Will Media Report Alleged Rape At Occupy Cleveland Rally?
A 19-year-old student with a learning disability was allegedly raped at this weekend's Occupy Cleveland rally, an extension of the protests happening on Wall Street.
WKYC, the local NBC affiliate, reported at its website Tuesday (video also follows with commentary):
Police are investigating the claim of a 19-year-old Cleveland woman that she was raped in a tent Saturday at "Occupy Cleveland."
The woman attends Summit Academy in Parma, a school for young people with educational abilities [sic] like Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and hyperactvity.
She described what allegedly happened to her to a teacher, which led to a police report being made Monday.
The school declined comment on the student or incident and referred questions to a spokesman for the group that owns the school.
The girl alleges that she was at Occupy Cleveland Saturday night. She claims "rally personnel" told her to share a tent with the suspect, due to a shortage of tents.
The suspect allegedly said his name was "Leland." She claims she went to sleep and awoke to find "Leland " molesting her.
A rape kit was taken and an examination was performed at MetroHhealth Medical Center's Emergency Room.
At this point in time, this is only an allegation with no arrests made, which could explain why according to LexisNexis and Google news searches, the matter has not been reported by any major news outlet outside of Ohio with the exception of numerous blogs.
However, imagine for a moment something like this happened at a Tea Party event. Would the media be so quiet?
Consider what occurred in March 2010 when members of the Congressional Black Caucus claimed they were spat on and received racial epithets from Tea Partiers on Capitol Hill protesting the pending vote on ObamaCare. These allegations filled the air and print waves for months and continue to be.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently brought the matter up during an interview with ABC News's Christiane Amanpour on the October 9 installment of "This Week."
Google searches identify millions of reports concerning these allegations which have yet to be substantiated in any way.
Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart offered at the time to donate $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if anyone could prove the N-word was hurled at black members of Congress that day.
Over a year and a half later, no one has come forward with such evidence.
Yet the Left and their media minions continue to advance what are still totally unsubstantiated allegations against the Tea Party.
With this in mind, will an alleged rape now in the hands of the Cleveland Police Department occurring at an Occupy event last weekend get any coverage by press members deeply in love with this movement?