William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 12, March, 2011

I Really Think You Have Your Priorities Wrong

Filed under: Haterade,Overheard,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 22:04

Via Neputnus Lex, I come across THIS ARTICLE about the gang rape of an eleven year old girl in Cleveland, Texas. In the NYT article, a neighbor is quoted as saying “It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”

This runs into one of my pet peeves, what about the victim? Talk about someone who is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life. She was gang-raped. She is ELEVEN. The alleged attackers ranged in age from nineteen to twenty-seven. Another quote:

Residents in the neighborhood…said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.

Oh, come on. This girl is too young to consent to this activity, full stop. The way she dresses and acts is irrelevant. Secondly, nineteen is old enough to know better, and any sexual activity between a nineteen year old and an eleven year old is predation. This was not youthful hijinks–these people need to be locked up.


  1. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”

    Well, there’s an easy solution to quickly put an end to their suffering: execute them all now.

    Comment by Ambulance_Driver — Saturday, 12, March, 2011 @ 22:07 | Reply

  2. I agree with the ambulance driver! If we are lucky they’ll find out what it’s like to be gang raped while serving their time!

    Comment by mupedalpusher — Saturday, 12, March, 2011 @ 23:29 | Reply

  3. Agree with AD- Line em up against the wall… period, end of subject.

    Comment by Old NFO — Sunday, 13, March, 2011 @ 18:52 | Reply

  4. I vote with AD. Execution is the solution.

    Comment by anon — Sunday, 13, March, 2011 @ 19:12 | Reply

  5. I was going to suggest a painful castration Skoptsy style.
    Then allow them to bleed out.
    It’s a necessary measure if the victim and her family are to have any closure.
    /ironic snark

    Having counseled rape victims, and lived with some others, plus having a disdain for anyone who is such a loser, that they have to resort to rape in order to get any……

    It’s actually the best thing for them.

    Comment by John B — Thursday, 24, March, 2011 @ 04:18 | Reply

  6. I feel for the little girl…but really, if she’s supposedly dressing so provocatively, whose fault is that? She doesn’t have the money to buy the clothes. Her wardrobe is not her fault. Nor is being gang-raped her fault. And she is STILL the VICTIM. I don’t give a hoot about what the “boys” (can one apply that term to 19- to 27-year-olds?) will have to “deal with” for the rest of their lives. All of them–ALL OF THEM–were old enough to know better. They deserve what they’re going to be facing. SHE doesn’t.

    However, I do have this urge, as the mom of three young girls, to find the girl’s parents and beat them soundly about the head. They’re supposed to be adults, too. My oldest is going on six, and my sister had the worst time several years ago when she was hunting for “big girl” undies for my oldest, to help aid in potty training. All my sister could find–for TODDLERS!–were hipsters or bikini panties. I wouldn’t even buy tankini swimsuits for my girls for this summer. (Shoot, I won’t buy ’em for myself, but that’s another story.) Parents should have a better idea of age-appropriateness of clothing, and how young is too young to be wearing makeup. (IMHO, eleven is too young.) Eleven is old enough to offer an opinion on clothes…but not to have the final say. I reserve the right to veto any clothing choice that I find is too whatever for my kids.

    Comment by Auntie J — Sunday, 29, May, 2011 @ 20:24 | Reply

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