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11 Year-Old Girl Gang Raped By 18 Men. Only 136 Signatures. Please HELP.


Society & Culture  (tags: rape, gang-rape, torture, crime, punishment, society, violence, children, women )

Marta
- 1283 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
I just came across a Disturbing story about an 11 year old girl who was gang raped by at least 18 men. I don't want to hear in a couple of weeks, months or years about how any of these men are being let out for "good behavior".



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Marta Away (55)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 12:28 pm
If we sign to help a puppy, wonīt we sign to help a child?
 

marta d. (8)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 12:32 pm
signed & noted. Things like this should never hapen
 

Tj Harris (2)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 12:42 pm
Thx for posting Marta - Will cross & fwd
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:00 pm
how can there be so much scum in one place?
 

gone g. (133)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:13 pm
speechless
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:27 pm

ABSOLUTELY NOTEWORTHY and should be signed!

Thanks for promoting this, Marta.

 

. (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:27 pm
Done/thanks Marta
 

Vivien Green (150)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:32 pm
Note and signed Martha.shared and pasted on Facebook and Twitter.

These degenerate deserve life, they have devasted the life of an eleven year old girl, Monsterous.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:35 pm

Cross-posted in petition-signing/news alert groups.

(Thanks for the reminder, Marta.)

 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:36 pm
signed and noted, thanks Marta
 

Lydia w. (172)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 2:46 pm
Signed of course, On;y up to 144 signatures though.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 2:53 pm
#145
 

. (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 5:25 pm
#149, thanks, Marta and to Just Carole for cross post alert
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 5:27 pm
Signed! But considering this degenerate crime occurred in Texas, one of the strongholds of the Christian Taliban of America that endorses stripping women of their rights to control their own bodies, have and are working to redifine rape and call rape victims 'accusers', force rape victims and incest victims to carry an resulting pregnancy to term even it it kills them, delayed the investigation and evidence collection and keep the entire disgusting crime and so far total miscarriage of prosecution and justice out of the news for months; I sure as hell do not expect any better justice than if it were KKK members on trial for a lynching before an all male all white jury in 1960's deep south.
As much as I detest and loath KKK comparisons because they tend to ramp up emotions and shut down dialogue, some times if it looks like a duck in a hood, walks like a duck in a hood, talks like a duck in a hood, then I am sure as hell gonna bet that there is a duck under the hood. I truely pitty the girl and her mother for you can bet they are the ones that will actually be put on trial.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 8:44 pm
signed noted and shared
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday March 11, 2011, 2:57 am
signed, BUT: this petition has probably no chance of being observed because it is not designed /written properly.
The text is addressing us the people asked to sign and not the target. "Sponsored by: me" is unacceptable as well, especially when a signature at the bottom is also missing.
Nevertheless thanks Marta for bringing it on, just wish this important cause would have a correct petition to it.
 

Findthemissing Advocateagainstabuse (8)
Friday March 11, 2011, 4:48 am
noted and signed!
 

Barb B. (249)
Friday March 11, 2011, 4:50 am
Thanks for posting.
 

Marta Away (55)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:14 am
Thanks to all of you for signing, noting, commenting and/or sharing. Itīs really appreciated :)
 

Damaris C. (155)
Friday March 11, 2011, 8:10 am
Noted and Signed, Marta.
 

Lydia w. (172)
Friday March 11, 2011, 8:41 am
Angelika Roll makes a good point, I have pondered this myself w/ other petitions, In the case of fun or
frivolous petitions [ like sign for early springtime] who cares.
Perhaps someone can elaborate? Or will the petition be disregarded by authorities ?
 

Cher C. (1467)
Friday March 11, 2011, 10:03 am


Done!

Thnx hun!

 

Janin Sayun (25)
Friday March 11, 2011, 4:29 pm
Perhaps someone will notice and write the petition properly to accomplish something real
 

Erin R. (168)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:17 pm
Noted & signed!
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Friday March 11, 2011, 10:32 pm
Done.......signed and shared. ( #$%& )
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:23 am
#165 Let's build this profile and get the campaign running properly.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:53 am
Noted with a sad and shocked heart!! What sort animals are these?! I abhor rape!
 

Mike M. (53)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:04 am
N&S
 

Annick Letourneau (67)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:41 am
I post the same story yesterday, so horrible! Rape is violence! Thanks x
 

Eileen M. (8)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:59 am
The horror of this is beyond words, and if found guilty they should be punished severely. Monsters walk among us....
 

Carole K. (199)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:18 am
Noted & signed. TY, Marta!
 

JustaHuman Here (53)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 9:31 am
These monsters are ALLWAYS men!
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:34 am
All 18 men, plus others when discovered and found, should be arrested and sent to prison for no less than 10 years. No early release for any of them. Disgusting behavour.

Petition signed.

TY, Marta.
.
 

J. R. (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:16 pm
Signed.

Regardless of age: Castrate them all and then 30 years of hard labour! (this would be only the milder form of punishment)


 

Nancy Myrick (191)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:18 pm
Noted & signed with complete disgust!!!
 

Marta Away (55)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:43 pm
Thanks Jim Phillips for your signature and comment. But in my opinion, 10 years is a very lenient punishment. These 'men' deserve the worst.
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:58 pm
Noted & signed
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:58 pm
Signed, agree with Angelika. Thank you Marta for posting.
 

Natividad P. (104)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:14 pm
Noted and signed. Really horrible and disgusting. They should passing the rest of their lives in jail. Thank you Marta
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:18 pm
Thank you for the post. Noted. Signed.
 

Brigitte T. (69)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:27 pm
Ten years in prison is not enough.These monsters sentenced a child to a Life sentence: a life with scars and trauma.

