Canadian teen commits suicide after alleged rape, bullying

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by System, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. System Member

    this is sad......:(

    A Canadian teenager, who was allegedly gang-raped and bullied, has died, her family said.

    Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, was hospitalized after she tried to hang herself Thursday. The high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support Sunday.

    The teen was bullied for more than a year after the alleged sexual assault in November 2011 when she was 15, her family said.

    In addition to the sexual assault, a photo taken during the incident was circulated to friends via text and online, and she developed suicidal thoughts as a result, according to her family.
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  2. Stay classy, Canada.
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  3. Paroxetine Samurai Moderator

    The law doing anything about the assault or was there nothing they could do?
  4. amaX Member

  5. System Member

    insufficient evidence to proceed with charges
  6. System Member

    which in my case is bullshit they found pics of her doing sex acts does canada not have a child porn law?????
  7. Paroxetine Samurai Moderator

    Real sad. My sympathy goes out to the family of the girl.

    According to the article and by the RCMP:

    Basically: They didn't have enough evidence based on the picture alone to make a case that would stick.
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  8. RavenEyes Member

    This is a tragedy, and I hope it enlightens some of our northern neighbors who hold the belief that "rape culture" exists only in America. That's a "debate" I wish I would've lost...
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  9. rof Member

    Get in the car, bitch, we are going to Canada.

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  10. Anonymous Member

    Dear Anonymous:
    I have never written to you, the global hacktivist group, before. Like everyone else, I have read about your exploits and, more than once, nodded my head with approval. It’s comforting to see citizens periodically bring certain groups to heel, like child pornographers or the Church of Scientology.
    I am writing to you today about something else, however.
    In Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, a girl named Rehtaeh Parsons killed herself last week. She was 17 years old. That’s her, up above.
    Her name was Heather spelled backwards. Rehtaeh was a straight-A student, she was much-loved by her family and others. She was a good kid.
    In November 2011, when she was 15 years old – just a child – she was raped by four males in a basement. One of them photographed her being raped, and then circulated it to many others. They thought it was funny. .....
  11. RavenEyes Member

  12. Anonymous Member

    ...and you still haven't because this isn't the global hactivist group. WWP does not do illegal things like illegal hacking.
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  13. Anonymous Member

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  14. Anonymous Member

    From Press release:
    Operation Justice For Rehtaeh ---- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Anonymous engaged #OpJustice4Rataeh this morning in response to the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons. Justice Minister Ross Landy says that it is important for Nova Scotians to have faith in their justice system. Mr. Landy, justice is in your hands.

    Anonymous has confirmed the identities of two of the four alleged rapists. We are currently confirming a third and it is only a matter of time before the fourth is identified as well.

    Our demands are simple: We want the N.S. RCMP to take immediate legal action against the individuals in question. We encourage you to act fast. If we were able to locate these boys within 2 hours, it will not be long before someone else finds them.

    We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. That would mean we approve of violent actions against these rapists at the hands of an unruly mob. What we want is justice. And That's your job. So do it.
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  15. Anonymous Member

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  16. System Member

    contacts if you want to say something i have already

    Darrell Dexter
    Office of the Premier
    7th Floor, One Government Place
    1700 Granville Street
    P.O. Box 726
    Halifax, NS
    B3J 2T3
    Phone: (902) 424-6600
    Fax: (902) 424-7648

    Constituency Office
    971 Cole Harbour Road
    Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
    B2V 1E8
    Phone: (902) 462-5300
    Fax: (902) 462-5306

    Ross Landry
    Department of Justice
    4th Floor, 5151 Terminal Road
    P.O. Box 7
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 2L6
    Phone: (902) 424-4044
    Fax: (902) 424-0510

    Constituency Office
    115 MacLean Street
    New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
    B2H 4M5
    Phone: (902) 752-7677
    Fax: (902) 752-7922
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  17. Anonymous Member

    Yes it does, several in fact. However, the age of consent in Canada was Fourteen Years Old for a long time, until 2008, when it was changed to sixteen years old.
    From here:
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  18. Anonymous Member

    A snip from:

  19. Anonymous Member

    From link:
    The names of the rapists will be kept until it is apparent you have no intention of providing justice to Retaeh's family. Please be aware that there are other groups of Anons also attempting to uncover this information and they may not to wish to wait at all. Better act fast.

    Be aware that we will be organizing large demonstrations outside of your headquarters. The rapists will be held accountable for their actions. You will be held accountable for your failure to act.

    That is all

    - We Are Anonymous.

    The Corrupt Fear Us.
    The Honest Support Us.
    The Heroic Join Us.
    Expect Justice.

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  20. sallysock Member

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  21. Anonymous Member

  22. PresidentShaw Member

    There was a debate about that? I always miss the fun ones.
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  23. PresidentShaw Member

    I did read that, now what I wonder is
    1. can we identify anyone on the pic that has been circulated?
    2. How can we be sure that the anons involved in this op won't get the wrong people? (it has happened before) 3. And if they do indeed get the wrong people, what could be the consequences for these people?

    This case isn't as clear cut as the steubenville one and as much as I'd like to see the culprits behind bars, I think that anon needs to thread carefully.
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  24. You are all under arrest just as soon as we can figure out how to login to the RCMP cybercrime database. Um ... anonymous can you remember our password? :-/
  25. System Member

    damn they responded fast....good then
  26. Bad talk on social media! This guy seems out of his depth, appears to think the year is still 1950. Eat a bowl of dicks pal.
  27. Anonymous Member

    YAN Update:
    Operation Justice for Rehtaeh:

    4/11 Statement:

    Since yesterday morning several teams of investigators have been working to dissect the events surrounding the rape, harassment and suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons.

