I received a long ranting, weird to say the least, comment about Catherine Fitzpatrick. I haven’t really read any of Catherine’s blog posts or any of her Russia conspiracy theories as of late. Frankly reading Catherine’s rants just give me a headache. Apparently, Catherine is part of some big argument over Edward Snowden. I’m posting this comment mainly because making heads or tails of this latest beef is just strange and confusing. It’s long and in the middle of it I got a big migraine.
Expose injustice and pay the price.
BY- LAURIE PENNY
Bad things happen to whistleblowers right now. Last year, two high-school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, raped an unconscious sixteen-year-old girl over several hours. They took photo footage of themselves doing it, and shared it among their friends. When the pair were finally convicted and sentenced to between one and two years in jail earlier this year, mainstream news outlets wailed that two promising athletes had had their futures ruined, the implication being that the victim really should have shut up and kept quiet and understood that her future and her trauma are far less important than the ambitions of young men.
What was truly shocking, however, was that the case was only prosecuted after a sustained campaign by internet activists, including the protest group Anonymous, which released video and photographic evidence of the crime and drew the world’s attention to how little local law enforcement cares about rape victims. Now one of the hackers who helped bring the Steubenville rapists to justice, 26-year-old Deric Lostutter — otherwise known as “KYAnonymous” – is being prosecuted by the FBI.