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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:54 PM

Anonymous targets Missouri town for refusing to prosecute man who raped 14-year old girl

I'm generally not a fan of hackers but if these guys can make life harder for the perps in this case more power to them.

On Sunday morning, the Kansas City Star published a horrific account of the rape and subsequent harassment of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman and her family. By early Monday morning, the hacktivist group Anonymous had taken up the cause on the Coleman’s behalf.

The facts of the case are not in dispute: on January 8, 2012, a high school senior recorded himself having sex with Daisy Coleman, then left her, drunk and nearly unconscious, on her parents’ front lawn in freezing weather. The senior in question, Matthew Barnett, had given her “a big glass of clear stuff,” and tests at the hospital seven hours later showed her with a blood alcohol level of 0.13.

Barnett was arrested and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor, and while in custody confessed to having sex with the drunk 14-year-old, but insisted that it was consensual. He also admitted to leaving her “outside sitting in 30-degree weather,” and it was Barnett who informed police that the sex had been recorded on an iPhone. Police later executed a search warrant on the Barnett home, which yielded physical evidence including Coleman’s panties and a bottle of Bacardi Big Apple.

Within four hours,” Sheriff White told the Star, “we had obtained a search warrant for the house and executed that. We had all of the suspects in custody and had audio/video confessions.”

Despite this, two weeks later the charges were all dropped. Barnett’s grandfather, Rex, a Republican state representative, claims that the dismissal had nothing to do with political influence. The prosecutor who worked the case said that teens “were doing what they wanted to do, and there weren’t any consequences. And it’s reprehensible. But is it criminal? No.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/14/anonymous-targets-missouri-town-for-refusing-to-prosecute-man-who-confessed-to-having-sex-with-14-year-old-and-leaving-her-to-die/

Also Salon's article on the story

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/14/family_harassed_run_out_of_town_after_daughter_is_allegedly_raped/

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Reply Anonymous targets Missouri town for refusing to prosecute man who raped 14-year old girl (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2013 OP
seabeyond Oct 2013 #1
Scuba Oct 2013 #2
TheDebbieDee Oct 2013 #3
RC Oct 2013 #4
CanonRay Oct 2013 #9
RC Oct 2013 #10
xmas74 Oct 2013 #13
RC Oct 2013 #15
defacto7 Oct 2013 #5
Berlin Expat Oct 2013 #6
mountain grammy Oct 2013 #8
Dreamer Tatum Oct 2013 #11
Sheldon Cooper Oct 2013 #20
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #23
Cal Carpenter Oct 2013 #12
historylovr Oct 2013 #7
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2013 #14
tomm2thumbs Oct 2013 #16
Skittles Oct 2013 #17
TorchTheWitch Oct 2013 #18
Skittles Oct 2013 #19
TorchTheWitch Oct 2013 #21
Skittles Oct 2013 #22
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #24

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:59 PM

1. what little pieces of shits. plural, suspects? these are not the FEW sociopaths people.

do we get this. and what is it with boys/men fuckin unconscious girls to put out on the net. wtf is that? what does it do for the puffin chest, feeling like a man, all that? cause to me, it shows fuckin bottom feeder

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 02:56 PM

2. IOKIYAR

Or know one in high places.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 03:10 PM

3. The State Reps claims that "the dismissal (of charges) had nothing to do with political influence"

may as well serve to confirm that political influence DID lead to the dismissal of charges......

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 03:14 PM

4. It was consensual because she didn't resist. She didn't resist because she was drunk to the point of

 

unconsciousness, from alcohol her rapist had given her. All facts in evidence. And the guilty walks?
Somehow, one way or another, I think justice will be served in this case.

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Response to RC (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:54 PM

9. It doesn't matter, she is 14

she cannot give consent, sober or drunk.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 05:02 PM

10. There is that too.

 

How old was her rapist? He was a senior, so that means he was either 17 or 18. 18 is adult, 17 he was still a juvenile. Different ages, different laws.

