Charge all the boys involved in the Steubenville rape case.
  • Petitioned Attorney General of Ohio

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Attorney General of Ohio

Charge all the boys involved in the Steubenville rape case.

    1. Madeline Polzer
    2. Petition by

      Madeline Polzer

      Green Lake, WI

In August a girl was raped multiple times at multiple parties by members of the football team while peers watched on, took pictures, and tweeted about it. Only two were ultimately charged, and as minors, even though many other boys were filmed confessing (bragging) about it. It is generally accepted these boys were shielded by adults and peers because they were football players and Steubenville is very invested in its athletics. The case has been handed over to Ohio's Attorney General. This petition requests he see to it all involved meet justice.

To:
Attorney General of Ohio
Charge all the boys involved in the Steubenville rape case.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      Unfortunately, it’s in many gang rapes so that other male viewers still are cheering for the perpetrators and the victims were maked ridiculed. These silly people should be punished just like the rapists, because they have raped the victim verbal as well as the abuser. The cheering of rape and the missing help must be punished with long prison sentences. In gang rapes perpetrators and male viewers were living out their misogyny. What is this hatred of women, the feelings of inferiority towards women. These acts are cowardly and disgusting.

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    • Alexander Dippel COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      People with this much disregard for human life shouldn't be afforded a place in any civil society.

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    • Sara Roach LEVITTOWN, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Anyone who witnesses a crime and stands by and watches and takes pictures should be held accountable.

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    • Tuulia Kaihlanemi OULU, FINLAND
      • over 1 year ago

      No human should be incapable to control their sex drive. If so, they must be punished. Are we willing to send out a message that athlete's and other appreciated people will do what they want whenever they want without any sanctions?

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    • Dania Montaruli ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      It's time to take rape more seriously. It's time to educate kids that rape is a crime. It's time to stop making excuses!

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