Mon Jul 23, 2012, 05:42 PM
Comrade_McKenzie (2,526 posts)
Contempt motion dropped against Ky. teenager
Source: Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who defied a court order by tweeting the names of two teenagers who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her won't face a contempt charge.
David Mejia (meh-HEE'-yah), an attorney for one of the accused boys, says the motion to hold 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of Louisville in contempt was withdrawn Monday.
Mejia says the decision had nothing to do with public sentiment in the case, although an online petition campaign had garnered more than 62,000 signatures. He said there's no need for the motion now that Dietrich spread word about the case over the Internet.
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Contempt motion dropped against Ky. teenager (Original post)
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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 05:44 PM
AtheistCrusader (22,761 posts)
1. What would have happened to her, 20 years ago?
What would have happened if this hadn't gone viral, and outrage marshalled against it?
Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #2)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
ChairmanAgnostic (25,002 posts)
3. I can understand the request for a gag order
I can understand trying to cover up a crime against a 17 yr old.
I can understand it, but unless the boys were minors, in many cases, courts do protect the ID of yutes. If they were 18 or older, fuck em.
But, to seek sanctions AFTER the release of their IDs, now, someone was not thinking very hard ahead.
Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #3)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:07 PM
1monster (9,711 posts)
7. Regardless, there never should have been a gag order that pertained to the victim.
Telling her that she could not talk about her experience as a victim indefensible.
Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #8)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:42 PM
A Simple Game (6,308 posts)
9. No sense at all. Part of the reason for publishing the names of the guilty
is deterrent for people that may want to commit the same offense.