Pinellas football players arrested fo...

Pinellas football players arrested for sexual assault on school...

There are 117 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from May 8, 2008, titled Pinellas football players arrested for sexual assault on school.... In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Three high school footbally players at Dixie Hollins High School in Kenneth City were arrested late Thursday, accused of sexually assaulting a fellow classmate on a school bus on school property.

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“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#59 May 9, 2008
chicagoguy wrote:
Excuse me Floridians. I happened upon this story and immediately wondered how did the police catch wind of this. Did the victim report this to the police? Were there witnesses? Did an onboard camera capture the incident? From how the article reads, it looks like a consensual sexual encounter turned violent. Thats no excuse for the actions of the accused. Sexual assault is unacceptable, period. The article definitely needs some clarifying of the questions I presented.
Seeing as you have so many questions, how is it you arrived at the idiotic conclusion this was consensual 'encounter'?

If you have questions wait for the answers before serving up asinine theories as to what transpired.
TAMPA JOE

Atlanta, GA

#60 May 9, 2008
They should be put in jail for 20 years!!
Where are the parents!!??
Lack there of!
vincent whitebear

Largo, FL

#65 May 9, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What "sleep number" are you using that enables you to dream up such nonsense? I'm sure more that few "white girls are actually terrified by the blacks", but I seriously doubt "most" are.
Have you been to any hip-hop clubs? They're literally crawling with Caucasian girls looking to hook up with 'hard','thug' type guys. The same holds true of hip-hop/gansta rap concerts.
They probably SHOULD be afraid of the 50-Cent, Snoop Dog wannabe's but the reality is many of them are actively seeking out these 'bad boys'.
A son of one of my friends - black, clean-cut, college grad - was dumped by his Caucasian girlfriend shortly after he graduated and began working in corporate America. She told him he had become 'soft' and 'white-acting', and she wanted a 'brutha' who had more 'street toughness'. Who/what did she dump him for? One of his old high school friends who never even graduated from high school.
you need help, and a new teacher
vincent whitebear

Largo, FL

#66 May 9, 2008
DTW wrote:
Why are kids from South St Pete going to school in Pinellas Park anyway. Back to neighborhood schools. I would say send them back to Lakewood but they will be in jail anyway. The two younger ones will get off but the 18 year old needs to do some time. Low life scum bag MF's.
If it was my daughter, I would hope they let him out on bail so I could get hold of him!
you need to really think about what you are saying. its very...old and stupid. get a new teacher. and change your company.
Woody

Casselberry, FL

#67 May 9, 2008
vincent whitebear wrote:
<quoted text>you need help, and a new teacher

As far as I'm concerned Dapper Dave is now a write in for President of The USA. To Mr. Whitebear. You are the idiot as I have seen many of your ignorant posts in the past. Of course, you offer no resolution to the ills of our society. Hard core criminals should be treated with HARD CORE PUNISHMENT. Instead, the current system gives the criminals more rights than the victims. I wish for some good old fashioned street justice. Liberal bleeding heart types are exactly what is wrong with the system and America as a whole. Get used to this behavior. It will only get worse from here.

Black on white crime. Maybe the Government could step in and give the little monsters some more money, enough to go to Mons so they can get their rocks off without having to result to raping another white girl.

DTW

“Concerned Citizen”

Since: May 08

St Petersburg

#69 May 9, 2008
vincent whitebear wrote:
<quoted text>
you need to really think about what you are saying. its very...old and stupid. get a new teacher. and change your company.
Why do we need a new teacher?I think bussing kids to schools in other neighborhoods is part of the problem. I played football in school and all the kids in the neighborhood went to the same school. We had a sense of community and school spirit.
TAMPA JOE

Atlanta, GA

#70 May 9, 2008
Its a different view by some people on what’s right and wrong, some people just don’t get it, maybe it’s a cultural thing.
There parents are losers and are never taught them morals, from what I have been told this girl was in the top 10% of her school and was very athletic, its very said that our best students that can make a difference in our society are getting tore up because of some HOOD RATS!!

I hope God takes care of those Thugs!!

