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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:33 PM

 

A just decision for Jason Earl Dean

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ga-man-who-handcuffed-himself-to-female-co-worker-to-get-a-date-gets-4-years-in-prison/2013/01/10/f2616bd2-5b1f-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_singlePage.html?tid=obnetwork


By Associated Press, Published: January 10

RINGGOLD, Ga. A north Georgia man who handcuffed himself to a female Taco Bell co-worker has been sentenced to serve four years in prison.

The Rome News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/U76lpZ ) reports that 25-year-old Jason Earl Dean of Dalton handcuffed himself to the 18-year-old woman in August 2011 in an attempt to convince her to go on a date with him.

Lookout Mountain Assistant District Attorney Alan Norton says a Catoosa County Superior Court judge sentenced Dean to four years in prison followed by six years on probation. Dean had been charged with false imprisonment.

Norton says Dean is also not allowed to have any contact with the victim or her family.

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Reply A just decision for Jason Earl Dean (Original post)
AAO Jan 2013 OP
dhol82 Jan 2013 #1
pipoman Jan 2013 #6
Recursion Jan 2013 #43
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #53
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #2
silverweb Jan 2013 #3
pipoman Jan 2013 #7
silverweb Jan 2013 #8
pipoman Jan 2013 #12
silverweb Jan 2013 #18
jeff47 Jan 2013 #59
Recursion Jan 2013 #55
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #22
silverweb Jan 2013 #23
pipoman Jan 2013 #4
Butterbean Jan 2013 #5
librabear Jan 2013 #10
Recursion Jan 2013 #54
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #14
Butterbean Jan 2013 #15
bettyellen Jan 2013 #50
lunatica Jan 2013 #9
Pale Blue Dot Jan 2013 #11
freshwest Jan 2013 #13
niyad Jan 2013 #16
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #19
niyad Jan 2013 #25
AAO Jan 2013 #28
niyad Jan 2013 #31
AAO Jan 2013 #57
niyad Jan 2013 #58
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #17
Hekate Jan 2013 #20
AAO Jan 2013 #29
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #21
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #26
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #27
niyad Jan 2013 #32
Orrex Jan 2013 #42
niyad Jan 2013 #44
Orrex Jan 2013 #45
niyad Jan 2013 #46
sibelian Jan 2013 #24
Recursion Jan 2013 #30
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #33
madokie Jan 2013 #34
Orrex Jan 2013 #35
seabeyond Jan 2013 #36
Orrex Jan 2013 #37
seabeyond Jan 2013 #38
Orrex Jan 2013 #40
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #39
Glassunion Jan 2013 #41
niyad Jan 2013 #47
Glassunion Jan 2013 #48
niyad Jan 2013 #49
Glassunion Jan 2013 #51
niyad Jan 2013 #56
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #52

Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:40 PM

1. there has to be more to this story

if this was just a harmless prank it's one thing. if the guy is a nut job then it's another. need more information.

four years hard time plus 6 more of probation just seems really excessive for the incident. wonder if he had an attorney who was provided by the state?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:52 PM

6. This is in another story..

"Based on what came out during the hearing, this was a very fair sentence," Lookout Mountain Assistant District Attorney Alan Norton said Monday. "There was testimony put forth about a previous incident some years ago in Murray County."

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jan/10/handcuffer-gets-four-years-in-prison/

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:56 AM

43. No, there doesn't. This is battery. It's not "cute" or "whimsical" or "puckish". It's battery

and sexual harrassment, and I'm sick of people laughing at stuff like this.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:01 PM

53. This.

+1

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:41 PM

2. Subtle. One step above a cave-man club and dragging her by her hair.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:46 PM

3. A guy tried that on me once, years ago.

He greatly regretted it. No police required, though I wouldn't have minded having him arrested.

Such a thing is assault, pure and simple.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:53 PM

7. Actually "battery"...eom

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Response to pipoman (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:02 PM

8. Thanks.

I never was really clear on the difference.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:04 PM

12. Assault is saying or threatening in action, battery is touching..generally..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:27 AM

18. I'll try to remember that.

Maybe by keeping "verbal assault" as the memory hook. Thanks again.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:11 PM

59. Pithy definition:

Assault is taking a swing at someone. Battery is when your swing hits.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:30 PM

55. And kidnapping in a few states

The use of restraints can bring kidnapping charges in some places.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:00 AM

22. yep

glad you were able to handle it but you still should have called the policed.