As soon as they get out they will hurt another child. There is no excuse for child rape. Pedophilia has no cure,

Castration is not enough as the problem remains in their mind - they could use any object to hurt a child.
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:28 pm
signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:33 pm
Signed* # 306
She will be suffering for the rest of her life, i know
They should also !!!
There is no good behavior good enough(my opinion)
 

cathie Buchanan (113)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:40 pm
signed!
 

Sarah Garth (13)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:08 pm
signed, awful
 

Nancy sands (445)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:13 pm
Send them all to the gas chamber!
 

Alicia v. (181)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:14 pm
Signed...
 

Shirley H. (49)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:15 pm
Sadly signed.
Shirley H.
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:22 pm
Noted and signed,thanks.
 

Charles Muehlhof (24)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:41 pm
Can I sign a thousand more times?
 

April Thompson (2)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:45 pm
Signed, noted ans shared on Facebook!
 

Hannah Theresa Weyland (8)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:53 pm
signed and passed on
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 2:59 pm
That poor young girl. There is no punishment severe enough for these 18 men.
 

Joy McR (131)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 3:15 pm
Sooooo sad, signed..
 

Laurel M. (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 3:35 pm
While the male perpetrators should of course be held accountable, it seems to me that the real perpetrator in this, and so many similar crimes, is our whole worldwide culture of misogyny and its distorted view of women.

This global culture cultivates a climate in which gang rape is seen as a male bonding experience, with no significant deterrent being societally enforced.

Nothing in our culture tells boys, young men, and men that girls, young women, and women are anything other than appropriate targets for their aggression, sexual or otherwise.

This is the true criminal. And the real perpetrator who should be put on trial and convicted -- and then completely rehabilitated. Violence will only create more violence. A change of mind and heart is what needed. A far different perception of women, worldwide, is the only way to end the constant repetition of this sad and tragic story.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 3:41 pm
Signed. I hope counseling is available for this child. If this petition isn't done right, I hope someone steps up to make it right so that more people can sign.
 

Patricia N. (41)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 3:59 pm
How horrible. Prison is too good for these monsters, put them in the general population and hope they get raped every day and more then once.
Signed and noted.
 

Ann L. (34)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:04 pm
Digustin display of humanity. Signed and forwarded.
 

Deborah M. (8)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:13 pm
signed. This is absolutely one of the worst things I have read in a long time. I just can't seem to get my head around why more people have not signed this petition. These men need at least 30 years to life for such a horrible crime. I pray very hard this child will get the counseling she needs to help her. And I really pray hard that the people who did this to her, suffer beyond anything I could ever even want to imagine.
 

Ruth K. (66)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:38 pm
Signed and noted. It's awful.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:47 pm
Absolutely I will sign & Gladly!!!
Shared on Facebook also.
 

(0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:48 pm
I signed. I'm sadly disappointed to see so few signatures for this.

It's a reality check for me to see that this petition is short of signatures, as my petition about food safety is also short....but there are over 2000 signatures in just a couple of days because a dog was abused and people want justice for the dog.

WHERE is the compassion and concern for our fellow human beings???????????????????
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:55 pm

I received this from Change.org (where a similar petition has been circulated):


I received this from Change.org (where a similar petition has been circulated):
 
"Big news! After a massive outcry from more than 40,000 Change.org members -- which led to news coverage in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, and even London’s Daily Mail -- New York Times public editor Arthur S. Brisbane has issued a strong rebuke of the victim-blaming in a recent article by reporter James McKinley about the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl and her community's response.
 
Brisbane wrote said that the outrage was "understandable" and that the piece conveyed "an impression of concern for the perpetrators and an impression of a provocative victim" that "led many readers to interpret the subtext of the story to be: she had it coming.
 
The apology isn’t perfect -- it decries the lack of "balance," as if the paper should be providing equal voice to the concerns of the victims and her alleged attackers. And unfortunately, while the story ran in section "A" of the Times, Brisbane’s commentary showed up only online, not in his weekly column.
 
But because the Times is so high-profile, this condemnation still sends an important message to reporters all around the U.S. that readers will hold them accountable for insinuating that victims are somehow responsible for playing a role in their own sexual assaults. And you made this happen."
 
NEVER GIVE UP!
 
 
 

NEVER GIVE UP!




 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 4:56 pm

(OOPS, sorry for stuttering -- bad editing job on my part.)

 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:02 pm
oh yeah, mom sticks up for her #%$ excuse of a son! What if it had been HER daughter that was raped? The victim had to move!! So these sorry excuses for human beings get to go home, rut away on their wives and girlfriends and stay in their tight knit community?
They should be castrated! Why should they be allowed to procreate? Daddy, can you show me how to rape a woman? I want to be just like you! Big frickin deal if any of them are "family men"..they have destroyed a life! Any woman who stays with them is a flaming rapist's co-dependant!! Cleveland Tx should be razed to the ground.
 

Liev Black (4)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:18 pm
Doesn't someone with money want to ensure that each of these men gets raped by 18 men? Just wondering out loud, I guess.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:48 pm
OMG!!! That's HORRIBLE !!! Signed as #512 only...
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:08 pm
Noted and Signed! These are not men they are creatures with no consience and no punishment can be too severe for those that would abuse an eleven year old child.
 

MerliSICK NoFwds (30)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:21 pm
I'm speachless... No 537
 

Sherri O. (257)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:28 pm
Life imprisonment. No parole.

Petition signed.
 

Melody Aragorn (135)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 6:58 pm
Signed..
 

Aurelia G. (3)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:03 pm
Signed and Noted. I was signature 15,992! I also included a personal note in the petition that they should all be put to death for what they did. If that happens, they won't ever get out, and will burn in hell for their actions.
 

Kate Gallagher (1)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:08 pm
Fundamentally the number of people that blame the victim is outrageous and it is not just men. We have our females too that the first reaction is why was this girl outside. Fucking nuts and vile. Unfortunately there are just so many men that will put it anywhere.
 

Patti Brown OFFLINE (81)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 7:36 pm
Already signed a couple of days ago. I wish I could sign this everyday. Absolutely disgusting what they did to this poor little girl.
 

