Many who have opposed our investigation and coverage have claimed that we have made something out of nothing. That things in Steubenville has never had anything near the number of the problems discussed and that I it is all made up in order to get people to listen. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes or an expert historian to see how tragically false such a claim is and the transparent attempt to simply silence our work and potentially an effort to protect guilty parties from exposure and accountability.
In response to both our opposition as well as our supporters who asked for some external backing for my validation of the many expressed concerns or outright claims of a culture of cover ups, intimidation and nepotism, by some members of Steubenville’s legal and social elite.
Once again, I submit the requested documentation and let you make your own calls. Below is a copy of the Joint Motion for the Decree, Legal arguments and case law supporting the motion, and The Decree itself. Again I present this and let you make your own decisions. In fairness I do acknowledge in 2005 the Decree was lifted and that much of the leadership during that time as all but completely turned over. However I would be interested in hearing form locals on whether they think things are different and better and why they feel that way and also I would like to hear thoughts from those that feel nothing has changed, if not gotten worse. Remember, any info or documentation offered in confidence will stay in confidence.