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Nevilledog

(50,090 posts)
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 06:29 PM Sep 2023

The Trump admin touted him as a victim of #MeToo. Now he's accused of dismembering a girlfriend

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/alameda-murder-joseph-roberts-18380333.php

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https://archive.ph/BLvac

The gruesome discovery spoke to a ghastly crime.

On the afternoon of July 20, someone using a waterfront trail in Alameda spotted a large garbage bag wrapped in duct tape that smelled as if it was full of dead fish from the bay. When responding officers looked inside, they found the dismembered remains of a young woman whose head, hands and feet had been removed.

Investigators would extract a pair of DNA profiles from the duct tape on the bag. One belonged to Rachel Imani Buckner, a young mother and spoken-word poet who had just graduated from a San Francisco law school. The other, police now say, belonged to her killer — her boyfriend and onetime law school classmate Joseph Carl Roberts, suspected of using an electric saw to try to obscure his victim’s identity.

But as shocking as the crime was, the back-story was even stranger.

Roberts, it turns out, was once touted by the Trump administration as a poster child for the purported excesses of the “#MeToo” movement and the reckoning over sexual assault at American colleges. Kicked off the campus of Savannah State University in Georgia, the U.S. Navy veteran not only survived but turned the episode into a dramatic story about a different kind of victim: himself.

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The Trump admin touted him as a victim of #MeToo. Now he's accused of dismembering a girlfriend (Original Post) Nevilledog Sep 2023 OP
Wow. louis-t Sep 2023 #1
Toxic males with bent minds. Somehow thinking they possess God given superiority over females. magicarpet Sep 2023 #2
"God given" Sky Jewels Sep 2023 #6
And of course the murderous coward pretended to be a victim canuckledragger Sep 2023 #3
Rachel Imani Buckner. chowder66 Sep 2023 #4
Ditto: 70sEraVet Sep 2023 #5
✔️ live love laugh Sep 2023 #18
+ 1,000 okaawhatever Sep 2023 #21
Absolutely sickening. Sky Jewels Sep 2023 #7
MAGA men..... MAGAt men.... DemocraticPatriot Sep 2023 #12
K&R Solly Mack Sep 2023 #8
abc -- nightline orleans Sep 2023 #9
Now the state of California... AZ8theist Sep 2023 #11
California does not execute anyone anymore--- for the time being.... DemocraticPatriot Sep 2023 #13
Yeah, I wasn't sure about the DP. AZ8theist Sep 2023 #22
Betsy DeVos ... Politico ... Nightline ... Republican office! WOW!! live love laugh Sep 2023 #20
Such a gruesome story swong19104 Sep 2023 #10
"Once elected by San Francisco Republicans to represent their party, struggle4progress Sep 2023 #14
omg -- what a story. that guy is a fucking monster orleans Sep 2023 #15
Once you cross that line of becoming maga, Habitation Sep 2023 #19
The entire article is well worth reading. NBachers Sep 2023 #16
These MAGAT weirdos are F'ing bizarre SouthernDem4ever Sep 2023 #17
POS should have controlled his penchant for dismemberment and run for public office as a MAGA loon dalton99a Sep 2023 #23
Sounds like he fit right in with the rest of the Republicans. leftyladyfrommo Sep 2023 #24

magicarpet

(13,759 posts)
2. Toxic males with bent minds. Somehow thinking they possess God given superiority over females.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 07:06 PM
Sep 2023

Do precisely as I say or meet a horrific demise.

I will not be questioned or denied. My requests are not open to debate. Do things my way,.. or your next journey will be to your grave.

Sky Jewels

(6,662 posts)
6. "God given"
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 07:58 PM
Sep 2023

That's a major reason I dislike most of the major religions so much. The all-powerful sky wizard is portrayed as a male (and in Christianity, he has a male magical child). Females are always the lessers. And the kicker is, a supernatural deity doesn't even exist. Yet males use this figment of human imagination to justify all sorts of horrors against women and to keep women out of power. The Catholic Church has perfected the art of denying women autonomy over many centuries. And that's just one example.

