Just received this via email from the office of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder: (The Missouri Torch)
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder today released the following statement urging Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice revisit a controversial alleged rape case in Nodaway County.
“Since Sunday I have read with growing dismay the media accounts of the Daisy Coleman case in Nodaway County. I make no claim to knowledge of all the facts. Still, facts revealed in exhaustive media reports, including the 4,000-word piece in the Kansas City Star, raise all kinds of questions that it is now clear won’t be put to rest. These questions will fester and taint the reputation of our state for delivering impartial justice to all.
“I am disappointed that the Attorney General would wash his hands of the matter through a brief statement by a spokesman. The appalling facts in the public record shock the conscience and cry out that responsible authorities must take another look. I call on Attorney General Koster and Prosecutor Rice to join me in asking that the Circuit Court convene a grand jury to review all the evidence, hear all witnesses, and issue a decision as to whether charges should ensue.
“I hope that responsible officials will join me in this call for a grand jury to make the final call on whether criminal charges should or should not be filed.”
“Did a crime occur? Hell, yes, it occurred,” Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said in a radio interview this summer. “Was it a horrible crime? Yes, it was a horrible crime. Did these boys need to be punished for it? Absolutely.”
But the Nodaway County prosecutor, Robert Rice, disagreed.
“They were doing what they wanted to do, and there weren’t any consequences. And it’s reprehensible. But is it criminal? No,” Rice told the Star.
Two months after the incident, he dropped charges against the 17-year-olds, both of whom were on the high school football team. One, the grandson of an influential local politician, was accused of raping Coleman’s daughter, the other of making a felonious recording of part of the encounter.
The video was never found, and Rice declared there was not enough evidence to prosecute. The youth accused of rape said the sex was consensual. Missouri state law says rape defendants are not guilty if they “reasonably believed that the victim was not incapacitated and reasonably believed that the victim consented to the act.”
Beginning at 2 p.m. CT Tuesday hacker activist group Anonymous launched a twitter awareness campaign (#OpMaryville) aimed at putting pressure on Attorney General Chris Koster to launch an investigation into the lack of charges against Barnett.
Spokespersons for both Gov. Jay Nixon and Koster say the two won’t be getting involved in the case.
On a personal note as one who wrote extensively about the Steubenville teen rape case and one who attended rallies in Steubenville, Ohio (no Im not a member of Anonymous) Ive seen the good and the bad side of this sort of thing and would urge that we all learn from what happened there.
While everyone wants justice for victims, it shouldn’t come at the price of targeting an entire town.
Not only Maryville locals are pleading for Anonymous and the Internet not to attack the people of Maryville – it’s showing up on twitter as well. A hot topic on twitter now are those who believe the Steubenville matter was handled wrong and hoping OpMaryville will be different. Survivors of OpRollRedRoll are demanding KYAnonymous not be allowed any significant role. Everyone has an opinion on that – one way or another.
There is great concern the Maryville rapist avoided rape charges because his grandfather is a former Representative in the MO House of Representatives. Talk about a story begging for a corruption, influence and cover-up campaign – you are about to see one!
Grandfather of the Maryville rapist, Rex Barnett, is a Republican and Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice is also a Republican. The Attorney General, Chris Koster was a Republican who left the party and became a Democrat. Missouri’s Governor is a Democrat. How interesting! If anything points to a “win” for Anonymous – it will be politics at play – not calls for justice.
A twitterstorm is scheduled for today, Tuesday, October 15 at 5pm EST / 2pm PST
A peaceful demonstration in Maryville is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00am CST
Justice for Daisy
A live demonstration in Maryville has been planned and we are encouraging the online community to attend. Please organize with your followers and make plans to attend this important event. Tweet with #Justice4Daisy if you plan to attend the demonstration.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10:00am we will meet at the Nodaway County Courthouse in Maryville, Missouri with daisies in our hands for a peaceful protest in support of Daisy Coleman.
We are calling on Missouri’s Attorney General Chris Koster to immediately open an investigation into the lack of charges against Matthew Barnett, despite a confession and evidence of his guilt.
