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17-year-old sexual assault victim will not face charges for tweeting names of attackers
Yahoo News ^ | 07/24/12

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:44:57 PM PDT by AtlasStalled

The 17-year-old Kentucky girl who had been facing contempt of court charges after she tweeted the names of her juvenile attackers, will not be charged.

Late Monday, lawyers for Dietrich's attackers withdrew their motion to have her held in contempt, after the story about the possible charges sparked outrage online.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; freespeech

1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Good


2 posted on 07/24/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: AtlasStalled

Double Good !!!


3 posted on 07/24/2012 2:09:46 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: AtlasStalled

Awesome!!! I don’t see how a judge could even remotely give such an order for someone that was found guilty. That judge needs off the bench.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: CodeToad
Some interesting potential connections between the rapists and the Dept of Juvenile Justice, via the school, on the older thread
5 posted on 07/24/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: AtlasStalled

the 2 perps have been outed all over the internet. prosecutor tried to protect them.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 2:25:54 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: AtlasStalled; Texas56; BuffaloJack; CodeToad; PapaBear3625; wiggen
The boys pleaded guilty on June 26 to first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism.

So the 17-year old girl passes out drunk.

These boys are creeps.

The criminal "justice" system has taught the boys what? Be more devious and don't take pictures next time?

What has "justice" taught her? Don't pass out drunk at the next party?

Courts cannot make this spoiled milk fresh again. Ever.

7 posted on 07/24/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: wiggen

Better to out these deviants now than when they’re Jerry Sandusky’s age.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: 12Gauge687

Quote of the day.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: sam_paine
Don't pass out drunk at the next party?

Well, that is really good advice for young ladies.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 3:08:52 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Another example of good advice. Teach boys not to rape. It used to be this sort of stuff didn’t have to be discussed.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 3:11:10 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: rem_mitchell
Teach boys not to rape.

This teaching may be necessary today, but oddly enough I don't recall my parents ever teaching it to me.

Taken for granted and never crossed my mind. Any more than they'd have felt they needed to teach me not to beat up young children.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: CodeToad
I don’t see how a judge could even remotely give such an order

No order was given - the attackers' lawyer made a motion, now withdrawn.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 3:24:48 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
I think the judge made the non-disclosure order, but the lawyers filed the motion. The bigger question is whether the non-disclosure order was a term of the plea agreement that the defense insisted on or if it is some rule regarding juvenile offenders.

Whatever the case is, it backfired in a huge way on the defense. Had they not filed the motion regarding the tweet these two would have only gotten the local attention that was going to happen anyway. Now it's gone viral and they are all over the internet. Epic fail.

14 posted on 07/24/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Sherman Logan

I had sisters. I was taught to respect women. I have only a daughter, but I taught her to demand respect.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 3:56:11 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: sam_paine
So the 17-year old girl passes out drunk.

I read the article and saw this as well. Alcohol abuse is stupid. One cannot defend herself if she is unconscious. I hope she learns from this unfortunate episode. She could have been abused far worse.

16 posted on 07/24/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: AtlasStalled

“The boys have yet to be sentenced for the August 2011 attack.”

And there’s the rub. Dollars to donuts the boys will walk because the judge will be getting “revenge” for ignoring the command of the court.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: USNBandit
Whatever the case is, it backfired in a huge way on the defense. Had they not filed the motion regarding the tweet these two would have only gotten the local attention that was going to happen anyway. Now it's gone viral and they are all over the internet. Epic fail.

As of last night, searching for Austin Zehnder and Frey got under 700 hits. Now it's close to six thousand. The lawyers tried to purge the pictures from the Internet, but now their pics have been replicated internationally.

They are famous. Google either name and you get page after page of blog entries about their raping this girl. Everybody who has ever known them probably knows about it by now. Including every admissions officer at every college they've applied to.

18 posted on 07/24/2012 5:10:51 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: freeangel
And there’s the rub. Dollars to donuts the boys will walk because the judge will be getting “revenge” for ignoring the command of the court.

At this point, it doesn't matter if they walk. When you google their names, the first several pages are about the rape. Every college admissions officer and every employer who googles their names from now on will see that they pleaded guilty. Who would want the potential liability associated with hiring them? Who would want them on their campus? They can forget about the comfortable middle-class life their parents had planned out for them.

