Rape, Praise for Rapists and Threatening Rape Victims: Anything Goes in Steubenville

Steubenville rapistsNormally it’s stories of animal abuse that disturb me to the point of actually being distracted during my daily routine, but every once in a while a news report of human tragedy like the one in Sandy Hook comes along and reminds me that I’m not incapable of sympathy.

For me, it was Amanda Todd, the Canadian teen who was blackmailed and bullied so harshly over a topless screen capture that she took her own life. (The post-mortem online bashing pushed me over the what-is-happening-to-the-world edge.)

For others, it’s the Steubenville case in which two “promising” (as CNN reminded us) high school football players were found guilty of rape and sentenced to one and two years in a detention center.

The boys, wide receiver Ma’lik Richmond and quarterback Trent Mays, bragged about their exploits using a trifecta of social media that included Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, posting photos and videos of (and relating to) the unconscious victim.

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Bus Driver Punches Woman Like A Championship Boxer And Tosses Her Off The Bus

Who hasn’t been on the bus when a vicious yelling match or knife fight broke out?

Keeping that in mind, would be kind of surprised to hear that a bus driver in Ohio punched a belligerent barking woman? Still no?

What if I told you that he delivered the sickest uppercut to her jaw since Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in 1990 and threw her out of the bus like she was a dry Christmas tree on January 1st?

The Cleveland RTA (Regional Transit Authority) is looking into the fight after it gained national attention and sparked a debate of whether it’s ever okay to hit a woman unless it’s Ron Perlman in Frankie Go Boom or the MMA’s Ronda Rousey (because she’d kick your ass for trying).

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Video: Jen Miller – Doo Da Doo (Live In Columbus)

Here’s Jen Miller (if you still aren’t familiar, read my interview with her already, slowpoke) performing her single “Do Da Doo” in Ohio for Spoonfeed TV‘s weekly Little Box session.

She almost sounds better live than on her EP, Forget The Dirty Hearts, if that’s even possible. Be sure to also check out her performances of “Steal My Heart” and “Forget Your Face.”

‘Public Swimming Pool, White Only’ Sign, Decorative And Harmless? Mhm

Oh my fucking god, the world is coming to an end! And it’s not because asteroids are going to smash the earth’s surface like pizza dough or because we are going to drown in melted ice cap water and polar bear fur. It’s because it’s 2012 and some people are actually still more homophobic, sexist and racist than you can fathom.

Ignorance is not bliss, in the case of a female landlord in Cincinnati who put up a “Public Swimming Pool, White Only” sign on the gate outside her apartment complex’s swimming pool and claimed that a black girl’s hair products had made the water cloudy.

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Amish Rebels Commit Hair And Beard Trim Attacks in Ohio

Steubenville and surrounding areas in Ohio, are the locations of very unusual crimes. A rogue group called the “Bergholz Clan” are terrorizing Amish men and women, breaking into their houses and cutting their hair and beards.

The clan actually consists of two Amish sets of brothers, the Mullet (Sam, Johnny and Lester) and Millers (Levi and Lester), most of which have already been arrested for assault and burglary…

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