So I just followed up on the rape case in Ohio after hearing bits and pieces about it but never really getting that into it. I've dealt with a couple of rapists in my line of work and it continually sickens me, so I try to leave some aspects of work life and home life segregated from one another for my own sanity. When watching it I realized that the comments made by the reporter from CNN, Poppy Harlow, were sympathetic to the two rapists and were obviously trying to gain sympathy for them from the audience watching. Two underage males that date raped a drunk 16 year old girl and violated her while she was unconscious and this fucking BITCH is being sympathetic to them.
Copy/paste quote follows; "Incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart...when that sentence came down, [Ma'lik] collapsed in the arms of his attorney...He said to him, 'My life is over. No one is going to want me now.'"
Then there's a quote in there somewhere that's supposed to pull on our heart strings about an alcoholic father saying he wasn't there enough and he loves his rapist son... Yeah... Fuck off.
Finally we get to fat Crowley, and judging by how heartless she is it wouldn't shock me if she was a relation to Aleister Crowley. She asked, "What's the lasting effect though on two young men being found guilty in juvenile court of rape essentially?" completely ignoring the effect that a rape can have on a young woman. I've talked to a woman that was raped about 4 years ago and she told me she still has night terrors. It ruined her engagement. It ruined her life. She had to move to an entirely different city and she still sees shadows in the dark. Since when are we supposed to show sympathy for a fucking rapist, murderer, pedophile, and on and on and on? No matter how young they are.
I hope these two get hit in the face with a brick. As for the two rapists they'll get theirs. Sex offenders are the lowest form of scum in prison and the same is true for juvenile hall. Men that violate and hurt women deserve a special kind of torture. It's fucking disgusting that a news outlet would try to garner sympathy for them.
Discuss, because I sure as hell am not going to.