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Rehtaeh Parsons Anonymous

A recent stabbing may have a connection to the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Nova Scotia teen who was allegedly raped by four
The hacking collective Anonymous says it has obtained a "confession" from one of the boys it says was involved in the alleged
The RCMP in Nova Scotia have reopened the investigation into the alleged rape of Rehtaeh Parsons and expressed a willingness
In the days following the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons -- the teenage girl from Halifax who committed suicide after being gang raped, photographed, and harassed -- the hacktivist group Anonymous is playing a game of chicken with the authorities in Nova Scotia.I spoke with a member of Anonymous who is directly involved with the operation to bring Rehtaeh's rapists to justice, in order to get a better handle on their motivations.
We're still left with the question of why the RCMP failed Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old who recently commit suicide after being allegedly raped and bullied. Something seems seriously amiss when photographic evidence of a rape is considered not useful, especially when the investigating officers tell the victim and their family they believe the rape happened. We can discuss cyber-bullying all we want, but perhaps it would have lessened, or even stopped, had the boys who raped, and ultimately were the cause of her social torture, were arrested. We don't have systems in place to stop cyber-bullying yet, but we do have institutions to bring justice to those who commit crimes. Especially when it comes to a rape that happens in real life
The suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons after an alleged gang rape and months of bullying has led to a swell of outrage