Deborah L. (70)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 8:15 pm
Already signed petitions for last week. Sadly noted.

These scumbags will not change at this age of their lives it is far to late for that. I hope they get the full treatment that child molesters get inside the joint. I am certain they will enjoy it as much as their poor victim did.

I am also disgusted with the attitude of judges in too many of these cases as well as much of the public that this girl "ASKED FOR IT", as is almost the only answer women have heard since the dawn of time. No one asks to be raped regardless of what we hear. It is a violent and controlling act against women and has nothing to do with sexuality. It is about control.

And the nerve to make the rapists out to be the victims of this 11 year old seductress as the reports I read about this is beyond decency. How they make these adult men, who raped a child, be the victims of their uncontrollable sexual and violent aggressive behavior and attitude toward this victim and place the blame on her?

I guess the only thing, so far, we can be thankful for is that we DO NOT have the stoning death of this poor girl as they do in other places in the world. But the way justice is being rewritten and changed by the radical Republicans in America today, especially if you are a woman, redefining rape, death penalty for having a miscarriage, denial of legal medical procedures, it won't be long before we see the Texas Taliban working harder to make life worse for women, especially when it comes to justice for crimes committed against women.
 

Judy C. (106)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 8:45 pm
Signed. Thanks, Maria.
 

Lidia F. (8)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 9:12 pm
Noted,and signed.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 9:45 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:18 pm
Their MUG shots on the wall......they should be in chains in the town square........or send them to IRAN where they will be castrated.....nothing is payment enough for this act. NOTHING
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:23 pm
NOTED NAD SİGNED
 

Ron Avila (20)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:38 pm
signed and FB'd. there needs to be much more severe consequences for rapists and more understanding for the victim.
 

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 11:53 pm
How sick can you get!!!!
 

Helen Rose (66)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:12 am
Signed,noted and shared...thank you
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:16 am
signed
 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:01 am
signed!
 

Walter Firth (45)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:30 am
Noted and signed These little bastards should be locked up until they are old men,and past raping. We have done that in Australia to an Islamic gang who were gang raping young girls whom they regarded as easy meat.Their appeals have been turned down,It will be a lomg time before they see the outside world.
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:47 am

Angelika Roll - good point indeed.
However, ... , - I signed.

As Marta said:
We sign so many petitions for animals.
But helping a girl is become something of a rarity.
Thank you Apolonia for directing me here!
 

Caroline Vimla (16)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:06 am
They should be castrated!
 

Caroline Vimla (16)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:09 am
I have signed and posted it to my FB page....we will get the signatures for sure...Justice must and should be served..
 

Ludger W. (72)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:16 am
signed; ty
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:31 am
Life imprisonment, forced hard labour and a sentence of permanent community volunteer work, with them working for their OWN keep and their families - if they have any dependent on their income. Texas - what a disgusting state; their 'judicial' minds are as warped as their laws - seems they don't have the intelligence to apply any knowledge in a responsible way? At the age of 11 it's still a child against men, about 18 - revolting, they group together for their filthy ways.
 

Elvira m. (36)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:31 am
Done!
 

Janet R. (34)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:54 am
#683. When I first read about this disgusting story, there wasn't a petition. What are they going to do with the middle school boys who did this? They will get off and they will do it again. These animals need to be brought to justice and stop blaming the girl.
 

Bracha Kay (31)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:59 am
These men should rot in jail for the rest of their live's!! Thanks Marta, signed
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:00 am
once again folks: I really doubt that petition will even be delivered, what a pity would that be for all the signatures in vain.. Even if it will get to the target, do you think prosecution authorities in Texas will give it a second look if they are not even addressed in the petition? And will they pay any attention to an anonymous writing???
Badly wants redone !
 

Parvinder kaur (45)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:18 am
signed
 

J Massetti (11)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:27 am
THESE LOWLIFES SHOULD BE THROWN INTO PRISON AND SHARED BETWEEN BUBBA & FRIENDS !!!! MAYBE THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL THEY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE " GANG RAPED ! ! " WANT TO BET THEY'LL BE CRYING FOR MERCY ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES ???? LOWLIFE POND SCUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Joy Wong (75)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:21 am
Noted and signed.
 

Nola g. (5)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:29 am
Signed. I hope it does some good. too many woman & young girls getting raped & even killed. It seems like no one cares at all what happens to females.
 

Lisa Cox (0)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:08 am
This country's culture is pro-rape. In order for crimes like this to stop, we need to change the prevailing pro-rape consciousness and forever end the 'blame and shame the victim' game.
 

Maria P. (151)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:15 am
that poor child, signed and noted
 

Shirley S. (174)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:16 am
Signed & noted with utter shock & sadness for the fate of the 11year old girl.
 

beatrice d. (124)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:26 am
wish i could say more. just thank you Marta for bringing this to our attention.
signed and shared.
(i am in shock and have not much hope, specially considering it's texas we are talking about...)
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 8:51 am
Signed. Thanks!
 

Ron Gordon (14)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:34 am
There are such seriously despicable people in this world. I'll never understand how something like this can happen. While it's no help to the little girl, it is certain that once these guys get to prison, and the word gets around about what they did, they will be wishing they were dead. Every minute of every day, I have no doubt...
 

Healthshots reminder (202)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:54 am
Signed
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:15 am
dispicable
 

Vukan Simic (121)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:38 am
Signed, TY.
 

Sandra T. (126)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:03 am
Thank you for posting Marta.

Brigitte and Amour, I fully agree with the both of you.

Parsifal, thank you so much for forwarding and drawing my attention to this petition.
I forwarded to all my friends and I requested them to do the same. This is again one of those things when find it impossible to produce words to express my emotions. Tears are then the substitute and knowledge of God's avenge my only consolation.