We are asking members of the press to investigate and file FOIA requests to discover any connections between Matthew’s grandfather, Missouri State Rep. Rex Barnett, Maryville law enforcement and the prosecutors who dropped Daisy’s case.
For Facebook users, an event page has been created:
For details regarding the case, please read this article:
To some, he’s an Internet terrorist with no regard for the real-world impact of his actions. To others, he’s a valiant hero, championing the cause of those in need from the comfort of his own home. No matter how you perceive him, Deric Lostutter’s story is an example of the future in the present and the decade of jail time he could face for his involvement in the hacking and supposedly illegal online activism surrounding the now infamous Steubenville rape trial should stir a compelling public debate on right and wrong on the Internet.
Lostutter is the man formerly known as KYAnonymous. He’s the man responsible for bringing the rape of an underage girl in Steubenville, OH to homepages and newspapers across the globe.
Today, Esquire published a four-page profile of Lostutter written by John H. Richardson. The feature covers everything from the details of the sexual assault in Ohio to the FBI raid of Lostutter’s home in Kentucky to the current state of affairs concerning the grand jury investigation and the cases against hackers and whistleblowers like Lostutter.
“I’ve got a new Guy Fawkes mask coming from eBay,” Lostutter says. “I ain’t going to associate myself with illegal activity, you know what I’m saying? But I’ll take to the damn streets.”
This brings us to the heart of the problem. Since the convictions of the Steubenville football players, elite media outfits like The New Yorker have reviewed the story and criticized the bloggers and activists for getting things wrong. And the real problem with these new democratic voices, as Marshall McLuhan predicted, is a function of the medium that makes them available to us. Many of the WikiLeaks cables showed professional diplomats ignoring corruption in the countries where they were stationed, for example, something that should shock only children. The Snowden documents have revealed more troubling secrets about the NSA’s espionage programs and the fate of privacy in the networked world, but Snowden himself spouts the same immature anarchist clichés as Julian Assange, that the governments of the world must stop trying to keep secrets and maintain order and simply allow “maximal diversification of individual thought.” The technology democratizes information, and a little bit of technical sophistication gives you a power that no twenty-five-year-old could have dreamed of before. But technology doesn’t give you wisdom. The information-is-free idealists depend on maintaining a certain naivete about how the world really works, which seems to be a result of lives lived online — sitting at home on their sofas, detached from a tangible sense of real-world consequences, they blunder into our worlds with results we cannot anticipate. This will not stop. It is the world we live in today.
For all of the column inches and hyperlinks dedicated to the Steubenville case and the actions of Anonymous in that instance and others (like Sandy Hook) since, Richardson’s profile of Lostutter offers a much-needed glimpse at what/who hides behind all of these Guy Fawkes masks. The scope of the piece may be slightly limited in the sense that it looks to introduce Lostutter to the people who wouldn’t be able to find the deep Internet if they wanted to, but it does offer a set of circumstances and a backstory that might help to explain why someone would buy one of the masks off eBay and what they aim to do once FedEx drops it off on their stoop. [Esquire]
MARYVILLE, Mo. – A Missouri family moved to a new city to escape the past – but wound up finding new anguish in not just an alleged rape, but the cruel aftermath. The Kansas City Star has spent seven months digging into the story of Melinda Coleman and her four kids, who moved to Maryville from a town 40 miles away following her husband’s death in a car accident.
Not long after the move, however, Melinda (who gave the paper permission to use her daughter’s name) found 14-year-old Daisy passed out on her doorstep in below-freezing temps in just a T-shirt and sweats; she had sneaked out to attend a party with a friend. Daisy says she was encouraged to drink heavily, and Melinda took her to a hospital, where doctors found indications of “recent sexual penetration.”
Soon, 17-year-old Matthew Barnett was charged with sexual assault and endangering a child; another friend allegedly videotaped the encounter. But it didn’t take long for the charges to be dropped.
