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Skateboarder Denied Attention In Rape Trial Testimony

Monday, 02 April 2012 13:11
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    In a recent NYC rape trial, skateboarder Gregory Matherly offered his eyewitness account in former police officer Michael Pena's gunpoint sexual assault of a Manhattan schoolteacher. But he was reportedly ignored by some of the jurors, denounced as the "skateboard witness." As a result, Pena was charged with the lesser sexual assault charges, and not the heavier rape charge.

    As skateboarders, this disenfranchising is unfortunately nothing new. Take this opportunity to show that skateboarders can't just be brushed under the rug by the legal system by signing this petition.