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07-31-2013 09:16 PM  4 years agoPost 1
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CNN grieves that guilty verdict ruined ‘promising’ lives of Steubenville rapists


By David Edwards Sunday, March 17, 2013

CNN broke the news on Sunday of a guilty verdict in a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio by lamenting that the “promising” lives of the rapists had been ruined, but spent very little time focusing on how the 16-year-old victim would have to live with what was done to her.

Judge Thomas Lipps announced on Sunday that Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, would be given a maximum sentence after being found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl while she was unconscious. Richmond could be released from a juvenile rehabilitation facility by the age of 21 and Mays could be incarcerated until the age of 24.

CNN’s Candy Crowley began her breaking news report by showing Lipps handing down the sentence and telling CNN reporter Poppy Harlow that she “cannot imagine” how emotional the sentencing must have been.

Harlow explained that it had been “incredibly difficult” to watch “as these two young men — who had such promising futures, star football players, very good students — literally watched as they believed their life fell apart.”

“One of the young men, Ma’lik Richmond, as that sentence came down, he collapsed,” the CNN reporter recalled, adding that the convicted rapist told his attorney that “my life is over, no one is going to want me now.”

At that point, CNN played video of Richmond crying and hugging his lawyer in the courtroom.

“I was sitting about three feet from Ma’lik when he gave that statement,” Harlow said. “It was very difficult to watch.”

Candy then asked CNN legal contributor Paul Callan what the verdict meant for “a 16 year old, sobbing in court, regardless of what big football players they are, they still sound like 16 year olds.”

“What’s the lasting effect though on two young men being found guilty juvenile court of rape essentially?” Crowley wondered.

“There’s always that moment of just — lives are destroyed,” Callan remarked. “But in terms of what happens now, the most severe thing with these young men is being labeled as registered sex offenders. That label is now placed on them by Ohio law.”

“That will haunt them for the rest of their lives.”

Here's the video:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/...nville-rapists/

My Comments: Not one single word in that CNN story about how the young girl's life has been affected. Not one. No wonder CNN's ratings suck.

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07-31-2013 10:15 PM  4 years agoPost 2
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Yes, actions have consequences. Promising? On some level they may display certain talents, but good conduct is require of us all.

The young men can reform, can genuinely repent and seek to be changed- and they can build meaningful, fulfilling lives, even after jail time and with the label. I hope they find help, and emerge as overcomers. Does Prison Fellowship Minsitries have works in the juvenile detention centers?

This is important- justice served and rightly displayed. Other young men and women- take note! Parents- where are your young men and women and what are they learning? Uprightness, responsibility, self control, good judgement?

We as a society must develop these things, and must condemn those who will not. Else we fail and continue to slide.

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.

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07-31-2013 11:12 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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08-01-2013 02:33 AM  4 years agoPost 4
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Promising futures as star football players...baloney. Most of the trash go bankrupt (they are Democrats you know)...lookie here:
By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/va...364/1/index.htm
There isn't enough money to support Democrat free loaders. NFL and NBA players make millions and end up on the down and out.

Hey, the judge just put these crumbs in the express lane. They don't have to go to all those practices and worry about their money going away so fast. Now they can lounge around the prison, lift weights, shoot a few hoops, hang out until the next meal...free health care too.

Some ex-athletes don't know where their next meal will come from.

90% of life is "showing up"

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08-01-2013 03:29 AM  4 years agoPost 5
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Those two should be stretching a rope with their necks in the town square and on national TV. Only then they may have contributed to keeping the next morons from raping innocent women.
At the least it would have prevented them from becoming Democrat politicians like Clinton and Weiner.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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08-01-2013 02:04 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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Crowleys just upset that no one wants to rape her.

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08-01-2013 03:06 PM  4 years agoPost 7
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be careful guys.....this girl was shown to be "not quite so nice". Even her girlfriends took the guys side.
And they didn't "rape" her. They did the finger diddle thing.
Not good granted, but drunk teenagers do a lot of stupid things.

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08-01-2013 08:24 PM  4 years agoPost 8
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Oh no! Not the Clinton tickle! Was there cigars involved?

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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