    What we have learned is certainly appalling, but it wasn't the act of rape that shocked us. It was the behavior of the adults in Rehtaeh's life that we found most disturbing. Let's set aside for a moment the compassion they should have shown as human beings and just focus on the responsibilities they had as professionals. We're talking about the school teachers, administrators, the police and prosecutors, those who should have been role models in the late Rehtaeh's life.

    To begin, Ross Landry's reversal of his decision not investigate this case after a media blitz is clearly an indication that his sudden interest is purely an act of public relations damage-control. You should be really ashamed of yourself. In contrast to your statements your actions are not genuine and your patronizing attention is unappreciated. Ross, you have zero class. We encourage you to get it together.

    Now, it took us only a few hours to identify the boys that assaulted Rehtaeh. This wasn't some high-tech operation that involved extracting private messages from someone's Facebook account. Dozens of e-mails were sent to us by kids and adults alike, most of whom had personal relationships with the rapists. Many recalled confessions made by these boys blatantly in public where they detailed the rape of an inebriated 15-year-old girl. Recent statements by police and prosecutors that there simply wasn't enough evidence to make a single arrest should be viewed solely as an admission of incompetence on their part. This wasn't “he said, she said.” He said he did it and he said it to everyone while showing them a photo of him doing it. Every officer that signed off on this “no evidence” conclusion should be guarding the entrance to a petting zoo for the remainder of their careers. We're afraid to ask if anyone even bothered to check the EXIF data on the rape/child pornography being openly shared by hundreds of students throughout your community.

    The way the story is told, time and time again, these sad little boys had no fear whatsoever about admitting publicly their crimes and even spreading photographic evidence of it. Why were they unafraid? They believed no one was ever going to do anything to stop them and they were right. For this we point our fingers at the Cole Harbour school system. It is truly disturbing that this level of bullying could happen in one of your schools without you noticing. Worse, child porn was apparently viral in your halls and you had no clue. That was the excuse your staff repeated on the news yesterday wasn't it, that you didn't know. Well, it's your job to know. If the administration of that school had any honor they would all resign for failing to meet the terms of their employment.

    All of you have created a mess and instead of taking responsibility and cleaning it up, the first thing you did yesterday morning was get on television and defend your jobs. You have taught the young men in your community a terrible lesson: rape is easy.

    And just to clear things up once and for all for the young men in Nova Scotia who are unlikely to hear this from any of their role models: vomiting drunk girls are not capable of giving you consent to have sex with them. That kind of sex is called rape. It isn't really sex at all. If that's the only way you can laid, you are pathetic and should stick to quietly sobbing while fondling yourselves in the dark until hopefully the day comes when some woman you probably don't deserve pities you enough to teach you how to act like a real man.

    At this time we can honestly say we're confident we know the identities of the people involved in Rehtaeh's rape. It would probably take us a lot longer to come up with a list of the people responsible for her death. We hope you all find some way to sleep at night.

    See you Sunday.

    - Anonymous.
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  28. Anonymous Member


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  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide: Halifax Teen Kills Herself After Alleged Rape, Online Bullying

    The Huffington Post Canada


    The rape allegedly took place when Parsons was just 15 and a student at Cole Harbour District High School, near Halifax.

    "One of those boys took a photo of her being raped and decided it would be fun to distribute the photo to everyone in Rehtaeh’s school and community where it quickly went viral," her mother wrote on Facebook. Her mother's post has been shared more than 900 times since it first appeared on Monday.

    "They investigated and a year later it pretty much came down to he said she said. Not enough evidence. As far as the actual photo was concerned they didn't feel it was a police issue that the photo was taken and distributed even though she was a minor at the time," Leah Parsons told CBC's Maritime Noon.

    Listen to the full interview.

    "She was never left alone. She had to leave the community. Her friends turned against her. People harassed her. Boys she didn't know started texting her and Facebooking her asking her to have sex with them. It just never stopped," her mother told CBC.

    RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae told the Chronicle Herald and CBC that police conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual assault and, in consultation with the Crown, determined there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges.

    Full article, and open comments:
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  30. System Member

    Premier Dexter hasnt responded to my emails at all eh it was expected
  31. System Member

    Dexter's responce to me:

    Thank you for your email. My office recognizes the receipt of your message. Due to the high level of correspondence received by my office, we may not be able to respond immediately. Please be assured that my office will review your message and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your patience.


    Darrell E. Dexter, Q.C., M.L.A.
    Premier of Nova Scotia
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  32. Anonymous Member

    A few paragraphs of an article written by Glen Canning- Rehtaeh's father.

    Full article:
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  33. System Member

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  34. Anonymous Member

  35. Anonymous Member

    *Dartmouth* I mean
  36. Anonymous Member

  37. slobeck Member

    Wow Anonymous has really lost it's edge.
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  38. sallysock Member

    A peaceful demonstration will be held in front of police headquarters to demand justice for the Parsons’ family following the death of their 17-year-old daughter Rehtaeh. Protesters are gathering with two demands:
    1) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will continue their investigation into the rape of Rehtaeh Parsons.
    2) Justice Minister Ross Landry will open a thorough and transparent investigation into why Rehtaeh’s case was summarily dismissed by the RCMP.
    Anonymous is continuing to gather information about the circumstances surrounding Rehtaeh’s death. We are determined to find justice for Rehtaeh.
    We are Anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.
    Expect us.
    Please print and circulate this flier throughout the surrounding areas:
    Sunday, April 14th (2PM ADT)

    Halifax District RCMP
    1975 Gottingen Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 2H1
    Follow hashtag #HalifaxDemo for updates.
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