Hundreds of residents in Maryville, Missouri held a rally last night to support Daisy Coleman and Paige Parkhurst, the two rape victims (that we know of) whose attackers went unpunished.
I’ve been very critical of the town, but those who showed up to last night’s rally deserve credit for breaking the mold and speaking up. And, while I sometimes find their methods and motives questionable, Anonymous also deserves credit for working with activist Courtney Cole to organize the rally and ultimately have the case reopened.
ThinkProgress has more photos of the event from photographer Kevin Morgan and the St. Joseph News-Press.
I wish I could say otherwise, but I’m skeptical that the recently-reopened investigation will lead to pressing charges. I hope I am proven wrong.