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Wed May 25, 2016, 09:40 AM

White football players brutally raped black teammate during racist assault in HS locker room: police



[font size="1"]John R.K. Howard, one of three white football players charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate (Courtesy of Tarrant County, Texas)[/font]


Three white high school football players from Dietrich, Idaho have been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate, The Washington Post reports. The alleged assault took place on October 23rd last year in the men’s locker room at Dietrich High School. Law enforcement officials allege that one of the football players restrained the victim while another shoved a coat hanger up his rectum and another repeatedly kicked the coat hanger.

Two of the alleged perpetrators, 18-year-old John R.K. Howard and 17-year-old Tanner Ward, are being charged as adults. An unnamed 16-year-old football player is being charged in the case as a juvenile. Howard has not yet filed a plea in the case and it isn’t yet known whether Ward has filed a plea, the Post says.

The unidentified victim’s family also filed a $10 million lawsuit earlier this month alleging that this vicious sexual assault was the culmination of a harassment campaign against him. The family alleges that his teammates would regularly insult him with racially charged terms and the suit alleges he was regularly called “‘Kool-Aid’ ‘chicken eater’ ‘watermelon’ and (the N-word),” the Post reports. ............(more)

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/white-football-players-brutally-raped-black-teammate-during-racist-assault-in-hs-locker-room-police/




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Reply White football players brutally raped black teammate during racist assault in HS locker room: police (Original post)
marmar May 2016 OP
Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #1
roguevalley May 2016 #14
Lancero May 2016 #15
Silver_Witch May 2016 #2
Coventina May 2016 #3
LiberalArkie May 2016 #4
snooper2 May 2016 #5
LiberalArkie May 2016 #6
Delphinus May 2016 #30
Egnever May 2016 #23
Ichingcarpenter May 2016 #7
Egnever May 2016 #24
Person 2713 May 2016 #8
heaven05 May 2016 #9
Orrex May 2016 #10
Lancero May 2016 #17
Orrex May 2016 #19
Egnever May 2016 #25
Else You Are Mad May 2016 #26
Egnever May 2016 #27
Delphinus May 2016 #31
Else You Are Mad May 2016 #33
niyad May 2016 #11
niyad May 2016 #12
jwirr May 2016 #22
Stuart G May 2016 #13
Starry Messenger May 2016 #16
Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #18
Delphinus May 2016 #32
niyad May 2016 #35
Lancero May 2016 #20
jwirr May 2016 #21
gollygee May 2016 #28
TrappedInUtah May 2016 #29
Blue_Tires May 2016 #34
roamer65 May 2016 #36
riderinthestorm May 2016 #37
IDemo May 2016 #38
HipChick Jan 2017 #39

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:41 AM

1. Try them as adults. Send them to adult prison.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:07 PM

14. WTF! OMF! I have no words.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:34 PM

15. Two of em are, and life is a possibility.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:44 AM

2. When will this end?

 

Rape has nothing to do with sex. It is often clearer when men are raped by other men! Rape is about power and control. Hope the young victim finds so peace and recovers from his physical ad emotional wounds!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:48 AM

3. Good lord! That is beyond sick!

Throw the book at them!




My best wishes and vibes for healing to the victim.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:05 AM

4. The complete article tells the story of small town high school football jocks pretty well.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/25/white-high-school-football-players-in-idaho-charged-with-raping-black-disabled-teammate-with-a-coat-hanger/?postshare=7551464174982950&tid=ss_tw


The lawsuit paints Howard as the ringleader of the racist abuse against the boy, who was adopted at age four by white parents living in the predominantly white town of 334 people.

“Mr. Howard is a large and aggressive male who had been sent to live with his relatives in Idaho due to his inability to keep out of trouble in Texas,” the complaint says. “Mr. Howard is a relative of prominent individuals in the community and, at least in part due to his athletic ability and community connections, the Defendants ignored or were deliberately indifferent to the behavior of Mr. Howard which included aggression, taunting and bullying of The Plaintiff and other students in the District. With deliberate indifference, the Defendants did nothing to curb the vicious acts of Mr. Howard who brought with him from Texas a culture of racial hatred towards the Plaintiff.”

The boy, one of the few black students at Dietrich let alone his football team, was subjected to frequent abuse by Howard and his fellow teammates, including “aggressive ‘humping’, jumping on him from the back and simulating anal sex,” according to the suit. His fellow football players allegedly gave him painful wedgies, stripped him of his clothes and took naked photos of him in the locker-room. One student drew a picture of the boy sitting in the back of the bus on a classroom chalkboard.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #4)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:10 AM

5. Sounds like a number of parents in that town need an ass kicking as well

 

For raising nasty racist kids- I'm thinking just enough to put them up in the hospital for three or four days-

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:12 AM

6. His parents sent him up north for for a reason, I would hate to see what he got away

with in Texas

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:43 PM

30. Very true.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #4)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:01 PM

23. Yea small town Idaho

 

Might as well be dumbfuckistan population 332.

Not an excuse but totally not unexpected in such a location either.