Dear God,help all the innocent souls against such agressors and give them their due recompense, and punish the evil aggressors with your just punishment. Amen
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:24 am
It’s beyond description the repulsion this story stirs in my soul. The idea that 18 men could somehow come to such a common despicable, inhuman, Sociopathic mind set, allowing them to participate in such a lower then animalistic act. Mob mentality, at its worst. It must be a mental illness issue which clearly calls for these men to be separated from society indefinitely.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:29 am
Incarcerate these pedophiles immediately, if it not already is done
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:31 am
what a sickening sad story...I hope they find a deep dark jail cell and never see the light of day...furthermore I hope the judge considers at least chemical castration...don't know if it is used all over, but I have heard of at least one case where a man with sexual assault issues was court ordered to have progesterone shots to try and calm his anger/agitation/behaviors -- told it worked okay by people who knew the story better....
this case is so sick I think the punishment needs to be as strong as possible...
 

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:37 am
signed. Thanks for the post.
 

Phyllis P. (416)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:08 pm
Speechless. Signed
 

Regina P. (79)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:07 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Marta Away (55)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:40 pm
Again, I need to say a 'BIG thanks' to all of you.

When I first posted this new, and as the title states, the petition had only 136 signatures. Right now, the number is above 800!

However, as some of you (Angelika R., Lydia S., Carl Gustav J.) have said, the petition needs some corrections to be effective.

Your VERY valuables signatures wonīt be lost, and we need to send a strong message: rape is not a joke, victims deserve justice and perpetrators the most severe punishment.

Stop the rape-victim-blaming and the "boys will be boys".

Iīll send a feedback to the author of the petition and Iīll keep you updated here.

My most sincere gratitude :)
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:42 pm

Marta, changing the "target" of a petition is one thing the petition author can correct, thereby assuring delivery to the appropriate party.

 

Marta Away (55)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:43 pm
Just C: I have no words to explain how much I appreciate your invaluable and selfless help. Thanks for the update on Change.org. A big hug.
 

Marta Away (55)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:50 pm
Just C., you and me were posting at the same time... :)

Iīll send the feedback to this person. And if it does not work, I donīt mind to write myself another petition if Iīm capable and if somene can/want help me.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:58 pm

Now, that so many people have already signed, the author should NOT change any of the text in the body of the petition; however, recognizing that many people indicate the wrong target, Care2 does allow the author to change it after signatures have been received (reasonably).

You can send a (this) message to the author at the petition by clicking on the author's highlighted name.

I absolutely agree with all others who have voiced concern that so much time and emotion has been placed on delivery of this petition, that it is IMPERATIVE that this be corrected, and it be delivered to the appropriate party(ies)!

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:06 pm

Liberty County, TX
Department of Justice
Liberty County Courthouse
1923 Sam Houston Street, Liberty, TX 77575
Phone: 936-336-4686

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:14 pm
 
Just to illustrate how UGLY this case is becoming, please also view:
Attorney, Locals Defend Rape of 11 Year Old in Cleveland Texas
 
 
 

Marta Away (55)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:20 pm
Totally agree, Just C. The feedback is already sent. Letīs wait for the authorīs response.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:41 pm

#902

Thanks Marta for posting and Apolonia for forwarding.

Carole, this is petition on Change: Tell the New York Times to Apologize for Blaming a Child for Her Gang Rape

If somebody founds another petition(s), please, give a link here.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:49 pm

WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE! (Which is why I love it here.)

Thanks, Jelica -- and everyone else who feels deeply enough about the inherent responsibilities of others to PROTECT and recognize the differences of adult primal and selfish responses and childishly immature behavior of acting-out!

To blame the confused mind of an 11-year-old, versus the predatory nature of older males, is preposterous!

 

linda b. (190)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:59 pm
Anyone who blames the victim for being raped rapes that victim all over again, the only ones to blame for rape is the evil monsters who commit such a henious crime. I pray to God this child will get all the help, love and support she's going to need, my heart breaks for her as i know how hard it's been for our daughter to cope with the brutal rape she sustained 1 year ago and i don't how this little girl will get through this. My thoughts and prayers go out to her. All rapist monsters should be castrated and put in prison for life without parole. I signed thank you dear Marta.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:45 pm

More disgusting to me than anything is that I sent this to "friends" of mine, who purport to be "Christian," but I have seen NO comments from them.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:58 pm

(Which explains a great deal about my choice to be a non-believer.)

When "disciples of Christ" stand silent while children are defiled, in a way that will,unjustifiably, mark them for life -- I have little respect for their "beliefs."

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:03 pm

And, yes, I was a childhood victim of sexual intrusion (by a neighborhood "friend," considered to be a "grandfather figure." I was an innocent child of age 7, skipping down the street to a school, only a block away.

NO! I do NOT forgive those who claim to be sanctioned by God, and living his word, but who do NOT speak out against this outrage.

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:07 pm

THIS is why a town in Cleveland, TX feel justified in persecuting the family of an 11-year-old.

They feel the child has behaved in league with "satan." (Why do I keep picturing the ridiculous Salem Witch Trials?)

I respect all those who will publicly RISE UP AGAINST THIS OUTRAGE!

(NO ONE has the right to take advantage -- and THIS cruel degree -- 18 GROWN MALES -- is almost UNTHINKABLE -- of an ELEVEN YEAR-OLD-CHILD!)

 

Sinikka D. (130)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:12 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Marta.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:16 pm

And those, who know, but stand silent . . . deserve their own special place in HELL for NOT standing up when faced with a crime clearly against their so-called religion, and the teachings they pretend to uphold from their Christ.

Shame on them! (Their voices should have been the LOUDEST ones.)

