Officer Michael Saldutte took the stand and immediately began arguing with Miles attorney Joel Sansone over statements he made to the FBI in 2010, as well as to the OMI.
Sansone tried to warm up by lightly discussing Saldutte’s background in martial arts, Krav Maga, his being an instructor in law enforcement pressure point tactics, and his involvement in powerlifting and submission wrestling competitions. This prompted mass objections by the defense and a side bar, but Judge Cercone let Sansone continue.
It’s been almost 5 months since Trent Mays and Malik Richmond began serving their sentences for their role in the rape of a 16 year old girl. It has been about 8 months since Ky Anonymous and someone known only at the time as Bat Cat launched #oprollredroll in Steubenville, Ohio by bringing international media attention to this case. The anonymous crusaders dropped bombshell after bombshell of information to the public and media.
The methods used by Deric Lostutter (Ky) and Noah Mchugh(Bat Cat) were unorthodox, at times illegal, and questionable often leaking false information picked up and carried the world over by the media. Lostutter’s plan was to weaponize the media supposedly to demand justice for the 16 year old rape victim. Using the formula of often false information, and some truthful facts, Lostutter succeeded in his goals.
But at what cost does waging a moral war for a just cause pay when it’s started and fueled by mostly lies, and rumors with very little facts?