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Old Mar 20, 2013, 09:42 AM   #76
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Law doesn't work like that though. If investigators find out who provided the booze (and I doubt that they even will since there are so many legal vectors - heck it could have been stolen), the most that they can ever be charged under is providing alcohol to a minor which is a crime. I think you get a pretty hefty fine.

Alcohol is not an illegal drug so I have no idea how "illegal drug distribution" can apply. It's not really comparable though to any other drugs though from a legal perspective - it's controlled by age.

And all that assumes that the cops will ever find out how they got it - they may not be all that concerned since the crime of rape doesn't require them to know where the alcohol was obtained and there is no incentive for any of the kids to tell the cops either. Unfortunate, but that's the way things are.
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Old Oct 8, 2013, 10:11 AM   #77
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Bumping this for an update.

So now the director of tech at the highschool was arrested for trying to cover it up. He faces 4 years in jail which is more than what the boys got for raping the girl.....

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/08/justic...html?hpt=hp_t2
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 12:14 PM   #78
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He faces 4 years in jail which is more than what the boys got for raping the girl.....
Isn't that the case with a lot of perversion of the law type crimes? Contempt of court and blackmail being the two that spring to mind.

To me that doesn't seem such a terrible thing? If you knowingly cover up for someones crime you will be liable for harsher repercussions - I'd actually suggest that someone knowingly covering up should automatically face twice the burden. It's the one area where I think punitive measures actually serve as an example.

Most crimes are committed in the heat of the moment (I actually have nothing to back that up), whereas someone in a position of authority involved in a cover up isn't a crime of passion. Thus it is a worse crime.

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Old Oct 15, 2013, 03:55 PM   #79
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Isn't that the case with a lot of perversion of the law type crimes? Contempt of court and blackmail being the two that spring to mind.

To me that doesn't seem such a terrible thing? If you knowingly cover up for someones crime you will be liable for harsher repercussions - I'd actually suggest that someone knowingly covering up should automatically face twice the burden. It's the one area where I think punitive measures actually serve as an example.

Most crimes are committed in the heat of the moment (I actually have nothing to back that up), whereas someone in a position of authority involved in a cover up isn't a crime of passion. Thus it is a worse crime.

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You mean most violent crimes.......

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Steubenville: four more charged in Ohio rape case


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A school superintendent and three more people have been charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last year in eastern Ohio.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the charges Monday in Steubenville.

The grand jury had investigated whether adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by state law.

The Steubenville superintendent faces the most serious charges, including obstructing justice. A principal, a strength coach and a volunteer coach also are charged. They're accused of interfering with the investigation or failing to report possible abuse of a minor.
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 12:04 PM   #81
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I was just reading this right before I got on. I hope they are all convicted if they are guilty. It's sad when football is more important in America than a persons life, well-being, future. It always seems to be pushed under the rug just to save athletics.
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 08:11 PM   #82
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I was just reading this right before I got on. I hope they are all convicted if they are guilty. It's sad when football is more important in America than a persons life, well-being, future. It always seems to be pushed under the rug just to save athletics.
Agree. Be interesting to see what happens with the Jameis Winston situation down at Florida State.
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Agree. Be interesting to see what happens with the Jameis Winston situation down at Florida State.
From what I've read about that, she is lying. Its more of a regret one night stand. That whole thing from the get go seemed really fishy to me.
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