Over 2000 protesters show up in support of a 14 year old rape victim dubbed 'Jane Doe.' The circulation of videos online from her alleged attackers talking about the incident has ignited a firestorm directed at local officials.
Over two thousand protesters showed up in support of an alleged rape victim known only as Jane Doe. The circulation of videos online from her alleged attackers talking about the incident has ignited a firestorm directed at local officials. The video was illegally obtained by the group Anonymous and released via Youtube. Sheriff Fred Abdella said in a televised interview last night that he "knew who Anonymous was and the he was coming after them."
Today the sheriff had a decidedly different tone while speaking to the crowd. He spoke about the 200+ child molesters and rapist he's put in jail since he took office in 1985. This stands in stark contrast to the twelve women who proceeded him and spoke of their sexual assaults that had gone without investigation for up to twenty years.
Emotionally charged protesters managed to avoid confrontation with the fifty or more police officers on hand. What started as a cry for justice on behalf of a underage girl has now become a rallying cry for reform for an entire political and judicial system.