 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (153)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:31 pm
Noted, signed, and commented. ( My comment below ). Rosi Animal Whisperer

These pieces of filth deserve all they get and more. Life imprisonment is the least they deserve!! Personally I think they should all be castrated. They won't do it again will they?!!! It would be the biggest deterrent to other would be rapists also!!!!!!! Rosi Caswell Animal/Human Therapist
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:32 pm
Noted and signed with sadness in my heart for this innocent child,i cannot begin to imagine what she went through and the suffering she has to endure daily because of these evil monsters,i hope she has counselling and in time can find peace in her life...Thank you Marta.Liz
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:40 pm
Noted, signed, and shared--horrific...put those monsters away for good!
 

Loretta K. (85)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:06 pm
Noted, signed. Truly tragic and shocking.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1647)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:22 pm
I signed a few days ago. This seems to be a real problem for Care2 members who join Care2 specifically for the purpose of children welfare. I care about children very deeply and help as much, and as often, as I can. I think we all do what we can to protect children from harm....but it isn't enough. TY Marta.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:26 pm

Thank you, BarbCat.

There is no real problem for "Care2 members who join Care2 specifically for the purpose of children welfare," any more than there is a real problem for Care2 members who join Care2 specifically for the purpose of animal welfare. There are just two different causes, equally important to the participants.

Just as I devote time to both, I do NOT denigrate either.

 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:34 pm
I signed! These men are not worthy to share this planet with humans, they are demons in human flesh. Thanks Marta.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:35 pm

Thank you, Henriette!

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:40 pm

"It would be a small heart that could love but one."

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:48 pm

A child has been defiled. If you cannot grasp the horrific devastation that a community stating "So what?" could have on that child -- And YOU cannot accept your responsibility for nurturing that child -- Shame on you!

I am disgusted by the lack of community I'm seeing.

 

Marta Away (55)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:59 pm
Thanks Jelica R. for the link to the Change.org petition (I signed it).

There is another one here in Care2.com targetting 'The New York Times': http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/wake-up-new-york-times-and-stop-victim-blaming/ (to copy and paste into the browser).

Linda B., I already knew about the brutal crime your beloved daughter suffered. I can only say that I wish the perpetrator(s) get the most severe punishment (even knowing that any harsh punishment is enough) and I send love to you and your family.

Just C., itīs sad to know of what happened to you when you was only 7 years old. I feel sorry.

Compassion for the rapists?. Only if I were stupid (and thatīs not the case).
 

David Gould (155)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:01 pm
Firstly it is a shame the little lass has to leave a familiar home and go and live elsewhere in protective custody when her life has been turned upside down enough already. She is probably going to suffer longterm damage from this appalling ordeal that she has undergone and will need the help of family, friends and the skill of counsellors for many years to come.

While I deplore all acts of gross sexual abuse towards any child and would fight to me eye teeth for their future and the aprehension of the culprits we must also observe the legal requirements that anyone however heinious their crime deserves a fair trial and has the right of defence. That is not in any shape or form looking to excuse their appalling crime but ensures that everyone is treated in the correct manner.

If and when they are found guilty then the full weight of the law should descend upon them and the full tariff should be applied. Judges are bound by the tariff rules that apply within their jurisdiction.. We might not like that or feel they are harsh enough. In many cases judges' hands are tied to their tariff requirement. It is the state legislators that we should be addressing much of this comment to and let them know of the anger and abhorrence of ordinary folk to this kind of crime. In that way law is influenced and changed and the tariffs reviewed.

I have to agree with Just Carole that the petition has been rather unfortunately worded and that the target seems wrong.and that causes me a problem with the signing. I have in the last week signed a better worded petition on another site which gave more scope for state legislators to wade in and act to direct the judge by state instrument by calling this 'special circumstances' given the child's extreme youth and the appalling nature of the crime.

Perhaps a well worded letter to your president if he is not too busy breaking all his election promises about Guantanamo Bay might be in order...I am sure a quick note from him would bring the state legislator to heel.

To the Hang 'em and flog 'em brigade who want the state to abuse these criminals or even send them to Iran I would suggest they look up disposals available within the tariffs or campaign to have these changed.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:03 pm

Marta, thank you.

There really is nothing anyone can do to erase it; but worse? Having others, with it being placed in their faces, ignore, or minimize it.

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:07 pm

David, your words are so kind!

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:14 pm

Just because this is so important to me, I will reveal something VERY sensitive to me.

The man, who lived a few doors down the street from me (who all children on my block thought of as "grandfather"), when I was a young child, who molested me.

I had to go (a small child) to the police headquarters, and Identify him on the other side of a one-way mirror.

Within days later, he was released (on bond) and hung himself. And his family marched in front of my home blaming me.

So, yes, I understand.

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:22 pm

I was SEVEN YEARS OLD -- and it wasn't until YEARS after that that I even understood dysfunctional desires. (I was totally naive; and couldn't even perceive that me trusted "grandfather," three doors down, was even doing something so wrong.

Now, I have reconciled it all (somewhat).

But, we cannot allow this to continue.

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:28 pm

What I see lacking here, is the recognition of women as "whole."

Women are NOT objects to be used, and/or abused, by men.

PLEASE, as much as we can recognize, and respect, the rights of men to pursue and develop their dreams, please allow (and encourage) women to do the same!

As long as we accept the subjugation of women, under the guise of male control, we are guilty of perpetrating inhumanity to an entire sex of humanity.

It is unacceptable.

 

linda b. (190)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:56 pm
Just Carole i agree with everything you have posted, i'm so sorry for what you suffered as a seven year old child, like you said you can never erase it i don't think any rape victim can. Thank you Marta for your kind words, sadly no we did'nt get justice for in my country 26% of indicted cases of rape return a "not proven verdict" and our dear daughter was added to that number. Since Dec2010 i have fought the courts the police and all the justice system here for the terrible injustice that was served upon her and for the mass flaws that took place in the trial.It's been a hard fight but i'm glad to say my fight for my daughter has started new investigatons which are taking place at present. I would urge all victims to never give up your fight for justice.
 