Sky Jewels

(6,662 posts)
7. Absolutely sickening.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 07:59 PM
Sep 2023

We have a major crisis of toxicity in male culture in this country.

Disclaimer: Yeah, yeah, "not all men..."

DemocraticPatriot

(3,964 posts)
12. MAGA men..... MAGAt men....
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:48 PM
Sep 2023

SO GLAD I am not one of THOSE.... although I shamefully share their demographic. I do not understand them...


This IS "Absolutely sickening".... but sadly not surprising...


orleans

(33,857 posts)
9. abc -- nightline
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:11 PM
Sep 2023


Days later, wearing a “Make America Great Again” ballcap, Roberts was featured in a sympathetic story on ABC News’ “Nightline” that said Savannah State had “derailed his dream of graduating.”




(from your link)

AZ8theist

(5,264 posts)
11. Now the state of California...
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:23 PM
Sep 2023

will derail his dream of freedom. Or even living.

Here's hoping the fucking incel gets the needle.

DemocraticPatriot

(3,964 posts)
13. California does not execute anyone anymore--- for the time being....
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:52 PM
Sep 2023

but they can still put criminals on 'death row', where they will spend years worrying about if their death sentence will eventually be carried out....

(seems to me, that may be a worse sentence than a prompt execution...)

live love laugh

(12,835 posts)
20. Betsy DeVos ... Politico ... Nightline ... Republican office! WOW!!
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:03 PM
Sep 2023

He was a narcissist who scared women to death literally while he gained increasing prominence for it.


Speaking to a crowd at George Mason University in Virginia on Sept. 7, 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke of a young Navy veteran who’d nearly lost everything after being accused of sexual harassment.


Two months before the George Mason speech, DeVos had met with Roberts and other men accused of campus assault and harassment. She singled out Roberts in her speech as particularly aggrieved.


Roberts was featured in a sympathetic story on ABC News’ “Nightline” that said Savannah State had “derailed his dream of graduating.”


… May 1, 2018, he said, Golden Gate University School of Law in downtown San Francisco offered him a Presidential Scholarship covering all of his tuition.


He said he was endorsed by the San Francisco GOP, Republican Women of San Francisco and the San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans. He won the seat in the March 3, 2020 election, garnering nearly 2,000 votes and finishing fifth in voting for 11 seats. As a delegate, he continued pushing his Title IX grievances, sitting for two interviews on The Exceptional Conservative Show, a YouTube program hosted by Kenneth McClenton. In his first interview on April 17, 2020, Roberts called his Savannah State accusers “total liars.” He compared his activism to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His opportunity to sit across from DeVos was akin to King meeting with President Lyndon Johnson to discuss the Civil Rights Movement, he said.

swong19104

(297 posts)
10. Such a gruesome story
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:23 PM
Sep 2023

there are many men that fit Roberts's description. I don't claim that they have done what Roberts did, as if that were the case, we'd all hear more such gruesome murders. But, they do first entrance women, then torment them after securing the women's trust.

struggle4progress

(117,752 posts)
14. "Once elected by San Francisco Republicans to represent their party,
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:52 PM
Sep 2023

an East Bay man is now accused of murdering a young woman whose dismembered body was found on an Alameda shoreline"

https://sfstandard.com/2023/09/29/san-francisco-elected-republican-official-arrested-dismembered-body/

orleans

(33,857 posts)
15. omg -- what a story. that guy is a fucking monster
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 08:53 PM
Sep 2023

and what happened to rachel imani buckner is heartbreaking

leftyladyfrommo

(18,743 posts)
24. Sounds like he fit right in with the rest of the Republicans.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 08:41 AM
Sep 2023

Some really awful behavior is becoming normalized.

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