Woman leads small protest

Woman leads small protest

There are 20 comments on the Hattiesburg American story from Apr 15, 2006, titled Woman leads small protest. In it, Hattiesburg American reports that:

A woman who said her granddaughter was raped led a small protest in Collins Friday.

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no body needs to know

AOL

#1 Apr 24, 2006
about the grandmother saying that her granddaughter was raped. she need's to know all the facts about what supposed to of happend that night. some girls want to take the heat from themselfs they blame it on the boys . but i belevie if i have been in her shoes i would have yelled for help after the first guy supposed to have rape me. not after her gandmother found out about it . and they yelled raped to keep the heat off her ass. and they were probley more wittness there to prove the she was just as in to it as they were if not more.and they said this was at three different times of the nitght.com e on now someone was there for her to tell and get some help and not wait untill the grandmother finds out about it .
cover up

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#2 Apr 26, 2006
yes you are right about people being there .. there were adults there giving alcohol to minors and they never informed anyone of this till the granmother found out . so for two days they kept it all hush hush .. one was arrested for child neglect and contributing to minors . so the adults are the ones in the wrong and if the girl was in on it why didnt they tell the grandmother.. because the truth about the alcohol would come out . and i dont see all those witness lined up to tell the story that she was in on it . maybe because those boys are to old to be raping a 14yr.old .. what kind of people let children have alcohol in their home and then leave them all alone and go to a party next door.
Sally

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#3 Apr 27, 2006
I really want to tell you grandma,I don't know none of the boys but i am willing to bet your grand daughter is not completly not at fought. I have a teenager and girl and something similiar has happened to her but when it all came out she was incouraging them.. I believe you really need to look things over before you make a bigger fool out of yourself..I think she probably thinkshe might be pregnant and her mind wont let her be..And how well do you know the parents who gave them alcohol.And from my understanding your grand daughter wasnt a virgin either.. Isnt your son a murder what kind of kids are you raising......
cover up

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#4 Apr 28, 2006
well sally i may make a fool of myself but at least i got what it takes to stand up for my grandaughter. i dont hide behind a computer and not say who i really am to the world. and as for as lieing , nobody here has told a lie. the lies are coming from the other side . the only story i have told is what was told to me by the parents involved from the other side. then you have the one that makes his child tell somewhat of truth and then turns around and has him lie to the law. i thought more of him that , but guess he is in the looser catagory too.as far as you hearing my grandaughter is not a virgin , well neither are we but that doesnt give anyone the right to take advantage of women .its still a mans world and until women like you get the backbone to stand up to them it always will be .now , to my sons i raised .. you must not know who i am cause none of them has killed anyone .you are the one making a fool of yourself by standing next to rapist and people that neglect children .so why dont you do some soul searching and look at the big picture .
Angie

College Station, TX

#5 Apr 28, 2006
What is wrong with all of you?? We are talking about a 14 year old girl here. I don't care what she has or hasn't done she CANNOT give consent to have sex with anyone, let alone an 18 year old MAN. Let me remind you that there is a law called "Statutory Rape" that everyone seems to be forgetting here. Once law enforcement found out the ages of the accused, they should have been arrested on the sport for Statutory Rape and the investigation should have proceeded from there. And Miss Sally, I know all of her sons, and none have ever murdered anyone. Maybe you should concentrate on the facts here instead of conjecture. I'm disappointed in the women here. We are supposed to stand together, united. What has happened?
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#6 Apr 30, 2006
Angie wrote:
What is wrong with all of you?? We are talking about a 14 year old girl here. I don't care what she has or hasn't done she CANNOT give consent to have sex with anyone, let alone an 18 year old MAN. Let me remind you that there is a law called "Statutory Rape" that everyone seems to be forgetting here. Once law enforcement found out the ages of the accused, they should have been arrested on the sport for
Statutory Rape and the investigation should
have proceeded from there. And Miss Sally,
I know all of her sons, and none have ever
murdered anyone. Maybe you should
concentrate on the facts here instead of
conjecture. I'm disappointed in the women
here. We are supposed to stand together,
united. What has happened?
Quote.......
The mother let them have alcohol,(the alleged victim) passed out and three boys raped her," the woman said
Now from what i understand from the above comment ( the alleged victim PASSED OUT ) FIRST ..then three boys raped her..Am i the only one thinking here that this girl might be accusing three innocent guys? comeon now be real, if someones passed out they havn't a clue what's going on.
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#7 Apr 30, 2006
Adding..my point is She may of been raped but how can she be sure it was one of them seeing she passed`out before the rape.Wern't there other guys there?
Brenda

