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Teen faces jail time after lashing out on Twitter and naming the boys who sexually assaulted her
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-21-12

Posted on 07/21/2012 6:57:23 PM PDT by rawhide

'I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living hell': Teen faces jail time after lashing out on Twitter and naming the boys who sexually assaulted her.

17-year-old sexual assault victim is facing a jail sentence for tweeting the names of her attackers in anger at their light punishment.

Savannah Dietrich named and shamed the boys on the social messaging site, writing: 'There you go, lock me up. I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell.'

The Louisville, Kentucky teen told The Courier-Journal she was frustrated by what she feels is a lenient deal for her attackers.

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KEYWORDS: assualt; louisville; sexoffenders; sexulally; twiiter
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I feel this young woman has suffered a tremendous amount of pain because of what she went through, and I support her decision of doing what she did. The guys who sexually assaulted her deserve to have their names out in the public for what they did. Sure they will be shamed, but what do you think happened to their victim, who has to live with this sexual assault the rest of her life.
1 posted on 07/21/2012 6:57:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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i hope the boys feel safe now.

Say, is there a White Bloc?

2 posted on 07/21/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: rawhide

I think whatever punishment she gets for contempt of court will be worth it to her. Can’t “unTweet,” after all - it’s done.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 7:03:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Has anyone seen my marbles?)
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To: rawhide

I’m on her side.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 7:03:55 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: rawhide
1st Amendment right to speak.

/johnny

5 posted on 07/21/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

Otoh...maybe she should have just told a few friends.....on facebook.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 7:07:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Demand a jury trial and nullify


7 posted on 07/21/2012 7:10:22 PM PDT by Dosa26
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To: rawhide

Good for her. Let’s hope they drop the soap.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT by montag813
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To: rawhide
Sorry, but if she was instructed not to make comment, she should have abided by that. Otherwise, put yourself in their shoes.

Let's say some psycho chick accuses you of something you didn't do, just to be vindictive.

She goes public with accusations that you did this, that, and the other thing to her, even though you didn't. But, you've already been tried and convicted in the public's mind. You could go to prison for a long time, even though you're innocent, and I'll it's happened plenty of times. Every now and then, you'll hear of a man who has spent decades in prison, and then the accuser gets a case of remorse, and retracts.

9 posted on 07/21/2012 7:12:39 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: rawhide

I didn’t realize shariah law had already come to the Midwest, but I was wrong. Giving rapists a slap on the wrist and threatening the victim with punishment for complaining is so typical of shariah. She should be screaming for justice from the housetops! I hope to God those feral young men are permanently shamed.


10 posted on 07/21/2012 7:14:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: rawhide

What BS. She should be able to tell whoever she wants. She is the victim, and they cannot expect her to bury this and to protect her rapists. Also, other girls should be warned about who these boys and what they did. What says they won’t do it again?


11 posted on 07/21/2012 7:14:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: FlyVet
She's not referring to mere allegations. From the article:

The boys pleaded guilty on June 26 to first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism. Dietrich says she was unaware of a plea agreement until just before it was announced in court.

12 posted on 07/21/2012 7:15:53 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: rawhide
Dietrich told the paper she was assaulted in August 2011 by two boys she knew when she passed out after drinking at a gathering. She learned months later that pictures of the assault were taken and shared with others.

In a free country, this would be chalked up as a lesson learned the hard way. In the USSA, now we have three young people with criminal records. Thank a feminist.

13 posted on 07/21/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: rawhide

Obviously she named her attackers earlier. The boys might find a sucker judge somewhere to protect them for a few minutes, but that’s it.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: FlyVet

They pleaded guilty before she tweeted their names.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: rawhide
Luv it when I run across a member of the female persuasion who has a "pair" and as in this case is not afraid of confronting the wuss, a-hole male judge who apparently not only gave the perps a slap on the wrist but imposed a gag order so as the guilty would never have to worry their identity (and their dastardly deed) would see the light of day.

You go girl and if you set up a defense fund, I'll contribute!

16 posted on 07/21/2012 7:18:14 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: FlyVet

Did you bother to read the article? There are PICTURES and the scum pleaded guilty in order to get a lighter sentence.

I hope she starts a defense fund. I’ll donate.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 7:19:16 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: FoxInSocks

Still, she shouldn’t make comment, at least until the trial is over. We’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, even if it looks bad for the perps.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 7:19:35 PM PDT by FlyVet
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Well, it's not like the boys were innocent:

The boys pleaded guilty on June 26 to first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism. Dietrich says she was unaware of a plea agreement until just before it was announced in court.

19 posted on 07/21/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: FlyVet

There were photos taken of the sexual assault and they passed around, while she lay there passed out. And she did not learn of the photos until a few months later after they were passed around.

