A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim?
Get used to a lot more of it, America!
Let's just hope feminists keep telling us about every immigrant child rape ... because the media sure won’t.
LET’S PLAY “SPOT THE IMMIGRANT!”
CASE NO. 1 | FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
In 1998, three adolescent girls in Fresno ran away from home, then changed their minds when they had gotten about thirty miles away. They called an acquaintance to pick them up, and on the way back, he stopped to see a friend at a motel. When the girls entered the motel room with him, they were seized by two dozen men, ranging in age from fourteen to forty-five, who proceeded to gang-rape the girls over the next several hours.
Now, try to guess the ethnicity and immigration status of the perpetrators based on these representative excerpts from the single New York Times article on the gang rape:
New York Times
May 1, 1998
Gang Rape of Three Girls Leaves Fresno Shaken, and Questioning by Don Terry1
FRESNO, Calif., April 27—On the edge of this working-class city, along a highway not far from the vineyards and the strawberry and cotton fields on some of the richest farmland in the nation, as many as 20 men and boys crowded into a motel room three weeks ago for what the police said was a night of rape.
The setting: Working-class farmland. Maybe the rapists were farmers?
What happened on the night of April 6 has shaken many people in this central California city of 450,000 residents. But Fresno lost its small-town innocence years ago, in what the current Mayor, Jim Patterson, called an explosion of crime.
I wonder what happened “years ago” to account for Fresno’s loss of “small-town innocence” and “explosion in crime”?
“Everybody is hurt by this,” said Mayor Patterson. “This is one of those God-awful things that could stigmatize a community.”
The rapists must be longtime Fresno residents for the attack to “stigmatize a community.”
The authorities kept the attack quiet for two weeks while they investigated and tracked down suspects. But over the last several days, as the arrests began, the assault has been front page news here.
The rapists are probably part of the “old boys network”—otherwise why would the police keep the case so hush-hush?
Last Friday, a 24-year-old man was picked up at his home and a teen-ager was taken into custody at his high school, bringing the total under arrest in the attack to five adults, the oldest 31, and seven juveniles. The police are hunting for three to five more suspects.”
So we know the rapists included a “man,” “adults,” and some “juveniles.” They must have no other relevant identifying characteristics, such as HMONG IMMIGRANTS.
“We’ve had gang rapes occur before but not of this magnitude,” said Lieut. Jerry Davis, the commander of the city’s crimes-against-persons unit. “The crime itself is bad enough, but this was directed at children. It’s mind boggling.”
The police’s minds are boggled. The rapists must be boy-next-door types.
A rally is planned on Friday at California State University here to show support for the girls and to demonstrate to the community “that this could be your daughter, that this could happen to any of us,” said Kathryn Forbes, a lecturer of women’s studies at the university.
This could happen to “your daughter.” The rapists are definitely plain vanilla Americans.
But everyone, from Fresno’s Mayor to rape counselors, agree that what happened here could have happened anywhere, perhaps in a fraternity house or in a basement in a predominantly white suburb like Glen Ridge, N.J., where a group of high school football players sexually assaulted a mentally retarded teen-age girl with a bat and a stick in 1989.
Wait—why are we talking about a fraternity gang rape? And how did a decade-old sexual assault of a mentally disabled girl in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, come into this? Was the Duke lacrosse team involved?
Bernard Lefkowitz, who wrote a book about the assault in Glen Ridge, Our Guys (University of California Press, 1997), said: “For a lot of boys, acting abusively toward women is regarded as a rite of passage. It’s woven into our culture.”
For some reason, the Times is going on an extended exegesis about a freakishly rare sexual assault on a mentally handicapped girl, in another state, from the 1980s. It was sick, but it was more an abuse-of-the-mentally-disabled case than a rape case, since the girl, who was their age, didn’t object.
Woven into Fresno’s subculture are gangs, and the police report on the attack linked some suspects with one called the Mongolian Boys Society. There are a multitude of ethnic gangs here, including a white supremacist gang called the Peckerwoods.
Why is the Times talking about a white supremacist gang? Is the “Mongolian Boys Society” a white supremacist gang?
Martha Moreno, 13, said she had not been surprised by what happened because too many boys “think girls are their slaves.” . . . “It really scared me when I heard about what happened,” she said. “It makes you think anything can happen to you. But I still tell boys, I’m not a slave.”
I have no idea what that little vignette illustrates, but neither the victims of this gang rape nor their assailants had names like “Martha Moreno.”
The surprise ending—which Times readers WOULD NEVER BE TOLD—was that the Fresno gang rapists were Hmong (Vietnamese) immigrants, as were their victims. Over the next year, about three dozen Hmong men were indicted for a series of gang rapes and forced prostitution of young girls in the Fresno area, including the gang rape that reminded the Times of high school football players in New Jersey a decade earlier.2
Apart from a random reference to the “Mongolian Boys Society,” the only hint that the Fresno gang rape was entirely an immigrant affair was this passage:
Ms. Eager, the director of the Fresno rape center, said people had called her office asking if the girls had been wearing sexy clothing or if they had done something to provoke the attack. One man called to say that because the girls had walked into the motel room, it was not fair to call it rape.
Only on “Lifetime TV for Women,” would an American man call the prosecutor to ask if child victims of a gang rape were wearing “sexy clothing.”
Why does the public have to search for clues in a news story? News is not supposed to be a suspense novel. The Times knew, so why not tell us? Instead, it deliberately hid the truth by launching into a pointless reverie about a 1989 rape in Glen Ridge, nonspecific “fraternity rapes,” and a “white supremacist gang” in Fresno. Never did the Times inform its readers that the Fresno gang rape was committed by Hmong, nor did the Times provide the names of the suspected rapists—not through their arrests, indictments, pleas, and convictions.3 Everyone else was named—law enforcement officials, the mayor, rape crisis counselors. Why not the perps?
The media would sooner publish the names of rape victims than the names of their “diverse” rapists. Gang rape is a strength! Wait, did I get that right?