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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Steubenville Plea

Email today from a Molly Haigh at FitzGibbon Media.  That's the traveling billboard at left in Steubenville.

"A crowd-funded truck billboard is touring Steubenville, OH streets this week, sending a strong message to OH Attorney General Mike DeWine that 'the world is watching' his work to investigate the rape of a local 16-year-old girl.  The billboard comes from equal rights group UltraViolet, and is supported by a nearly 70,000 strong petition. The ad was funded by small donations from 652 UltraViolet members across the country.

"The ad reads: Attorney General Mike DeWine: Prosecute everyone involved in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, including those who posted photos and videos on the internet instead of trying to stop or report the crime. The world is watching Steubenville.  It features the names of the 69,377 signers of the petition.

“'70,000 UltraViolet members demand that Attorney General Mike DeWine step up his work in this case to show that when it comes to a crime as serious as rape there no get out of jail free cards,' said UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary. 'The world is watching Steubenville, and we want to see justice. This billboard is only the first step.'”

Also, latest word on victim in this case.

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