Should a girl be jailed for tweeting about her sexual assualt?
A seventeen-year-old from Kentucky could face jail time after tweeting the names of two boys who sexually assaulted her after she passed out at a party. Because the boys are minors she was under a court order not to reveal their names.
She said, “I’m at the point, that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it,” she said. “If they really feel it’s necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me … as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, then I don’t understand justice.”
Do you think she should be punished?
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Kiralicious on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Yeah, she got raped. That sucks. But it was not okay for her to violate the rights of someone else regardless. No one said that the boys were going to get off Scott-free just because she revealed their names, and I really don’t think an exception should be made for her just because she was a victim. She broke a law, and that’s that. Her case was already being taken care of, posting on Twitter about it and going against the rules was stupid and immature.
DrunkenNinjaZombie on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:11 am
Yes. She should. You can’t have the law go both ways.
“Oh they’ve been convicted of rape” —- “thats not good enough i want the world to know”.. okay but thats not your choice. Filing charges against them is but revealing their identity not so much. I wouldnt put her in jail but if thats what it comes down to then thats what should happen.
I don’t go smoke a blunt in a cops face and say nahhh its not fair and not expected to be arrested… still breaking the law.
Dot_Warn on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:11 am
Hell no, she shouldn’t be punished for something she didn’t even know was going on. WTF. Our justice system does some screwed things sometimes…
notUrAverageAngel on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm
well first of all if something fucked up happened to her, she shouldve just told it to other ppl tht can help her… she doesnt need to say it out loud and tweet it get it, especially it says there those boys r minors ik it sucks tho cuz they wont get in trouble for what theyve done to her just cuz of their age but they should freakin fix this!!!
noahA94 on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Thats pretty F-ing stupid. These are the reasons I hate law. Also NO! she should not be punished.
Witchapedia on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm
What about Freedom of Speech?
you_are_beautiful on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm
she broke the law so she should have respected it. Simple really. Whether it is moral does not even enter the picture.
MysteryInside on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm
Hell no she should not be punished! Worry about her attackers! Why aren’t THEIR a**es in jail yet?!?!
KevinCool26 on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm
I read this and all I thought was WTF
Babycheerdoll on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm
I think that’s messed up but this world is fxcked up