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2014-01-08 08:16:38 AM  
Ma'Lik Richmond, the rapist?
 
2014-01-08 09:11:26 AM  
Ma'Lik Richmond, Analrapist
 
2014-01-08 09:13:48 AM  
The guy's lawyer is an idiot whose defense amounted to victim-blaming, but if this New Yorker piece is to be believed, there wasn't much evidence against Richmond as opposed to how much there was against Mays (ie Mays' DNA was found, Richmond's wasn't).

Anyway, why do you need to make a statement when you get released from jail? Or if you do, keep it short: "We just ask that you respect our privacy, thank you."
 
2014-01-08 09:14:21 AM  
FTFA: ...and his name won't be included on publicly accessible websites.

I doubt that Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond will be so lucky.
 
2014-01-08 09:15:00 AM  
He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.
 
2014-01-08 09:20:06 AM  
Ma'Lik Ri'Chm'Ond
 
2014-01-08 09:21:32 AM  
I predict many well-reasoned and level-headed discussions for this thread.
 
2014-01-08 09:21:53 AM  
"While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.
 
2014-01-08 09:24:19 AM  

ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.


If he reflected, shouldn't there be regret for anything the victim suffered? I was under the impression that one of the factors in early release is a sense of regret for one's actions.
 
2014-01-08 09:26:29 AM  
The Rapist for $500 Alex
 
2014-01-08 09:26:31 AM  

DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.


Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.
 
2014-01-08 09:27:45 AM  

ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.


I think the outrage comes from all the rape that Steubenville rapist Ma'Lik Richmond committed less than a year ago. That's just wild speculation on my part, though.
 
2014-01-08 09:28:43 AM  
Ma'Lik Richmond. Rapist from Steubenville, Ohio.
 
2014-01-08 09:35:36 AM  

thurstonxhowell: ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.

I think the outrage comes from all the rape that Steubenville rapist Ma'Lik Richmond committed less than a year ago. That's just wild speculation on my part, though.


Just think of what this has done to the poor rapist kid's football career; OUTRAGE!!!1!
 
2014-01-08 09:38:14 AM  

luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.


If there's no regret, I question his early release.
 
2014-01-08 09:39:12 AM  

misanthropic1: thurstonxhowell: ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.

I think the outrage comes from all the rape that Steubenville rapist Ma'Lik Richmond committed less than a year ago. That's just wild speculation on my part, though.

Just think of what this has done to the poor rapist kid's football career; OUTRAGE!!!1!


The Bengals or Oakland will draft him.
 
2014-01-08 09:39:27 AM  

GDubDub: Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond will be so lucky.


Hey there, now Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond deserves nothing but privacy. Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond is obviously a changed man and wants to move on with his life.

Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
Steubenville High School Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
 
2014-01-08 09:39:54 AM  

WTFDYW: The Bengals or Oakland will draft him.


Doesn't he have to go to Vandy first?
 
2014-01-08 09:40:06 AM  
FTA: "Richmond must register as a sex offender every six months for 20 years. However, he can request to have the classification removed later based on rehabilitation history, and his name won't be included on publicly accessible websites."

Yeah, then Fark happened. Ma'Lik Richmond. Convicted child rapist. Pretty damn public to me, and bears repeating--if nothing else so that Google will light this asshole up.

/metatags: Rapist; Rape; Pedo, Steubenville Rape; 16 year old girl; convicted rapist Ma'Lik Richmond; Rapey; Raper; Douchebag; Ma'Lik 'I-like-em-young-and-unwilling' Richmond; Steubenville Rapist; Child Rapist; Rape Conviction; Ma'Lik Richmond should rot in Jail; Rape;
 
2014-01-08 09:41:43 AM  
I've seen internet pirates get stronger jail sentences.
 
2014-01-08 09:43:23 AM  

DeaH: luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.

If there's no regret, I question his early release.


The lawyer made the statement, not the kid. I can't judge what he went through. Some of those juvenile facilities are hell. However, I'm not sure the punishment was stern enough, but I think part of that might be my anger at the local community for trying to cover things up and shaming the victim.Steubenville, Ohio is apparently a horrible place, full of horrible people.
 
2014-01-08 09:43:49 AM  

The Muthaship: WTFDYW: The Bengals or Oakland will draft him.

Doesn't he have to go to Vandy first?