Since: Aug 07

Crossville, TN

#71 May 9, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
Animals. Savages. Brutes. Thugs. Monsters.
Take your pick. Then get in line behind me for a crack at these pieces of garbage. Bring your own "educational tool", as my baseball bat will be reduced to splinters by the time I'm done.
I sure some moron(s) will chime in with the usual obligatory, idiotic excuses.
"There must be some thing going on in their lives that made them do this."
"We have to get them some help; they're obviously not in their right minds."
"You people want to be judge, jury and executioner."
"If it was your child that did this you wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them."
"You people need to get all the facts before you start judging these boys."
...and the best one of all...
"I know these boys AND their families; they're good kids."
I apologize if I left out any of the major whining, hand-wringing, bleeding-heart excuses, but I was kinda pressed for time.
These three should never be allowed to set foot in any school again in their worthless lives.
Once again Dave, I couldn't of said it any better.
FED UP

Casselberry, FL

#73 May 9, 2008
TAMPA JOE wrote:
Its a different view by some people on what’s right and wrong, some people just don’t get it, maybe it’s a cultural thing.
There parents are losers and are never taught them morals, from what I have been told this girl was in the top 10% of her school and was very athletic, its very said that our best students that can make a difference in our society are getting tore up because of some HOOD RATS!!
I hope God takes care of those Thugs!!
Of course I agree with the second part of your comment but I've just GOT to say that it is SO ignorant to imply that the POS's parents made him do it. What an incredibly STUPID comment about the parent(s)!
Of course I agree with the second part of your comment but I've just GOT to say that it is SO ignorant to imply that the POS's parents made him do it. What an incredibly STUPID comment about the parent(s)!
candi

Lithia, FL

#74 May 9, 2008
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!
Their mothers must be SOOOO very proud ! what scum !!
Hope they get the punishment they deserve...hope the families step up and do the right thing...hope the girl is emotionally okay...
You go it

Largo, FL

#75 May 9, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What "sleep number" are you using that enables you to dream up such nonsense? I'm sure more that few "white girls are actually terrified by the blacks", but I seriously doubt "most" are.
Have you been to any hip-hop clubs? They're literally crawling with Caucasian girls looking to hook up with 'hard','thug' type guys. The same holds true of hip-hop/gansta rap concerts.
They probably SHOULD be afraid of the 50-Cent, Snoop Dog wannabe's but the reality is many of them are actively seeking out these 'bad boys'.
A son of one of my friends - black, clean-cut, college grad - was dumped by his Caucasian girlfriend shortly after he graduated and began working in corporate America. She told him he had become 'soft' and 'white-acting', and she wanted a 'brutha' who had more 'street toughness'. Who/what did she dump him for? One of his old high school friends who never even graduated from high school.
You are right, but i didnt read anywhere in the story that this girl was white.

Since: Apr 08

Palm Harbor, FL

#78 May 9, 2008
I hope these teens (Garbage punks in my book) get what is coming. Life in Prison with perverts willing to rape their black azzes. I also feel the girls parents need to rape the bank accounts of all the parents involved for not raising their punk children to respect others. Good Luck in Prison you POS street thugs
Sarcasm Lives

Tampa, FL

#79 May 9, 2008
If this is the same news story I saw this morning, I believe the security cameras on the bus captured everything. Should be a pretty interesting argument by some jackass lawyer to suppress evidence. Let's only hope that justice is served, and if these kids are any good at football, that they lose their scholarship oppurtunities. Too many athletes are getting away with rape and other major crimes and still able to carry on a more fortunate life. This is a disgrace to any community, of any race. Efforts to "fix" the inner city communities are not working, crime is still the answer for alot of these kids, but it is not the only answer. it is popular to be a thug, and unpopular to show a measure of intelligence.