As the evidence grew, a sheriff “absolutely” expected prosecution. Another boy at the party, meanwhile, admitted having sex with Daisy’s 13-year-old friend despite her rejection; his case was addressed in the juvenile system. As for Barnett, he was locally well-connected, the grandson of a former state representative in a small town – and as the charges were dropped, it was Daisy and her family who faced threats over the incident. Her mother was fired from her job, with her boss citing concerns about lawsuits; Daisy was targeted on social media and twice attempted suicide. After the Colemans finally decided to leave Maryville, their unoccupied house mysteriously burned down.
- Petitioning The Governor of AZ
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Two-year old dies from injuries and lack of medical examiner resources lets them off the hook.
PHOENIX (CBS5) –
Charges have been dropped against a couple who ran an in-house daycare business where a 2-year-old girl died almost a year ago.
Ryan Reed, 27, and 28-year-old Allison Clements were facing felony child-abuse charges after admitting to hurting Savannah Cross, several times.
But the case ran up against a legal deadline because there weren’t enough resources in the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Maricopa County Superior Court dropped the charges.
Lab results aren’t finished and the final report isn’t done so, the charges were dropped and the couple were ordered released from jail.
But, since the court dropped the charges without prejudice, the charges can be re-filed.
Computer hackers can easily steal your identity through the ObamaCare site, John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the McAfee computer software security company, told Gretchen Carlson Friday.
McAfee explained that there are no safeguards to prevent anyone from developing a website and pretending to be an agent or an examiner with the ability to extract enough personal details that would enable him or her to empty an entire bank account.
“This is going to happen and it’s going to happen very soon,” McAfee warned.
“The hacker aspect is only one of the problems,” McAfee said. “Most people can’t even log onto the system because it’s so complex and error-ridden.”
McAfee explained that he architecture of the system is “outrageous,” adding that it wasn’t designed properly to support the volume of ObamaCare customers.
Video of interview at site: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/10/11/obamacare-site-ripe-hackers-computer-safety-expert-john-mcafee-warns
Now, I don’t like playing games all that much and I sure don’t like playing name games at all… so let me be blunt.
I know exactly why you “think” you “know for sure”, but of course you follow in the treads of all those who thought they knew for sure before… and they didn’t.
I know for sure just like when you used the ‘Michela” name and you knew even then, and so did I…
What am I saying? I’m saying leave everyone alone… stop your nonsense… leave Don Carpenter alone. Leave Joe Monks alone. Leave me alone. Yeah, leave DJay and Holly alone too. Slither back under your rock and stay there. A lot, or most, may be to cowardly to call you on all this – I’m not.
A lot whine when you get roughed up – but many have noticed no one whines when you are roughing up people. Time to stop the hypocrisy and fear in that.
Others reading this post will not have a clue as to what it means. You do. I suggest you dial it back before it all gets explained.
A local Follansbee resident has asked the following information be posted on this blog. I’m very happy to do this as many from Follansbee read here. I want to extend my sympathies to this family and to the community.
Sizes for surviving family members are listed below the places to donate. Chris Grishkevich, a close friend of this family, is taking any kind of clothing and personal use items or anything else anyone can donate.
STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville City School District employee accused of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and providing false testimony to a special grand jury investigating if additional crimes were committed related to the Steubenville teen rape case pleaded innocent Wednesday afternoon during his 15-minute arraignment hearing.
William Rhinaman was granted a $25,000 personal recognizance bond by visiting retired Summit County Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove.
Rhinaman was released from the Jefferson County jail shortly after the arraignment.
Cosgrove was appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to preside over the special grand jury after Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese recused himself from the case.
Steubenville lawyer Stephen Lamatrice represented Rhinaman during the arraignment hearing but told the judge Rhinaman would need a court-appointed attorney or legal representation from the Ohio Public Defender’s Office for a pre-trial hearing set for 11 a.m. Oct. 25.
“The court will look at the defendant’s financial assets and I will notify the Ohio Public Defender’s Office and ask if they will provide representation,” Cosgrove said.
Rhinaman arrived approximately 15 minutes early clad in a Jefferson County jail orange jumpsuit and wearing wrist and ankle cuffs. The wrist cuffs were removed by a sheriff’s deputy before the hearing.
