''Utah man charged with raping 12-year-old he met on TRAX''
the headline makes TRAX sound dangerous, criminal, loathsome, avoid it at all
cost. But the article allegedly indicates the man texted. So why not say
''Utah man used I-Phone (or Samsung) phone before raping 12 year
old?'' Well, the phone had nothing to do with the crime, nor did
TRAX. This is an unfortunate smear of the TRAX, and irrelevant to the charge.
The headline sounds like the crime was committed on TRAX. Unless I am
missing something here.
12 years ikd? I don't get it, I was still playing war and cowboys and
indians up until then. This guy needs to go to prison to learn skills. He
obviously isn't a benefit to society at this point in his life.
I hate that we need to teach our children - age 12 and younger - that they need
to fear men. Not trying to be provocative, but telling kids to not ride Traxx
or what men are capable of is like saying people need to fear everyone who owns
a gun because of what happened in Florida.It is truly sad that a few
very demented and sick people are able to strike fear, and take away the
innocents of youth. It's just wrong. These people need to be removed from
society. Yes, we need to teach our kids to not text strangers. Yes, we need to
keep an eye on our younger ones. And no, we will never remove all these sick
people from our midst.But I hate to take the innocents away from all
12 year olds because of the actions of a few. No - 12 year olds need to not be
riding Trax alone. But they should be able to. I used to ride the bus from
Yale at 13th downtown as a kid. Kids today should have that very same right.
And not be in fear.The reality was not the ride on Trax - but the
contacting after. Cell phones are very problematic for very young people.
Don't allow your 12 year old daughter to ride TRAX alone. There are
predators out there of all shapes, sizes and ages.
This guy is a clear danger to society. Twelve year old girls need to be taught
what older men want to do and to avoid them at all costs.
"In December of 2016, Tate was convicted of felony drug distribution in a
plea in abeyance in which he agreed to enter drug court, according to court
records."Really? Whose court was this in? Why did the prosecutor
go along? Connected family? Drug possession is one thing, but Felony Drug
Distribution and a plea in abeyance? something doesn't smell right. I hope
the D-News investigates further.