This kind of shit must be given a giant go to jail,do not pass go reaction

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:44 AM

23. Well, I wasn't alone.

I told the people with me that I could handle the situation, so they watched "on standby" while I verbally beat him up him for his bad behavior.

He finally produced the key and opened the handcuff, and left with his tail between his legs. Then the bouncer, who saw what happened, wouldn't let him back in.

We were all young and I almost felt sorry for the sauced-up idiot, but I'll bet he never tried that "cute" trick again.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:46 PM

4. ~snick~

This sort of goes without saying, no? I mean it doesn't seem logistically possible under the circumstances..

"Norton says Dean is also not allowed to have any contact with the victim or her family."

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:47 PM

5. Sounds like he was stalking her:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/12/jason-dean-arrested-handcuffs-taco-bell_n_925246.html

I don't know if 4 years in prison is appropriate, but this sure as shit wasn't an "innocent prank." If that had been me, I would have been terrified.

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:18 PM

10. Definitely assault of some kind.

 

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Response to librabear (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:29 PM

54. It's battery. Assault would be threatening to handcuff her.

And actually in some states just clapping the handcuffs on is kidnapping.

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:31 PM

14. If it was stalking, it sure as hell IS appropriate.

Though if he had done it to me, there wouldn't have been enough left of him to fuss about a trial with.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:13 PM

15. I was hit on a lot by my male co workers when I was young

but never thought anything of it. A few in particular hit on me all the time, every shift, the whole shift, even after I was engaged and had a big ol' diamond on my finger. I just sort of laughed it off, it never really skeeved me out. However, if one of them had handcuffed me to a car, I would have freaked the eff out, and my parents would have had a cow (rightfully so). That's just psychotic.

I guess looking back now that what happened to me was technically sexual harassment, but you know, when you're 16-21, you just don't think that way (at least I didn't).

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:25 PM

50. what crap reporting!! "bad date" and romantic advances= unwelcome stalking.

sad it has to get that bad before anything was done about this situation.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:05 PM

9. I'm sure there's more to the story

He may be a stalker. People are killed by their stalkers sometimes.

I was stalked when I was in college and believe me it's terrifying and when I told people about it they thought it was just so romantic. They actually thought I was mean to reject him.

That was years before stalking became a crime. His own big brother once told me he was scared of him and that I should drop him. Of course when I did that's when he started stalking me. Fortunately he backed off when some male friends confronted him and told him to leave me alone.

The guy used to jump out at me from the bushes as I went to my classes. He would date people who knew me and give them the sob story about how much he needed me and love me and they would come and berate me for being so mean. It was pure hell. You feel alone and very vulnerable.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:20 PM

11. Yes, it is harsh

what he did to that woman.

I'm glad he got 4 years.

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Response to Pale Blue Dot (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:30 PM

13. ^^^THIS^^^

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:32 AM

16. according to other stories (google is wonderful) he was a co-worker who had been stalking her

to the point that management was changing her shifts so that she could avoid him. harsh, my ***!! he was a stalker, and that was assault and battery. this entitled little creep needs to be out of circulation for a long, long, time.

you might want to look at a couple of threads on DU recently about the mentality of this person:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022171920

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Response to niyad (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:31 AM

19. Changing HER shifts? Why the hell didn't they just fire HIM

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and tell him they'd call the cops if he ever set foot in the place again?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:44 AM

25. i wondered that myself.

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Response to niyad (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:16 AM

28. I said it "seems harsh" based on the article - which didn't go into any detail

 

Since more info has come out, I think he deserves everything he gets.

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Response to AAO (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:23 AM

31. all the additional information helps. but even in the first article, the bastard handcuffs a woman

to her car because she had refused to go out with him -that behaviour is dangerous and unbalanced, it isn't some kind of prank.

