18 Charged In Alleged Gang Rape Of Texas Girl

Submitted by: ryan99 6 years ago in
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13 adults, 5 juveniles have just been arrested because of the alleged rape of a 11-year-old Texas girl, police said.
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Male 2,737
Ewwwwww.Sloppy seconds and thirds and fourths and,...<SHUDDERS>
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Female 3,598
Not to make light of the subject, but does the guy at :30 remind anyone else of Will Ferrell in this SNL skit?
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Male 868
@collegebound- judging by all the responses you are not over the molestaion and rape. Quite the contrary- you are deeply distrubed and now siding wht the offenders - a common mental response- you probably somehow blame yourself. Get help and get back to reality. Those who do evil deserve severe puinishment.
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Male 359
"Somebody tell Johnson her son`s baby-daddy had no intention of being around anyway. Not for her, not for the girl he raped, and not for any of the other illegitimate children he probably has."

Duf I know I give you a hard time, but few cut to the bone as you do sometimes.

Respect. (no BS)
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Male 359
If it were a bunch of white guys and a black girl, it would be a "Hate Crime" and on every front page and lead story on every news program.
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Female 48
F**KING
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Female 48
dratING TOSSERS - Hope they get raped in jail
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Male 5,194
"My son`s father will not be here for his birth. He could get 99 to life. He could die in there," said Johnson.

Somebody tell Johnson her son`s baby-daddy had no intention of being around anyway. Not for her, not for the girl he raped, and not for any of the other illegitimate children he probably has.
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Male 1,610
You know what, I take that back. They need to all be locked away for good. Even if she looked old for her age I can`t see how any decent human being could be a part of that.
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Male 1,610
Not that her parents would care. A neighbor said he saw her during the day outside the trailer and heard loud music from the trailer into the night. This kids parents didn`t notice she was gone past sundown? I`m really glad CPS moved the kid from that home.
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Male 1,610
Sure thing CB.

I honestly don`t know what to make of all this. Houston`s a cesspool and I hear a lot of stories about kids having sex at younger and younger ages. I kind of want to believe that this was at least consensual (in the sense that she was willing because obviously she can`t legally consent to sex at her age) and that you couldn`t get 20 guys that easily together who would be cool with forcibly raping a girl a girl of any age, but then again, there are a lot of f-ed up people in this city who do a lot of f-ed up things. Whether it was consensual or not, it`s still a felony, and if they are guilty, their lives are f-ed from here on out regardless of how much jail time they do.

Courts always argue that capitol punishment is, more than anything, for the family of the victim. If that`s the deal, just arm the family with their weapon of choice and let them have a real cathartic experience.
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Male 89
Die savages
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Male 3,745
thanks brass :)

although with it being from FOX im kind of skeptical but seeing as this tells ANYTHING about any real significant evidence ive no other real choice but to pay attention to that...

all i can say about that is that the kids were stupid for showing it around. im glad that they did though and that they were caught IF this whole thing is true.

let me go on record to say that if all of these men ARE guilty may i be the first to say that they wont make it out of prison alive.
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Male 1,610
Here a link which mentions the tape going around school I probably didn`t post it last time because it`s Fox News. Anyway, you can find the statement at the bottom.
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Male 1,610
[quote]85% of all rape victims are also between people who know each other in some way. The only reason people hear about rapes between two strangers is because the news like report unusual cases. So I also find it a bit odd to hear that 18 males who just happened to be black, raped an 11 year old white girl?[/quote]

Where did you read that this girl was white? Her identity has not been released to the public so how could you know what color skin she has?

@Collegebound

Maybe I`ve been jumbling news articles but the first one I linked to says: "The video quickly went viral, sparking arrests after the teens in it were recognized by fellow students. The victim, described as a troubled young girl, was also recognized by several people." In a separate article the source equates going viral with it being passed around school.
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Male 39,921
[quote] "oh...and Gerry...i almost forgot. not only did they tape it, but they bragged about it and showed the tape around" [/quote]

Objection! Objection!
Heresay! The alleged `bragging` is heresay and not admissable.
And my clients rights were violated in the search therefore the tape is not admissable.
As for "showing" the alleged tape, what someone shows their attorney is privelaged!
They should be released and all charges dropped!

