Steubenville is an American “football” town. And by American “football”, I mean the game where hands are used more than feet for more than 90% of the time.
American “football” is rather entrenched in this town, so much so that it would appear the entire town conspired to cover up the gang-rape and kidnapping of a 16 year old girl last August by members of the high school “football” team. For example, when the facts were revealed to the coach of the American “football” team, this was what that presumable shining beacon of American culture said:
The rape was just an excuse, I think …What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that? She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it.
The unfolding truth carries with it a huge trigger warning, and you should prepare for a part of you to die inside if you choose to read this.
One bright side it, Anonymous has decided to take it upon themselves to bring justice to the victim via a Wikileaks like site called Local Leaks. Again, trigger warning.
Due to the polite statement at the end of the Local Leaks page, here’s the link to their main site where you may contribute materials should you be familiar with the case, or indeed any other whistle-blowing material.