Susan S. (191)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 6:56 pm
Signed with prayer for the young girl who was so badly violated and betrayed. Hopefully she will know that people do care about her as it will take her much time to heal her woundedness.
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:04 pm
They should get life with no parole for 2000 years.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:04 pm

Bless you for your kindness to me, particularly in view of the pain of your daughter.

My heart reaches out to you both, Linda.

 

Barbara D. (73)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:06 pm
Poor baby! This is horrifying beyond words. Signed and noted. Life in prison is too good for these rapists, but better than letting them loose again. As for the idiots in Cleveland who drove the family out, they should be jailed, too, but unfortunately there is no statute for "felony impaired moral compass"
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:07 pm

Thank you, Missy Barbara. (I was hoping to hear from you.)

 

Vijay Tankha (28)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 8:08 pm
Nothing short of hanging will send out a message to other would be rapists. Sending them to prison could see them out after a short time, laws are so odd.
 

Kari E. (5)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 8:09 pm
Worst than Bastards!!!!! Poor girl...signed and noted it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:15 pm

Here is the petition Marta spoke of:

Wake Up, New York Times, and Stop Victim-Blaming!, 1.979 signatures.

As I learned from several articles, girl is getting professional help, she is still in secure house, not in her town. Police is trying to identify all monsters, they estimate 18 - 28 men (from video clip they are not sure how many were involved).

I have the impression that those men are from "good families", and the town blames girl and her mother. I do not think the court will punish the predators with max. sentence. "Good boys", without previous record will get it easy. I won't be surprised if they did similar crime(s) before, and now surely nobody will stand up and speak, knowing how a raped child was treated. I am sure that the rapists will find their match in a jail; being young and pedophiles they will probably have a long line waiting for them.

(I heavily censored this comment to stay within socially accepted limits and not to embarrass my mother with unladylike vocabulary.)
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:18 pm

"(I heavily censored this comment to stay within socially accepted limits and not to embarrass my mother with unladylike vocabulary.)"

I understand, Jelica. For probably the same reason, I find myself degenerating from an articulate, progressive liberal to a jail-house thug when this topic (and these cretins) comes up.

 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:43 pm
Noted, SIGNED (ABSOLUTELY) nearly #1,000 now. !!!
Gonna Post to F.B. & share round CARE2 !!!

18 MEN onto 1 LITTLE 11 Year Old Girl??? WTF !!! How can they even TRY to Justify THAT ???

They Need to be Made into ; EUNECHS...? EUNUCHS...? EUNNUCS...?

OH S..T !!! The bald headed blokes who had their Dangly bits removed,
so they could be trusted to look after the King's Harem of Women, in the old days. !!!

Then lock them up & throw away the keys !!! They are Nothing but INBRED, PERVERTED,
DISGUSTING, DESPICABLE, LOW LIFE, SEXUAL DEVIANTS !!!

RAPING AN 11 yr old GIRL, is NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, JUSTIFIABLE !!

As for the People of the Town who made the Poor Girl's Life so Miserable
she had to move away; THEY Should Be Very, Very, ASHAMED of Themselves !!!
TOWNSPEOPLE, YOU SUCK !!!

I Hope & Pray this Poor Little Girl, who has LOST her Childhood Forever now,
has a Loving, Strong Family supporting her & A BLOODY Good Lawyer to Boot !!!
 

Sandy G. (35)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:44 pm
Signed!!
 

Bruce Eyster (62)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:36 pm
Noted and signed .
 

. (0)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:53 pm
If the accused are guilty, they certainly in my opinion should receive life sentences (I'd prefer the death penalty in this case, however). It's a horrendous crime.
 

Sandra T. (126)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:32 am
Just, I am truly so very sorry that you had to endure this, and I wish for you and all victims of this horrible injustice that you will heal and overcome this tragedy.

I have always said, and I believe this holds true until the end of our time- evil has no race, culture or religion- those who perpetrate evil, especially against the innocent, helpless and voiceless and attach any title as justification, do so only in attempt not to be held personally responsible, and no sound mind can accept this.

I think when a person can openly talk about what happened to them , that already says they are true warriors in spirit. Just, you have not allowed them to silence you, and you therefore have the upper hand as you are helping and encouraging others to be brave like yourself.

Linda, I commend you for your continued fight for your daughter, I pray for your success and thank you for your encouragement. My very best and all the love and success to your brave daughter.

Noted, and all petitions signed, thank you.
 

. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:45 am
horrible, signed and noted
 

Chavonne Harvey (46)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:57 am
thanks for sharing my petition, when I read this story, I couldn't believe it and I can't imagine in what shape this poor child must be in. I hope that she will recover. These men know better and they did this anyway. How sick can you be? they must not see the light of day again. I hope that there will be justice for this precious child.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:49 am
Signed, They should be given exemplary punishment so no one dare do such an act in future
 

Ioana B. (132)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:20 am
Noted and Signed!
 

Nina Papaioannou (27)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:56 am
signed
 

linda b. (190)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:01 am
Just C i thank you for your kind words you too Sandra, you are a true survivor dear Carole and such an inspiration to all rape victims, you give the victims and their families hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and they will make it through their pain and suffering. Your stregnth, love and compassion for others knows no bounds and that Carole is a wonderful gift to behold.
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:14 am
Signed. (1,049 signatures)
I don't think I'm allowed to say what's on my mind...DAMMIT!!!
 

Helen Avila (175)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:23 am
signed, thank you for sharing this even though it makes one sick
 

malke schmiedeberg (2)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:03 am
Noted and signed!! How sick can humans be....
 

Candace Arsenault-Macdonald (7)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:41 am
ABout to Sign. Thank you for sharing.
 

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:02 am
What animals.
 

Sanjeev Rai (100)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:14 am
Noted n signed.
 

Ana R (220)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:14 am
Gladly #1,082@N
 

Julia Perry (17)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:51 am
Signed, but they should be castrated, prison is too good for them
 

Angie cr (4)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:13 am
how can men (and i am talking about the male genre) do this??? don't they have a mother? a sister? a daughter??? a heart??????
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:32 am
SIGNED!!
 

