In some towns, football is life. Steubenville, Ohio, is one of those towns. Everyone's buddy "Anonymous" is at it again, this time with the help of "hacktavist group" Knight Sec, releasing a video made on August 22, 2012, featuring students of Steubenville High School, joking about the rape of an area teenage girl on that same night.
Apparently, the girl, who was underage, was transported from a neighboring town, only to be assaulted and photographed by the teenage athletes at several parties while other teens watched and did nothing. While the act, in general, was brutal, tragic, and disgusting, the video, joking about the incident, is equally horrible. The main character can't seem to stop laughing, as he refers to the unconscious girl as "deader than OJ's wife" and "deader than Caylee Anthony," as well as several others. Clearly, he finds himself quite comical, continuing with the "she's deader than" jokes and other little quips. A voice of reason in the background reminds the funny guy that this girl was raped, leading to more jokes. The names of two of the athletes who were involved in the assault, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, were mentioned and the two have been charged with rape and kidnapping.
It is believed that law enforcement and school officials tried to cover this incident up, as it would not look good for their football environment. A website, www.stopbigred.com, has been created by Knight Sec, detailing some of the facts about the cover-up, even naming a football team booster as a possible ringleader in this heinous attack and pointing out the possibility of child porn. The spokesman for the group said, "On this fateful night a life was changed forever as a group of the football players of Big Red High School, dubbed themselves 'rape crew' and began taking advantage of an underage girl. The girl was sexually assaulted, molested, raped, and drug unconscious from party to party. This is a warning shot to the school faculty, the parents of those involved, and those involved especially. A preliminary dox is being released on some of those involved... You can hide no longer, you have attracted the attention of the hive. We will not sit idly by and watch a group of young men who turn to rape as a game or sport get the pass because of athletic ability and small town luck. You now have the world looking directly at you."
Does this video really represent the American teenager? Are they all so heartless and stupid? There is always concern about whether or not a parent is raising their child right. Will they be a decent person? Will they make the right decisions? Those are questions that flood the mind of every parent, with every decision they make regarding their kids. The parents of the boys in this clip should be so proud. As for the jokester in the video, his true colors are really showing through. He may not have been directly involved in the assault, but he sucks just as much as the boys who were. No matter what he does later in life, he will always be that ass***e. Way to go, Knight Sec! Keep fighting the good fight.
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