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TAKE ACTION: JUSTICE FOR DAISY: Stop the Maryville Coverup


Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, society, politics, ethics, crime, corruption )

Beverly
- 282 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
No one should get away with raping a 14-year-old girl just because of his powerful family connections.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:35 pm
Nearly 2 years ago, 14-year-old Daisy Coleman* was raped at a party by a high school football star and grandson of a powerful local politician in Maryville, Missouri. But now, hes walking free while Daisy and her family struggle to survive with what happened to her.

Immediately after the rape, Daisy and her mother went to the hospital and reported the rape to police. Matthew Barnett was charged, and he confessed on tape.

But months after the rape, county prosecutor Robert Rice--who has close ties to the alleged rapist's influential grandfather--dropped the charges. Worse, the town and high school ganged up not on the rapist, but on Daisy and her family.

This is Steubenville all over again. And just like the Steubenville case, if thousands of us speak out and shine a national spotlight on Maryville, we can get justice for Daisy and her family. Will you sign our petition to demand justice for Daisy?

Tell Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster:
"No one should get away with raping a 14-year-old girl just because of his powerful family connections. Use your authority as Attorney General to investigate the rapes in Maryville, Missouri, and punish the rapist, the prosecutor, anyone else who used their position to block justice for Daisy Coleman."

 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:42 pm
This is inexcusable behavior on the part of the rapist. The mere fact that he is roaming free, speaks volumes on the justice system of this town. I sincerely hope that this young lady, and her family get the justice and help that they deserve.! Thank you, Beverly for this. Signed.
 

AniMae Chi (393)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:59 pm
Your action has been submitted.
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:04 pm
signed and noted
 

Tim C. (1761)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:10 pm
t
 

Tim C. (1761)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:10 pm
ty
 

Beverly M. (85)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:15 pm
Rape is fueled by the need for power over another human being and to let this kid off is empowering him even more!
 

Mary T. (281)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:34 pm
signed & noted - thank you Beverly...these boys need to go to prison for life...Americans have to stop accepting boys raping girls and other boys
 

Sue H. (7)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:55 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Cyrille D. (113)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:38 pm
Noted & Signed ! Thank you, Beverly !
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:47 pm
Noted and signed. This week Thursday I believe the State Attorney General said he would reopen this case. I will look for the links.
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:01 pm
Keep signing the petition!!! He felt some heat the day after the twitter storm. And chose his words carefully. Thank you Beverly!! Here is one of the links that shows why we must keep up the pressure.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/10/15/justice_for_daisy_coleman_missouri_lt_governor_calls_for_grand_jury_in_maryville.html
 

annie statton (370)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:33 pm
Signed and noted ---thanks.
 

Barbara V. (165)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:14 pm
Signed & noted, Thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:29 pm
signed several days ago before first posted, noted again this time
 

Laurie H. (693)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:09 pm
Signed, Thanks Beverly & Barbara for sending~ ~~
 

Jason B. (139)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:17 pm
Thanks, already Signed
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:46 pm
Signed NO one should get away with raping ANYONE. It's our rape culture mentality. Rapist have to be punished not slapped on the wrist
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:05 pm
The rapist's well-heeled grandfather is sending the wrong message to his already spoiled grandson. If he really loved his grandson and wanted to make sure he grew up to be a good and decent man, he'd let him face the consequences of his actions --not pay his way out of them. I wonder what he'd do if the situation was reversed and Daisy was his beloved granddaughter?

Gladly signed and noted.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:09 pm
Noted and signed, the bastard mustn't get away with this, too many men do!
 

Neill Abayon (735)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:03 am
Noted and shared. I can't sign (Not from US) :(
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:49 am
signed ....shocked beyond belief
 

Angelene B. (114)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:25 am
signed
 

Elena Bonati (35)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:07 am
Signed and noted. TY
 

Alexandra G. (217)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:52 am
Noted and signed, thank you
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:32 am
Signed of course....
 

kelly s. (134)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:50 am
I am shocked by this story,i hope,Daisy gets her justice,I signed,thanx for sending.
 

John Holton (356)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:29 am
Stop the coverup
 

Ellen J. (90)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:52 am
Signed, noted, & pinned to Pinterest. Thanks for the alert.
 

A F. (130)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:09 am
Noted and signed in a big way, thank you.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:25 am
Signed. I have signed several petitions for this girl and her mother. I hate the way they have been mistreated.
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed. Maryville is a college town. The alleged rapist was a "townie", who now attends college in another Missouri college town. A few days ago Robert Rice, the local "prosecuting" attorney, has put out feelers to recruit a special prosecutor from another jurisdiction. He did this solely to protect himself from accusations that he did not do his job.
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:01 am
Signed and noted.
 

Mike M. (55)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:15 am
N&S
 

Jinny L. (63)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:58 am
Noted and signed - such barbarians - Thanks Beverly!
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:07 am
Noted and signed - thanks.
 

Amy E. (66)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:35 am
n/s
 

kate k g (459)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:08 am
noted and signed thank you Beverly
 

Jovana S. (21)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:12 am
Signed and noted, thanks!
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:36 am
Had already signed elsewhere but it really disturbs me that we are still lagging so far behind in respectful care and concern for the victims in this society.
 

. (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:38 am
Signed and noted thank to Beverly and Rhonda
 

Ed V. (168)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:06 am
Signed & Noted, Thanks
 

Jo S. (481)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:14 am
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Beverly and Barbara V for the forward.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:29 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly
 

Tom Tree (255)
Monday October 21, 2013, 10:03 am
W T F !! UNBELIEVABLE !!
Morally reprehensible, despicable
Signed, Noted & Shared !!
 

