Several of you have emailed me about this. I read about this case a while back but have been waiting on the DA to speak about it in detail publicly. I'm just going to throw a BLANKET "ALLEGED" all over this post. Nobody has been convicted of anything. These are allegations, but the responses to the allegations from the men and women of Cleveland deserve our public derision and scorn. If the citizens are embarrassed, their embarrassment is WELL DESERVED when a LARGE percentage of your male population engaged in group sex acts with an 11 year old girl.... Thanksgiving Week and you decide to blame the 11 year old!
**Much has been made of the age of the girl involved, the implication is that the alleged rape is wrong solely because of her age. If the alleged victim of 22 or 102, the way these men allegedly violated her would STILL BE WRONG***
Now before y'all go to level 10 in the comments, need I remind you that the details of the case haven't been released, only the bare minimum needed to get the warrants, that means that the facts of the case are likely even MORE HORRIFIC than what we suspect... in other words, PACE YOURSELVES AND BRACE YOURSELVES!
An 11 year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by up to 27 men and boys in Cleveland, TX. The Houston Chronicle has all of the details:
The assaults happened Nov. 28 after a 19-year-old with prior drug convictions persuaded the young girl to leave her house and go "riding around" with him and two other young men, according to a Cleveland police officer's sworn statement.
They first went to the blue house, where she was ordered to disrobe. If she refused, the statement said, she was warned other girls would beat her up and she would never get a ride back home.
Soon she was having sex with multiple young men there, the statement said. Someone used a phone to invite four more men, who soon arrived.
Not long afterward, the group fled through a back window when they heard a relative of one of the teens arriving at the blue house. The 11-year-old left behind her bra and panties as the group moved to the nearby abandoned trailer, where the assaults continued. As the men had sex with the girl, others used their cell phones to take photographs and video, police said. Chron
They must have gotten that whole "let's videotape our criminal activity" from the patron saint of statutory rapists (and their enablers), Genarlow Wilson.
Although we don’t know the race of the victim, this case is eerily similar to a case out of Milwaukee where 20 men and boys from "the neighborhood" raped another 11 year-old girl while grown women in an adjacent room went about their daily business. When the last of the men was sentenced in the case, the neighborhood women lashed out... at the 11 year old girl. Remember this quote?
"Five years? Ten years? That's ridiculous," said LaToya Bell, 22, sitting on a porch with four others who nodded in agreement. "They (are) getting time for nothing. That girl, she knew what she was doing."
LaToya Bell, 22 speaking about the gang rape of an 11-year old by up to 20 men and boys.
Women in Cleveland are doing the same thing.
Some Cleveland residents, like Kisha Williams, are critical of the 11-year-old’s parents. “Where were they when this girl was seen wandering at all hours with no supervision and pretending to be much older?” she asked.Chron.com
Did I mention that this allegedly took place during Thanksgiving Week??? Why didn’t the women of Cleveland know where their sons, husbands, fathers, uncles, nephews and cousins were in and around THANKSGIVING?? I know where mine were! Did I mention this was during the holidays??
As was the case in Milwaukee, the men are trying the LAME excuse that they were too STUPID to be able to differentiate an 11 year old girl from a grown woman... as if that's and excuse for abusing her in this way. As was the case in Milwaukee, the black women of Cleveland are leading the way by arguing that their men are childlike and foolish and an 11 year old "tricked" them into raping her in two separate locations. Notice I said TWO locaitons because the first time they abused her in a house, the various accused rapists allegedly dove out windows... yeah, those are the actions of people who are engaged in appropriate behavior
In addition to the Milwaukee case, there was a similar case involving an 11 year old girl in Eastpoint Michigan... again, the girl gets blamed while the men bear NO RESPONSIBILITY!
In June, five teenagers, ages 15 to 19, allegedly gang-raped an 11-year-old girl in Eastpointe, Mich. A portion of the incident was captured on a cell phone video. The suspects claim they did not know her age, police said.
Authorities said the girl was not physically threatened, but felt coerced and intimidated into complying.
Let me respond to the “We Didn’t Know She Was Underage Crew”
Cleveland, TX has less than 9,000 residents. You KNOW who is in high school and middle school. These men would have either have had to conclude that
- the girl was underage and they did not care OR
- the girl was a developmentally disabled adult woman... and they did not care. OR
- the girl was underage AND developmentally disabled.... and they did not care.
In either case, if the allegations are true, everybody involved has earned a very lengthy stay in jail. Same for the alleged rapists in Eastpoint and the CONVICTED rapists in Milwaukee.
Back to Cleveland:
So far, 17 [the number is now up to 28] suspects have been charged, ranging in age from a middle-schooler to a 27-year-old. Seven are high school students, including two members of Cleveland's state-ranked basketball team. Another is the 21-year-old son of a school board member. Several have prior criminal records for drug sales, aggravated robbery and manslaughter.
James D. Evans III, an attorney who represents three of the defendants, insists: "This is not a case of a child who was enslaved or taken advantage of." Chron.
Attorney Evans, seriously? She wasn’t taken advantage of? She was treated worse than a barnyard animal and isn’t even old enough to realize it... oh yeah and they made videos of it....
The case is horrible, but unlike Dunbar Village, local law enforcement and the criminal justice system appear to be SERIOUS about locking up every single solitary soul that had anything to do with this alleged barbarism.
We'll continue to monitor the situation...in doses, because the level of stupidity emanating from the women and men of Cleveland, Texas is noxious.
We are also eagerly eyeing the city limits of nearby Houston, TX to make sure certain attention-seekers who've never met a camera they didn't want to thrust a placard in front of don't try to turn this into the next Jena Six. But yes, in a town of 9000, having upwards of 30 Black men sent to the CLANK is going to be attractive to whining about "The Man."... because THE MAN made you participate in a NASTY and VILE behavior that you KNEW was wrong and THE MAN made you take photos and pass them around the local high school. Yeah, its THE MAN's fault that you are stupid. but I'll save that for another post.
Again, read the round up of articles about the case and form your own opinions. Pace yourselves and brace yourselves... Unfortunately we've been here before.... and those are the cases we KNOW about.
P.S. I mention Genarlow Wilson as often as possible because his rabid supporters are a particularly vile group of people who go apoplectic whenever I point out what Mr. Wilson ADMITTED to and was CONVICTED of doing.