape culture.”

The rally was hijacked to push a radical feminist agenda under the guise of seeking justice for Daisy.

I sincerely wish the focus were left on the victim.

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Hundreds rally in support of alleged rape victim in Maryville, Missouri

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(Reuters) – Several hundred people, many holding daisies, gathered in Maryville, Missouri, on Tuesday for a rally organized by computer hacking group Anonymous to support teenager Daisy Coleman, who was allegedly raped by a high school football player at a party in 2012.

The crowd gathered near the town square where the computer hacker group, along with Justice for Daisy, a Facebook group, called for justice on behalf of Coleman and other rape victims.

“The shear outrageousness of the Daisy Coleman case is what brought us here today,” said Courtney Cole, one of the rally organizers, as cold winds whipped around the cheering crowd.

“She is not alone. Every year, thousands of Missourians are raped and sexually assaulted. It is past time for us as a state to change. No more.”

A former high school football player is accused of sexually assaulting Coleman, who was 14 at the time, at a party in January 2012. A second teenager is accused of recording the incident on a cellphone.

Nodaway County Prosecutor Bob Rice had filed felony charges against the two boys, who were both 17 at the time, but later dropped them, citing a lack of cooperation from the girl, her mother and other witnesses.



#OpMaryville Anonymous Rally To Be Live Streamed, 6pm CST – 7pm EST

October 22, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  9 Comments

Those interested in watching the rally tonight in Maryville, MO can watch on a popular website site, The Missouri Torch.

This is the link for live streaming:

This is the Facebook page:

Indictment in Steubenville another strike against complacency about rape: editorial

October 22, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  17 Comments

No good news comes out of a tragedy like the kidnapping and rape of a 16-year-old girl who had drunk herself comatose during a night of revelry.

But justice — arresting and charging the adults who compounded that horrific crime — well, that’s pretty close to a happy ending.

Meet William Rhinaman, a middle-aged, mild-mannered bureaucrat who was allegedly part of a conspiracy to cover up the assault and protect the reputation of a storied high school football team.

The August 11, 2012, rape was not reported to police for three days — by which time Rhinaman, the 53-year-old director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, was already tampering with evidence, according to an indictment by a Jefferson County special grand jury that was unsealed earlier this month.

Rhinaman is the first adult charged in connection with what investigators believe was a concerted community effort by parents, coaches and district officials to protect the rapists — two sophomore starters on the hallowed high school football team.

Rhinaman will not be the last. If he is smart, he’ll realize this is not the time to be a team player. It is time to send a message that such behavior will not be tolerated — and start naming names.

Joann Gibb, a state computer forensic analyst who retrieved hundreds of text messages from cellphones seized during the investigation, testified during the March trial of Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 17, that they and their friends joked about the rape and shared photos.

As parents learned of the crime, Mays and Richmond and their fellow social media voyeurs sent each other texts to delete the graphic images, according to investigators.

Sheriff Fred Abdalla Addresses Kiwanis

October 22, 2013 |  by  |  Blog  |  4 Comments


“The best thing I like about this job is being able to help people – that’s the good part of it,” said Abdalla, who has served as sheriff of Jefferson County for 29 years.

“The bad part is the ugly side,” he said, in particular cases involving child abuse, neglect and death.

“These are the most difficult cases – I can handle all the heavy stuff,” he said. “I’m familiar with death being in Vietnam, handling murder cases and suicides and drownings and car accidents, you can handle all that stuff, but when it comes to these little children, that is the most difficult.”

Abdalla touched on several topics, including “the war on drugs,” a battle he said, “We’re never going to win that war.”

He said many youth the department is dealing with today are a reflection of their upbringing.

“If you see their parents, you know why the children are the way they are, and I don’t see anything on the horizon is going to change,” Abdalla said.

“Years ago I would go in schools and ask second- and third-graders, ‘Do you know anyone who does drugs?’ No one knew,” Abdalla said.

Now he says out of 80 pupils, as many as 35 might raise their hands, responding that their father or mother does, or “mommy’s boyfriend” or “grandpa does.”

As long as there’s demand, the supply will be there, according to Abdalla, who expressed surprise with the number of “young kids on prescription drugs.”

In 2011 in Jefferson County, 24 people died of an overdose of prescription drugs – not heroine or cocaine but prescription drugs, Abdalla said. The youngest was 18.

“I have said it before, doctors are too quick to give these prescriptions,” he said.

Scams were another subject Abdalla mentioned, noting that despite warnings to the contrary, people are naive, “fall for that stuff” and are bilked as a result out of thousands of dollars.

One scam to get personal information is a caller claiming new Social Security cards are being mailed and information is being double checked.

Another is a call to a grandparent claiming a grandchild needs money sent to be bonded out of jail but asks that his or her parents not be told about it.

“These scammers are up all night long thinking up scams,” he said.

Abdalla said he wouldn’t comment on “the Steubenville case.”

“It’s back in the limelight again, and we’ve got to endure until this thing’s over with, and I hope it’s soon so Steubenville can get back on track. It’s still a great community, it’s a great county, it’s a great school,” Abdalla said.



Websleuths Lawsuit: Round One Goes To Tricia

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‘MY son is the victim here': Teacher mother of football player at center of Maryville rape case breaks silence

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The teacher mother and father of the teenager accused of a rape that has shocked America today broke their silence to claim their son is being ‘assassinated’.

Matthew Barnett, now 19, was arrested for the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman last January, but all charges against him and his friend Jordan Zech – who apparently filmed the attack on his iPhone – were dropped.

Now Burnett’s parents have furiously protested his innocence, painting him as the victim and urged people to dig beneath the surface to find the truth.

Talking to MailOnline from their detached home in Maryville, school teacher Mrs Barnett, 50, said: ‘The more you dig, you will get closer to the truth. It is not on the surface, you’re going to have to dig for it, unfortunately we can’t help with that because that is not our personality.

‘I teach school and I teach people in my class, you treat people the way you want to be treated.’


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