Isn`t that how the justice system usually works?
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Male 3,745
there isnt enough real evidence to charge them. plain and simple. its possible that they dont even have the right 18 guys. its POSSIBLE that the cops just got lazy and arrested 18 black guys becuase they couldnt find the REAL 18 black guys who did it.

what im trying to say is that all of you who are judging them right now are wrong and im happy that none of you are in charge of anything significant. you dissapoint me IABers.

to you rape victims saying you will never heal i feel sorry for you...im a victim of child molestation and rape and im just fine. get the drat over yourselves and move on.
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Male 3,745
“... I know this may seem a bit naive, but how does anyone really believe that a group of 20 some odd men raped one 11 year old?”

^ this

“ along with a bunch of people in their school who have identified them.”

NOBODY has identified ANYBODY. They are going purely off of the “tape”

Thank you Brassbull for your link…
“Where were they when this girl was seen wandering at all hours with no supervision and pretending to be much older?” she asked.”

^ THIS

“am I the only one who wants to see the video?”

No

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Male 3,745
“oh...and Gerry...i almost forgot. not only did they tape it, but they bragged about it and showed the tape around.”

Where is the proof of that?

“Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally.”

Either you are trolling or you REALLY don’t remember the fact that not only are they black but they are black AND they are/have been acused of raping an 11 year old white girl…they are pretty much felons now…

“Not true. I mentioned earlier about the Joanna Yates murder in which the first man arrested and questioned was crucified and vilified as the only possible suspect, and that he undoubtedly did it by the media. However, it was soon found he was NOT the murderer. He lost his job, his family and friends and is currently in hiding.”

you dont live in the US and neither does Yates...the "inocent till
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Male 3,745
“They video taped it and apparently the video was circulating at school. I`m assuming they`ve been identifying these kids from the video footage. That and from interviewing kids at school who saw the video.”

Even in that article there is nothing about a video “circulating” through school…not to mention that if the rape had taken place during the night and with camera phones being pooty as they are how are you going to identify a black guy : | when I see some REAL evidence then ill believe, judge, and be disgusted. Furthermore until the video has actually been seen in court as far as I am concerned the evidence doesn’t even exsist.

“Gerry1of1:
If what you say is true, then why don`t rape victims and have their names and faces posted. “

A rape VICTIM and a RAPIST are two VERY different people. The victim is allowed to stay anonymous because it could actually save their lives if the rapist hasn’t been
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Female 177
Wow this is all kinds of drated up :(
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Female 3,001
wow, poor girl :/
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Male 3,076
damn he`s a good ventriloc!
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Male 228
Glad the death sentence still is in Texas.
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Male 718
(Racist Comment that trolls no less then 10 people)
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Male 771
There`s bits and pieces, here and there but from what I got one 19yr boy convinced her to ride around with them then got her to his bed and told her if she didn`t have sex with them they`d have girls at school beat her up then they, left when the parents came home and moved to the trailer, there they continued and started calling more and more people to participate people were recording and taking pictures. Also they say the girl looks well over 11.
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Female 105
85% of all rape victims are also between people who know each other in some way. The only reason people hear about rapes between two strangers is because the news like report unusual cases. So I also find it a bit odd to hear that 18 males who just happened to be black, raped an 11 year old white girl? And 18? That seems way too extreme to be legit.
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Male 1,526
Kill them.
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Female 329
I`m surprised nobody has mentioned this so far... Why is Eric Bernard McGowen, one kinda non-black sounding name, not pictured...
I looked it up, he is black. (I was just checking to see if they didn`t show that one white guy, not trying to be racist.) He was at another jail which might not release mugshots.
With rape cases, if its sexual people tend to rape others of their own race. I cant help but think they are bitter people who wanted revenge on some white symbol.
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Male 378
"that`s the way it had to be. they locked him up and threw away the key. well, I can`t take pity on men of his kind. even though he now takes it in the behind."
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Female 1,203
I have a hard time believing that ALL these men raped that girl. I want to know the full story. Also, yeah...all black? How much of this racial profiling?
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Male 359
"It ain`t nobody in this community not upset behind this."

sigh.
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Male 18
These guys should be raped in the butt by the most vicious prisoners for a month, then hogtied and fed to alligators. I`m no racist but they should all pay for their wrongdoings.
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Female 423
@Satkela you never recover from rape. physically yes, mentally no.
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Female 631
wow.. all black.. really?
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Male 3,915
Gated Communities were made for a reason

Just sayin
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Female 584
I just really hope that the little girl is OK and recovers physically and mentally from this ordeal. If I were the judge over this case I would order an immediate chemical castration and no less than 10-15 years imprisonment to those guilty of this horrible act of violence. Race be damned, hurting children and subjecting them to such horror is just wrong on every level. Those who are guilty will pay for their injustice one way or another. What goes around certainly comes around.
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Male 275
wow ziestan just wow
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Male 15,510
X-(
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Female 383
That`s just sad. Imagine you suck so bad you have to rape an 11-year-old?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally.[/quote]

You`re joking, right?