The 53-year-old Mingo Junction resident sat at the defense table, both legs twitching throughout the hearing.
Lamatrice said he is concerned Rhinaman will not have the resources to defend himself.
“The court will consider all of this. If the defendant does not have the resources or cash the court might consider appointing an attorney and require the defendant to repay Jefferson County after the case is over,” Cosgrove said.
The Ohio attorney general’s office was represented by three attorneys, including Scott Logo, William Schenck and Ashley Rodabaugh.
Rhinaman was indicted Friday and arrested Monday on charges he tampered with evidence, obstructed justice, obstructed official business and perjured himself during a six-month-long special grand jury investigation reviewing whether additional crimes were committed regarding the Steubenville teen rape case.
City School Superintendent Michael McVey said Tuesday afternoon Rhinaman had been immediately placed on a leave of absence. McVey was in the Jefferson County courtroom Wednesday afternoon and briefly shook Rhinaman’s hand as the defendant walked out of the room.
A lot of people have shit talked Prinnie all over the internet! And her family! My goodness on that.
If Prinnie comes out blasting, I bet a bunch of people will need to go to the beauty shop for new curly hair permanent jobs when she is done. LMAO!!
I was just thinking about all of this tonight and I wonder what you all think.
Should Prinnie roll on her shit talkers?
Michelle has been on a twitter roll as of late telling all kinds of people they are insignificant… and other things. LOL! Well, maybe not all kinds of people – mainly Stranahan, Don Carpenter and of course – me. LOL!
She is apparently having a significance crisis of her own. Making big changes in her life she says. Moving to Kansas, where she says she has lived before and was a bartender. I guess this may be a redux, who knows. I hope she doesn’t drink up all of her wages. I’m also concerned that once she arrives there, the beautiful Kansas sunflowers will never grow again.
Michelle plays on twitter. She picks fights and accuses others of causing her to indulge in this behavior. She rants. Tweets drunk. So, twitter is obviously a good outlet for her frustrations. She also tries to out those she doesn’t like and according to the latest to gain fame – her antennas are not working too well. I think she needs less tin foil on them.
Of course, it was Michelle who brought Anonymous into the Steubenville rape case. Good work most would agree. Steubenville doesn’t agree, but that’s an entirely different story.
I think Michelle is a hugely significant person. She’s the cheapest entertainment you can find on twitter and sometimes she’s even funny.
There has been quite a bit of posting here by Richard and others… back and forth. I found this today on Richard’s LinkedIn and thought I would post it. It may be out of date, but if you look at his LinkedIn he has numerous things posted about his career and associations. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-olivito/17/17/472
Honors and Awards:
Who’s Who Ohio Northern University Law School 1984
Poverty Advocate of the Year 1991 Urban Mission Ministries Steubenville, Ohio
Special Recognition by Criminal Defense Lawyers Association of Ohio for Special Contribution and Work on Civil Rights in Ohio 1997 Collulmbus, Ohio
National NAACP Special Award for the same work on the nation’s first DOJ pattern and pratice police misconduct investigation and consent decree Section 14141 Baltimore
Cameo Appearance by invitation, on TNT Production w PHil Alden Robinson and Danny Glover’s Movie on Civil Rights Era; “Freedom Song” 1999
Recognition by House Judiciary Committee Chief of Staffs—-Hon John Conyers and Sheilia Jackson Lee Co- Chair for work on Steubenville’s Consent Decree and Civil Rights Advocacy Washington DC
The first adult to face criminal charges related to the teen rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, appeared in Jefferson County Court Wednesday afternoon. William Rhinaman, technology director at Steubenville City Schools, is charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, and lying under oath. He was freed on $25,000 bond after pleading not guilty.
Photo Credit: Jefferson County Sheriffs Dept./AP
“Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement Oct. 7.
The indictment offers another opportunity for the Steubenville case to spark commitment in schools to step up training so that adults know their responsibilities, and better yet, take a preventive approach to teen sexual violence, advocates and academic experts say.
