I've covered this revolting story a couple of times since the NYT ran a major story last month on "coverup" and controversy in Steubenville, Ohio, involving vicious sexual assault on teen girl--the silencing at least partly due to some of the alleged perpetrators being football players in a football-mad town. And this is a town I have visited dozens of times--and driven right past the "Big Red" stadium--as my wife's family's home is just a few miles west.
Recently, it was reported that some "Anonymous"-connected hackers had tapped into buried or missing evidence, including photos and deleted tweets and videos. (Only two young men have been charged so far. One of the two prosecutors just quit. ) Now they've posted a "confession" by one of students present at the party. Here's full report at The Atlantic site--plus coverage from a local TV station and CNN video--and below one of the most disgusting videos you'll see, featuring that student (and note at one point a rifle with a scope next to this drunken kid):
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Video Hacked in Steubenville Rape Case
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