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marmar

(77,272 posts)
Wed May 25, 2016, 09:40 AM May 2016

White football players brutally raped black teammate during racist assault in HS locker room: police



[font size="1"]John R.K. Howard, one of three white football players charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate (Courtesy of Tarrant County, Texas)[/font]


Three white high school football players from Dietrich, Idaho have been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a black teammate, The Washington Post reports. The alleged assault took place on October 23rd last year in the men’s locker room at Dietrich High School. Law enforcement officials allege that one of the football players restrained the victim while another shoved a coat hanger up his rectum and another repeatedly kicked the coat hanger.

Two of the alleged perpetrators, 18-year-old John R.K. Howard and 17-year-old Tanner Ward, are being charged as adults. An unnamed 16-year-old football player is being charged in the case as a juvenile. Howard has not yet filed a plea in the case and it isn’t yet known whether Ward has filed a plea, the Post says.

The unidentified victim’s family also filed a $10 million lawsuit earlier this month alleging that this vicious sexual assault was the culmination of a harassment campaign against him. The family alleges that his teammates would regularly insult him with racially charged terms and the suit alleges he was regularly called “‘Kool-Aid’ ‘chicken eater’ ‘watermelon’ and (the N-word),” the Post reports. ............(more)

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/white-football-players-brutally-raped-black-teammate-during-racist-assault-in-hs-locker-room-police/




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White football players brutally raped black teammate during racist assault in HS locker room: police (Original Post) marmar May 2016 OP
Try them as adults. Send them to adult prison. Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #1
WTF! OMF! I have no words. roguevalley May 2016 #14
Two of em are, and life is a possibility. Lancero May 2016 #15
When will this end? Silver_Witch May 2016 #2
Good lord! That is beyond sick! Coventina May 2016 #3
The complete article tells the story of small town high school football jocks pretty well. LiberalArkie May 2016 #4
Sounds like a number of parents in that town need an ass kicking as well snooper2 May 2016 #5
His parents sent him up north for for a reason, I would hate to see what he got away LiberalArkie May 2016 #6
Very true. Delphinus May 2016 #30
Yea small town Idaho Egnever May 2016 #23
Dietrich, Idaho,,,,,,,,info/ demograhics Ichingcarpenter May 2016 #7
My first reaction was the same Egnever May 2016 #24
“‘Kool-Aid’ ‘chicken eater’ ‘watermelon’ and (the N-word),” the Post reports. .....real racist abuse Person 2713 May 2016 #8
for this to have continued for so long heaven05 May 2016 #9
"Boys will be boys" Orrex May 2016 #10
"Makes me laugh. I give no fucks" is what one of the rapists said about peoples reaction... Lancero May 2016 #17
It will be interesting to see how his attitude changes Orrex May 2016 #19
Hopefully the trial wont take place in the town it occurred in Egnever May 2016 #25
I wouldn't be surprised... Else You Are Mad May 2016 #26
Agreed Egnever May 2016 #27
But it wasn't a black family. Delphinus May 2016 #31
I didn't know that. Else You Are Mad May 2016 #33
may these rapists receive everything they deserve--they and all their enablers and supporters. niyad May 2016 #11
beyond despicable. niyad May 2016 #12
His parents or guardians should sue the crap out of that jwirr May 2016 #22
K and R nt Stuart G May 2016 #13
Fucking disgusting sociopath. Starry Messenger May 2016 #16
Unidentified victim... Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #18
Amen. Delphinus May 2016 #32
may it be so. niyad May 2016 #35
Saddest fact? This could have been prevented... Lancero May 2016 #20
Is there no supervision in the lockers? I remember having jwirr May 2016 #21
No words gollygee May 2016 #28
Clearly defective TrappedInUtah May 2016 #29
Jesus Fuckin' Christ... Blue_Tires May 2016 #34
Yet again, adult prison and throw them into the general population. roamer65 May 2016 #36
Oh my god. No words just deepest sorrow riderinthestorm May 2016 #37
Report with video on scene from tonight's local news IDemo May 2016 #38
No hate crime - and suspect got probation HipChick Jan 2017 #39
 

Silver_Witch

(1,820 posts)
2. When will this end?
Wed May 25, 2016, 09:44 AM
May 2016

Rape has nothing to do with sex. It is often clearer when men are raped by other men! Rape is about power and control. Hope the young victim finds so peace and recovers from his physical ad emotional wounds!!