Many people want to torture them to death before any trial has even started. You can`t seriously think that everyone will forget about it if they`re found not guilty. Many people will assume they`re guilty anyway but got off.
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Male 12,365
[quote]realistically, considering their previous offenses (if any) and how good their lawyers are, they`ll probably get 5 years with parole and possibly early release[/quote]

I think it`s not probable that people convicted of gang raping an 11 year old, videoing it and distributing it would get a sentence of 5 years with the option of parole and early release. Unless they`re not much older, because the law is very different depending on age.

I`d have to check, but I think there`s a minimum 20 years in there under UK law. There are three extremely serious offences, any one of which can result in a life sentence. Is USA law so much different? Don`t you usually run sentences consecutively over there? Sentences are usually concurrent over here, which I`ve never understood.
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Male 12,365
[quote]you can`t just arrest someone without proof of some crime. You just can`t.[/quote]

Yes, you can.

People aren`t supposed to be arrested without enough evidence to make it plausible that they are guilty, but (a) that`s a very long way from proof and (b) sometimes people are arrested without it. There have even been cases of people being arrested when no crime occured, let alone one they were guilty of.

The criminal justice system is run by people and that means it`s imperfect even when they`re honest and competent.

Also, it`s implemented by ordinary people. Like all the people who want to torture people to death because they`re sure they`d enjoy doing so and don`t even care about minor details like whether their victims are guilty or not. Plenty of them in this thread and every other one like it.
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Male 4,004
You suck at speaking your mind Rheannon.

Phrase your sentences properly to avoid confusion, and punctuation so we know how to read your tone.

You just came off as an idiot rather than a racist. I don`t know which you were going for. I`m not being a grammar nazi, but I honestly don`t know and can`t figure out what you meant, but I`m sure it`s stupid.
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Male 812
America is becoming more and more like Japan in it`s sexual perverseness.
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Male 39,921

am I the only one who wants to see the video?
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Male 363
Rapists are not very liked in the prison systems, not saying they are liked anywhere, but, if they are found guilty and locked up, they will be beaten to a pulp multiple times. If it were a family member or friend of mine they was raped, there would be 18 dead I am a racist!s.
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Male 196
If this isn`t just cause for mandatory castration, i don`t know what the f### is.
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Male 39,921
[quote]Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally. [/quote]

My neighbor cheated on his wife, when caught red handed the "other woman" cried rape. He was arrested and charged. The truth came out in the trial and he was acquitted. But his career in the navy was ruined. Because of the trial he could not be deployed on schedule and they decided not to reinlist him. Even the acusation of such a thing destroyed his career after 15 years of service.

But any politician, or teacher or numerous other jobs could be destroyed by an accusation just as easily.

PeeWee Herman not only was found not guilt, but the Judge had his record expunged of the arrest because the police faked the charges. But his television career was ruined by the accusation.

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Male 1,610
Hatface - I just found this article, otherwise i would have posted it earlier. This one has a ton more info on the case though.
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Male 8,300
If guilty, the only suitable punishment would be to chain them to a post and let members of the public beat them to death with spiked baseball bats. Preferably over a week or two. Jail is too kind.
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Male 605
@Brassbull Ah, well now THAT changes everything. The last article did not state whether they had been charged. I was just trying to show that until they have been charged or proved guilty by a court, it`s unfair to assume their guilty with no prior evidence.
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Female 8
holy crap, regardless if they are in custody or not, innocent until proven guilty, the police arrest people every day. these guys may or may have no committed a crime, chances are good, more of them did then didn`t. either way, they go on tril just like anyone else, and at this point its how convincing their lawyers are.
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Male 743
Ahh, Stupid blacks.
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Male 1,610
Hatface - According to this they have been charged. And apparently the girl was moved to a `safe house` by CPS because people in the community have been making threatening phone calls. Originally a girl recognized several of the rapists as kids from her school after the video went "viral" (articles word, not mine) and notified authorities.
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Male 605
@jimbro. They`re suspects, nothing more. Not yet. The police have seen the tapes, but if they knew 100%, they would have charged them. They haven`t. Video evidence alone will not hold up in court. We don`t know the quality, we don`t know what it shows. Right now we don`t know anything. All we do know is that it clearly isn`t enough to charge them.
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Male 183
@hatface:

