Rehtaeh Parsons, Teen gang raped, no charges, commits suicide

Discussion in 'Bullies and Stalkers' started by kmclaren, Apr 9, 2013.

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  3. Bree0372

    Bree0372 Prayers for Tripp ~ Team Boom

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    Heartbreaking!

    Insufficient evidence? They had a picture of the sexual assault. What more did they need - a video? Perhaps they could've believed the girl and brought the 4 boys in for interrogation? Seems LE dropped the ball on this one. As did the school, for not putting an end to the bullying at school. "Out of their control"?? :banghead:

    And another child is dead.... :cry:
     
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    What a horrible message to send to other victims. The justice system won't help you.
    Sick to my stomach.
     
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    It's not completely clear what the picture was of. It was her, in a sex act with a boy, but it's not clear the photo appeared to be an assault vs. a consensual act.

    Once again, as this is usually the case, this incident happened at a party with drinking kids. The water becomes very, very muddy when there is no lab evidence of what happened, and there is one possibly blurry picture and all of them are underage and drinking.
     
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    This crap has to stop. Yet another case where a victim does not get any justice and instead is revictimized. No charges for the photo or it's distribution again. RIP brave young woman.
     
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    OH PLEASE. If she was drinking IT DOESN'T MATTER. JMO
     
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    JeannaT Former Member

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    There is VERY little information here to go on, Matou. We don't know what happened other than what her mother says, who wasn't there and didn't learn about what happened until several days later when it was too late to do forensic evidence.

    What we do know is there was a photo of some sex act that LE declined to press charges about, all the participants were minors.

    We also know that after her family moved her to a new school to give her a fresh start she was STILL receiving messages - often from strangers - asking for sex.

    How did THAT happen is what I'd like to know. How was she made to keep the same phone number, the same internet/social media ID, where there is no where on the globe she could go and not keep accessing this abuse?

    That harrassment, in my opinion, is black and white.

    The sexual behavior - I don't know.
     
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    And that is why so many sexual assaults go unreported. MOO
     
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    Not that it matters, but I did not see any reference to it being a "party" with drinking kids. I read that her and a friend went to another friends house - and these boys were there.
     
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    JeannaT Former Member

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    Well, actually, it does matter. When you see stories posted on the internet, check it out further. You rarely get the whole story on a forum.

    Sometimes when you see an article posted on this board, it's helpful to google it to get the full story.

    Takes less than a minute.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...-girl-dies-suicide-rape-canada_n_3045033.html
     
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    So what if they were drinking? Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of teenagers around the world drink together, even get absolutely incredibly drunk together, without raping someone and taking pictures.
     
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    i meant, it doesn't matter whether or not she had a drink with these boys. my DD was at a friends house last weekend with some others - she is same age, 15 - she was offered a drink but did not come home raped by a bunch of her school buddies...
     
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    I just saw the mother on HLN and Vinnie Politan discussed this story.
     
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    The facebook page is now announcing a vigil for her tomorrow evening, 7 p.m. at Victoria park.
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/04/10/ns-rehtaeh-suicide-reaction-todd.html

    IMO, this is what happens when LE & the justice system is not seen as protecting citizens' rights - people feel the need to take justice into their own hands. I am very happy to read that there will be a review of this case -
    Link to petition here - now over 59,000 signatures -
    http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/justice-for-rehtaeh-demand-an-independent-inquiry-into-the-police-investigation?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share
     
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    In my opinion, this has nothing to do with LE's reaction to a situation. Remember how the public reacted in Casey Anthony's investigation when cops were doing EVERYTHING humanly possible to solve that awful crime? There were hotheads parked out in front of the grandparents house every day. With the Scott Peterson trial, (again, no one could accuse LE of not persuing that case with vigor) there were mobs in front of the courtroom, streams of cars driving by the house, crazy people following Scott Peterson and mobs gathered outside when he was escorted by LE between courts threatening to attack the car!

    I find this VERY frightening. The power of the internet to focus frenzied angry mobs of strangers who have no connection whatsoever to a case - and they can become terribly dangerous.

    Good for Mom for stepping in and asking for some civility here. In her time of grief, that's really a very gracious and selfless act.
     

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