Eva O. (60)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:45 am
... I have no words for this, signed and noted in horror
 

Natalie Away J. (125)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:45 am
Noted. This poor poor girl.... I hope these sick evil men get the maximum penalty going.
 

John S. (303)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:53 am
Gladly signed.
 

. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:12 am
Signed and emailed to my Care2 friends.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:45 am
Noted with great sadness and signed.
 

. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:34 pm
What horror!

Only by the grace of God can such a child ever recover.

There are horrors inside the families that result in multiple personalities.

The stories are real.

 

Tierney G. (383)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:55 pm
Thank you for posting this important petition. Yes, if found guilty NO PLEA BARGAINS do the crime, do the tme and rape is an horrendous crime!
Signed ,noted and shared on fb
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:47 pm
I read this story last week with horror and dismay. Cleveland is only some 50 miles north something of Houston TX, not too, too far from me. This poor child was raped, and there needs to be accountability of the rapists, and what they did to her. This child is 11 years old. She will be scarred for life...it's horrific. Thank you, Marta for this. Signed.
 

Sara Towe (1)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:14 pm
When we have no value of our selves of life and earth then how can they value a human life. The time is coming that this type of action and thinking it to be ok, will be eradicated form this earth and only the caring and positive will survive.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:16 pm

Bless your heart for those words of comfort, Sara; and, as they say, "From your mouth to God's ear."

 

Keisa Lee (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:55 pm
Signed and sending healing and love to this poor little girl
 

Marta Away (55)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:56 pm
Linda B., Iīm so sorry of hearing that your daughter and you didīt get the justice you deserve. I admirate you both for your courage and for not to give up easily, being true fighters.

Just C., youīre very courageous also. I hope your confession will help another victims (and somewhat, as you say, will help yourself).

Love and blessings.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:04 pm

That's so kind of you, Marta.

But, as many women (over 25% are, at some time, molested) have learned, it is NOT enough to feel sorry for ourselves. What we MUST do is to make it clear that is is not a small matter.

In my case, it was not nearly as horrific as this girl suffered. And NO amount of conscience-massaging those town people can attempt (such as portraying an 11-year-old victim as being a seductress -- to much older men) will justify the CARNAGE and hell this CHILD will (hopefully, and after many years of psychological guidance) recover from. (Actually, no one recovers . . . they just learn to "cope.")

I, personally am DISGUSTED by the male-dominated government officials who persist in portraying this heinous and grievous act against humanity as trivial.

 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:09 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Stan B. (124)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:29 pm
Noted and signed thanks Maria. I'd like to see every last one of them castrated for starters to send a message to other similar sub-humans.
 

Nancy Welch (68)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:37 pm
Noted and signed with many thanks for sharing.
 

Kim Stueck (30)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:15 pm
I think this type of crime should be punishable by death.
 

Rhonda Conway (41)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:19 pm
nfortunately, the wound never truly heals. With time, it's like scar tissue that grows over the wound, always there in the darkness, i know. But one must move forward, find the positive and energy to share in the healing of others who have suffered from animals such as these ..sending much love & light to the 11 yr old girl. Noted, & thanks for sharing..
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:27 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Marta.
 

Toni C. (508)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:28 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks for the article, Marta... as you said, there's so much of an outpouring when it's an animal, so I'm glad to see people standing up for this child. Wonderful!!
 

Jelica R. (157)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:01 pm

By now 1180 signatures have been delivered to Cleveland officials. I believe that by now they understood what we think of their cowardly behavior in this case.
 

Jenny Casey (33)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:14 pm
#1,187 signed and noted
 

katharine Withers (2)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:14 pm
OMG this poor child !!! My life has been haunted after a similar attack at age 13 with 3 men involved, this girl is going to need an un-imaginable amount of care, support, understanding and LOVE to deal with this and even then the scars never truly heal. My heart goes out to her and all those who care for her.
 

Patricia Myers (77)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:46 pm
Signed noted&shared castrate these bastards&may they burn in hell !!!!Prayers for this poor baby!
 

Patricia Geller (34)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:14 pm
Signed and commented before. But I am still crazy at the treatment of this poor child.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:48 pm
Signed. Scum of the Earth.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:49 pm
She can be given all the therapy, possible, but she will never view the world the same, again.
 

Audrey Wildlife-Matters (61)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:52 am
These 18 lowlifes deserve to have their hearts ripped right out, but giving them life in prison this would at least keep them out of danger to the community. How they have contributed to crush spirit of an innocent child!!!! What reason is there to consider how they will spend the rest of their lives, as long as they don't endanger the community!!!! Shall we also accommodate them with TV and other comforts in prison. Giving them life in dungeon would be an act of kindness. May justice be served in fullness. May God's Infinite Love heal this child as God alone can heal such emotional scars. Prayers for this little girl with all my heart, and with all the love within me.

Signed and crossposted. Thank you Marta.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:19 am
Noted and Signed! These men are true bastards!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:10 am
The abuse and rape of girls and women are horrendous crimes -- unfortunately not dealt with adequately at all in this world / society.

It sickens me that some men think they have the right to violate ....
and somehow women and girls don't have the right to protest, as if we have to be "polite" and "quiet" about abuse.

 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:13 am
Society wants to pretend that childhood sexual abuse of girls (and boys) doesn't happen. The silencing of the suffering is very cruel.
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:05 am
Noted and signed! These monsters deserve the same!
 

Mac R. (289)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:02 am
How twisted did all of those men and boys have to be to participate in this? I mean, think about it: A guy gets a call from someone already there saying come get some, he gets there and sees it's a child and still decides it's okay to do this? How sick has our society become?
 

Hege Torset (43)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:19 am
Signed!
 

