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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FED UP

Casselberry, FL

#88 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
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!
Although I do not understand your statement about your son being "Drugged", what gives you the impression that the guys charged did absolutely nothing? BECAUSE they are black? Perhaps YOU are the racist! By the way, the boys ages are 15, 16 and 18 are we reading the same story?
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#90 May 9, 2008
News Fedora wrote:
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Typically the identities of minors are released to the public when they are charged with felonies. It has nothing to do with race.
What!!!! Florida sucks!!! I understood it to be all crimes felony or not....but case in point please show me where other felony charged youths that are not minority have been plastered all over the news .....few and for between!!!! I can name several that wasn't shown to the public!!!! One of which accused of murder!
Justice for All

Tampa, FL

#91 May 9, 2008
Again we have another crime that should be treated
as adult felonies for all parties involved. The eighteen year old should be automatic max jail time and the two look outs treated the same as the lookouts for the ambush girls. Society is better off without individuls like this walking our streets. They all like rape and beatings then put them in a adult facility where thay can enjoy that kind of thing to their hearts content. My heart goes out to the poor girl that had to endure the sadistic actions of these animals.
FED UP

Casselberry, FL

#93 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
<quoted text> What!!!! Florida sucks!!! I understood it to be all crimes felony or not....but case in point please show me where other felony charged youths that are not minority have been plastered all over the news .....few and for between!!!! I can name several that wasn't shown to the public!!!! One of which accused of murder!
As I attempt to interpret your cryptic comments, I'm getting the impression that there has been news of white teens committing felonies, whose photos are not posted; however, I didn't see any examples, ie., names, case information, etc. To whom are you referring?
chicagoguy

Chesapeake, VA

#95 May 9, 2008
Pasco Guy wrote:
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LMAO!!! This is NOT going to go over well... but I sure did LOVE it!!! Thanks!!
You're welcome, my friend!!!

Since: Feb 07

St. Petersburg, FL

#96 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
What!!!! Florida sucks!!! I understood it to be all crimes felony or not....but case in point please show me where other felony charged youths that are not minority have been plastered all over the news .....few and for between!!!! I can name several that wasn't shown to the public!!!! One of which accused of murder!
Sure:

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article...
quinn

Tampa, FL

#97 May 9, 2008
wow...this is going to be a big issue, considering the whole school is probably talking about the situation. This is really INTENSE!!!
who in their right minds would think about doing something like this, and what about the girl?

Since: Feb 07

St. Petersburg, FL

#99 May 9, 2008
chicagoguy wrote:
You're welcome, my friend!!!
I'm trying to nip it in the bud. Let's keep it clean, everybody.
Kevin

Saint Petersburg, FL

#101 May 9, 2008
These boys were all honor students who stayed after school for they're geometry exams. They go to church on Sundays and were some of the nicest young men you would ever want to meet.

Sorry, I had to take a break to puke up my lunch. Throw them in jail and lose the keys. Our justice system is a joke and it's time for the american citizens to start taking matters into they're own hands. I wonder how many prior arrests these three pieces of crap had. If it was more than three than lock them up for life. And while were at it sterilize the mother and father.
chicagoguy

Chesapeake, VA

#102 May 9, 2008
News Fedora wrote:
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I'm trying to nip it in the bud. Let's keep it clean, everybody.
Gotcha...Thanks for having me and I mean no disrespect to you, News Fedora
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#107 May 9, 2008
Pasco Guy wrote:
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Yeah yeah yeah... we hear it day in and day out. Whenever black folks get caught doing something wrong, breaking the law, or really causing harm... it is all PREJUDICE and DISCRIMINATION!!
You're right it is!! ALL CRIMINALS, regardless of RACE needs to be brought to justice!!! PERIOD!! Black, white, pink, purple polka dot has nothing to do with it....
Grow up and get over it...
MY COMPALINT WAS NOT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE CHARGE DUUUUHHHHH!!! MY COMPLAINT WAS HOW THE NEWS HANDLED IT!!! IF YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS YEAH WE ALL GET IT!! IF THEY ARE GUILTY THEN THEY MUST FACE THE MUSIC BUT IF THEY DIDNT THEN THEIR FUTURES ARE TARNISHED..........PEOPLE WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU.... EVERYONE DESERVES A FAIR TRIAL AND EVERYONE DERSERVES TO BE TREATED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!!!!!!! I NEVER SAID BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK THEY DIDNT DO IT..... I SAID BECASUE THEY ARE BLACK THEIR FACES ARE PLASTERED ON THE NEWS. PLEASE BEFORE YOU COMMENT GATHER YOUR THOUGHTS, MAYBE RE-READ WHAT I WROTE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT POINT I MADE AND NOT PUT WORDS INTO MY MOUTH .....OH BY THE WAY IT WAS STATISTICALLY RPOVEN THAT MINORITIES ARE GIVEN HEAVIER SENTENCING IN THE COURT SYSTEM THAT WHITES!

