man! just when you think people can't get any worse... :mad2: Horrifying new trend: Posting rapes to Facebook Three Chicago teens are charged with a horrible sexual assault. They allegedly posted the video on social media. It's yet another story of how social media can apparently become a tool for abuse -- and evidence of it. But the lesson seems all wrong. In Chicago this weekend, prosecutors announced three teenaged boys will be tried as adults for aggravated criminal sexual assault after allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl -- and posting a video of the attack on Facebook. Prosecutors say the girl went to the home of Scandale Fritz last December and, "after she declined his demands for sex, he raped and sodomized her," and then "demanded the girl have sex with the other two boys" while he recorded it. Chillingly, prosecutors add that Fritz's companion Kenneth Brown can be seen holding a gun in the video. After the incident, the girl filed a police report and was examined at a local hospital. Two days after the alleged assault, the video appeared on all three boys' Facebook pages. Prosecutors say that Fritz has already provided "a handwritten statement to his involvement." This is just the latest in a demoralizing spate of stories involving sexual assault as porn entertainment. Last year, Jared Len Cruise was convicted of sexual assault in a brutal gang rape of an 11-year-old Texas girl -- a crime that was recorded on a cell phone and circulated around the girl's school. In April, 17-year-old Halifax, NS student Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide 18 months after allegedly being raped -- and having a photo of the event distributed among her classmates. After her death, her mother wrote on her Facebook page, "Rehtaeh is gone today because of the four boys that thought that raping a 15-year-old girl was OK and to distribute a photo to ruin her spirit and reputation would be fun." Local authorities had found "insufficient evidence to proceed with charges," despite the fact that the image alone would be considered child porn under Canada law. http://www.salon.com/2013/05/20/worst_horrifying_new_trend_posting_rapes_to_facebook/ --- Women's Rights Group Calls on Facebook to Take Stand Against Offensive Content, http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safe...-to-Take-Stand-Against-Offensive-Content.html A group of women's rights activists sent a blistering open letter to Facebook earlier this week asking them to consider their oftentimes conflicting set of standards on what they do and don't remove from the site. For instance, nude portraits and images of breastfeeding have been deemed pornographic and removed from the site, but graphic and brutal images regarding assault and rape remain up. "In a world in which hundreds of thousands of women are assaulted daily and where intimate partner violence remains one of the leading causes of death for women around the world, it is not possible to sit on the fence," the group wrote in their open letter. "We call on Facebook to make the only responsible decision and take swift, clear action on this issue, to bring your policy on rape and domestic violence into line with your own moderation goals and guidelines."