This story is disturbing on so many levels and while Optixmom and I were busy researching this story for our blog peice on the New Agenda http://thenewagenda.net/2009/10/29/15-year-old-raped-turning-outrage-to-action/ and taking part in the Action Alert that I posted on my forum http://hillarysworld.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=132683&p=3&topicID=31897973
I was amazed at some of the things that I heard and others heard from the school officials. One idiot told me as well as several other bloggers that these things were bound to happen in bad areas. First of all bad things like this happen everywhere and they are no more likely to happen in poor neighborhoods then they are likely to happen in rich neighborhoods or middle class neighborhoods. They are more likely to happen on college campuses where very few poor people attend. This is just another example of passing the buck and blaming the victim.
People are blaming the victim because she was drinking or lived in a bad neighborhood neither of these offenses call for her being raped and frankly where she lives isn't even a crime.
The fact is that some street kids decided to rape a girl for either street cred or to join a street gang. They would have done anything to become a member even murder. Anyone willing to murder to join a gang doesn't care about raping a teenage girl.
The police have arrested six men involved with the rape as suspects. I hope they are prosecuted t0 the full extent of the law.
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