Daisy Coleman & the Maryville Rape scandal

My motto is “go  big or go home.”  I have many thought on this case which I will get to in my next post. However I like to put my money where my mouth is. Why blog when you can write a letter…to the entire town? I started out sending this to the town newspaper as a letter to the editor. As expected I didn’t receive a response much less get it published in the Maryville Daily Forum. Maybe the attempt would have been enough for some people but not for me. I searched for a website or elsewhere and stumbled upon the newspapers Facebook page, of which the page’s Facebook settings allow for public posts.  So I dropped this on the page.
To the townspeople of Maryville
In January of last year, a young girl by the name of Daisy was assaulted by a boy described as a “popular senior” and grandson of a politician.
You note that your town is having a “rally for justice.”
I certainly hope this rally involves support for Daisy, and a call to prosecute these boys. But given that your newspaper took the time to note that sex with a drunk 14 year old was “consensual” I highly doubt that.
I don’t know all the facts but I know enough to be disgusted with Maryville. For those of you stating this isnt your town or a real portrayal of the people there, I call you out to then do something instead of standing back and allowing what is happening to continue. This girl was harassed instead of supported. This girl was antagonized by many, instead of the BOY who did this. More concerning is the modern day lynching this family received by way of having their HOUSE BURNED down. Why is there not justice for DAISY?
The response from your town towards this girl & her family is horrifying. So these guys are “popular” & well connected. Would a single one of you want YOUR daughters going to a party with them?

SHAME ON YOU Maryville.

Bianca May
northern California

 

EDIT/UPDATE: 10/24/13 This is awesome to report. 200 people gathered in Maryville to support Daisy, Maybe they read my letter? :)http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/23/2823611/photos-rally-justice-rape-maryville/

 

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