Thursday, October 29, 2009

Update on the California homecoming gang rape: 'It's not safe there at all'

ABC News reports four suspects arrested and this:
One student, 16-year-old Jennie Steinberg, told the Associated Press that her mother has let her transfer from the school Tuesday.
"It's not safe there at all," she said. "I'm not going back."
Of course it's not safe. It's a California public school. Details of the suspects and the crime:
Manuel Ortega, a 19-year-old former Richmond High School student, has been charged with robbery, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, rape in concert [gang rape] and rape with violence, according to Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is going to ask for a life sentence for Ortega, Gagan said. His bail has been set at $1,230,000
The other three suspects are juveniles, ages 15, 16 and 17, but are to be charged as adults, and the D.A.'s office will seek life sentences for the trio, Gagan said.
The three juveniles are being held without bail on charges of rape in concert and penetration with an foreign object in concert. In addition, the 16-year-old will be charged with robbery.
A fifth suspect, 21-year-old Salvador Rodriguez, arrested Tuesday night, has not yet been charged, although the district attorney's office continues to investigate his role. . . .
Police now believe that as many as 10 suspects took part in the gang rape, while 20 others stood by and watched the crime occur in a dimly lit corner of the sprawling campus, according to KGO. . . .
"These suspects are monsters. And, I don't understand how this many people capable of such atrocious behavior could be in one place at one time," Gagan told KGO.
To repeat: It's a California public school. If you live in California, don't send your kids into that mess.


  1. Well Stacy, California has strick aparthied. If you are rich (and mostly white), public schools are actually decent and if at all worried there are all the private school options you could wish for. But for poor refugees of San Francisco in Bay Area suburban ghettos...well there is a word for that (I think the Governator's staff can help you with that one). But basically you are on your own.

  2. Richmond is a few miles from Oakland/Berkeley/SF. It's a "no go" zone for most non-residents, a place where you don't want to take the wrong highway exit, has had that reputation for years.

  3. "It's a California public school"-

    In Richmond, CA.

    Richmond is near Oakland.
    Compton is near LA.

    Richmond is LA's Compton

  4. Bogey could have said "There are certain sections of Richomond that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade".

    As Joe said, the affluent areas have good public schools here. The effluent have...well, places like Richmond High School.

  5. I don't know what's worse, the fact that this happened, or the fact that I'm not nearly as upset as I should be.

    Four years in San Diego county public school sucks out your soul.

  6. Boy! Being a Californian to the dextrosphere is a lot like being a conservative to the Establishment media.

  7. Apartheid? Do public schools in rich neighborhoods prevent poor people from attending their schools? In order to justify the term apartheid you have to successfully defend that accusation.

    It is logical for schools to take students from its local neighborhood. When I was a child I was bussed from a poor minority neighborhood to a upper middle class white neighborhood school. They did not reject me because I was from a poor minority family.

    This accusation of apartheid is utter bs.

  8. ...not as upset as I should be??? let's hope this never happens to someone you love-then we'll see how "upset" you would be.Psycho.