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#108 May 9, 2008
Pasco Guy wrote:
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Yeah yeah yeah... we hear it day in and day out. Whenever black folks get caught doing something wrong, breaking the law, or really causing harm... it is all PREJUDICE and DISCRIMINATION!!
You're right it is!! ALL CRIMINALS, regardless of RACE needs to be brought to justice!!! PERIOD!! Black, white, pink, purple polka dot has nothing to do with it....
Grow up and get over it...
You're fairly accurate with this post! I would only say "some" blacks cry "PREJUDICE and DISCRIMINATION" - not all of us.

Lady Blue is one of the "some", having reached for the bottom of the deck and stupidly pulled out the "race card".

If young blacks - young yellows, whites, oranges and blues too - don't want their pictures "plastered all over the news" all they need do is not commit rapes, robberies, murders or other felonies.

It's really that simple.
You go it

Largo, FL

#110 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
<quoted text> What!!!! Florida sucks!!! I understood it to be all crimes felony or not....but case in point please show me where other felony charged youths that are not minority have been plastered all over the news .....few and for between!!!! I can name several that wasn't shown to the public!!!! One of which accused of murder!
Come on now, if they dont want to be "PLASTERED" all over the news, then they should not have rapped this girl. They only release the names and pictures of minors if the crime is a felony which means they can be charged as adults. And sorry but its not only like that in Florida, if you think Florida "SUCKS" then move.
Disgusted

Clearwater, FL

#111 May 9, 2008
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!
I agree. What good is Busing doing? Kids have to get up earlier and are to far from the schools to make friends with some of the students to and to far for for after scool activities.The county would have to use a lot less buses and save a lot of $$$ All around.
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#113 May 9, 2008
Kevin wrote:
These boys were all honor students who stayed after school for they're geometry exams. They go to church on Sundays and were some of the nicest young men you would ever want to meet.
Sorry, I had to take a break to puke up my lunch. Throw them in jail and lose the keys. Our justice system is a joke and it's time for the american citizens to start taking matters into they're own hands. I wonder how many prior arrests these three pieces of crap had. If it was more than three than lock them up for life. And while were at it sterilize the mother and father.
THANK YOU FOR SPEAING ON BEHAVE OF THE ACCUSED BOYS

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#114 May 9, 2008
FED UP wrote:
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Although I do not understand your statement about your son being "Drugged", what gives you the impression that the guys charged did absolutely nothing? BECAUSE they are black? Perhaps YOU are the racist! By the way, the boys ages are 15, 16 and 18 are we reading the same story?
You have to understand Ebonics - "drugged" = "dragged".

Lady Blue is an apologist for black thugs. It is people like her who make it so hard for us (black folks) to clean up and stem the violence in our communities.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#115 May 9, 2008
Lady Blue wrote:
<quoted text> THANK YOU FOR SPEAING ON BEHAVE OF THE ACCUSED BOYS
You are clueless!! He wasn't "speaking on behalf" of the accused boys.

He views them as savages and thugs, just as most of the other posters here do.
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#116 May 9, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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You're fairly accurate with this post! I would only say "some" blacks cry "PREJUDICE and DISCRIMINATION" - not all of us.
Lady Blue is one of the "some", having reached for the bottom of the deck and stupidly pulled out the "race card".
If young blacks - young yellows, whites, oranges and blues too - don't want their pictures "plastered all over the news" all they need do is not commit rapes, robberies, murders or other felonies.
It's really that simple.
Wow it's amazing what ignorant people have to say.....again I have to say, if they did it burry them under the jail but please treat all people the same and give the the same protections as you do others.... and again the race card will always be pulled because either dumb or naive people dont want to or cant except the truth. And yeah it should be that simple but its not! If you have never walk in the shoes of minorities then please reframe from idiotic ideals of equality is real! It's not and it does not stop us from living full lives it just makes it harder!
Lady Blue

Tampa, FL

#118 May 9, 2008
DapperDave wrote:
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You have to understand Ebonics - "drugged" = "dragged".
Lady Blue is an apologist for black thugs. It is people like her who make it so hard for us (black folks) to clean up and stem the violence in our communities.
and I love it
Tampa Reader

United States

#120 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.
I see your question was answered. I'm not sure where you got the idea that it could have been consensual.
The article reads as: authorities say Brenden Allen opened the door and stepped onto the bus. The unidentified vicitm followed to find a seat for the ride home. Williams and Douse boarded the bus then positioned themselves as look-outs, while Allen sexually assault the girl, despite her repeated resistance

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