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View Diary: The Steubenville Gang Rape - A Timeline *Slight Update* (286 comments)

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  •  This is what you get when you have a society (25+ / 0-)

    that thinks rape is acceptable, no big deal.  Witness our so-called legislators who de-value women to the point that they think we can turn off pregnancy when raped.

    It is absolutely disgusting, and it won't change until those responsible are held accountable.  That includes politicians, sheriffs, law enforcement officers, and society as a whole.

    There was a time when rape was punishable by death.  Unfortunately, that only applied when the raper was black and the woman raped was white.

    Maybe we should become color blind and apply the same rules.

    •  AND PARENTS (5+ / 0-)

      WTF was there no parental supervision at any of these parties? Did parents think this behavior was an OK way to blow off steam? Clearly someone bought all the booze. What about lawsuits against the homeowners?

      •  On an interview with Roseanne Barr, (11+ / 0-)

        one person in Anonymous and participating in this operation says they have sources from Steubenville reporting that some of this happened at the assistant football coach's house.  THAT may we why we haven't heard anything about where the party/parties where, etc.

      •  Too many think their (3+ / 0-)

        responsibility to monitor their kids ends at about age 12.  It is nothing out of the ordinary for the house to be turned over to the kids - both overtly and by chance.  

        Guess you have been asleep for the last 30 years, if you think this doesn't happen.  Especially in white suburbia.

        •  I went to one party where (2+ / 0-)
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          the parents were gone and NOTHING like this happened. The parents didn't provide the booze, and it was not a typical event. I think the home owners should be held accountable when they allow this kind of thing to happen.

          •  Hopefully the parents (6+ / 0-)

            of these kids are shunned in their communities.

            It seems Michael Nodianos (the one starring in the odious video) is at Ohio State this year on a football scholarship.  

            Alums & people in Ohio have started a campaign directed at the college administration to at least have the scholarship revoked, and "Nodi" expelled.  He thought he'd be the big college kid, returned to his hometown buddies, still in high school.  

            This is mild compared to what some have suggested for this wasted bit of humanity, and his parents.  As I said before, if he were my kid, by the time I got through with him, he'd wish he was safe in jail.  Of course such justice should have been meted out for the previous 15 years, before it got to this point.  

            Personally if he shows up for classes, I'd like to see other students refuse to sit in the same classroom with him - esp women.  

            •  He should lose his scholarship (1+ / 0-)
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              PinHole

              didn't they kick some kid off of a football team in Tennessee for his horrible racists tweets about the President?  This is no different.

            •  Michael Nodianos is not on a football scholarship (0+ / 0-)

              One look at him and you could tell he is not a football player at big time school like OSU.  Deadspin and Jezebel both identify him as a baseball player in high school.

              Also his diary seems to imply he was there at the time of the incidient.  However, it appears to me that he saw pictures of it and knew people at that party, but was not necessarily at the party himself.  The diarist might mean implicated in knowing about it , which I would agree with, but it's unclear if the diarist thinks he has firsthand or secondhand knowledge.

              My conjecture is that this video tape is Nodianos reacting to Pictures of the incident sent to him by his friends.  It seems like a couple of people in the room did not see the pictures and he's explaining what he saw.  At one point in the video he mentions a picture of her.  Also from his tweets the night of the incident, he says a couple of people are with him and not the girl.

              It seems like Nodianos was on this riff about the pictures he saw for a little bit before his friend decided to film it.

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