The Steubenville Rape Case: Law, Public Outrage, and Social Media

Posted: January 10, 2013 in Police
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On Wednesday, January 10, I was interviewed on public radio in Pittsburgh about the legal aspects of the rape case in Stuebenville, Ohio, which is now in the news nationally and worldwide.  The wide-ranging 30-minute discussion on Essential Pittsburgh, WESA FM public radio’s news program, covered the role of social media in bringing the case to light, the progress of the police investigation, the role of the hacker group, Anonymous, and legal versus moral obligations to report crimes.  Click here to get to the audio; my interview is under the heading “Law and Order.”  You can also hear the comments of Rachel Dissell, a reporter from the Cleveland Plain Dealer who has been covering the case, under the heading “Assignment: Steubenville.”

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