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Old 03-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by SleepingTiger View Post
no, but i was always held in check by my father. I was always taught that I am responsible for my actions and that their will be consequences for my wrongs. These kids ran the town. They were considered saviors. Adults never held them accountable.
Okay, so then it's a real-life Lord of the Flies situation? There's a whole lot of shared responsibility that failed, but they seemed to go above and beyond the situation of horny teenagers wanting to "get some".

Originally Posted by SleepingTiger View Post
can't say I would do something as deranged if given the opportunity. But look at the other kids who was there to witness everything. They didn't think much of it and never attempted to intervene. If anything, they were probably encouraging it. Now you tell me, should those kids be held accountable as well?
Maybe the whole town could be considered accessories to rape if we look at extreme measures. The kids who stood around and watched could be either witnesses or accessories to the crime. What about the one who captured it on video? Director/producer/distributor of child pornography? Granted, I've been following the story only topically, so I haven't seen all the details released to the public, but I did see the clip where she was dragged out for public display in either an unconscious or severely altered state where they had to blur out the parts of her body that were exposed.

As a father of a little girl, I can easily imagine the rage of that girl's parents and don't have a problem with marking them for life as sex offenders, forehead branding, castration, long slow violent deaths... whatever. I'm not the judge in that case, nor a jury so I don't have to look at it objectively. This wasn't a simple mistake made by errant teens. It was a drawn out sequence of terrible events that will forever scar the victim - and depending on her emotional structure, could lead to catastrophic circumstances for her later on in life. The ripple effect will be massive. (As it is for anyone who goes through such tragedies)

In Whoopi Goldberg terms: This was Rapity-Rape-Rape.
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