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Response to RC (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 09:13 PM

13. He's screwed now, at least with school.

He's enrolled at UCM in Warrensburg and everyone is talking about him-everyone. His picture is everywhere, his name is on the tip of everyone's tongues.

Life is about to get really nasty for him. In our town, his grandfather never has been our state rep. We don't give a damn about him.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:05 AM

15. Karma is real and can bite really hard.

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:17 PM

5. K & R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:18 PM

6. Wouldn't recording

a sex act on an iPhone and sharing it with others constitute the production and dissemination of child pornography? The last time I checked, that's a damn Federal crime.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:45 PM

8. Yes it is. Also attempted murder for giving her a lethal dose of alcohol

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 05:03 PM

11. I sorely with DUers could be compelled to learn what murder and attempted murder are. nt

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 05:44 AM

20. I sorely with DUers could be compelled to write a coherent sentence.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:56 PM

23. I suspect Dreamer Tatum would prefer that these scandals be covered up . . .

Last edited Wed Oct 16, 2013, 01:39 AM - Edit history (5)

. . . and never mentioned. She's never expressed any sympathy for the rape victim in the Steubenville case. She seems to be more concerned about the image of football than she is about rape victims when the perp happens to be a player(s) or a coach. I suspect she belongs to the Poppy Harlow and Candy Crowley club.

You can read a sample of her compassion here at the link below. She makes her priorities perfectly clear. Again, she was more outraged over the possibility of the football program being hurt than she was about the victims, who will have to live with their trauma for the rest of their lives.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014193445

She had the following to say about the Steubenville scandal:

41. So glad we have DU, Facebook, Twitter, etc...eliminates the need for courts.

And due process...juries of peers...and so forth.

Also how lucky are we that we have a group of completely anonymous people who collect and disseminate
evidence using whatever means they see fit? Take THAT, 4th Amendment!

All bolstered by the empirical fact that everyone who ever says anything on the internet MUST be truthful, so
we can now make ridiculous claims that an entire town is filled with exactly two sorts of people: rapists, and
people getting raped.


Man, technology is WONDERFUL.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022142389

(As far as I know, she has never expressed any outrage over the Michael Nodianos video or any of the incredibly ugly aspects of this scandal, including the death threats received by the 16-year-old victim following the verdict. Her jeers were reserved only for Anonymous. A classic case of stoning the messenger with bad news.)

But take a look at the comments she made in this topic:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022334880#post23

There seems to be an inconsistency here.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 08:20 PM

12. And leaving her in near or below freezing temps in a teeshirt

Unconscious.

Animals.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

7. Go get 'em.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:28 AM

16. kick & rec

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:40 AM

17. this man is one sick f***

he is utter trash, as is the guy who filmed this assault. Sick, sick, SICK.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:57 AM

18. He isn't the only perp

there was another guy that raped the 13 year old friend whose name wasn't used in the original Star article because he's underage.

One thing that struck me in that article was that the 13 year old was allowed to go into the house but the 14 year old that Barnett raped was made to stay outside by him. That appears to be attempted murder given her scantily clothed condition, the amount of alcohol she had and the below freezing temperature.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 04:58 AM

19. well, hactivists are making it harder for these sick, twisted perverts to stay under the radar

the poor thangs

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 05:53 AM

21. I don't care who makes it harder for these shits

As long as people are. The harder the better. And life should also be made hard for the sicko towns people that stuck up for them, the politicians/prosecutors that vaporized the case, the mother's employer for firing her, and whoever the assholes were that burned down their house. Every one of them should be shamed and blamed till their lives are turned upside down 1000 times worse than these poor girls and their families.

This incident makes me so sick that it took until tonight before I could even say anything coherent about it here... I couldn't even think in terms of actual words until now I've been so spitting angry about it. UGH.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 05:55 AM

22. I hear you

the indecency is shocking to me......I would not protect a rapist - it's disgusting

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