No, Florida State. Then he can win the Heisman too.
 
2014-01-08 09:46:06 AM  
Over last weekend on ID they had a show about this. Made me want to get all slappy, there was one part where someone in the town was going off on the media about leaving them alone to let them handle it.
 
2014-01-08 09:50:45 AM  

DeaH: luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.

If there's no regret, I question his early release.


I'll express whatever you want me to if it will get me out of jail early.  Inmates know it and I'm sure he did too.

I'm not saying there is no regret, I don't know.  I just think if it were genuine and he took the time to make a statement, then mention it out of respect for his victim.  Otherwise what is the point of making a statement at all?  I can't think of a good one, can you?  Other than to maybe make himself feel better.  He might not even be aware himself.  He wouldn't be the first person that doesn't really think about or comprehend their own actions.

I'm not trying to make him all sinister.  I'm sure he want's to lead a nice normal life.
 
2014-01-08 09:54:00 AM  

Mach10: FTA: "Richmond must register as a sex offender every six months for 20 years. However, he can request to have the classification removed later based on rehabilitation history, and his name won't be included on publicly accessible websites."

Yeah, then Fark happened. Ma'Lik Richmond. Convicted child rapist. Pretty damn public to me, and bears repeating--if nothing else so that Google will light this asshole up.

/metatags: Rapist; Rape; Pedo, Steubenville Rape; 16 year old girl; convicted rapist Ma'Lik Richmond; Rapey; Raper; Douchebag; Ma'Lik 'I-like-em-young-and-unwilling' Richmond; Steubenville Rapist; Child Rapist; Rape Conviction; Ma'Lik Richmond should rot in Jail; Rape;


Yes, he is a rapist. Yes, he should be publicly known as such. But, he's not a pedophile. He was 16 at the time, also; or is every 16 year old who has sex a pedophile?
 
2014-01-08 09:54:07 AM  

WTFDYW: misanthropic1: thurstonxhowell: ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.

I think the outrage comes from all the rape that Steubenville rapist Ma'Lik Richmond committed less than a year ago. That's just wild speculation on my part, though.

Just think of what this has done to the poor rapist kid's football career; OUTRAGE!!!1!

The Bengals or Oakland will draft him.


Not unless he's an attractive and successful Roethlisberger.
 
2014-01-08 09:55:10 AM  

Mach10: FTA: "Richmond must register as a sex offender every six months for 20 years. However, he can request to have the classification removed later based on rehabilitation history, and his name won't be included on publicly accessible websites."

Yeah, then Fark happened. Ma'Lik Richmond. Convicted child rapist. Pretty damn public to me, and bears repeating--if nothing else so that Google will light this asshole up.

/metatags: Rapist; Rape; Pedo, Steubenville Rape; 16 year old girl; convicted rapist Ma'Lik Richmond; Rapey; Raper; Douchebag; Ma'Lik 'I-like-em-young-and-unwilling' Richmond; Steubenville Rapist; Child Rapist; Rape Conviction; Ma'Lik Richmond should rot in Jail; Rape;


/just doing my part
 
2014-01-08 09:57:20 AM  

DeaH: ramblinwreck: "While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways," he said in the statement. "He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

How is this any different than other criminals released from jail?  I don't see where the outrage comes from on this.

If he reflected, shouldn't there be regret for anything the victim suffered? I was under the impression that one of the factors in early release is a sense of regret for one's actions.


A guy I know was offered parole but refused because one of the conditions is that you accept guilt for your crime (he still professes innocence)
 
2014-01-08 09:59:14 AM  
All this rapist talk has me wondering, whatever has Matthew Barnett, rapist been up to? I mean other than raping young girls and leaving them half-naked in the freezing cold. BTW, his victim attempted suicide for the 2nd time recently.
 
2014-01-08 10:00:38 AM  

Mach10: FTA: "Richmond must register as a sex offender every six months for 20 years. However, he can request to have the classification removed later based on rehabilitation history, and his name won't be included on publicly accessible websites."

Yeah, then Fark happened. Ma'Lik Richmond. Convicted child rapist. Pretty damn public to me, and bears repeating--if nothing else so that Google will light this asshole up.