Julie C. (16)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:25 am
Make sure the legal system works for alleged criminal, then give him maximum punishment. This is such an awful story, and there are surely more like it where connections, apathy, or even government cutbacks let boys/men get away scot free. Too much rape culture.
 

Gabriella Serafino (93)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:56 am
signed.
 

Constance F. (436)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:19 pm
yes, signed ~ thank you for posting, to Rhonda for sending out
Your action has been submitted.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:54 pm
Signed.
 

Elizabeth McGowan (27)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:08 pm
noted...cant sign not from US ....
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
sent-thanks
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:51 pm
Already signed, and received good news today - I'm quoting the email -

(From) State Rep. Stacey Newman via CREDO Mobilize
(Subject) Special Prosecutor Just Named for Daisy Coleman's Case

Dear Friends,

I have Great News!

Because of all of you in Missouri and around the country, our demands to re-open Daisy Coleman's case were heard loud and clear.

My good friend and former state legislative seat mate, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has just been named by a Missouri circuit court judge as the special prosecutor to re-open Daisy's case.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/prosecutor-probe-mo-teen-sex-assault-case-20636396

Prosecutor Peters Baker has an excellent reputation and has long stood up for victims of domestic and sexual assault. I served with her in the Missouri State Legislature and as a longtime advocate for domestic and sexual assault victims, she is an excellent choice. She will be fair and professional which is exactly what this case needs.

Thank you so much for signing the petition Demand Justice for Daisy. Because you used your voice, Daisy Coleman will finally receive justice which she and her family so deserve.

Thank you,

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman
 

Dianna M. (13)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:06 pm
Signed. I read an article that says the hacker group 'Anonymous' is threatening to get involved. Hope they don't get caught, it's disgusting that the hacker involved in exposing the Steubenville coverup is facing more prison time than the actual criminals.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed, of course.

IF the US wants to make the world a better one, they should be an example.

This petition is not only for Daisy, but targets also all the numerous other nameless victims in a similar situation.

Thanks Beverly!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:19 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Many thanks, Beverly!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 3:45 pm
Signed
 

Scott haakon (4)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:46 pm
NO Not signing the inaccuracy is enough. According to published reports there was no confession of rape but of consensual sex. BIG difference. If a petition has such a major error then the whole thing must be redone or thrown out.
 

Valerie H. (134)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thank you, signed
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:10 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t) That monster should be put away for 20 years!
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:37 pm
Petition signed.

Prosecutor Robert Rice should be relieved of his duties for failing to file charges on the rapist Matthew Barnett. Political connections have no business in covering-up a felony crime of rape. AG Chris Koster: Investigate this matter immediately.

Ty, Beverly.
.
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:39 pm
Post Script:

Today a prosecuting attorney from another Missouri county was appointed as special presecutor.
(Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
 

Debra Tate (17)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:43 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Dale O. (189)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:55 pm
Frightening to know how many people who are well heeled in society manage to sweep things under the rug when it comes to rape. Terrible that such injustice still is going on in modern society.
 

Karen Chestney (103)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:42 pm
Petition....signed...and..forwarded...Thank-you.
 

Ben B. (39)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:56 pm
Noted and signed. Rape is simply wrong and should be prosecuted. Prosecutors, like judges, should do their jobs without fear or favour.
 

Mariann Rannenberg (138)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:38 pm
Rape is rape. I don't care who you are! Thank you Beverly. Signed with pleasure.
 

Inge Bjorkman (131)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:10 am
Signed

Love
 

Winn Adams (190)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:36 am
Signed!
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:39 am
S+S-thx Beverly
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:09 am
Noted and signed.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:40 pm
done, tks
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:44 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:14 pm
Where are the parents who were responsible for these kids when they were having this wild party? We also need to hold the parents accountable for child neglect. Would you let your 14 year old go to a drunken party?
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:07 pm
Scott, whatever you are smoking, quit it. A 14 year old and a 13-year old are too young to consent to sex, so any sex with them is rape. But even an adult woman, incapicitated by drugs, is unable to censent to sex. These gorls were also drugs. So this is rape twice over.
 

Irene S. (59)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:15 pm
Signed. Hope the prosecutor and his family get under pressure by public opinion!
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:25 pm
Signed, thank you.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:49 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and fb shared. Thanks Beverly
 

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:46 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Allen O. (172)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:50 pm
signed
 

Dianne D. (455)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:39 pm
signed
 

Marie W. (64)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:50 pm
S&N
 

Karen Chestney (103)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:28 pm
Thank-you....petition...signed...&....forwarded....
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:41 pm
noted and signed
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 4:39 am
done ty
 

. (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:15 am
𝕾𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖊𝖉 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕭𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖑𝖞!
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:06 am
Done.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:45 am
@ Scott haakon. Even if you are right in saying that it was reported that "there was no confession of rape but of consensual sex", it is STILL RAPE as a CHILD of 14 CANNOT consent to having sex.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:50 am
I am unable to sign this, as the petition site will not accept my UK post code.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed earlier, wish I could sign again.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:33 pm
done
 

Loretta E. (47)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:49 pm
done.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:25 pm
14 years old. what more need be said.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:26 am
Signed and noted.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday October 25, 2013, 4:45 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:11 pm
I saw that her best friend was also raped at the same party.. and she remembered everything..they took the girls back to Daisy and threw them on the lawn..
disgusting POS
see money buys EVERYTHING
 

zora b. (87)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:08 pm
It is our duty as moral and human beings to sign this.
 

Emma S. (225)
Friday November 1, 2013, 7:19 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Emma S. (225)
Friday November 1, 2013, 7:24 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Stuart Thomas (504)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:06 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Beverly.
 

Hugo L. (281)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:50 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 8:06 am
already done
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 6:54 pm
signed
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Monday January 20, 2014, 10:17 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Beverly
 
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