“Sexual violence happens frequently, and having the support of the attorney general, having that grand jury… sends a strong message that it will be taken seriously and there will be strong consequences” when school officials violate laws in how they respond, says Katie Hanna, executive director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, based in Cleveland.
The Alliance is promoting an upcoming training for Ohio school athletics staff called Coaching Boys into Men, a curriculum developed by Futures Without Violence in San Francisco. The goal, Ms. Hanna says, is to “build a network of coaches around the state who say, ‘We don’t stand for that [sexual violence]. We know the victims are more important.’ ”
More – Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1009/Adult-charged-in-Steubenville-rape-case.-Will-schools-get-the-message-video
And here we have Murt talking to himself. Murt has numerous twitter socks around and sock blogs… you name it, he has it. He spends his life on the internet. He says playing Facebook games, mainly Farmville, but you can bet he’s up to more games than Facebook offers.
This is hysterical people… this is knock down hysterical…
Go to the website Prinnielied.com on your mobile…. click on it and see where it takes you. LMAO!!!
Also, the pic he has used saying it was Prinns apartment… it ain’t. He has used a pic of the infamous Aunt Crazy’s kitchen. #DumbAss
For these of you who don’t mobile – I’m dropping a hint below as to where everyone is ending up.
It seems without fail, no matter what case a person gets attached to for whatever reason – there is a hassle about tweeting.
By tweeting I mean who one is caught (LOL) tweeting with and so forth.
There is a contingent of folks who think a person must be locked down to tweeting with only approved people. People they like.
Even though I don’t tweet a lot, I’ll tweet with about anyone as long as they are reasonably respectful. Most people will exchange tweets with folks outside of their normal friend circle and that’s a good thing, imo.
Not everything and every tweet has to be a confrontation or a big argument. Not eveyone has to be considered a hostile enemy if they don’t agree with your opinion or your agenda, etc..
Lots of nice folks on twitter and yes, it has it’s share of assholes, but overall a lot of fun and enjoyment can be had tweeting around all over the place. If you can’t stand a particular twitter handle, then don’t tweet with them, but don’t get all crazy if someone else does.
Back in the Haleigh Cummings case a group of people decided not only who could tweet with who – but also who could follow who on twitter and Facebook! LMAO!! I didn’t like such pettiness then and I don’t like it anymore now. I’ll tweet with and follow anyone I damn well please. So should you.
Everyone should tweet up!! Tweet with anyone willing to tweet with you and you might be surprised at how common ideas and “agenda’s” can be friendly and not always hostile.
Updated: Wednesday, October 9 2013, 01:42 PM EDT
By: NEWS9 JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio
The Steubenville City Schools’ director of technology pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a special grand jury reviewing if other crimes were committed in the Steubenville teen rape case.
William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction, was arraigned Wednesday. Rhinaman is free on $25,000 personal recognizance bond with the stipulation that he reports to an attorney and makes all court appearances.
Rhinaman was arrested Monday afternoon on four counts as a result of the special grand jury investigation.
He is charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. His pre-trial hearing is set for Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. At that time, it’s expected to be announced if he is eligible for an Ohio public defender.
**Word on twitter accounts is that this had nothing to do with the rape case and was of a personal nature. Possibly bad timing, etc.. Time will tell I guess.
It’s been over a year since a serious crime was committed, but now the wheels of justice continue to move in the Steubenville teen rape case.
On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the first indictment by the Special Grand Jury.
53 year-old William Rhinaman, an I.T. Specialist for Steubenville Schools, was indicted on counts of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business, and perjury.
With this first indictment, many are now realizing this case is far from over and more indictments are very possible.
7 News anchor Nate Fluharty sat down with Wheeling attorney Bob Fitzsimmons, who was also the victim’s attorney in this case.
Fitzsimmons told Fluharty, “we all wish this case never happened. If we could go back and change things we would, but we can’t eliminate it. So what do we do as a society? We address the problem and do everything in our power to correct them.”
When asked about the latest indictment, Fitzsimmons said, “it makes me feel good that they are looking at people that should be responsible, especially for the children. We need to protect our children as much as possible.”