if one these men are on tape with his penis in her vagina he is guilty. plain and simple, simple and plain. it has nothing to do with anything else. no...i have not seen the tape, but the cops arresting these fine gentlemen have. along with a bunch of people in their school who have identified them.
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Male 25,416
Stupid people
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Male 868
@lazyme484- a suitable punishment is having their nuts cut off and then taking them to a jail to be gang raped by 20 plus large inmates. People should consider- what if it was their daughter or sister.
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Male 3,431
Ragebot, the term is Gorilla Rape. It`s what pimps do to "break in" a child that`s been kidnapped for use as a prostitute. It`s origin is, not surprisingly, the lawless hellholes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Granted, I don`t know that this is the case, but it fits the profile.
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Male 32
... I know this may seem a bit naive, but how does anyone really believe that a group of 20 some odd men raped one 11 year old? Were they in some kind of gang or cult? Because I really just don`t see the whole neighborhood just getting together for a big ol` rapin` party. How about some context?
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Female 751
@Lazyme:

haha yeag... TEXAS! :P
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Male 3,431
Wonder what the N.A.A.C.P. has to say about this?

Oh yeah NOTHING.

These Asswipes are doing more to bring down the Black Community than any number of alleged cases of racial profiling by the police.

18 of these S.O.B.s! 18! W.T.F!

I wouldn`t piss down their throats if their guts were on fire.
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Male 10,440
[quote] What draws you to the sentence of "15 years or so"? [/quote]

Seems like a reasonable sentence for gang rape of a minor. I could be persuaded for less though. Maybe 10? Dishing out justice is hard.

[quote] now I got a 1st dgree on possession of drugs when I was 19 and got 5 yrs probation for first offense. [/quote]
That is because you live in a strange, strange land.
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Female 322
drating Texas. And Liberty County that`s great.
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Male 2,528
"Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally.

If someone gives them crap, they can just say "Why do you think I`m not in jail right now dippoo? I was found ionnocent." In a few years almost no one will even remember their names. "

This is not true when you live in a small area. I have a second cousin who was accused of rape, but was found not guilty. That was 11 years ago and people here still haven`t let him live it down.
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Male 2,893
Damn negroes. JK.
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Male 605
"Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally."

Not true. I mentioned earlier about the Joanna Yates murder in which the first man arrested and questioned was crucified and vilified as the only possible suspect, and that he undoubtedly did it by the media. However, it was soon found he was NOT the murderer. He lost his job, his family and friends and is currently in hiding.

If this man was found 100% innocent, would you let any one of them into your house? Would you let him babysit a small child, completely aware of his background? Pains me to say, but I probably wouldn`t
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Male 257
how did no one catch that one tool bags name jamarkus norris napper ? i mean seriously wtf black america
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Male 605
Jimbro: "they are on tape committing the crime. that is all the evidence i need. "

Gerry is bang on with his comment. Jimbro, It may be all the evidence YOU need, but it sure as hell wouldn`t hold up in court. It`s also not evidence of anything other than the fact your prejudging all of these men with no evidence.

The fact is, you haven`t seen the video, have you? So you don`t know if ANY of these individuals are in that video. Neither do you know if any of them are currently being charged with it. It could simply be a case of mistaken identity on one, or on all of there cases. The link you referenced doesn`t know any more in depth into the proceedings of the invesigation than anyone else.

If they did it, they should be punished. However, because this society is based upon a fair moral code, it`s innocent until proven guilty.

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Female 282
I don`t like it when the news covers poo like this and doesn`t give any actual info about it. How are we supposed to know if they actually committed part of the rape or assisted in/let it happen?
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Female 1,427
"This is 25 miles from my house.."

And it`s 50 miles from mine, or so. This is the channel 11 news report I watched in my house.

So what? Unless it`s right down the street, I fail to see how being 25 miles away puts you at risk or fame.
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Male 228
Those who are innocent will not have their lives ruined by this. If they`re found innocent, they`ll be able to continue their lives normally.

