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Media: Make rape trial public

Attorneys to argue at hearing today that proceedings be closed

January 25, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — Local and national news organizations are expected to argue today that further juvenile court proceedings involving two Steubenville High School student-athletes charged with rape......

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Jan-25-13 10:28 AM

I am in agreement with "thebear..."

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Jan-25-13 10:12 AM

Zen...u know it all....And if you dont you comment on it anyway...tard. Billdog ...peace, you hit the nail right on the head. WarrenProud is still a waste of flesh.

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Jan-25-13 9:52 AM

What a circus our media has become. So many 24 hour a day media channels that they have to fight for something to fill the space. This case has gotten so much attention that I believe the judge is going to be afraid to do anything that isn't on the up and up. The media is rarely allowed in juvenile court of this type of crime. Tell the media they can have the transcripts once the girls name is removed. The only person really that needs to and face these boys are their accuser under the law. Don't victimize the victim again.

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Jan-25-13 9:19 AM

keep it closed for the sake of the victim! But what I want to know is why are they going thru the juvinile trial? If they had shot and killed someone they would be concidered adults!

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Jan-25-13 8:32 AM

WP, again, I hope this is closed for the sake of the victim. I guarantee the defense attorneys will claim she was a willing participant, say that she wanted it, question her about her past sexual activity, and completely paint her as a slut. That's how they do it in rape cases. SHE will be on trial as much as the two who did it to her, and she should not have to face that kind of public humiliation for something entirely not her fault.

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Jan-25-13 7:22 AM


You're pretty ignorant and not to mention, pathetic.

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Jan-25-13 7:19 AM

It will be a closed trial and the dudes will maybe go to jail till they are 21. And WarrenProud is the biggest tard.

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Jan-25-13 6:49 AM

The media is not interested in justice. They want the gory tidbits to embellish and sensationalize for ratings. This is JUVENILE court. The victim is a child. The judge should designate ONE respected reporter to represent the media. The rest of the sharks can get their feeding frenzy how they usually do... rumors and speculation.

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Jan-25-13 6:40 AM

No. The media would make a circus out of it like they do everything else.

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Jan-25-13 5:45 AM

Rape is rape. No closed trial coverup in Stupidville so that the victim gets the justice she deserves.

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