She has every right to speak her mind about this, being the sentance was so lenient. The judge’s orders need to be damned! The judges is protecting the sex perverts.

She is willing to go to jail over this freedom of speaking out. It would really be crazy if she were to serve time in jail for speaking out the names of the sex perverts, and the sex perverts get to walk free.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 7:21:31 PM PDT by rawhide
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I think whatever punishment she gets for contempt of court will be worth it to her. Can’t “unTweet,” after all - it’s done.

It would seem to me that the victim of a crime has a right to publicize who did it to her and any and all circumstances. If she is lying then get her for defamation. if she is not lying then I cannot fathom how a court can order her to not talk about her experiences to others.

21 posted on 07/21/2012 7:22:45 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Forgotten Amendments

That’s disgusting. Apparently you don’t understand the concept that freedom doesn’t include violating someone else’s rights.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 7:23:06 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: FlyVet

So you think because they pleaded guilty instead of being convicted by a jury that somehow makes them less guilty? You are aware they took pictures of their crime?


23 posted on 07/21/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: FlyVet

“We’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, even if it looks bad for the perps.”

Proven guilty? They PLEADED guilty.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Politicalmom

Yes, I bothered to read the article, and the perps got what they deserved. I’m not on their side, trust me.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet
There were pictures.

This one isn't done yet ~ she's already attracted the attention of a lawyer who sees money to be made ~

26 posted on 07/21/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: FlyVet
Sorry, but if she was instructed not to make comment, she should have abided by that. Otherwise, put yourself in their shoes.

Let's say some psycho chick accuses you of something you didn't do, just to be vindictive.

The boys pleaded guilty to both the felony and the misdemeanor charges.

She and her parents show up for the trial, the plea is announced and THEN the judge orders all not to talk about it.

So, if some "psycho chick" accuses you of something you didn't do, don't take a plea and plead guilty.

27 posted on 07/21/2012 7:25:07 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: rawhide

The judge can not gag a victim in the US. However, it is done in Saudi Arabia routinely. Perhaps the judge needs a refresher course in the 1st Amendment. BTW, victims in Kentucky must be consulted on any plea bargain agreement. The judge may have violated that law. Victims also have a “right to be heard”... through impact statements in Kentucky. Judges can not supercede rights by gag orders or whims. There are no 6th Amendment issues here that would allow the judge to abridge the defendants right to speech since their will be no jury or trial.


28 posted on 07/21/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

[ In a free country, this would be chalked up as a lesson learned the hard way. In the USSA, now we have three young people with criminal records. Thank a feminist. ]

Are you defending the rape of this girl? You think that in a free country boys should be able to rape a passed out girl, take pictures, and pass them around? That’s sick! It doesn’t take a “feminist” to recognize that fact.


29 posted on 07/21/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: FlyVet

Actually, I should have said they should have gotten worse, but plea bargains prevent that sometimes like you said. But I still say that she should have held her peace until after the trial. Maybe I’m wrong, but I also believe in jury nullification.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: BRL

“If she is not lying then I cannot fathom how a court can order her to not talk about her experiences to others.”

I’m not saying that I agree with the gag order, because I don’t, but I am saying that the legal theory is that these young “boys” didn’t know better and the intent was to not wreck their lives by having what they did out there in the open - basically the philosophy of the juvenile justice system.

Well, that’s life - if they didn’t want their lives wrecked, maybe they should have respected hers just a bit more.


31 posted on 07/21/2012 7:29:10 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Forgotten Amendments
no, actually, we have 5 criminals ~ the three boys, their lawyer who thought up a way to let them off the hook, and the judge.

Most of us would pretty much know what to do if we were on the jury at her trial for a triple homicide.

She's not going to go to jail!

32 posted on 07/21/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Politicalmom

“There are PICTURES...”

Where?


33 posted on 07/21/2012 7:30:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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“Are you defending the rape of this girl? “

I know this isn’t directed towards me, but I can see how people, especially men, have a tendency to be suspicious of rape and related charges, considering the Duke case and now Zimmerman, and often people they personally know having it thrown at them in some way.

In this case, it seems that the boys got some high-power attorneys to argue their case and cut a sweet deal for them. Oh well, too bad for them.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: FlyVet

Did I misread? Very possible. I thought she tweeted after the plea bargain. So, no trial, right?


35 posted on 07/21/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election in 2016?)
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Apparently you don’t understand the concept that freedom doesn’t include violating someone else’s rights.

As a "mom" I would guess you know what is likely to happen when young ladies get drunk and pass out around young punks. The internet photos are the only thing that makes it different than what has gone on in your day and my day (if I'd been invited to parties), our parents' day, etc.