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2006
This is exactly the reason why most rape victims or victims of child molestation never come forward...because of fear & being judged. Please think twice before posting such negative comments about a child...YES, SHE IS STILL A CHILD!!
None of us were there & do not know exactly what did happen but it is rape, "Statutory Rape". As the above poster said "a 14 year old CANNOT consent to sex".
Sally, your comment about the grandmother being a "fool" really upsets me. How can a grandmother standing behind her granddaughter be a fool? Isn't that what we are supposed to do? If we don't have the love & support from our family...who do we have???
Linda Onalaska Texas

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#9 May 1, 2006
STAND BY YOUR MAN! THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE SO QUICK TO JUDGE.....YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHILDREN....THE MINORS.......AND YOU SHOULD REALLY BE CONCERNED ABOUT PARENTS THAT LET MINORS DRINK AND LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED.....THESE GUYS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS! GOD PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM THE IRRESPONSIBLE ADULTS OF THE WORLD!
Teresa

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#10 May 6, 2006
to all the parents in covington county ,ms. you need to be aware that there are adults in this county furnishing alcohol to your teenage sons and daughters.you need to make the law inforcement in this county know that you are not going to tolerate this illegal behavoir. they know where this is taking place and need to put a stop to it before a car filled with teenagers are killed.
TaCha

Covina, CA

#11 May 9, 2006
Teresa wrote:
to all the parents in covington county ,ms. you need to be aware that there are adults in this county furnishing alcohol to your teenage sons and daughters.you need to make the law inforcement in this county know that you are not going to tolerate this illegal behavoir. they know where this is taking place and need to put a stop to it before a car filled with teenagers are killed.
This activity is not limited to Covington County and should be reported to the parents as well as law enforcement individuals.
braynes8

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#12 May 17, 2006
I think this is all the falt of someone not watching there kids.You should allways no whats going on with your kids .You dont leave them alone and expect them to make the right decisions. HELLO THERE KIDS
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#13 May 17, 2006
I'm really surpried at that comment .. I would think by the time a parent considedrs leavin their Kid alone " the parent" SHOULD have taught them what's right from wrong."
Other wise they are too young to be left alone.

I agree with you tho on " it fallin on someone not watching their kids"
Angie

College Station, TX

#14 May 18, 2006
Bryanes and CTE: Are you parents?? And are you parents of teenagers?? I doubt it seriously. If you were, you would know that it is impossible to know what they are doing every minute of every day. And as far as knowing right from wrong, I'm sure they do, but how many teenager do you know that ALWAYS do the "right thing"?? Kids make mistakes but they shouldn't be forced to pay for a mistake (drinking) like this girl is. You all have villified a 14 year old girl like she is some sort of vixen. I thought the whole attitude of "she was asking for it" went out with the 1950's.
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#15 May 18, 2006
Angie.
Yes I am a parent of five children ( Adults now ) You said quote Are you parents?? And are you parents of teenagers?? I doubt it seriously. If you were, you would know that it is impossible to know what they are doing every minute of every day. And as far as knowing right from wrong, I'm sure they do, but how many teenager do you know that ALWAYS do " the right thing"

My children were not perfect BUT I kept on top of them,i made it my BUSINESS to ask questions..follow them if needed and put the fear of God in them if they ever got caught doing something they shouldn't. And I am proud to say all my children turned out great. Because I took the time to know who they were involved with,where they were going " and yes i made them give me the phone number when at a friends house" AND I SPOKE WITH THE PARENT TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE GOING TO BE HOME.

