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Just out of curiosity . . .

Just out of curiosity . . . how many of you have seen a news report about this:

Megan Williams tortured and raped by six people for at least a week

It happened several weeks ago, and the first I heard about it was today, on Facebook (of all places). Is it really not getting media coverage? Or did I just miss it somehow. In any case, it's disgusting and heartbreaking and infuriating and . . . well, just read it, if you hadn't already heard, okay? I do not want to live in a world that allows things like this to happen. Of course, it's just one small example of the myriad horrible things people do to one another in this world. Yeah, I know there are wars going on right now, too. Somehow, it needs to change. I wish I had an answer as to how to do that, but right now, I just feel like crying. Also, I must admit to being a bit curious as to why the media thinks OJ Simpson and Michael Vicks are more newsworthy.

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zinaya
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
This is the first I've heard of it but I haven't been watching the news closely this week. This does bring up a personal pet peeve of mine though; if someone is tortured and raped, regardless of the races involved, I'd call it an effin' hate crime. If calling it a hate crime helps put those people away longer then fine, but I still think punishment in torture and rape cases should be stricter in general.
here_be_dragons
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, I would completely agree with that. I'm not sure how they do define "hate" crime, but it seems to me that anything not motivated by some other factor (e.g., theft or a personal vendetta or something like that), should qualify. Rape, especially, since so many people STILL insist on blaming the victim; maybe stricter sentences might actually help combat that. Or at least give would-be-rapists a chance to think twice.
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