Coventina

(27,317 posts)
3. Good lord! That is beyond sick!
Wed May 25, 2016, 09:48 AM
May 2016

Throw the book at them!




My best wishes and vibes for healing to the victim.

LiberalArkie

(15,774 posts)
4. The complete article tells the story of small town high school football jocks pretty well.
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:05 AM
May 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/25/white-high-school-football-players-in-idaho-charged-with-raping-black-disabled-teammate-with-a-coat-hanger/?postshare=7551464174982950&tid=ss_tw


The lawsuit paints Howard as the ringleader of the racist abuse against the boy, who was adopted at age four by white parents living in the predominantly white town of 334 people.

“Mr. Howard is a large and aggressive male who had been sent to live with his relatives in Idaho due to his inability to keep out of trouble in Texas,” the complaint says. “Mr. Howard is a relative of prominent individuals in the community and, at least in part due to his athletic ability and community connections, the Defendants ignored or were deliberately indifferent to the behavior of Mr. Howard which included aggression, taunting and bullying of The Plaintiff and other students in the District. With deliberate indifference, the Defendants did nothing to curb the vicious acts of Mr. Howard who brought with him from Texas a culture of racial hatred towards the Plaintiff.”

The boy, one of the few black students at Dietrich let alone his football team, was subjected to frequent abuse by Howard and his fellow teammates, including “aggressive ‘humping’, jumping on him from the back and simulating anal sex,” according to the suit. His fellow football players allegedly gave him painful wedgies, stripped him of his clothes and took naked photos of him in the locker-room. One student drew a picture of the boy sitting in the back of the bus on a classroom chalkboard.
 

snooper2

(30,151 posts)
5. Sounds like a number of parents in that town need an ass kicking as well
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:10 AM
May 2016

For raising nasty racist kids- I'm thinking just enough to put them up in the hospital for three or four days-

 

Egnever

(21,506 posts)
23. Yea small town Idaho
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:01 PM
May 2016

Might as well be dumbfuckistan population 332.

Not an excuse but totally not unexpected in such a location either.

Sorry this kid was subjected to this. Many of the small towns in america need to die off they are in many cases the last vestiges of rampant racism and other Republican idiocy.

Ichingcarpenter

(36,988 posts)
7. Dietrich, Idaho,,,,,,,,info/ demograhics
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:27 AM
May 2016

Dietrich is a city in Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census.

The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 3.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, and 5.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There are like 9 black people in that town ........good grief.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,888. There were 17.4% of families and 20.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 22.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich,_Idaho


Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,208.[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2] The county is named after President Abraham Lincoln.[3] The Idaho Territory was created in 1863, during the Lincoln Administration of 1861–65.





I had to see where this story came from.
I expect their parents are members of some radical white racist milita group


I hope they nail the kids and the parents.

 

Egnever

(21,506 posts)
24. My first reaction was the same
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:03 PM
May 2016

had to see where shit like this was happening. It came as no surprise it was some tiny town in the middle of no where. Places like that are perfect breeding grounds for racist BS.

