Ultraviolet

Equality at a Higher Freqency

Ultraviolet: Equality at a Higher Frequency

Justice in Steubenville

"They raped her... They raped her quicker than Mike Tyson raped that one girl... she is so raped."

That's what one local man said on camera about the now-infamous gang rape of a teenage girl by members of the Steubenville, Ohio high school football team last August. The girl was carried, unconscious, to different parties and raped at multiple locations throughout the night. And the dozens of teens who were there didn't try to stop them, get help or call the police--instead they took photos and posted jokes about the attack on Twitter.

Police have been dragging their feet for months, but under Ohio law, failing to report a felony is a crime. And based on his 12-minute video, the man not only knew about the rape, but witnessed it. It's outrageous that local authorities are sweeping this under the rug--but it's not too late for the special prosecutors to charge him and others involved.

Can you sign our petition that demands that DeWine prosecute anyone who knowingly failed to report the crime?

Our message to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the special prosecutors:

"A teenage girl was raped while bystanders took photos and posted comments online instead of getting help or reporting the crime. This is not just disgusting behavior--according to Ohio law, failure to report a felony is a crime. Prosecute anyone who knew about this crime and did nothing about it--including the man who was recorded on video joking about the rape."