Anonymous Takes On Missouri Town Over 'Daisy's Case'
'Maryville, expect us,' says hacker group
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2013 7:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sunday saw the publication of a lengthy Kansas City Star investigation into the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Mo., a case which saw authorities drop charges against a well-connected 17-year-old boy. Now, hackers are taking matters into their own hands, Time reports. "If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are too cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if (the) justice system has abandoned them, then we will have to stand for them," Anonymous says in a video statement. "Mayor Jim Fall, your hands are dirty. Maryville, expect us."

"We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of Daisy's case. Why was a suspect, who confessed to a crime, released with no charges? How was video and medical evidence not enough to put one of these football players inside a court room?" the group asks, though it does not specify what it might have planned. Anonymous recently took up the cause of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian victim of alleged sexual assault who eventually killed herself; the group also helped bring attention to the Steubenville case, the Inquisitr and Time note. The group is calling its latest mission #OpMaryville, the Raw Story reports. Click for more on "Daisy's case."

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hhclrwtr
Oct 17, 2013 4:44 PM CDT
I wonder what kind of creep would even want to have sex with a woman or much less a child that's passed out drunk. Is this what scum thinks fun is? Yeah I did say SCUM!
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Oct 16, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
You disgusting rapetarts. You want to put these innocent kids in prison?! I hope the family and the entire town sues these 'reporters'. 17 y/o lesbian stalks and takes advantage of 14 y/o girl and it's not rape. She gets support, funds and public outcry at her innocence. 14 y/o get's drunk, sneaks out of the house to have sex with a 17 y/o boy and it's rape. You pathetic, sexist bigots.
fractal
Oct 16, 2013 10:18 AM CDT
A religion that envisions a heavenly king as our sovereign ruler, is simply at odds with the ideal of democracy. It is cognitive dissonance at its finest. When you adhere to this kind of religious belief, you must see social constructs in terms of hierarchies and power. This view is what supports patriarchy. With patriarchy, you have systematic subjugation of women, and male feelings of entitlement. And THAT is what makes this story possible.