For the record, the text of the email as reported by the Herald-Sun is…
"To whom it may concern
"tommrow night, after tonights show, ive decided to
have some strippers over to edens 2c. all are welcome.. however there will
be no nudity. I plan on killing the bitches as soon as the walk in and proceding to
cut their skin off ... " He then described in graphic terms achieving orgasm.
(Herald-Sun) By Rocky Rosen and John Stevenson: The Herald-Sun Apr 6, 2006: 12:06 am ET
So, ‘may have been a joke’ and ‘I plan on killing the bitches as soon as they walk in’ should be digested together here. Go ahead and give it a try! How about…'may have been a joke’ and ‘proceeding to cut their skin off’? Did that work up any giggles for you?
No fucking way that was a joke.
A bitch is disgusted with the approach major news organizations are taking with this story. There seems to be an epidemic of affluent straight white ‘boy’ absolution going on…from multiple arsons being reports as ‘a prank that got out of control’ and now to this…this blatantly unstable email…this horrific example of the illness behind violent assault…this shit is being called a joke.
Lawd, give me strength!
To address the notion that this e-mail, which was allegedly sent shortly after the rape was reported to police, somehow exonerates these men or corroborates their claims of innocence…well, a bitch thinks it just as easily validates the accusation that these men were caught up in a wilding.
For example, for this bitch the email reeks of aggression and malice…he had gotten a taste for violent physical action and this could just as easily be interpreted as having captured the mindset of the men who were in that house attacking and verbally assaulting women.
A bitch recalls the national debate over the Central Park Jogger case. A woman, who came forward recently, was horrifically assaulted, raped and beaten in Central Park. She barely survived and had no memory of the incident. Several black teens were picked up, mostly because they had been in the park and were thought to have robbed, assaulted and/or harassed several people. They were interrogated and confessions were gathered…and then the press when on auto-pilot. The teens became ‘young men’ and their previous and uncharged actions the night of the incident became a pattern of aggressive and out of control behavior which backed up the theory that they were in frenzy and were caught up in a mob mentality when they committed the rape.
When it was later discovered that DNA evidence linked another man to the rape…well, few were eager to examine the fact that the victim…the survivor was not served by an investigation fueled by the press rather than justice. Nor did many want to tackle the issue of wrongful convictions, forced confessions and how to make sure this never happens again.
How quickly we forget the ease with which the press can connect alleged behavior with one population and yet they can’t seem to find the common thread with this population. Here we are in 2006 witnessing the collective inability of the press to get riled up and disgusted by this shit at Duke...because it is Duke.
The email does not exonerate any one…no one. Rather, it stands as yet another indictment.
Why is the press so cautious? Why so desperate to maintain journalistic ethics now?
Why not do an in-depth report on the recent rise in violent crimes among privileged straight white college men? Examine their families…could it be that there is a connection between rich people divorce and this shit?
Shit, this bitch has lost count of the number of social indictments issued by the mainstream media against single black mothers because of the alleged connection between a black woman raising her chil’ren and all things bad and black.
But to return to the email in question and the notion that it was a joke…
Is anyone laughing?