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The Steubenville Rape Case And Toxic Masculinity

Jun 17, 2019
Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

In 2012, two high school football players raped an unconscious underage girl. By the next morning, hundreds of texts and social-media posts crisscrossed the eastern Ohio community of Steubenville. 

Many of the posts included photographs of the girl, which crossed the line into child pornography.

The case attracted worldwide attention and prompted conversations across the country about the misogynistic atmosphere of Steubenville. 

Today on All Sides, we revisit the story and the lessons with documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman. Her new film “Roll Red Roll” premieres tonight on PBS. 

You can stream the film starting tonight on PBS POV. The film will premiere on WOSU-TV Sunday, June 23 at 11 pm EST. 

Some Lawmakers Call For Changes In Criminal Justice Laws

May 21, 2015
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African American state lawmakers say they want changes in criminal justice laws, and they say they’re hoping those changes can begin before a verdict comes out in a controversial case from Cleveland. 

Rise and Fall of Prohibtion in the U.S.

Sep 22, 2011

10:00 At the turn of the 20th century, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of American citizens by protecting them from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. The law, however, created a mockery of the justice system in the United States. In this hour of All Sides, we'll be speaking with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their new documentary entitled "Prohibition," which raises vital questions about individual rights and responsibilities, as well as the proper role of government. Guests:

According to the former Attorney General, the criminal justice system needs reforming.  Wrongful convictions need to be investigated and we must pursue the real criminals. But what can be done and what are the steps to getting there? Guests:

  • Jim Petro, former Attorney General of Ohio
  • Nancy Petro, author

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Federal Judge Expected To Rule Today In Ballot Dispute.

Nov 17, 2008

U-S District Judge Algenon Marbley is expected to rule this morning whether he has the authority to temporarily halt the counting of Franklin County's provisional ballots. The action stems from a lawsuit filed by two voters in support of 15th Congressional candidate Steve Stivers, a Republican. Until the issue is settled all 27-thousand ballots, according to county board of elections spokesman Ben Piscitelli, will remain uncounted.