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Response to niyad (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:38 PM

57. You're right - I changed the title.

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #57)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:04 PM

58. thank you

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:36 AM

17. Seems about right to me, given the context

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:34 AM

20. Stalking, assault, battery, terrorization -- he was harsh on her all right

I hope the long arm of the Law keeps a close eye on him the rest of his life. He sounds like he could be more dangerous eventually.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:18 AM

29. I commented on the OP article, left a lot of questions

 

Now that we have much more information, I think the guy should rot in jail.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:38 AM

21. Good. I guess his white male privilege didn't mitigate his sentence. (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:39 PM

26. Actually, that privilege may have kept him from being fired or arrested much, much earlier.

There was no excuse for the company to continue to employ this guy long after they KNEW he was an obsessive stalker. Nobody is THAT good at making the world's worst tacos.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:41 PM

27. I have to agree with you when you pointed out upthread that the response was

to change the *victim's* shifts, that was just horrible.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:24 AM

32. as a matter of curiousity, why is the word victim in quotation marks?

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Response to niyad (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 AM

42. Those aren't quotations marks; they're asterisks

Intended for emphasis, presumably, and to express quite reasonable disgust that the victim's shift was changed to separate her from her assailant, rather than firing or otherwise removing him.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:58 AM

44. thank you-- I did not see the asterisks--apparently not enough caffeine this morning.

the asterisks I understand completely.

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Response to niyad (Reply #44)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:10 PM

45. MORE COFFEE!!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:12 PM

46. making a second pot now!

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:12 AM

24. I don't think it's harsh at all.


I'd say it was quite lenient.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:20 AM

30. Really? Cause to me that sounds like battery and sexual harrassment (nt)

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:27 AM

33. How for the freak of shite does this seem HARSH?

HARSH? Would you like someone to handcuff themselves to you if you wouldn't go out with them? This isn't a joke. It's harassment, stalking, assault. What if that girl were your daughter?

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:30 AM

34. This dude is a weirdo

get'm while the gett'n is good is what I say
give him a pass on this and watch out, he'll make this look like child's play. IMO

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:42 AM

35. I feel worse for him

I mean, she was only handcuffed to him for a few minutes, but he has to live with his creepy, f'ed up self 24/7.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #35)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:45 AM

36. wow. and in those minutes did she have any control to run away? being the sick fuck

he proved to be, the fear of cuffed to him without any ability to prevent what a sick fuck had in mind to do to her.

and you feel sorry for him?

imagine a man stalking and not taking no. not knowing what he is capable of. cuffin you and not able to walk or run or put space in between.

and you feel sorry for him?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:46 AM

37. As a matter of policy, I do not use the sarcasm smiley

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Response to Orrex (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:47 AM

38. wooosh. relief. lol. thanks you. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:49 AM

40. :evilgrin:

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:48 AM

39. Sounds like psychiatric treatment would have been more appropriate. n/t

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 AM

41. There is definately more to the story... I think they guy is just plain stupid.

If I did this to my wife, I would have no eyes and my testicles would have been rearranged and relocated somewhere up behind my ears. I would have been begging the police to cut me loose.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:16 PM

47. that wasn't enough? what part of the stalking, etc. did you not get?

this 18 year-old woman was probably scared out of her wits, and you seem to be implying that she should have done something?? I hope that is not the case.

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Response to niyad (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:21 PM

48. That's exactly my point.

In neither the OP nor the linked story was there a mention of stalking.

The way the OP was presented and the story written it does not mention that the victim was scared, it does not mention that the perp had a history, it does not mention that the victim was stalked. Hence my comment that there "is definately more to the story".

I am not emplying that she should have done anything. I'm stating what my wife would have done to me if I was dumb enough to attempt the same.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #48)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:25 PM

49. and my point is that you clearly did not read the rest of the information in this thread, which

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gave all the information you pointed out was missing from the OP.

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Response to niyad (Reply #49)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:30 PM

51. Ooh my bad... I did not realize it against the DU rules to read an OP and the linked article

then comment on the information, or the lack thereof contained in the post.

Must have missed that part in the "DU Unform Rules and Code of Conduct".

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:48 PM

56. the point is, the information was in any number of the posts in this thread, which you had

not bothered to read. nice try.

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Response to AAO (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:40 PM

52. Too bad he didn't try that little stunt with a woman like my daughter.

She put the last guy that stalked and then touched her without her consent in a hospital emergency room...and he got off lucky, at that.

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