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10. I think that the biggest problem relating to her testimony
Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:20 PM
Jun 2013

is that she most likely was not advised by personal counsel every step of the way. Had she had legal counsel providing her guidance and looking at her best interest through all the interviews and depositions her testimony would have been a lot more smoother and she would not be viewed as so controversial witness. She could have still come across as real but made more aware of what would happen and what to expect.

I work with some young people who are not that much older then this girl and they have college educations. My experience with them has taught me that a lot of young people growing up in the social media age is that they tend to put everything out there without understanding the long term consequences of such free sharing of personal information. A lot of young people also don't understand the concept of filter and knowing what things are appropriate to say and what is inappropriate. They may be intelligent but still be totally stupid in other ways. Based upon my experience in dealing with young people I tend more to give her some slack on some of the issues that has some people's panties twisted into knots.

On the points that really matter she was consistent, despite the efforts of Knock Knock to try to belittle her and make her look stupid.

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