Jen S. (108)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:49 am
Signed in utter disgust. I wish I had any realistic hope the punishment these miserable monsters receive will be equal to their crime; unfortunately, my faith in the Texas system of "justice" especially with respect to women and eleven-year-old little girls is nonexistent. I hope there is continuing coverage as I fear a case this size, with this many defendants, will be pled out and disappear.
 

Ge M. (217)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:16 am
Written properly or not the point is made. These humans (animals would not behave like this so humans is even more insulting) should not be allowed to breed and must stay in prison for life. Having said that the American legal system doesn't belive in justice. I expect that they will all give evidence against each other and end up with 8 weeks jail time!
 

Ge M. (217)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:26 am
#1,229 1:25 pm March 15 Gillian United Kingdom.These males have destroyed this little girl's life and have had a terrible impact on her family and the community. Unfortunately, the American justice system will fail them as lawyers bargain with the DA for their clients to give evidence against each other. The perpetrators must be punished and must be seen to be punished for this despicable act against a little girl.
 

Melissah C. (389)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:28 am
signed
 

Marta Away (55)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 7:41 am
Kate Withers: Iīm really sorry of hearing you suffered from such brutal attack and crime when you were 13 year old. I can only give you my support and appreciation for being such a brave girl.

Koo Jo., I totally agree with you. Itīs supposed by some men (and by a part of the society) that violate women, girls and children is something they have the 'right' to do. And we must be 'silent', 'polite' and even 'grateful'.

But we need to shout out LOUD.
 

Denise P. (65)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 10:52 am
Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you Marta.
 

Sabina A. (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:41 am
a very sad story,these awfull thigs should never happen to our children.God bless this child
 

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:58 am
Just days ago, I read about this rapist who raped another rapist in prison!!! I know people change, but that story kinda proved to me that those people NEVER change, NEVER learn from their mistakes and only deserve to rot in prison where they can enjoy "karma"!
Definitely signed. Thanks, dear. *cyber hug*
 

Tabish Shah (6)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:33 pm
SPREAD THE WORD !!! Shared !!! Don't let these monsters get away with this!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:44 pm
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:02 pm
What an insane story....sadly signed
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 4:43 pm
Signed. Throw these monsters to prison.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 7:22 pm

Other petitions:

Tell the New York Times to Apologize for Blaming a Child for Her Gang Rape

Wake Up, New York Times, and Stop Victim-Blaming!
 

Carmen S. (69)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 8:46 pm
I was 1299 signature. These men are monsters.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:08 pm
Sick bastards! They should all be castrated and force fed each others you know whats so they can choke!
 

Chavonne Harvey (46)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:49 pm
Thanks to everyone who supported my petition but I am closed it after reading the feedback of how the petition was written inproperly and will not get anywhere. I am very new at this and basically know nothing about petitions, how to write them or what to do with them after they've been signed. My heart was in the right place but I suppose I'm not intelligent enough to do it right. Sorry for wasting your time, I didn't mean to. Hopefully someone more smart will be able to do a similar petition but the right way this time unlike me. Thanks again.
 

Victoria S. (19)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 5:23 am
How shocking... but at least now the petition is closed with 1,279 when the target was only 1,000.
 

Victoria S. (19)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 5:26 am
@ Chavonne Harvey, just read your comment on why you closed the petition. It's too bad as I found nothing wrong with it, you were just asking people to sign if they agreed with you and that's not a bad thing at all and it has raised awareness of this terrible story.
 

Marta Away (55)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:48 am
@Chavonne Harvey: as Victoria S., says, your petition has helped raise awareness (and this is something of VITAL importance!). We only are saying that if it wants to reach a real target (authorities, officials...), then it needs some changes.

No of one is perfect. We al need help! :)

No one is saying you are not 'smart' or looking down you or your petition!
 

Marta Away (55)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:56 am
(Sorry for my bad writing...) This is what I meant:

@Chavonne Harvey: as Victoria S., says, your petition has helped raise awareness (and this is something of VITAL importance!). We only are saying that if it wants to reach a real target (authorities, officials...), then it needs some changes.

No one of us is perfect. We all need help! Itīs difficult each time we try something new :)

No one is saying you are not 'smart' or looking down you or your petition!

And I donīt feel I wasted my time with this very important issue.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:25 am
Hi Marta - I'm so sorry I'm just too late to sign the petition as it is now closed.

Thank you for highlighting this horror and rightly so.

Regrettably yours
Dianne
 

Audrey Wildlife-Matters (61)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:34 pm
Chavonne, you didn't have to close the petition, although it did get plenty of signatures. Believe me, you have put across your view with strength and courage. The petition has been written just fine, and now needs to be sent to Mark Bradshaw, the Chief of Police. Please do not hesitate now. Don't be discouraged by any less than pleasing feedback. I believe there is nothing lacking in your petition. Anyone who has sound conscience will know that this issue deserves justice in complete fullness. I don't see how anyone would be able to rest until proper justice has been achieved. What these evil people have done will not go unpunished, neither by legal roads nor by the law of karma. Please don't hesitate in delivering the petition lest my own furious emotions melt their brains. Well, either way.. may complete and full justice be achieved. Blessings of Love and Kindness, Audrey.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday March 18, 2011, 8:07 pm
We signed and commented a while ago. We have been saddened by the lack of committment to these sort of petitions. The petitions for animals generate much more action and perceived sympathy and we always sign for animals - but is an animal worth more that a human? Until we recognise this rape for the crime it is - justice will never be done.
 

Audrey Wildlife-Matters (61)
Friday March 18, 2011, 9:12 pm
Patrica and Edw, I couldn't agree more with what you say. The animal welfare petitions get way too much attention in comparison to the children welfare. It is absolutely appalling how many people undervalue the importance of children and basic human rights.
 

Kasia R. (51)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 2:02 pm
Signed! TY Marta and TY Apolonia!
 

alicia m. (100)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 9:45 pm
gracias!
 
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