Friday, January 10, 2014

The Rape of Daisy

"My mother told me she found me outside, left for dead, and when she heard me trying to get to the door, she thought it was a dog scratching. I was weak and could have died in the below freezing temperatures.
Next thing I knew, I was in the ER getting blood drawn and having various tests done. We all knew what had happened, we just wanted someone else to say it for us. The doctors examined the rape kit and verified that our nightmares were real. This nightmare, though, didn't end. It continued on for many long months. It was only later I learned that my best friend, a year younger than me, had been raped, too."

The Missouri teen at the center of the controversial "Nightmare In Maryville" rape case has revealed new details about the party she wishes never happened, the torment she suffered in her small town and the personal struggle that followed.

In a blog post published on XOJane, Daisy Coleman describes her mother finding her sprawled out on the front lawn, her hair in "icy chunks," and the painful visit to the hospital...

See, there is not enough evidence

 to charge the perp with rape 
because the plastered 14 year old was passed out 
and so cannot testify that she was raped.

And that my friends, is how we deal with rape.

details/ more on Daisy here is my first post

 and here and here

Melinda Coleman, right, said her family was harassed on social media sites and at school after going to the authorities, and that it forced the family to move back to Albany, about 40 miles west of Maryville.

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  1. I thought the case was dropped at the request of the family of the alleged victim...Is this not the case? If this is true what the reasoning behind the request? If it were for harrassment that the family recieved it would of been uncovered by the Special Prosucuter in this case..

    This being said, I find it kind of disturbing that he would only get that sentance if the rape kit would of come back positive, did they find his DNA in the kit? Alot of questions about the evidence that could be used to prove guilt. That is the important thing I have always stressed. You must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, I would never want to see another Brian Banks, Duke Lacross, or Hostra University case...Do I think this falls into that category? Not sure but leaning towards no it is not..Best of Luck to Daisy and her recovery.

    1. The two males admitted having sex with the drunk girls, that a crime. Daisy's house was burned down. The town bullied and harassed the families. How many stories like this does it take?

    2. They were BOTH underage, Both parties were drinking, or made the decision to drink. so do you automatically assume responsibility one the male and not the females? Especially when you consider the age of consent? Do you think the guys were also capable of consent of sex, when looking at the letter of the law? Or do you believe that women do not have the agency to make decisions for themselves, so you automatically assume the also underage men are guilty just because they are men.

      This case is not as cut and dry as it seems..You cannot convict somebody of rape just because of perception, if you do, you have lynch mob justice, not justice by law...:You convict people based upon evidence...Like I have said in my orginal post..why wasn't evidence used in order to prove guilt..The doctors said that rape occurred based on the rape kit...I find this very disturbing...

      All this being said, the mother did not do her daughter any favors for making this case national news for about 2 years...

      I have a feeling that there is something else going on here....