/metatags: Rapist; Rape; Pedo, Steubenville Rape; 16 year old girl; convicted rapist Ma'Lik Richmond; Rapey; Raper; Douchebag; Ma'Lik 'I-like-em-young-and-unwilling' Richmond; Steubenville Rapist; Child Rapist; Rape Conviction; Ma'Lik Richmond should rot in Jail; Rape;



He might receive the Heisman with moves like this.
 
2014-01-08 10:04:59 AM  

Prometheus_Unbound: All this rapist talk has me wondering, whatever has Matthew Barnett, rapist been up to? I mean other than raping young girls and leaving them half-naked in the freezing cold. BTW, his victim attempted suicide for the 2nd time recently.


3rd apparently.
 
2014-01-08 10:06:36 AM  
So Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond wants his privacy. Good luck with that Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond.

/Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
//Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
///Rapist Ma'Lik Richmond
 
2014-01-08 10:07:59 AM  

eldritch2k4: Yes, he is a rapist. Yes, he should be publicly known as such. But, he's not a pedophile. He was 16 at the time, also; or is every 16 year old who has sex a pedophile?

Either the concept of metatags is lost on you, or else you are unclear about how exactly public shaming works.

Either way, Ma'Lik Richmond is a rapist piece of shiat.

/Ma'Lik Richmond
//Rapist
 
2014-01-08 10:09:42 AM  
Gee, I love the justice system. Time served just means nothing, huh? I'm not saying I have any opinion on the crime or verdict. Just that I love seeing people get upset that someone wasn't punished enough and vigilante'ing it up.
 
2014-01-08 10:13:32 AM  

kroonermanblack: Gee, I love the justice system. Time served just means nothing, huh? I'm not saying I have any opinion on the crime or verdict. Just that I love seeing people get upset that someone wasn't punished enough and vigilante'ing it up.


So you are an apologist for Ma'Lik Richmond, the rapist from Steubenville, Oh. You're no better than Ma'Lik Richmond the rapist.
 
2014-01-08 10:14:47 AM  

DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.


His family defending him for *any* reason ought to be grounds for high treason.
 
2014-01-08 10:16:35 AM  
Gods damnit. I hate my hometown sometimes.
 
2014-01-08 10:23:57 AM  

luxup: DeaH: luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.

If there's no regret, I question his early release.

I'll express whatever you want me to if it will get me out of jail early.  Inmates know it and I'm sure he did too.

I'm not saying there is no regret, I don't know.  I just think if it were genuine and he took the time to make a statement, then mention it out of respect for his victim.  Otherwise what is the point of making a statement at all?  I can't think of a good one, can you?  Other than to maybe make himself feel better.  He might not even be aware himself.  He wouldn't be the first person that doesn't really think about or comprehend their own actions.

I'm not trying to make him all sinister.  I'm sure he want's to lead a nice normal life.


Oh, I am sure he wants to do that, too. He wants to put all this behind him and, maybe, forget about it. I don't want him to forget about it. His lawyer made a public statement on his behalf. As you said. "...if it were genuine and he took the time to make a statement, then mention it out of respect for his victim.  Otherwise what is the point of making a statement at all?  I can't think of a good one, can you?" Honestly. I cannot think of a single good reason to make s statement without expressing regret. I can think of some reasons that do not speak well of him or of our judicial system's attitudes toward rape. But a good reason? No/
 
2014-01-08 10:25:46 AM  

kroonermanblack: Gee, I love the justice system. Time served just means nothing, huh? I'm not saying I have any opinion on the crime or verdict. Just that I love seeing people get upset that someone wasn't punished enough and vigilante'ing it up.


Are you under the impression that people on Fark being annoyed that Steubenville rapist Ma'Lik Richmond served less than a year for raping a child is part of the justice system?
 
2014-01-08 10:26:22 AM  
Ma'Lik'Eye

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2014-01-08 10:26:38 AM  

INeedAName: DeaH: luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.

If there's no regret, I question his early release.

The lawyer made the statement, not the kid. I can't judge what he went through. Some of those juvenile facilities are hell. However, I'm not sure the punishment was stern enough, but I think part of that might be my anger at the local community for trying to cover things up and shaming the victim.Steubenville, Ohio is apparently a horrible place, full of horrible people.


Then the lawyer was remiss in no including a statement of remorse, and his family needs to make a followup statement chiding the lawyer and expressing remorse.
 
