Apparently you haven't read about Patrick Kane's recent run-in with some groupie who "was raped". When the rape kit came back negative, the woman's mother tried to concoct some story that it was tampered with. She stated that she found the rape kit on her front porch (which turned out to be nothing more than the "victim's" clothing in a bag that was sent home with her from the hospital).
The broad then dropped the charges because it was causing undue stress on her and her family. Which is codespeak for, I didn't think I would actually have to be questioned by the police multiple times and this would be some long, drawn out process with criminal liability on my part should it be discovered I am lying. I assumed I scream rape and I get my big check.
I guess this turd you are trying to pass as journalism explains why you are writing for the Pittsburgh City Paper.
How about pro coaches? Bob Johnson, Chuck Noll, Chuck Tanner and Bill Cowher or Jim Leyland. Also, I know Myron was not a play-by-play announcer but it's a shame to leave him out. Yoi!
I kept reading the comments to find the inevitable one or two which would mention reverse racism as a problem. Which first off the word reverse racism is racist, racism is racism. But to continue, this is exactly the behavior the article is talking about. Change the marker and talk about a problem that is barely existent. For once can we talk about race in a way in which reverse racism is not brought up, it diminishes the conversation and justifies the acts of pthers.
Sorry about that... didn't see that you were limiting to 50 years!
Inarguable on the Pirates? Ralph Kiner and Honus Wagner might have something to say about that. McCutchen is not on their level yet. Also, Jock Sutherland and Pop Warner deserve honorable mention for college coaches.
Every case is different. Ben had WITNESSES.
Anyone can make a complaint, however stupid. BUT, a charge cannot be brought until it is reviewed and there is probable cause. Your rationale is so warped, I am amazed you continue to keep this up.
No one is AGAINST the victim if there is one, and consider that it is Kang if he did not do anything wrong
There are no probablities. It is all or nothing. He did it or he did not.
The rape test showed?
The interview with the cabbie?
The video from the hotel?
Sexual assault is such an egregious violation of civilization it almost stands alone.
It's disgustingly awful.
So is punishing someone who is innocent.
If he's guilty, get rid of him.
There was a black male from Minnesota who did what an office told him. He was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and child as he was reaching for his ID AS INSTRUCTED! The truth is that black people are treated differently than white people and that is what needs to change. When an officer tells you to do something they are not always correct, citizens have rights and officers often violate them. When you tell them, "you are violating my rights" they don't give a crap they want you to do what they said "because they are the law and they can break the law and get away with it!!" The police need better training. They should not instantly result to a tazer or shoot someone in vital organs. Because of a traffic stop.. stop and think about what you are doing morons..
I graduated law school. Anyone can file a complaint, even you for this same exact offense. BUT to levy a charge, there has to be a probable cause. Now, more than two weeks later, you would have the man SIT? I disagree with you, your logic is flawed.
Again...please use parallel examples when pressing a point of view. It helps people buy into your thinking. The 80 yr old woman's attacker in the example had been arrested and charged. Kang HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED with anything. Its quite simple. I have not heard any PR campaign on his behalf at all from the Pirates, MLB, their fans or anyone else. I'm sorry that doesn't fit the political agenda. I am not on Kang's side, not on her side. Neutral, unemotional positions are best for the two people and for our justice system in general. Luckily we are not in N. Korea kangaroo court - its the USA - not perfect but the best going. Leave politics at the door when dealing with justice.
Uh excuse me...not only hasn't he had due process...he hasn't been charged. I despise men who prey on women. I despise people who willingly ruin someone's life to advance a political agenda. Just collateral damage along the way I guess - see DUKE lacrosse, UVA fraternity. And many crimes are traumatic to victims - of course. As unseemly as assault is, it does not trump all other crimes. That's just a thinly veiled political agenda at work. At least lets see charges of some kind. C'mon.
This may be the dumbest column I have ever read, and the author's follow up comment is even dumber. Rape and sexual assault cases have to be treated the same as other crimes because of a little thing known as due process, its in the US Constitution if you could be bothered to check. And it's not good enough to say that you agree 90% of the time that the accused is presumed innocent--they are entitled to that presumption 100% of the time. And exactly why should someone like Kang be suspended before a police investigation finds that there is sufficient evidence to bring charges? So that the alleged victim isn't offended by turning on a Pirates game and seeing that Kang is playing? Is that the "special dispensation" that you say the alleged victim should receive? What utter nonsense. What's really unfair is that the accusation against Kang by the alleged victim who is entitled to remain anonymous has been made public before the police investigation has been completed. So even if that investigation were to determine that charges should not be brought, Kang will be forever tainted by the accusation.
Good people need to suck it up and wade thru the shit ... The alternative is? Democracy is messy ... We can't leave the process to the bottom feeders...
Just stumbled across this while investigating the relevance of Pennsylvania's commonwealth status in its current government functions. In the early 70s I had actually found myself at the corner of Dream and Abstract streets while hunting for a friend's home in Brookline. It was a very strange occurrence. Seemed so unlike Pittsburgh to have names like this that I half expected to see Rod Serling walk out of the bushes. 😳
Who is the victim in this situation? I ask because you seem to be omniscient. The Chicago PD should hire you to handle the case since you have already determined who the victim is.
This article is just as thoughtless as the first. If Kang is found guilty he will be punished to the full extent of the law. If found innocent he is the victim who suffered his name being dragged through the mud. Nobody has a crystal ball that can show us the absolute truth so quit acting like we should act on information that nobody has.
I'm assuming you haven't read any Korean articles or blog posts regarding this issue, have you? The netizens of Korea are not treating Kang very nicely.
"If one side is to be given a greater benefit of the doubt, shouldn’t it be the person who suffered the pain, horror and indignity of the alleged attack?"
Do you know the meaning of the word "alleged". I suggest looking it up in a dictionary and then redrafting your headline (and perhaps the entire article).
So Jung Ho Kang should be taken out of the public eye? Is that the reason you penned this second article, and keep the topic in the public eye? Or is it because his picture will get more clicks on your obnoxiously self serving product?
Here's the thing Be Reasonable, I have heard of the Duke LaCrosse case. Have you ever heard of Bill Cosby? His accusers were dismissed and waved away for decades? What about Brock Turner, the Stanford student and once-likely future olympian who raped a woman behind a dumpster and was sentenced to just six months in the county jail? What about the rape epidemic on college campuses. A lot of times even when sexual assault is reported schools act improperly. Of course we should wait to pass judgement on Kang until all the facts are in. But it's time we stop treating rape and sexual assault cases in this country like it is just like any other crime. Benching him with pay doesn't hurt Kang. It happens in other jobs and work places across the country. Everyone is quick to say that Kang deserves his due process, and I agree. But why is it that no one thinks the victim deserves special dispensation. Just as you folks are asking me to stop acting like Jung Ho Kang is guilty -- which I'm not -- I'd ask you to stop acting that the victim might be lying. Give her the same benefit of the doubt you're willing to give to him. That's all I'm saying.
The author has obviously never been falsely accused of anything. Every heard of the Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of sexual assault and persecuted by everyone. Their names were drawn thru the mud, all while the lying accuser had the benefit of anonymity. In these cases - why don't accused men have the same benefit as the accuser?! On college campuses countless men's lives have been ruined because of false accusations and apparently no one seems to care. Shameful!
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