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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 [View all]


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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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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
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