This shouldn't be a legal matter. It should be an angry Dad matter and she should be ashamed rather than playing victim and trying to have boys thrown in prison.

36 posted on 07/21/2012 7:36:13 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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If they advertised their crime and her abuse, I think she has the right to advertise their names. If the pictures of her rape are public, so should the names of the assailants.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by tbw2
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RE: Sorry, but if she was instructed not to make comment, she should have abided by that.
WAS she convicted in the case of doing something to herself? piss off I would demand max sentance prove it jury trial


38 posted on 07/21/2012 7:37:27 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Me too, certainly, but it’s unnecessary to put oneself in jeopardy. I know of an instance where the victim simply “leaked it” and the result was the same with no way to attribute it to her personally


39 posted on 07/21/2012 7:37:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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Sorry, but if she was instructed not to make comment, she should have abided by that. Otherwise, put yourself in their shoes.

Being instructed might not be legitimate. Many courts seem to think of themselves as the ultimate arbitrator of law... even in cases wherein they ought to have no power. One such case was that TN case where the divorced mom got in trouble for the son getting baptized.
TN Constitution:

Art 1, § 3. Freedom of worship

That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any minister against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.
As you can see such a contract as their divorce agreement is illegitimate precisely because of the requirements imposed on the son's religion.

Let's say some psycho chick accuses you of something you didn't do, just to be vindictive.

The sad truth is that this case is quite common, and even though it is illegal they do not get prosecuted often. (In fact it's rather unusual when they do get prosecuted.)

40 posted on 07/21/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Still, she shouldn’t make comment, at least until the trial is over. We’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, even if it looks bad for the perps.

The defendants have already waived their right to trial and pleaded guilty. They're not innocent. They're not even "not guilty."

The judge handed down the sentence, and the victim didn't believe the punishment was harsh enough. She's probably right.

41 posted on 07/21/2012 7:39:47 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Creeps who think it’s fine and dandy to sexually assault a girl, no matter what condition she’s in, belong in prison.

The girl’s stupid. The perps are evil.


42 posted on 07/21/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“This shouldn’t be a legal matter. It should be an angry Dad matter and she should be ashamed rather than playing victim and trying to have boys thrown in prison. “

I think your first paragraph contradicts this. Had no one recorded what happened, most likely there would not have even been charges. Once you record and then distribute this kind of stuff, you’re playing on a whole new level - as it will follow her forever. These guys should be looking at DECADES in jail for that stunt.


43 posted on 07/21/2012 7:40:20 PM PDT by BobL
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We have more than 5 criminals.

Somebody provided her with enough to drink that she passed out. 17 years old.

I hope she learned something about binge drinking.

She is totally right about giving out the names of these boys. Any boy who would take advantage of an unconscious woman is a POS.Those who would photo and show this act are abominable and need their nuts cut off./


44 posted on 07/21/2012 7:41:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Forgotten Amendments

How dare she ruin the reputation of these fine young men. She was drinking, so she should have just taken her violation and the photos taken of it as just a lesson learned and shut up about it. That’s what your comment sounds like to me. Hmmm, are you sure you’re not a Muslim? You sound an awful lot like one. Since you agree with the “honor rape”.


45 posted on 07/21/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: FlyVet

It does not apply in this case.I agree otherwise.


46 posted on 07/21/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

No biggie. I see the point of those who argue against me.


47 posted on 07/21/2012 7:46:53 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: jwalsh07

The judge can not gag a victim in the US. However, it is done in Saudi Arabia routinely. Perhaps the judge needs a refresher course in the 1st Amendment. BTW, victims in Kentucky must be consulted on any plea bargain agreement. The judge may have violated that law. Victims also have a “right to be heard”... through impact statements in Kentucky. Judges can not supercede rights by gag orders or whims. There are no 6th Amendment issues here that would allow the judge to abridge the defendants right to speech since their will be no jury or trial.


48 posted on 07/21/2012 7:47:56 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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Sorry, but if she was instructed not to make comment, she should have abided by that.

I completely disagree. "The contempt charge carries a possible sentence of 180 days in jail and a $500 fine." If she thinks telling the truth is worth $500 and perhaps more jail time than the rapists got, then I'm okay with her speaking out. She'll feel a whole lot better for the rest of her life if she stands up for herself and gives those predators the public humiliation and other girls a public warning about those guys. That's well worth $500 in my book. Judges are not magic. They and their orders deserve only the respect and obedience that are due based on the justice of their decisions. In this case, that's no respect at all.

49 posted on 07/21/2012 7:50:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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RE: abominable and need their nuts cut off....
Cruel and unusual and what not... I wouldnt be adverse to some parents goin to jail if they harbor such filth .. male or female


50 posted on 07/21/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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