If someone gives them crap, they can just say "Why do you think I`m not in jail right now dippoo? I was found ionnocent." In a few years almost no one will even remember their names.
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Male 734
Remember boys and girls, just because someone is arrested in connection with the case doesn`t mean they raped the girl. It just means they could have been witnesses to the crime who are now being charged as accomplices or perhaps they aided and abbeded the suspects, etc.
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Male 183
oh...and Gerry...i almost forgot. not only did they tape it, but they bragged about it and showed the tape around.
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Male 183
Gery1of1:
they are on tape committing the crime. that is all the evidence i need. check the link that brassbull posted. you will get more of the story there.
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Male 2,690
This is 25 miles from my house..
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Male 39,921

The problem isn`t with the "public" trial/arrest issue.
It`s with the people {US} convicting the accused in our minds before we know any evidence.

Everyone who wants to lynch these guys... what evidence did you hear in that that I did not?

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Male 109
Rapists are no longer humans. there are 2 things I believe that have no excuse, beating women and rape. It boils my blood to the point of rage.
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Male 132
That`s hot.
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Male 1,021
Gerry1of1: I`m ok with public record, but the news and I-A-B ought to use some discression about broadcasting it
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Male 39,921
fivezones - [quote]"In other words, just because someone says you molested a child doesn`t mean you should have your name and face posted on the news and I-A-B. Because then even if you get found innocent, your life will be forever ruined." [/quote]

I see where you`re going, but arrests are Public Record. If not, the gov`ment can arrest anyone secretly.
The news can broadcast any public record. It`s not a great system, not by a long shot, but it`s better than secret arrests and secret trials.

If it`s not public, who is looking over the gov`ments shoulder when it`s faking evidence?
The police get caught often enough already faking evidence when it`s public. It`d be a nightmare if it were secret trials.
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Male 684
they have the accused on video at the time of the assault, showing the footage, releasing pictures and name of those verified to be present is acceptable. I honestly don`t care if any of them didn`t actually rape her, just being there and allowing it to happen is enough to be punished just like the others. Rape has to be the most detestable crime, it is never committed in self defense, it is never done to feed starving children...life in prison, death penalty, life of servitude, human sex slave, being raped to death by baboons, all of these would be adequate punishments.
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Female 494
Good for you! That is so awesome! You`re braver than me. :)

Thanks! :D

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Female 751
forestq: :) I`m pressing charges now- they won`t go through, but it`s part of my healing process. I accept your potential hug, lol
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Male 183
how about: since they video taped it and showed it off they all get creation, possession and distribution of child pornography too. add that to aggravated and repeated raping of a child. i would think that would be a good enuf reason for life in prison.
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Female 494
Green_btrfly, I wish I could give you a hug. I know a bit how you feel, being a victim of rape myself. It changes your life forever in so many ways.
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Male 605
lazyme484

What draws you to the sentence of "15 years or so"?
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Female 751
@lazyme: for the victim being under 14 that makes it a 1st degree felony- now I got a 1st dgree on possession of drugs when I was 19 and got 5 yrs probation for first offense. I highly doubt they will be that lienient, but you are correct "life" isn`t quite suiting lol- realistically, considering their previous offenses (if any) and how good their lawyers are, they`ll probably get 5 years with parole and possibly early release
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Male 2,669
Not JaMarcus and Da`Shaun!

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Male 10,440
Oh yeah... and the police released their names and pictures just on the accusation.

You`re just throwing your freedoms away America.
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Male 10,440
"rest of their lives in prison" for rape? .... Seems harsh.

I would have given each of them.... 15 years or so. How does 15 years sound? I mean the girl lived right?
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Female 751
@hatface =D duly noted
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Male 605
@green_btrfly also please ignore the f*ckwit troll that is strangersdk.
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Female 751
Hatface: you make a good point,for more of my thoughts on that see my reply to gerry :)
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Male 295
the world is a drated up place
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Female 751
@Gerry
touche. Legal loopholes and red tape. I think, that if they are going to be charged, releasing their names and photo`s is ok, as long as you mention they are on trial for it. They don`t release victims names and faces for worry that they will become a target of other predators. I see what you`re saying, but it`s kind of like Communism- the idea of it is euphoric, but because of the human condition it will just never work. Too many want precautions, to save other victims. At least most of the intent behind posting names and faces is to protect others- granted it comes at the price of hurting people`s reputation, but they have evidence that they were wrongly accused, so I mean it`s not ALL bad, at least they have a chance. it is what you make it. (until the masses get angry)

