In major cities, people are shooting and killing other people because of drug wars and insignificant "slights of manhood."
In the suburbs and rural areas, teenage boys are raping smaller teenage boys. And in this case, a town turns on the family of the victim because they reported the sexual assault!
A 13-year-old boy who was cornered on an empty school bus, bound with duct tape and sodomized with a pencil by three older students has been bullied so intensely by his community for reporting the crime that his family has had to move.
The incident, which occurred during a Norwood High School wrestling trip in Denver, Colorado in February 2012, was reported to police by the victim's father, then the K-12 principal and school football coach.
Charges were quickly filed against teens Hayden Harris, 14, and Talon Harris, 16, whose father, Robert Harris, was the school's wresting coach and president of the school board, and their friend, Timothy Armintrout, aged 15.
The attackers later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, according to the Denver district attorney's office.
News spread quickly of the incident in the small ranching town of Norwood, which is located near the Telluride ski resort and has just 500 residents.
But instead of condemning the heinous act, the community rallied around the three star wrestlers claiming the incident was a case of boys being boys.
The mother of one of the perpetrators even made T-shirts supporting the attackers, with the slogan 'Team TTH' - the boys' first initials.
Students, including the son of a Norwood High School teacher, wore them at the Norwood Schools' annual end-of-the-year barbeque in May 2012, until officials made them take them off.
Students also put 'Go to Hell' stickers on the victim's locker.
The victim's father, who was allegedly advised against reporting the assault to police by the school board and administrators, has since resigned as principal. He has taken another job paying half his previous salary in a town 200 miles away.