Stay with WTRF.com for continuing coverage on future indictments.
I want to clear a few things up that appeared on this blog yesterday and today…
Yesterday, I made a post about JD’s civil lawsuits possibly being in jeopardy over some social media pictures… no reason to go back over the post – it was explained well enough and explained even better in the comment section by some great commenters.
All except one commenter, that is.
Soon after that blog appeared another one appeared of a very different nature. It was a post of 2 text messages from JD’s mother. Supposedly. TBH, I found it strange the family was reading this blog, but I played along.
Today, I posted 2 more blogs of a nature strange for me to post, but I have been told those things and whether I believe them or not is neither here nor there. I’ve always blogged what was going on around social media whether I liked the goings on or not. Try to keep people informed of the “newz” and other bullshit, just as I blogged all of the Anonymous stuff when it was running wild, along with lots of stuff about many Steubenville kids that wasn’t factual. And still even this isn’t the point.
It isn’t even the point things have gone on behind the scenes here no one should have to put up with simply to write a blog. I’m more than happy to let it go at that.
Here is what I find puzzling… not one peep, not even a squeak, from anyone’s mother today. Why is that?
Last night the readers on twitter, and here, were led to believe JD’s mother was speaking out over the accusations of some pictures. A mother who doesn’t speak to tv news, newspapers or anyone as far as I know is suddenly speaking to a kid on twitter and asking that tweeter to be “our voice” and thanked him from the bottom of the heart.
I don’t believe for one hot second those text messages you read came from anyone’s mother and you shouldn’t either.
Liars? FameWhores? Careful who you call names.
Some of you need to check your seat belts – they need an adjustment.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players last year has issued its first indictment, charging a school employee with interfering with a criminal matter.
The indictment announced Monday by Attorney General Mike DeWine charges William Rhinaman with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.
Rhinaman, of Mingo Junction, was arrested Monday afternoon after the charges from Friday’s indictment were made formal, DeWine said. Rhinaman, 53, was scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.
Without elaborating, DeWine said the charges are related to Rhinaman’s job as a Steubenville city schools’ information technology employee.
“The only thing I can is that the grand jury investigation continues,” DeWine said.
A phone listing for Rhinaman was not taking calls Monday. Messages were also left for the superintendent of Steubenville schools.
DeWine announced the grand jury March 17, the same day a judge convicted two Steubenville High School football players of raping the West Virginia teen after an alcohol-fueled party following an August 2012 football scrimmage.
Allegations of a cover-up dogged the case, despite charges brought against the boys shortly after the attack. Attention was fueled by online activists who said more football players should have been charged. Three teens who saw the attacks, including two players, were granted immunity in exchange for their testimony.
A key issue before the panel has been whether adults such as coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by state law.
The grand jury has worked off and on since beginning work April 30. That day, investigators searched Steubenville High School and the local school board offices.
Investigators also searched Vestige Digital Investigations, a digital forensics storage company in Medina, in northeast Ohio. The company’s connection to the case was unclear, and it has denied it’s the subject of a criminal investigation.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WANE/AP) – A Steubenville City Schools employee is facing several charges related to a teenager’s rape case that received national attention.
More than six months after two teenage boys were found guilty of rape, William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction, Ohio has been charged with the following:
- Tampering with Evidence, a third-degree felony
- Obstructing Justice, a fifth-degree felony
- Obstructing Official Business, a second-degree misdemeanor
- Perjury, a third-degree felony
According to Steubenville City Schools’ website, Rhinaman is the Director of Technology at Steubenville High School.
Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, both members of the high school football team that is the pride of Steubenville, were found guilty back in March of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl.
The crime, which took place after a party, shocked many in Steubenville because of the seeming callousness with which other students took out their cellphones to record the attack and gossiped about it online. The case came to light via a barrage of morning-after text messages, social media posts and online photos and video.
The teenage girl testified that she could not recall what happened the night of the attack but remembered waking up naked in a strange house after drinking at a party. She said she believed she was assaulted when she later read text messages and saw a photo of herself taken that night, along with a video that made fun of her and the alleged attack.