19 posted on 07/24/2012 5:23:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Sherman Logan
This teaching may be necessary today, but oddly enough I don't recall my parents ever teaching it to me.

Ah, but they did teach it to you. Respect for other people was trickle-irrigated into you without your even being aware of it.

20 posted on 07/24/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: sam_paine
What has "justice" taught her?

Don't report crimes to the authorities.

If she had simply twitted the accusation of rape with their pictures. printed up a couple of thousand flyers and stuck them up all over town she would have been free of court penalties.

Oh they might have sued her if they wanted even more publicity'

21 posted on 07/24/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: sam_paine

1. We don’t know whether the girl passed out drunk or was drugged, just that the boys raped her while she was unconscious after she passed out.

2. The boys are rapists, not just creeps (by their own admission, when they plead guilty to rape).

3. The criminal justice system in combination with her Facebook page and a few brave media sources have publicly marked these rapists as rapists, which may help to protect the next girl who would otherwise drink a beer, half a beer, or a soda provided by one of these predators.

4. Justice has taught her that the government will not take care of her, but that she can act on her own and make the outcome a little better (perhaps a lot better) than if she left it in an incompetent judge’s hands.

5. There are a lot of things that courts cannot do, but acting for yourself can fix many of them. In general, going by experience with close friends who have been victims, a rape victim is much more fragile than another girl. If the victim is able to defend herself, injure or kill the rapist even after the fact, or publicly strike back in a manner that helps to restore her faith in her own ability to protect herself, that fragility will be MUCH less of a problem. I don’t know how fresh/spoiled this victim is in your eyes, but to me she looks like a girl who will come out of a nightmare stronger than she went in.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 5:22:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: freeangel
And there’s the rub. Dollars to donuts the boys will walk because the judge will be getting “revenge” for ignoring the command of the court.

You're right - and that's not just a guess. They were already going to walk under the plea deal. The victim had nothing to lose. I'm cheering for her - any girl who let a pair of rapists get away like that despite photographic evidence would never recover. She got a whole lot closer to justice with her actions, and I am happy that she was able to do that much.

23 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:04 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Oztrich Boy
If she had simply twitted the accusation of rape with their pictures. printed up a couple of thousand flyers and stuck them up all over town she would have been free of court penalties.

That would have been a felony, carrying more jail time than she was threatened with and accomplishing no more than trying to follow the law. She was 17. Their pictures that they shared so proudly with friends were illegal child pornography. There are other options, but I'll leave those to the imagination of responsible parents and siblings of rape victims.

24 posted on 07/24/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

A Restraining Order was issued by the Court and the Order was probably unlawful as it tried to deny the victims Constitutional right of free speech.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Sherman Logan

We grew up in an America that had a taboo structure. That taboo structure varied from reagion to region, but it acted as unspoken agreement of what would be tolerated and not tolerated. Of course such a taboo structure is a prime target for the progressives who use tolerance and political correctness to cow a culture, so they must corrode and destroy the taboo structure in order to insert their twisted godless ‘correctness’.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 5:47:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Pollster1
That would have been a felony, carrying more jail time than she was threatened with and accomplishing no more than trying to follow the law.
411.045 Defenses allowed in action for libel or slander

In the actions for libel or slander, the defendant may state the truth of the alleged libel or slander, and any mitigating circumstances; and, whether he prove the justification or not, he may prove the mitigating circumstances to reduce the amount of damages.

She doesn;t have a such clear defence against violalting a court order
27 posted on 07/24/2012 5:56:31 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
She doesn;t have a such clear defence against violalting a court order

I rather like her defense for violating a court order. "The law is an ass"
- Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, spoken by Mr. Bumble

28 posted on 07/24/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: sam_paine

They are taught if the have connections then it’s okay.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 11:39:51 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: MHGinTN

Every society has taboos. Political correctness is simply a different set of taboos.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 5:46:10 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: CharacterCounts
A Restraining Order was issued by the Court and the Order was probably unlawful as it tried to deny the victims Constitutional right of free speech.

Every restraining order restricts free speech, yet they're issued all the time. (Which is not to say that this particular order was the best decision.)

31 posted on 07/25/2012 7:15:47 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Every restraining order restricts free speech, yet they're issued all the time.

Yes, to parties. The victim is not a party to the litigation.

The order against her is no different than if the Judge ordered you not to talk about the case.

32 posted on 07/25/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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