#rsrh NYT goes with the “The way she was dressed like that…”

“…it’s no surprise” excuse for a gang rape in Texas.  The victim was 11.

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age,

The victim was 11.

wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.

The victim was 11.

Via Ace of Spades, which also has some details about the alleged perpetrators that the New York Times inexplicably forgot to mention: to wit, that the victim was Hispanic and the defendants are all African-American.  And, in case you were wondering… when they covered the Duke case, the racial makeup of everyone involved was on page A-1, above the fold.  Apparently the definition of “that’s fit to print” can vary.

Moe Lane

Antiwar hero Scott Ritter nabbed in teen sex sting.


A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera.

Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in the run-up to the war in Iraq, is accused of contacting what turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover as a teen girl.

Via Ace of Spades, via Sweetness & Light, and color me unsurprised.  I mean, hey: UN official.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Roman Polanski arrested: to be extradited?

(Via @vermontaigne) Amazing how having kids changes a person’s opinions on this sort of thing.

The Swiss Justice Ministry says director Roman Polanski is being held by Swiss authorities ahead of his possible extradition to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

The ministry says in a statement that Polanski was arrested Saturday upon arriving in Zurich. It says U.S. authorities have sought Polanski’s arrest around the world since 2005.

The 76-year-old was flying in to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival.

And by ‘changes’ I mean ‘intensifies, with the searing focus of a gamma X-ray laser.’  Free piece of advice, to anybody who feels like defending this guy: don’t take it personally when people get to the part about ‘sex with a drugged 13 year old’ and visibly stop caring about mitigating circumstances.  Or when those people look at you in much the same way that they look at canine waste products found stuck to their shoes.

Well, OK, maybe you should take that personally.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

David Letterman jokes about Alex Rodriguez raping Willow Palin.

To prolonged laughter and applause from his audience.

The girl is fourteen, you disgusting pig.

See also Dan Riehl, Ace of Spades HQ, and I need to go take a shower.

See also Conservatives for Palin, Hot Air, Jim Treacher, Instapundit, Protein Wisdom (NSFW), Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and probably the rest of the right-blogosphere in the next few hours. Because we are all done with this.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.