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    There seems to be more than enough of that these days. That's why "racism" is continually exhumed from it's tomb by people like Al Sharpton, because it's easy to manipulate people into being self-conscious about their skin color, no matter who they are, or what range of pigmentation they possess.
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    @TheJimmy - I think it's valid question, where did your "white guilt" comment stem from? And why would you refuse to answer a question from someone you think has ADD?
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    @ZombieMedic No doubt. I get tired of hearing them pontificate about edward r. murrow and the deep digging journalism they do, taking it a step further and giving themselves "4th estate" status, the watchdogs of government. HAHAHAHAHA!!! I have been calling it obamas media harem lately, because thats what it is, but in normal day to day they are just an arm of the democratic party. enterNEWSment. thats what it is, and half the time they dont report, they create.
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    @CATTLEPROD - "enterNEWSment" good one... I've also heard it called "INFOtainment"... and I wonder if CNN still hires interns from Army Psy-Ops...
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    HMMM.....trying to figure out if their boo hooing was for their actions OR for getting caught and convicted for those actions? I'd say it was the later. Fools in little boys clothes....and their parents should be so proud (sic).
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    @Libertyiskey
    They're going to the equivalent of an adult state penitentiary...anything over a one year sentence will get you "shipped" out. I worked with many of these troubled youths and alongside those behind the "razor wire"....juvenile prisons are in many cases considered more dangerous than Adult facilities...especially with sexual Assault cases (you got 20 year old men who have been incarcerated for all of puberty alongside 13 year olds)...but all that fails in comparison to the ramifications of being labeled a sexual offender for the rest of their natural lives....no one wins in this situation...the victim lost, the perpetrators have lost and will continue to lose until they die and society more than likely loses when these two are released with their new hardened mold and destroyed hope for life.
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    They're progressive liberals.....they feel bad for them because they're out doing the same thing partying and stuff.....remember they don't have same moral depth and standards many do.....
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    Good point, why should anyone that wasn't personally involved feel anything themselves. Vicarious emotions seem to be a product of too much TV or a disdain for one's own personal life, because of something lacking within the person.
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    @jamie91 Yep, feelings of excess empathy, or no empathy at all, is actually a trait of a borderline psychological personality disorder, especially when one is not personally involved with the object of empathy. But the original posting was talking about sympathy, not empathy.
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    Sucks to be everyone involved in that incident, with all the media attention. Wonder why the facination on this particular incident, when similar situations are common everyday?

    The why of the reporting and the media facination of any particular story is usually more interesting from a sociological standpoint than the story itself.
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    "Wonder why the facination on this particular incident, when similar situations are common everyday?"

    Because it was all over social media.
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    @harold_lloyd it just shows how much like sheep we Americans are, you are right, similar situations happen everyday, and all are a tragedy, but when the media decides to put their claws into a story and spin it, they can make the people bite every-time.
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    @Thegrif
    No, and stop being so negative.
    Because the kids involved didn't really think they's done anything very wrong, they had no problem sharing their experiences and amusement throughout the twitterverse. As a result, the incident became easy meat for news media, and it had pictures to help out.

    The other aspect of this story that made it news was that the town was divided regarding the boys conduct. Was it just just boyish high spirits, or rape?
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    @harold_lloyd Harold, have you list your mind? The girl is passed out and the boys take her clothes off. One boy is rubbing his junk all over her face, and the other boy us sticking is fingers in her. As this little girl lays there limp, and unconscious. While other kids stand around watching and laughing and taking pictures. I heard the recording of what was going on that night at the party, I heard what they were saying. I heard how they went to their coach and came up with a story, I heard how they tried to lie at first, until one boy turned states evidence.
    Apparently, you did not hear the recorded audio from that night. No way was this just boys being boys, they were so far past just being wrong, and One year in the Dept of Juvenile Justice is not enough, not even close!
    That girl was raped and that my friend is a life sentence.

    Oh, and shut up about me being negative. No man that would defend the actions of these boys needs to judge anything I do.
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    @Thegrif Negative is what I'll stick with.

    I didn't say it wasn't a Bad Thing, only that they, the persons involved, didn't think so.
    That was really my point, how their values had become so warped.

    So go read it again.
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    What CNN, ABC and NBC did was a reprehensible and disgusting thing. I am still shocked that not one but 3 major News Outlets actually publicly endorsed the Rapist instead of the victim. One of them even had the gall to say the victim was drunk as if that made it O.K. for the disgusting sub-humans to continue to attack her. I can not help but think that Money and Influence had a great deal to do with their shameful attitude.
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    Agree , vote up - yet dis-agree . They did not get enough & many others who witnessed this animalistic behaviour & did nothing should be charged as accomplices to this crime.
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    Well for starters, I wonder how many of the folks complaining about the sympathy are christian? IMO, its a tragedy for all. These kids made a terrible mistake, one that will haunt them the rest of their lives. Its a loss for all of us when a young person loses their way so early in life and cannot contribute to society. Hopefully with good counseling, and the passing of time, they and the victim can put this event in a place where all can lead productive lives.
    Studies have shown that the information age has delayed our youth's progression into maturity. That it is the constant bombardment of information bestowed upon them which is the key culprit in leading to disenfranchisement, social disorders, stress, anxieties, ADD and depression. Both the entertainment world and the Internet commonly glorify rape without revealing the real consequences to either the victim or the perps. Its a shame they have to learn about this way.....
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    I did not watch CNN coverage of this incident very often. I heard a couple of statements against the prosecution. And the CNN woman seemed to side with the "juvenile offenders." IMHO, the whole thing was blown out of proportion because of kids on social media. From now on we should ignore social media while a case like this is going on. The prosecutor tried to do just this while the defense tried to use it.
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    CNN really said they "literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart?" CNN should be figuratively drawn and quartered, as the rapists should be, literally.
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    Amazing, isn't it? And CNN wants you and I to feel sad for these two monsters who took advantaged of an intoxicated female while having all their buddies around watching and filming the incident. So sickening. Can't parents be better than this, raise their children with some respect? Obviously the parents of these two sick men couldn't be.
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    And if Lincoln hadn't died, John Wilkes Booth would be remembered as a great actor today.

    CNN went into opinion mode instead of trusting its viewers to make up their own minds. That's not the journalism I demand, and that's why CNN doesn't get much of my attention.
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    Ha, "who had a bright future ahead of them..." They tossed a ****ing ball around. They talk as if America has lost such great minds. A couple of jocks raped a girl, bragged about it, and will now themselves be raped by the lifers. Who cares?
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    They talk about how sad it was to watch these boys' lives "crumbling" when they had such promising futures. What they did they did to themselves. And more importantly, what they did, they did to the VICTIM. Where's the sympathy for her? I personally think their sentence was far too light.
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