I guess the whole deal is a catch 22, there is no perfect answer to this conundrum,don`t you think?
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Male 605
[cont.] made sense.
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Male 2,033
Wait...it happened "between mid september and december 1st."

you would think they might have a better idea about something as vital as timing.
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Male 183
if you are identified on tape in the middle of committing a crime, you are guilty.
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Male 605
@green_Btrfly

Well first off, I`m very sorry to hear what happened to you, and obviously, it`s a very good thing that your attacker has been brought to justice. However, as a purely hypothetical scenario, imagine the brave woman who stepped forward to say this man raped me, by some terrible freak accident, got it wrong? The press immediately brand the attacker as a monster, and he is arrested and questioned. During this time, the innocent man has his entire life dragged through the mud by papers and news outlets who accuse him of being a rapist. Then, suddenly, the police release him after your real attacker is caught. Now, the innocent man may never recover from this. He may forever be branded a rapist through an honest mistake.

By all means, I totally agree that guilty men should be brought to justice, and there crimes made clear and there names carry the burden of what they`ve done. However, before that happens, we have to be sure we have the right man. I hope I ma
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Female 751
@strangersdk
I had a huge long explanation of crap all typed out but then I thought to myself... I`m better than that. Don`t feed the trolls.
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Male 1,021
Gerry1of1:
If what you say is true, then why don`t rape victims and have their names and faces posted.

In other words, just because someone says you molested a child doesn`t mean you should have your name and face posted on the news and I-A-B. Because then even if you get found innocent, your life will be forever ruined. You are one of the smarter posters on I-A-B. I think you missed the boat on this one. Especially as a champion of individual rights and freedoms. I still like your comments anyway.
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Male 33
@green btrfly
You never pressed charges. You are partially to blame for his raping other women. You should be ashamed.
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Male 167
I like the fat guy
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Male 794
wow, if there was tape evidence involved, they get everything they deserve, i deleted my previous comment of calling this a racist crime, if you post it on the internet, and take pictures, you are the lowest of the low, and you deserve what they give you
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Male 39,921
hatface, I agree. A person`s life is ruined just at the acusation
of these crimes. But I don`t see a way out of it.

I dislike the police releasing names/photos of people they only
suspect of crimes and don`t have arrests for.
"Persons of Interest" they call them. That also ruins lives.
Just ask Richard Jewel.
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Male 1,929
I bet she loved it.
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Male 92
Hang the little bastards.
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Female 751
@hatface, though I see the intent of you saying they should remain anonymous until proven guilty- I have to respectfully disagree. As a victim of rape myself, also as a minor, because he remained anonymous and charges were never pressed, he went on to rape (that I know of) 1 other woman. He is now a registered sex offender. That`s the only one who was brave enough to step forward. How many others suffered at this man`s hands for his anonimity in being accused of raping me? How many will be saved now that he has been brought out by name?
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Male 514
drat court and prison. Let`s get to lynching.
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Male 605
@jimbro Not everything is about race. it also hasn`t been proven as of yet any of them were involved. None of them, as far as I understand, have yet been charged. It`s not either "guilty" or "racially motivated". there`s also "innocent".
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Male 183
to the people saying the arrests are racially motivated: read the link posted by Brassbull. this crime was video taped. people have been identified on the tape while committing this crime. these "men" (or as i prefer: pieces human garbage) should never see the light of day again.
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Male 868
Watch " A Time To Kill" with Samuel Jackson. Not about color- its about rape. If these guys did and they have video then yeah they deserve the worst possible penalty. Maybe they should all be gang raped in prison...
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Male 183
to the people saying the arrests are racially motivated: read the link posted by Brassbull. this crime was video taped. people have been identified on the tape while committing this crime. these "men" (or as i prefer: pieces human garbage) should never see the light of day again.
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Male 605
@Gerry obviously secret trials and kangaroo courts are never going to be a good thing, I think fivezones meant that posting identities of people accused of such a crime without full supported evidence against them isn`t fair on the accused.
There has been a recent case in the UK with he murder of Joanna Yates, in which the first person charged was hounded and accused by the papers to be the killer for weeks based on his arrest, before it was revealed he had nothing to do with it.
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Female 535
ooo black
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Male 1,222
@Reignblazer
Yup, seems about right
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Male 39,921
green_btrfly - [quote]"you can`t just arrest someone without proof of some crime. You just can`t." [/quote]
Tell that to Jose Padilla. Google him if you don`t know who he is or why he was in jail for years.

fivezones - [quote]"People should not have their name and face posted for an accusation" [/quote]
We`re guaranteed "Speedy and PUBLIC" trial. If the info isn`t made
publich the gov`ment would have to hold secret trials and thats not a good thing.

