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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:36 PM

PETITION: Steubenville rape case investigated by higher court


http://www.causes.com/causes/810078-justice-in-steubenville/actions/1722749?utm_source=causes&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=WE771_1304&causes_ref=email&template=newsletter_mailer/newsletter

To: Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General

We demand that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launch a new investigation of all evidence that has been released regarding the Steubenville 'rape crew'. The investigation that took place within the Steubenville legal system has been insufficient. Steubenville has refused to acknowledge new evidence and all charged rapists have been released on bail.

A new investigation should take into account all forms of evidence available and provide fair prosecution and defense to all parties.

MORE at link.

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Reply PETITION: Steubenville rape case investigated by higher court (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
jberryhill Jan 2013 #1
dlwickham Jan 2013 #3
Confusious Jan 2013 #2

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

1. "all charged rapists have been released on bail"


Not sure I understand how that part fits with "fair prosecution and defense to all parties".

Is "charged rapists" shorthand for "defendants charged with rape", or did someone decide that all persons who were charged, and are out on bail, are guilty?

Was bail set too low? Are they flight risks? Or is there some exception to normal bail procedures apart from "fair prosecution and defense to all parties"?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:04 PM

3. the suspects are teenagers in high school

I doubt they're flight risks

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:57 PM

2. "all charged rapists have been released on bail"

Yea, me neither. Bail is a right unless the person can be shown to be a flight risk, which is almost never, or a capital crime, such as murder or treason.

Doesn't seem to exactly square with "provide fair prosecution and defense to all parties."

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