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MrWolfe October 29th, 2013 1:47pm

In a rather disturbing rape scandal involving Vanderbilt University football players, the city of Nashville has denied requests by news media for the police records involving the case (link included.) Pick a side

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polster2 US
10/29/13 6:26 pm

If it's an ongoing investigation, then this is standard procedure.

TideGal CFL
10/29/13 7:22 pm

Right, would not want it to be like the Duke Lacrosse scandal. They were completely cleared eventually and the girl admitted she lied, yet those boys were mistreated by the media.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/29/13 1:21 pm

City. If the case hadn't gone to court yet, then releasing info to the media could poison the jury pool. Screw the media.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/13 10:51 am

I can see how internal police records in an open investigation should be withheld from the media until the case has gone to court. Once in the courts, every fact entered at trial should be made public except as necessary to protect the victim.

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angryathiest seeing double
10/29/13 9:24 am

They should kill the scumbags who raped the poor girl!

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/29/13 10:09 am

Maybe they should go to trial first?

angryathiest seeing double
10/29/13 11:04 am

After the trail take them out back and make them pay.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/29/13 8:44 am

It's sad that this happens much more frequently than many people realize. Private universities often cover-up incidents like this; sweep them under the rug, so to say.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
10/29/13 10:50 am

Yale literally punished one rapist with an essay...and they never say rape, insist on calling it nonconsensual sex. It's shameful.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/29/13 11:12 am

Quite so. It's incredible what private security personnel advise many of their students who are affected in these scenarios.

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/29/13 2:08 pm

They do. They also don't notify victims when their rapist is coming back to campus. It's sick but finally being talked about, that's the first step.

MrWolfe Nashville
10/29/13 7:29 am

Not quite that simple...Read the link when you have time. The primary aggressors have been charged, but there's at least one accomplice who's already plead. The whole thing is pretty tough to stomach.

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/29/13 7:14 am

That's just sick. It's already outside the norm that these guys are going to court and that they acknowledged evidence had been tampered with. Often rape kits are simply ignored. I'm glad people are starting to care about these issues.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/29/13 6:53 am

It's an ongoing investigation so I would side with the investigators.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/29/13 6:52 am

Until the case has gone to court I would side with the city. There might be some innocent people whose life will basically be ruined. And the victims might not want their names out there either.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/29/13 6:48 am

Please like the link to keep it at the top. Thanks :)