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  •  That is why they have convened a Grand Jury (4+ / 0-)

    If you actually follow and research the story you will discover numerous witnesses (16) were uncooperative with the investigation and refused to testify.

    Now that the DA has 2 convictions for the main perps, they are going to dig deeper.

    I'm not here to defend the past record of the Steubenville PD of which I know little, but at least in this case they seemed to have investigated leading to arrests fairly quickly and the convictions back-up that work.

    Do we really want cops to make indiscriminate arrests based on flimsy or no evidence?

    Do you assume all of the potential witnesses will cooperate given their own potential culpability?

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:33:29 PM PDT

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    •  Seems social media was (0+ / 0-)

      the moving force.  W/o social media this would have just been another small town crime lost and forgotten.  Social media embarrassed the legal system into action. Football players in that town define the word privileged. Sixteen uncooperative witnesses,huh. Guess those poor cops just came to a dead end.  But, oh yeah, that darn social media thingee...if not for that, this would all be over.

      "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

      by BrianParker14 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:14:54 AM PDT

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