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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

it can't hurt to be richer than god

"Two members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team have been arrested on rape charges...

The two second-year students, Collin Finnerty, 19, and Reade Seligmann, 20, were charged on Tuesday with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offence and first-degree kidnapping. Each of the charges carries a possible sentence of 12 to 30 years in North Carolina." [source]

"The school's men's lacrosse season has been cancelled and the head coach has resigned...

The woman, a mother of two children and a student at a nearby university, said she was hired to perform at an off-campus party held last month by members of the Duke lacrosse team.

She told police she was held, hit, kicked and choked while she was sexually assaulted for about 30 minutes.

The students have denied the charges...

DNA tests failed to link any of the lacrosse players to any attack; but their defence [sic] was weakened when police recovered an email message alleged to have been sent by Duke lacrosse player Ryan McFadyen after the party.

Mr McFadyen allegedly said he wanted to invite strippers to his room the next night and kill them and skin them. " [source]

"Finnerty has run afoul of the law before, having been arrested in November in Washington, D.C., and charged with assaulting a man in Georgetown after making a slur about his sexual orientation. The charge was dismissed after Finnerty entered a diversion program that required him to complete 25 hours of community service." [source]

i don't really know what to think about all this and i doubt that we'll ever get the truth out of anybody...

how many times have i heard someone say "we'll find out when it goes to trial"... and when has THAT ever happened? when do we EVER get to know what really happened?

Scott and Lacy?
that beretta guy and his wife?
the fucking kennedy assassination for god's sake?

we NEVER "get to the bottom of things"
and it sucks.

so much is wrong with this particular situation.
dude this chick was a stripper. she was supposedly drunk before she got there. she's fucked before she begins.

these fucking lax players are assholes. i know because i went to school with them. i fucking hated them. when those kids at columbine went nutso and everybody said "i can't believe it can you?" i was like fuck yeah i can believe it. i fucking hated high school. those boys made my fucking life hell. there were days i fantasized about gathering them all in a heathers-style pep-rally and blowing them all to fucking pieces.

and they were much worse in groups. and here they are, almost the whole fucking team is at a party, wasted. and they call two measley strippers...

could she have been raped by oversexed drunk jocks? yes.
could she have been wasted and seen a chance to fuck over some rich white boys? yes.
could it have just "gotten out of control"? yes

any number of things could have happened here and i hate them all. i hate girls that cry rape when it doesn't happen and i hate rich fucking priveledged lacrosse players who can hire slick lawyers to get out of anything that they may have done worng.

i hate that i see pictures of the black community gathering around the frat house to protest. i hate that i don't know whether these two guys did it or not. i hate that she's a stripper and therefore the lines are so fucking blurred beyond belief.

i hate this. i hate this whole thing. there is no black and white. it is all so very grey.