My dear pal @Anomaly100 is sharing a post with us from FreakOutNation:
Two months after a 14 year old girl and her 13 year-old friend were abused/raped by several boys, after plying them with alcohol, then dumping one of the unconscious victim’s outside in freezing weather to die, the Nodaway County, Kansas prosecutor dropped the felony cases against the youths, one of which is the grandson of a longtime area Republican political figure.
Matthew Barnett played defensive end for Maryville High School’s vaunted football team, the Spoofhounds, and came from a prominent Maryville family — his grandfather had been a longtime member of the Missouri House of Representatives.
The Kansas City Star has a jaw dropping article which was published yesterday, detailing the timeline of events. In the end, instead of standing up for the victims, the town turned on them.
If this story thus far reminds you of anything, it should: The Steubenville rapists.
Daisy, one of the young girls, alleged that after she arrived to Barnett’s home, he handed her a large glass filled with alcohol. The other boys — popular school athletes — urged her drink it and then a second glass too.
That was the last thing she could remember.
Daisy was discovered by one of her parents, sprawled on the front porch and barely conscious; after being left in 22 degree weather for hours, even her hair was frozen.
Ms. Coleman went to her daughter’s bedroom, and found the 13-year-old asleep. She, too, seemed confused.
She detected redness around her daughter’s genitalia and buttocks. It hurt, the girl said, when Coleman asked about it. Then she began crying.
“Immediately,” Coleman said, “I knew what had happened.”
Barnett told police that although the girl said “no” multiple times, he undressed her, put a condom on and had sex with her.
That’s rape and they taped it.
And now the family’s home has been burnt to the ground.
The mother was fired because of the backlash from the town.
The felony charges are dropped.
We are #OpMaryville.
Two young girls have been raped in the town of Maryville, Missouri. Another high school football star, the grandson of a Missouri state official, has walked free. The people of Maryville turned their backs on these victims and one family has been forced to flee the town. After they left, their house was burned to the ground.
On January 8th, a 14-year-old girl named Daisy and her 13-year-old friend were both raped in Maryville. Evidence of this assault was captured on film. Daisy’s unconscious body was later dumped into her family’s yard, left alone for hours in freezing weather. One of Daisy’s attackers was initially in police custody, where he admitted to having sex with her while she was under the influence.
He claimed it was consensual. The hospital states the young girl’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit and they discovered three tears inside of her body, 2-4 inches in length.
This suspect rapist is Matthew Barnett, a student at the University of Central Missouri. He’s the grandson of Missouri state Representative, Rex Barnett.
We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of Daisy’s case. Why were the suspects initially arrested and then released? How was video and medical evidence not enough to put one of these football players inside a court room? What is the connection of these prosecutors, if any, to Rep. Rex Barnett? Most of all, We are wondering, how do the residents of Maryville sleep at night?
We have heard Daisy’s story far too often. We heard it from Steubenville, Halifax and Uttar Pradesh. In some cases, action meant nothing because it couldn’t bring them back. Both Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons, girls not much older than Daisy, took their own lives after the adults, the police and the school system, failed to protect them. If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are to cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if justice system has abandoned them, then someone else will have to stand for them. Mayor Jim Fall, your hands are dirty. Maryville, expect us.
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
“Anonymous is also currently collecting social media data from friends of Matthew Barnett, who is now a student at the University of Central Missouri.”
His tweets are protected, but feel free to say hello.
In the words of a wise woman (hey, that’s me), ‘If his name starts with A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H.I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R….” He wants the R for rapist.”
If you tweet this, please use the aforementioned hashtags: #OpMaryville – #Justice4Daisy. Thank you.