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Fri., 9:48am: Steubenville student rape video surfaces

January 4, 2013

STEUBENVILLE - A video some say is tied to the upcoming rape trial of two city high school student-athletes went viral Wednesday, just as a planned rally about the trial scheduled for noon Saturday......

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NYNAMEISEARL

Jan-06-13 1:29 AM

After quoting one of the republicans statement " RAPE IS NOT A CRIME" the holier than thou familyguy deemed my original post inappropriate. LOL

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Daniel

Jan-05-13 1:46 PM

WarrenProud, Rape is Rape? I think the GOP would beg to differ.

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antdeb

Jan-05-13 9:47 AM

Sounds like the Good Old Boys Club just incrimated themselves.

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thebear402

Jan-05-13 8:04 AM

What's even more unbelievable is the accused rapists' attorney saying they could never get a fair trial due to everyone being prejudiced by the video. Those punks need the book thrown at them.

I've always been the first to say that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but that tape sure does say it all. If I was the girl's father, I'd be inclined to go a little nuts and maybe end up in jail myself.

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WarrenProud

Jan-05-13 4:37 AM

Rape is rape. These two perverts deserve a long stay in prison for what they did. Their using social media to attack the rape victim should add to their sentence.

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neversummer

Jan-04-13 8:30 PM

If one thing is clear from the video it's that the boys who commited, witnessed, or heard about the rape found it funny. Dubbing themselves the “rape crew,” they certainly understood that what happened was, indeed, rape. To the dismay of many, most of them appear to have gotten away with participating, watching, or disseminating pictures of the attack. Some locals have said that the lack of punishment is linked to the boys’ football celebrity in an increasingly poor town.

At the very least, the case is a disturbing reflection of America’s rape culture. But it’s also an interesting glimpse into social media, and how it can not only implicate people in a crime, but also be used to hold them accountable when the justice system has not. Should Anonymous be correct that there was a subpar investigation of the alleged rape, social media has allowed Americans outside of the town to rally for the victim and demand justice. Without that, her case may have been confined to the small town wher

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neversummer

Jan-04-13 8:22 PM

If there's anyone who can expose a coverup it's Anonymous.

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NYNAMEISEARL

Jan-04-13 8:13 PM

So,no republicans made that statement familyguy....quote from republican Todd Akin of Missouri..."From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare,” he replied. “If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Now it's inappropriate because it involves white kids right familyguy. LOL

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ohcwby

Jan-04-13 5:50 PM

This is the most sad an disgusting thing I have read, just sick that kids are like that these days! FamilyGuy is spot on.

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AFRET1

Jan-04-13 4:40 PM

I don't think I have ever disagreed w/FamilyGuy...always on target and speaks the truth.

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brownie

Jan-04-13 4:08 PM

family guy said it best&speaks the truth

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Daniel

Jan-04-13 2:57 PM

Nice job announcing this Trib. now you have just promoted every perv to go see it. Journalism should start thinking about what is right and wrong.

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nortman

Jan-04-13 12:09 PM

Well said, FamilyGuy.

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FamilyGuy

Jan-04-13 11:32 AM

As parents and grandparents, we have to recognize that there is an underlying dark sickness in our youth culture that is sucking in more kids daily.

We need to be parents - not "buddies" and monitor the video games, the music, the movies, the electronic communications and the "friends" our kids have.

This means spending TIME with our kids and sharing - not preaching or demanding - our core values and core beliefs.

Talk WITH our kids, not talk down to them.

If we don't take time with our kids, some other kid with no family values will. Guaranteed.

And someday it could one of us tragically wondering how could have MY kid have done THAT?

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FamilyGuy

Jan-04-13 11:17 AM

Earl:

That was about as inappropriate and sick comment that could have been made on this sad disgusting story.

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notpc4sure

Jan-04-13 10:57 AM

OHSAA OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHELTIC ASSOCIATION--WHERE ARE YOU???, AT LEAST, STEUBENVILLE BIG RAPE SHOULD HAVE TO FORFEIT ONE SEASON

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