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Male 1,610
They video taped it and apparently the video was circulating at school. I`m assuming they`ve been identifying these kids from the video footage. That and from interviewing kids at school who saw the video. Link.
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Male 605
What fivezones said. Although IAB have put the disclaimer stating it is alleged, people should wait until they have been proven guilty before passing opinions that you want them slowly killed. They should have the right to be antonymous until they have been proven guilty or not guilty.

Also, @draino. I don`t slow torture is a fit way to punish anyone, no matter what the crime. At least not in a society that isn`t based in the middle ages.
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Female 4,039
Nope, not today. I`m going back to "Slow Loris with Tiny Umbrella".
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Male 498
SICK
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Male 3,745
clearly this is a race issue...18 black guys and 1 11 year old white girl? we do some stupid poo and its possible that the girl was actually raped...but not by 18 black guys...this whole thing just reeks of stupid poo...

if it just so happens that all of them DID rape her...hell i dont even know...
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Male 288
More racist comments please, they are my favorite!
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Male 1,440
One of the most disgusting things on the news that I have ever seen.
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Male 767
this makes me sick. i went to that school and some of these "men" graduated a year or two behind me. i hope they get red hot pokers shoved in their annus until they die a slow horrible death. not too quick tho, make it last a long time
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Male 8,544
And, given various scenarios, these are the possible responses by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson:

18 Caucasians rape an African-American Girl: "The Death Penalty is not enough for these Racist White Boys. We must march!!"

18 African-Americans rape a Caucasian Girl: “The Death Penalty is not enough for these Racist Police and Prosecutors. We must march!!”

18 African-Americans rape an African-American Girl (or Caucasians rape a Caucasian): “No race element? Meh!”
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Male 1,021
People should not have their name and face posted for an accusation. Only if convicted of being guilty.

I will reserve judgement on these men until they get a fair trial.

I-A-B should not post drat like this.
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Male 2,332
Is everyone in Cleveland black?
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Female 751
I don`t understand really.. I mean I get why the community (mainly relatives of these boys/men) are angry, they say there was no proof, but you can`t just arrest someone without proof of some crime. You just can`t.

I hate to ask it, but would they have been more upset about the rape than the chanrges if it was a girl from their own community?

I don`t know, that clip really didn`t have a well rounded balance of information. The people that are angry make it seem like the police are just bad guys or something, and there really wasn`t much on their behalf (the police) as far as like evidence....etc. I understand information is sensitive b/c of the girls age, and that there has been no convictions yet... still that was a very biased video to me.
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Female 136
This might sound terrible, but when the reporter mentioned that one guy named Rayford, I thought he said Raper. :/
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Male 535
I don`t understand these people`s english...
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Male 1,587
Such an ironic day for this to hit the news. So sad. I don`t get it, 11 years old? So sick.
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Female 2,525
Animals.
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Male 4
I rarely post here, but this is disgusting. Makes me sick to my stomach. Death would not be enough in my opinion.
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Male 1,547
news: "the community is outraged..."
Me:

"as they should be, this is a disgusting crime"

news: "...at the arrests."
Me:

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Male 39,921

Not enough info.
Why were they arrested?
They stood and watched?
They participated?
They knew about it but didn`t report it or stop it?

?

but now I`ll be quiet and let someone acuse black people of being rapists.... note that I didn`t say it. But some jerk will.

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Male 629
There are no winners in a situation like this. They are guilty and they will go to jail/ burn in hell.

Or they are not guilty and will still have their lives ruined by this. Hopefully they get a fair trial. (And if they are guilty get what they deserve.)
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Male 2,344
Link: 18 Charged In Alleged Gang Rape Of Texas Girl [Rate Link] - 13 adults, 5 juveniles have just been arrested because of the alleged rape of a 11-year-old Texas girl, police said.
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