After Mays and Richmond were convicted, a grand jury began looking into whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape but didn’t say anything.
“This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation. Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement on Monday.
Otherwise let it be said – for whatever RadioNewz blogged, didn’t blog, said or didn’t say….
This blog was not responsible for one of the biggest boondoggles Anonymous ever found themselves a part of…
This blog was not responsible for sentencing a young man to possible prison…
This blog was not responsible for political damage to an entire small town in Ohio…
This blog was not responsible for chaos in an entire school system…
This blog was not responsible for untold financial harm to the infrastructure of a small Ohio town…
No one hates to ask this any more than I do… but because I believe in honesty – I’m asking…
Your daughter was raped in Steubenville, Ohio – that’s a fact proven by the courts of Ohio.
However, can you explain why you have bartered on that fact and have obscured your daughter’s moral character by allowing that to be the entire story?
You need to stand down. You fuck me over once – ok – you try it twice and the game changes. Your daughter can’t continue to barter on the courts. Neither can you.
This is a girl of loose moral character, get control … so let’s let it go today and let it go for good… a town should have never been blasted over this…
I blogged some info you wanted put out there via @sadssoswagg. I was pleased to do it. So, now I want something back, ok?
I’ll even overlook the fact of the one who was playing all sweetie sweetie in private DM and was then bashing my character on my own blog… I overlook most shit like that all the time anyway. I’ll even overlook the fact I was asked to lie and give you all a pass…
So, here is my simple little request… when you saw a friend of your daughter’s being bashed, trashed and more… why didn’t you speak up? Why stay silent on only those things which pleased you? Why suddenly and uncharacteristically bolt over a post about civil suits?
Sure, I understand trials, lawsuits and even more than all these… but why?
This blog supported Prinnie and your daughter throughout this whole nightmare and I’m proud of both. Just not overly proud of you at the moment… so – got anything to say? I suspect not.
I will always run this blog the way I see fit. Always. I’m no coward. Can you say the same?
A lot of questions are being asked here before the Steubenville grand jury reports back…
I don’t intend to address all of the questions sent to me or by whom – I don’t know who I get stuff from most of the time anyway, but even if I did – I would be mum on it… peeps lives and family’s are often at stake. Just like Prinnie’s was when she embarked on this story. We see where that got her don’t we? Her integrity and that of her family blasted all over the internet. Her mother called a whore.
Now, while I do understand all of the emotions that went into all of this… it’s time to step up and ask a few simple questions.
Will Steubenville and Big Red be able to build back the respect they once had? In fact – the real question is actually this – did they even lose anything?
Will this story have legs bigger than what it already has – or will it just be another cheap shot at a small American community who prides itself on time honored local traditions?
Many locals feel a terrible insult has been leveled at Steubenville, but has it? Will any of this be remembered any longer than it takes Big Red to wrap up another winning season of football?
What will actually change in Steubenville, Ohio? Not much is my honest assumption. Maybe your honest assumption is different and if so – speak out…
As usual – Jud has fired up her haters and name callers and is now under an intense scrutiny by sleuthers – once again…
If you don’t believe old Jud is being hunted down like some animal or maybe a simple snipe… read comments here and keep reading! LOL!
The notoriously hot-headed paragon of progressives has left a bad taste in the mouths of fans after calling a U.K. reporter a “toxic little queen.”
The kerfuffle started when George Stark wrote a piece published in the Daily Mail claiming that Alec’s wife had been tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. The published gossip sent Alec over the edge as he set out to ring Starks’ neck on Twitter in an avalanche of insults and threats directed at the writer.
Though one might laugh when they imagine Alec seething with impotent rage over his iPhone keyboard, a few tweets have upset his loyal liberal following, including:
“[I'd] put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” and “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna fuck…you…up.”
Alec has since deleted his Twitter account and the Daily Mail has removed Stark’s byline from the post, replacing it with “Daily Mail Staff.”