Person 2713

(3,263 posts)
8. “‘Kool-Aid’ ‘chicken eater’ ‘watermelon’ and (the N-word),” the Post reports. .....real racist abuse
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:34 AM
May 2016

even before and without the physical rape . But now besides hate crime this is assault and rape
Don't know the area hope the rapists are not viewed as just kids joking around and jail is in their future

 

heaven05

(18,124 posts)
9. for this to have continued for so long
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:37 AM
May 2016

and the coach did nothing, it's a perfect example of white privilege run amok. Someone in authority knew this vulnerable kid was being abused by these racist dogs. Well if the two charged as adults end up in prison, general population, they only have their racist upbringing to blame for what happens to them. Couldn't happen tonicer individuals.......

Orrex

(63,444 posts)
10. "Boys will be boys"
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:40 AM
May 2016

And I hope that these boys will be boys spending a long time in prison.

In addition to the $10 million, the family should sue the attackers individually.

What a horror.

Lancero

(3,033 posts)
17. "Makes me laugh. I give no fucks" is what one of the rapists said about peoples reaction...
Wed May 25, 2016, 02:45 PM
May 2016

After one of his earlier hearings.

Orrex

(63,444 posts)
19. It will be interesting to see how his attitude changes
Wed May 25, 2016, 02:47 PM
May 2016

Once the jury has weighed in, and the civil lawsuits run their course.

 

Egnever

(21,506 posts)
25. Hopefully the trial wont take place in the town it occurred in
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:06 PM
May 2016

This town has less people living in it than my high school had in it's graduating class. I have a feeling there will be no justice if the trial is held in that town as the majority of it's residents probably buy into exactly what these fuckwits were doing.

Else You Are Mad

(3,040 posts)
26. I wouldn't be surprised...
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:10 PM
May 2016

If the town citizens/County jury pool sees this as a black family ruining the football careers of good white just boys being boys & they are found not guilty for the criminal trial and not liable for the civil suit.

This is disgusting, and these men need to go to jail for a long, long time.

Delphinus

(11,883 posts)
31. But it wasn't a black family.
Wed May 25, 2016, 04:45 PM
May 2016

If I read this correctly, the victim was adopted by a white family at the age of four.

niyad

(115,061 posts)
12. beyond despicable.
Wed May 25, 2016, 12:23 PM
May 2016

The lawsuit also alleges that the high school did nothing to stop the horrible physical and emotional abuse regularly inflicted upon the victim, who was particularly vulnerable due to “mental disorders including learning disabilities.”

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
22. His parents or guardians should sue the crap out of that
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:00 PM
May 2016

school. I would say yes to anything they asked for.

Lancero

(3,033 posts)
20. Saddest fact? This could have been prevented...
Wed May 25, 2016, 02:52 PM
May 2016

Had the school adminstraitors (misspelling intentional) gave more of a shit about the safety of their students rather than how well their football team preforms.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
21. Is there no supervision in the lockers? I remember having
Wed May 25, 2016, 02:58 PM
May 2016

an adult in the locker rooms whenever the students were in there. It was treated like any other classroom.

 

TrappedInUtah

(87 posts)
29. Clearly defective
Wed May 25, 2016, 03:15 PM
May 2016

Some people just need to be 'returned to sender'. These boys are gonna contribute nothing to society. I struggle to grasp how some high school boys even thought of doing such a thing. Either they were abused themselves, or fed non stop hatred at home.

And of course this is another story involving football. Seems like our country has a real issue where the adults always 'look the other way' whenever football is involved. Can't let pesky little things like stopping bullying/rape/assault/etc get in the way of football.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
37. Oh my god. No words just deepest sorrow
Wed May 25, 2016, 09:34 PM
May 2016


I hope this boy and his family see justice and healing.

Horrific.


IDemo

(16,926 posts)
38. Report with video on scene from tonight's local news
Wed May 25, 2016, 10:09 PM
May 2016

Quite a picture, between the victim's mother explaining what the family has been through and a yokel making a point with his vehicle. The overuse of "alleged" grates a bit but I guess that's the nature of crime reporting nowadays.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/crime/threats-prompt-lockdown-of-dietrich-high-school/215165844 (can't embed video)

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