I'm a white guy, I grew up in the city of Miami, Hialeah, Miami Lakes, and Caroll City. It was a pretty bad life, and I did my share of dirty deeds, but I'm now a college grad and Director of a college. It's all a matter of perception, and drive.
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#80 May 9, 2008
Why is it that when young black children are charged with a crime you (channel 10 news) do not protect the identity of the youth offenders with young white youth offenders! This is NOT the first time this has happened and frankly I am offended by such blatant dicrimination!Trial by media!!!! These teens, which are all under the age of 16 have not been convicted of any crime. This is why we have a court systems!
Kelly

Lakeland, FL

#81 May 9, 2008
wow. this is really sad. i just graduated from dixie last year and i can't believe that those boys did that to a 15 year old girl. there used to be coaches or other people who stood at the activity bus area until the bus left. i just don't know how that could have happened.
chicagoguy

Chesapeake, VA

#82 May 9, 2008
Sarcasm Lives wrote:
If this is the same news story I saw this morning, I believe the security cameras on the bus captured everything. Should be a pretty interesting argument by some jackass lawyer to suppress evidence. Let's only hope that justice is served, and if these kids are any good at football, that they lose their scholarship oppurtunities. Too many athletes are getting away with rape and other major crimes and still able to carry on a more fortunate life. This is a disgrace to any community, of any race. Efforts to "fix" the inner city communities are not working, crime is still the answer for alot of these kids, but it is not the only answer. it is popular to be a thug, and unpopular to show a measure of intelligence.
I'm a white guy, I grew up in the city of Miami, Hialeah, Miami Lakes, and Caroll City. It was a pretty bad life, and I did my share of dirty deeds, but I'm now a college grad and Director of a college. It's all a matter of perception, and drive.
Thank you for providing a response that suggests intelligence and reason. Your entry helped clarify a question I posed earlier in this forum, as to how this incident was brought to bear. I also work in education as a collegiate counselor. If indeed this heinous incident was captured on camera, NO lawyer, no matter how slick, should be able to spin it.
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#84 May 9, 2008
PEOPLE THESE KIDS HAVE BEEn ACCUSED! NOT FOUND GUILTY! SAVE YOUR OPINIONS FOR AFTER THEY HAVE A FAIR TRIAL! My son went through a simular situation and low and behold the so called victim LIED! Oh wow what a suprise...... yeah people (of all colors)do lie. And all she could say was Im sorry. After my son was drugged through the mud! My son is african american and she is white. Guess who's side they (the school, police, and everyone else)were on! Yeah even in this day and age. AND I HOLD THIS CHANNEL FOR BEING IRRESPONSIBLE FOR SHOWING THE UNDER AGE BOYS PICTURES, INWHICH THE LAW PROTECTS THEM FROM SUCH ACTS!

Since: Feb 07

St. Petersburg, FL

#85 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
Why is it that when young black children are charged with a crime you (channel 10 news) do not protect the identity of the youth offenders with young white youth offenders! This is NOT the first time this has happened and frankly I am offended by such blatant dicrimination!Trial by media!!!! These teens, which are all under the age of 16 have not been convicted of any crime. This is why we have a court systems!
Typically the identities of minors are released to the public when they are charged with felonies. It has nothing to do with race.
Stubby

Homosassa, FL

#86 May 9, 2008
What is wrong with this race of people? They boo-hoo and demonstrate all kinds of anger because they think they aren't treated equally like other races. These people have been given more considerations and allowances than other races and yet all they want to do is regress their race with the savage ways of attacking others. I feel so sorry for the good hardworking folks that have to put up with these bad ones. The Revs Jackson and Sharpton do nothing positive to promote progressive ways to quelling the violent actions their own men do against the rest of mankind.
Woody

Casselberry, FL

#87 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
Why is it that when young black children are charged with a crime you (channel 10 news) do not protect the identity of the youth offenders with young white youth offenders! This is NOT the first time this has happened and frankly I am offended by such blatant discrimination!Trial by media!!!! These teens, which are all under the age of 16 have not been convicted of any crime. This is why we have a court systems!
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Lady. The offender is 18 YEARS OLD and IN JAIL. Sorry if you were offended by the pictures. I was deeply offended by the atrocities committed by these BLACK CRIMINALS. Several weeks ago the media showed the faces of all the young WHITE teens that beat the hell out of the one WHITE TEEN in Mulberry. Where were you then?

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