It has been brought to my attention over the last 48 or so hours that should Jane Doe decide to use civil suits to further punish residents of Steubenville, Ohio those suits may be in jeopardy.
It has been reported to me that Jane Doe, thinking she has a free ticket to ride from all the attention given her rape case, has been posting vulgarities and other shoddy stuff on instagram and other places around social media.
Screen shots have been taken for some time and all of them were offered to me, but I’ve declined to accept them. I don’t even want to handle them as I want no part in any of it when the bonfires start across the river!
A bunch of teenagers were drinking at some house parties. A few got way to drunk and that seems to be when trouble started for them. They sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was a member of the parties. In Ohio finger penetration is considered rape – something the boys decried they did not know. Even a popular coach said he didn’t know and that may be backed up by his words at the time to the boys: “did you fuck her?”.
Most think of rape as intercourse between two parties – one completely unconsenting. Rape can also be with foreign objects, such as broom handles and often times is called sodomy or unnatural sex acts. In Ohio insertion of fingers is called digital rape, not sodomy or an unnatural sex act.
Whatever happened that night – the girl didn’t know and I believe that is where the problem started. She was seeing disgusting tweets about herself, friends were telling her about many more. At some some point and we don’t know exactly when or why – her parents became aware of the same. They took screen shots of the offensive tweets, along with pictures and went to the police. They suspected their daughter had been raped. They definitely wanted to know and so did she.
What actually happened that night is small when placed up against a brutal gang rape by forced intercourse, I know this and most adults do as well, but where this got out of hand was by the boys – and some girls – making fun of what the girl had been put through. That was the match that struck the fire, imo!
During the Steubenville City PD and Jefferson County Prosecutor investigating what had happened, blogger Prinnie was made aware of the social media tweets, videos and other stuff…. she screen shot all she could and placed it on her blog, prinniefied.com.
The rest is history for the most part. Anonymous joined the effort started by Prinnie to hold the boys accountable for the nastiness and the story went national and international, with Prinnie appearing on numerous MSM tv shows and many print articles written. From all of this began suspicions of cover-up and all of that. The perfect fire storm for a sizzling hot media story.
Without that match – the boys on social media – there would have been no fire storm.
There is some scuttlebutt about this on twitter… I don’t know any of the names mentioned here or how they relate to a county prosecutor in Jefferson County, Ohio. Maybe some of the readers here do.
STEUBENVILLE – A Bloomingdale-area man was shot twice outside Unionport Wednesday evening in a case that is being investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said John Hartsouk, 36, was changing locks on a house he owns on county Road 39B around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Randy Ewing, 52, of county Road 39B drove past the house, and what happened after that is split into two different stories, Abdalla said.
Hartsouk was shot in the arm and the abdomen. The bullet to the stomach area went through his kidney and was lodged next to his spinal cord, Abdalla said. Hartsouk drove himself to the Unionport fire department. He was driven by the fire department to the county airport, where he was transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.
Abdalla said he spent about three hours early today at the Pittsburgh hospital interviewing Hartsouk.
Hartsouk is claiming Ewing drove past the house and started yelling obscenities at Hartsouk, the sheriff said. Ewing then drove to his father-in-law’s house on county Road 39B, Abdalla said. Ewing and Rockwell Good, 72, the father-in-law, went back to the Hartsouk house, according to the sheriff.
Statements given by Ewing and Good and Hartsouk differed, Abdalla said.
Ewing and Good said Hartsouk came at them and assaulted Ewing and then went after Good, who fired the shots, Abdalla said.
Hartsouk is claiming Ewing and Good came at him,” Abdalla said.
No charges have been filed. Abdalla said he was in contact with county Prosecutor Jane Hanlin throughout the night.
“There are conflicting stories, but we will get to the bottom of this,” Abdalla said.
It’s been five months since Steubenville high school football players Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond were convicted of rape. No criminal charges have yet been filed against their coaches or school administrators, who some activists say failed to properly report the rape.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped in eastern Ohio last year has hit the five-month mark without criminal charges.
A chief issue before the 14-member panel is whether coaches, school administrators or other adults knew of the allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.