Sorry this kid was subjected to this. Many of the small towns in america need to die off they are in many cases the last vestiges of rampant racism and other Republican idiocy.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:27 AM

7. Dietrich, Idaho,,,,,,,,info/ demograhics

Dietrich is a city in Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census.

The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 3.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, and 5.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There are like 9 black people in that town ........good grief.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,888. There were 17.4% of families and 20.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 22.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich,_Idaho


Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,208.[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2] The county is named after President Abraham Lincoln.[3] The Idaho Territory was created in 1863, during the Lincoln Administration of 1861–65.





I had to see where this story came from.
I expect their parents are members of some radical white racist milita group


I hope they nail the kids and the parents.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #7)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:03 PM

24. My first reaction was the same

 

had to see where shit like this was happening. It came as no surprise it was some tiny town in the middle of no where. Places like that are perfect breeding grounds for racist BS.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:34 AM

8. “‘Kool-Aid’ ‘chicken eater’ ‘watermelon’ and (the N-word),” the Post reports. .....real racist abuse

even before and without the physical rape . But now besides hate crime this is assault and rape
Don't know the area hope the rapists are not viewed as just kids joking around and jail is in their future

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:37 AM

9. for this to have continued for so long

 

and the coach did nothing, it's a perfect example of white privilege run amok. Someone in authority knew this vulnerable kid was being abused by these racist dogs. Well if the two charged as adults end up in prison, general population, they only have their racist upbringing to blame for what happens to them. Couldn't happen tonicer individuals.......

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:40 AM

10. "Boys will be boys"

And I hope that these boys will be boys spending a long time in prison.

In addition to the $10 million, the family should sue the attackers individually.

What a horror.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #10)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:45 PM

17. "Makes me laugh. I give no fucks" is what one of the rapists said about peoples reaction...

After one of his earlier hearings.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #17)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:47 PM

19. It will be interesting to see how his attitude changes

Once the jury has weighed in, and the civil lawsuits run their course.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #19)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:06 PM

25. Hopefully the trial wont take place in the town it occurred in

 

This town has less people living in it than my high school had in it's graduating class. I have a feeling there will be no justice if the trial is held in that town as the majority of it's residents probably buy into exactly what these fuckwits were doing.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #25)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:10 PM

26. I wouldn't be surprised...

If the town citizens/County jury pool sees this as a black family ruining the football careers of good white just boys being boys & they are found not guilty for the criminal trial and not liable for the civil suit.

This is disgusting, and these men need to go to jail for a long, long time.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #26)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:14 PM

27. Agreed

 

Small towns like that one are breeding grounds for hate.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #26)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:45 PM

31. But it wasn't a black family.

If I read this correctly, the victim was adopted by a white family at the age of four.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #31)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:47 PM

33. I didn't know that.

I just read the quoted text.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 12:22 PM

11. may these rapists receive everything they deserve--they and all their enablers and supporters.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 12:23 PM

12. beyond despicable.

The lawsuit also alleges that the high school did nothing to stop the horrible physical and emotional abuse regularly inflicted upon the victim, who was particularly vulnerable due to “mental disorders including learning disabilities.”

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Response to niyad (Reply #12)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:00 PM

22. His parents or guardians should sue the crap out of that

school. I would say yes to anything they asked for.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:32 PM

13. K and R nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:42 PM

16. Fucking disgusting sociopath.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:46 PM

18. Unidentified victim...



Heal deeply, Heal wholely, Heal well young man

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #18)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:46 PM

32. Amen.

It will take time but I hope it can happen.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #18)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:21 PM

35. may it be so.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:52 PM

20. Saddest fact? This could have been prevented...

Had the school adminstraitors (misspelling intentional) gave more of a shit about the safety of their students rather than how well their football team preforms.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:58 PM

21. Is there no supervision in the lockers? I remember having

an adult in the locker rooms whenever the students were in there. It was treated like any other classroom.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:14 PM

28. No words



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:15 PM

29. Clearly defective

 

Some people just need to be 'returned to sender'. These boys are gonna contribute nothing to society. I struggle to grasp how some high school boys even thought of doing such a thing. Either they were abused themselves, or fed non stop hatred at home.

And of course this is another story involving football. Seems like our country has a real issue where the adults always 'look the other way' whenever football is involved. Can't let pesky little things like stopping bullying/rape/assault/etc get in the way of football.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:52 PM

34. Jesus Fuckin' Christ...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:28 PM

36. Yet again, adult prison and throw them into the general population.

They will wish they were dead.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:34 PM

37. Oh my god. No words just deepest sorrow

 



I hope this boy and his family see justice and healing.

Horrific.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:09 PM

38. Report with video on scene from tonight's local news

Quite a picture, between the victim's mother explaining what the family has been through and a yokel making a point with his vehicle. The overuse of "alleged" grates a bit but I guess that's the nature of crime reporting nowadays.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/crime/threats-prompt-lockdown-of-dietrich-high-school/215165844 (can't embed video)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 02:05 PM

39. No hate crime - and suspect got probation

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