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CNN Coverage of the Steubenville Rapists Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
status 18th Mar '13

Poppy Harlow - Correspondent (after the verdict was handed down)
"I've never experienced anything like it, Candy. It was incredibly emotional, incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures

user banned California 36390 posts
18th Mar '13

It's wrong and sick to feel bad for those boys. They barely got punished for raping a girl while she was unconscious. I'm so disgusted by this.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57831 posts
18th Mar '13

I think their comments were heartless and inconsiderate towards the victim. I do think that it was hard to report on this case, however, because CNN makes it a point to NOT talk about the victim (atleast according to them) so their only option was to report on the defendants. They could have used a lot more compassion, though. I don't feel sorry for those pieces of crap despite their age.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
18th Mar '13

Wow! They raped someone despite their age they knew it was wrong. I don't feel sorry for them.

user banned California 36390 posts
18th Mar '13

I do NOT agree with charging minors as adults but I know a lot of people do so I would think the fact that they were prosecuted in juvenile court would be something they were grateful for.

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4319 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Damn, CNN did a damn good job of making the criminals into the victims, huh... "

:!::!::!:
seriously!

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
18th Mar '13

The irony of one of the rapists saying "my life is over, no one is going to want me now" is ridiculous. Those boys are monsters, they raped a girl and laughed about it.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
status 18th Mar '13

Trent Mays (one of the rapists) issued this apology, "I would truly like to apologize to [the girl], her family, my family, and community. Those pictures shouldn't have been sent around, let alone taken."



Not that he was sorry he raped her, just that got caught.



Repeatedly through out the CNN broadcast, she was referred to as "the accused", or "the girl"....she was never once referred to as "the victim".

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57831 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Trent Mays (one of the rapists) issued this apology, "I would truly like to apologize to [the girl], ... [snip!] ... out the CNN broadcast, she was referred to as "the accused", or "the girl"....she was never once referred to as "the victim"."


I am super bothered by the two that got immunity for their testimony. Give them a lighter sentence, fine. But immunity? They raped her too!

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3821 posts
18th Mar '13

They are lucky they were not in another state where they would have been tried as adults and face 10 plus years in prison. They got off easy considering what they did. They have no one to blame but themselves

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1545 posts
18th Mar '13

So sad that they have to live with this for the rest of their lives :roll: What about the girl they RAPED? If this is the same thing I saw the video of them talking about it like they were proud then they deserve WAY more than what they got.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
18th Mar '13

Was everyone involved, drunk?

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
status 18th Mar '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" Was everyone involved, drunk?"


There was alcohol, many people were drinking, but the victim was passed out when she was raped by several members of the football team.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" There was alcohol, many people were drinking, but the victim was passed out when she was raped by several members of the football team."</blockquote>




What happened to her was...evil. Terrible.



The only reason that I asked is I'm trying to gauge the perps' responses, after they were convicted. Alcohol makes people (mostly) poor decision makers. If they were stone cold sober when the rape occurred, I'd tend to be much more judgmental. They all were so stupid, in so many ways...and this was the end result. What a shame.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" :? Does it matter??"</blockquote>




Of course it matters. It's common knowledge that alcohol impairs reasoning. It doesn't matter in the sense that I feel they should get a pass, or not be held accountable, but I'm sure, in a sober state of mind, their remorse is greater.