This is an article about how the scumbags that violated that poor girl in Werribee, Australia are getting support from their little stupid friends.
“brother… we chill n thats how we roll. media smedia they talk shit.. as long as we stick together no1 can stop us.. b-e-z
talk soon. xoxxx
ur boy dt ” says one comment and
saw the video thingy..
you in alot of shit?
i dont think it’s right..
but i all always be here for ya..
hope your alright and aint in to much shit
xoxoxo katie. “
And this is not just an Australia thing either. Kids in America are supporting friends of theirs that have committed crimes almost as horrible as this one. Is murder and rape “not to much shit”? I pray to God that these kind of kids are in the minority.
Local law enforcement in Australia are stating that anyone in possession of the DVD can surrender it without fear of repercussion. However, they warn that having a copy of the DVD is considered being in possession of child pornography. Police say no charges will be filed until they have completed gathering evidence.
It appears that one suspect appearing in the DVD could be a potential player in the Australian Football League as he is eligible for the 2007 draft. The club he plays for now is not handing down any discipline until the police finish their investigation.
In the same article Law Council of Australia President John North said those involved in making and selling the DVD should not be named…
Mr. North said minors involved with the DVD should not be named despite some names being printed on the DVD cover.
“If those facts are correct, it shows how immature, how easily led some of them might be, and that is the distinction the law makes for children and adolescents,” he said.
“It’s appalling behaviour, it’s outrageous behaviour, but we shouldn’t punish it with that feeling of retribution and revenge.
“We should try and make sure that people are punished properly if they commit a crime but that the rest of their lives aren’t ruined, and some of these people might be quite young and some of them might be quite easily led,” he said.
What about the rest of the victim’s life? She is going to have to deal with this trauma forever. You can confiscate as many of the DVD’s as you want but I’m sure it’s somewhere on someone’s hard drive and will probably be perpetuated through infinity. Not naming the suspects is a grave injustice. But if you really wanted their names you could go here.
This article states that MySpace has deleted the profiles of some those involved with the DVD. However the last time I checked there were at least 3 that were still up. You can go to my last entry about this to see the profiles. The article states that MySpace has also contacted Australian law enforcement.
Of course, the media have connected this situation to the Jackass movies. Well, head Jackass himself Johnny Knoxville had this to say…
“I don’t understand, aside from lazy journalism, how they can make a connection between a bunch of f . . king evil little bastards assaulting a girl and us riding rockets and getting run over by a bull,” Johnny Knoxville said in Sydney.
“Some lady from a TV show yesterday, as I was walking into a radio interview, said ‘how do you feel about the Jackass-inspired stunt?’,” Knoxville said. “I’m like ‘what the f . . . are you talking about?’ When have we ever done anything like that?”
Knoxville said the Jackass team had never been linked to any incident like the Werribee DVD. “It’s completely insulting. We only do things to ourselves,” he said.
As much as I dislike the whole Jackass thing he is correct. This was nothing more than an exercise in rape and public humiliation.