Now with that said..in no way am I accusing this child of being a vixen. BUT if she had been taught right she would have picked up the phone and called who ever to be picked up and takin home.Just like ppl call 911.. if she had been givin that knowledge and knew it wasn't a good situation she would have known enough to do that.. therefore I blame the person she lives with.
Angie

College Station, TX

#16 May 19, 2006
Have you every heard of peer pressure? There are well mannered, God-fearing, responsible teenagers that make horrible mistakes everyday. And you know why? Because "everybody else is doing it" or "I didn't want to be different" or "I didn't want people to make fun of me." There are a multitude of reasons why children, who were taught right from wrong, don't always do the right thing. I'm sure the grandmother knew the where the girl was and who she was with and I'm sure she trusted another adult's judgement. Unfortunately, we have adults in our society who choose to put other people's children at risk for the sake of trying to be the "cool" parent. Get real CTE, I'm sure at least 1 of your 5 children drank at a party when they were underage. I'm just glad something like this didn't happen to your child. When it happens to one of your grandchildren, will you be so quick to judge??
Teresa

AOL

#17 May 19, 2006
let me see if i can shed some light on this situation . my grandaughter was spending the night with a friend , she had been in their home many times before and her friend had stayed in our home over night many times . this girls mother let these young people drink and then she herself left them alone to attend a party next door. she left them with these three boys who arrived there drinking . so yes the blame sets with this woman and she was arrested for child neglect and contributing to minors. the fact remains there is a law that states a fourteen yr. old cannot consent to sex. there is a reason for that ..........they are children .
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#18 May 20, 2006
The only point I'm trying to make is Educate your Children, teach them it's ok not to be a follower rather a person who feels comfortable enough to say no regardless what their friends might say or think.

My Heart goes out to this child .. No matter what has been said and done,who ever assumed the place would be safe for her to be, bottom line is she and many others who give into peer pressure were not given the proper training " when she saw things were getting out of control" to call someone for a ride home.

Sadley enough there are thousands of children who are Raped who never come forward.. this child at least told her g-mother seeking help.

Parents today have more to deal with then years ago .. peer pressure is more so and this is why Parents need to take time and talk to them.

Yes I agree with you Teresa she is a minor and I hope whoever is responsibe for doing this to her..pays a severe sentance.
CTE

Myerstown, PA

#19 May 20, 2006
Interesting...... Found this posting from GrandMa herself... He
re someone tells her that she heard her g-daughter is not a Virgin..note her responce..I find this brushing off very disturbing..We are speaking of a child,not adults here.
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Friday Apr 28
well sally i may make a fool of myself but at least i got what it takes to stand up for my grandaughter. i dont hide behind a computer and not say who i really am to the world. and as for as lieing , nobody here has told a lie. the lies are coming from the other side . the only story i have told is what was told to me by the parents involved from the other side. then you have the one that makes his child tell somewhat of truth and then turns around and has him lie to the law. i thought more of him that , but guess he is in the looser catagory too.as far as you hearing mwhy dont y grandaughter is not a virgin , well neither are we but that doesnt give anyone the right to take advantage of women .its still a mans world and until women like you get the backbone to stand up to them it always will be .now , to my sons i raised .. you must not know who i am cause none of them has killed anyone .you are the one making a fool of yourself by standing next to rapist and people that neglect children .so you do some soul searching and look at the big picture .
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THIS IS THE QUOTE THAT BLOWS MY MIND ..as far as you hearing my grandaughter is not a virgin , well neither are we but that doesnt give anyone the right to take advantage of women
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A Women ?? She may be a Women nature wise BUT still a Child...
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AND ANOTHER QUOTE.....so you do some soul searching and look at the big picture
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Well there you go ppl... I think we just did.
Angie

College Station, TX

#20 May 22, 2006
I find it interesting that you all are making assumptions about people and situations that you know nothing about. You assume that this grandmother has raised this girl from birth and is the only influence she has. I suggest you lighten up on her - she's doing the best she can with the help she has. I know for a fact that this woman has just recently brought this girl into her home and is trying to raise her in the best possible way. She can't do anything about what has happened in the past, but can only try and protect her in the future - which is what she is trying to do now.

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