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The more I read about the things said in the courtroom after Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond were convicted of rape, the angrier I get.

Judge Thomas Lipps, who had come out of retirement to oversee the Steubenville rape case when the initial judge recused himself, seemed to think that the biggest lesson was how teenagers conduct themselves when alcohol is present and in “how you record things on social media that are so prevalent today.”

Not, you know, NOT TO RAPE SOMEONE.

Trent Mays seemed to take Judge Lipps’ message to heart when he told his victim that "No pictures should have been sent around, let along even taken." What the fuck? THAT’S what he’s sorry for? No, it’s just his thinly veiled way of saying that he knows that he got caught because of his arrogance and need to brag about what he did to some poor, unconscious 16-year-old girl.

Apparently the new fake mea culpa has transformed from "I’m sorry you were offended" to "No pictures should have been sent around, let along even taken." 

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