HAIDL & Parsons v Parsons at the LA Times

Categories: Crime-iny

"Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno handed down [six-year prison sentences] that made sense . . ." Los Angeles Times columnist Dana Parsons, March 12, 2006

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"I [have] argued against prison [for the Haidl 3 gang rapists] . . ." Parsons, Nov. 17, 2004

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"Two and a half years after the incident, the outrageousness of the boys' behavior remains, but the outrage subsides." Parsons, Feb. 4, 2005

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"She was penetrated with a Snapple bottle, a cigarette and a pool cue . . ." Parsons, March 12, 2006 (He failed to mention that the defendants also shoved an apple juice can almost entirely into a lower orifice as well.)

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"The foreign objects amount to kinky dildos." Parsons, Nov. 17, 2004

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"The assault could have been aborted if any of the three had had the moral courage that night to stop it." Parsons, March 12, 2006

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"I hate this case because . . . the victim's promiscuous behavior plays into the overall context." Parsons, Feb. 4, 2005

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"An allegedly unconscious 16-year-old girl . . ." Parsons, Feb. 4, 2005

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"The apparently unconscious girl . . ." Parsons--even after the guilty verdicts, March 24, 2005

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It was "Jane Doe versus three then-teenage boys who sexually assaulted and videotaped her four years ago while she lay unconscious on a pool table." Parsons--demonstrating that he could finally write the truth but only after nearly four years and courtroom admissions by the guilty parties as they sought leniency, March 12, 2006

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"We're long past the point of where anything new can be learned from this sorry event." Parsons, Feb. 4, 2005

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"The message has to be: To girls who think it's cool or necessary to engage in promiscuous sex, think of Jane Doe." Parsons, March 24, 2005

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"I hate [this case] because it has led me to take the side of the boys whose behavior I consider disgusting." Parsons, Feb.4, 2005

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"I hate this case because of its agendas. In some circles, it's become sport. In others, it's politics." Parsons, Feb. 4, 2005

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To learn what really happened during and after the crime--including the disgraceful role Parsons played in aiding the defense, go to OC Weekly's homepage, scroll to "News" and then click on "Investigations." Our Haidl Gang Rape story archive is there.

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