2014-01-08 10:29:11 AM  
The entire case is so infuriating.  This never would have gone to trial if not for the publicity.  The girl was raped multiple times anally and vaginally by multiple parties and only 2 got charged and convicted...and 1 out after a less than a year?
 
2014-01-08 10:30:12 AM  

DeaH: INeedAName: DeaH: luxup: DeaH: He and his family request privacy. No statement that he regrets what he did.

Regret would imply guilt.  If he doesn't feel he did anything wrong (which is possible) and his prison experience wasn't all bad (not everybody has a horrible time inside) then this whole thing wold be an inconvenience that he is finally going to start to put behind him.

I do find it ironic that he requests privacy when he violated someones else in one of the worst ways.

If there's no regret, I question his early release.

The lawyer made the statement, not the kid. I can't judge what he went through. Some of those juvenile facilities are hell. However, I'm not sure the punishment was stern enough, but I think part of that might be my anger at the local community for trying to cover things up and shaming the victim.Steubenville, Ohio is apparently a horrible place, full of horrible people.

Then the lawyer was remiss in no including a statement of remorse, and his family needs to make a followup statement chiding the lawyer and expressing remorse.


Even if he did have complete remorse for what he did, does that make any kind of difference? Absolutely NO. We'll just hate him and his relatives all the same.
 
2014-01-08 10:30:57 AM  

Saborlas: I've seen internet pirates get stronger jail sentences.


That's because the rights of corporations are more important that the rights of individuals.
 
2014-01-08 10:31:23 AM  

kroonermanblack: Gee, I love the justice system. Time served just means nothing, huh? I'm not saying I have any opinion on the crime or verdict. Just that I love seeing people get upset that someone wasn't punished enough and vigilante'ing it up.


It's a legal system, not a justice system.

There is no justice.
 
2014-01-08 10:31:42 AM  

theBigBigEye: We'll just hate him and his relatives all the same.


Don't forget his town. We'll hate his town, too.
 
2014-01-08 10:31:55 AM  

Ebenator: I predict many well-reasoned and level-headed discussions for this thread.


Honestly, I was hesitant to even open the damn thread for fear of my head exploding, but so far I'm pleasantly surprised.  We'll proceed with caution.

In relation to the story:  1 year.

Ma'Lik Richmond participated in the gang rape of an incapacitated girl and BOASTED ABOUT IT with his friends and he went to jail for 1 year.  The whole story is a travesty from beginning to end.
 
2014-01-08 10:33:07 AM  
At least they went back and indicted some of the administrators that put football ahead of the safety of their students.
 
2014-01-08 10:33:38 AM  

groppet: Over last weekend on ID they had a show about this. Made me want to get all slappy, there was one part where someone in the town was going off on the media about leaving them alone to let them handle it.


Because they were doing such a bang up job handling it* on their own.


*covering it up
 
2014-01-08 10:36:31 AM  

kroonermanblack: Gee, I love the justice system. Time served just means nothing, huh? I'm not saying I have any opinion on the crime or verdict. Just that I love seeing people get upset that someone wasn't punished enough and vigilante'ing it up.


Time served without remorse for one's crime? Time served and having one's lawyer release a statement that paints the criminal as a victim upon his early release? Here's the full statement released by his lawyer. See if you can spot any remorse for the victim's suffering, any regret for the harm he caused a fellow human being:

"Ma'Lik Richmond recently completed his designated time at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Detention Facility. The past sixteen months have been extremely challenging for Ma'Lik and his extended family. At sixteen years old, Ma'Lik and his family endured hardness beyond imagination for any adult yet alone child. He has persevered the hardness and made the most of yet another unfortunate set of circumstances in his life. As with each other obstacle, Ma'Lik has met it squarely, lifted his chin, and set his shoulders; he is braced for the balance of his life.  While away, Ma'Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways.  He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family.  At this point, Ma'Lik wants most to be a high school teenager. In conjunction with his release, Ma'Lik, his family, and guardians ask that the media respect their privacy in this matter, as we all need to heal and move on with our lives. We will have you know that Ma'Lik will be taking all the time necessary to focus on his academic and personal goals. We ask for your support and prayers as we move forward, Thank you."

Yes, it was Ma'Lik who endured hardness beyond imagining. His town supported him. His sentence was light for the crime. He was released early. He wants to move on. Serving less than a year in jail totally justifies everything he did to that girl, right?
 
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