A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Guilty

Lori Drew has been found guilty of three counts of accessing a computer without authorization, with a maximum 3 year sentence possible and up to a $300,000 fine. Sentencing has not yet been rendered.

The jury could not reach a verdict on a conspiracy count. A mistrial was declared. If later found guilty of conspiracy, Drew could face 20 years in jail.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Standard Mischief said...

While Lori & Co did some immoral and unethical things online, The prosecutor went over the line to bend the law on the books to fit what he though of as "justice".

In the end, it was Lady Liberty that took 3 shots in the belly. And if you haven't been convinced of the fact yet, we are all criminals now. Better start sweating that mattress tag you cut off. Someone quote Ayn Ryan for me, please.

Presumably, the 4th count was the felony one. To get a conviction, the State did the standard mischief during the Voir Dire process, making damn sure anyone with libertarian leanings stayed off the jury. The meatbots thereby impanel functioned almost correctly.

The court of public opinion will likely decide if she gets retried on that fourth count

3:34 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Better start sweating that mattress tag you cut off.

Have you ever actually read the text on a mattress tag? I'm referring specifically to the part about "not to be removed except by consumer."

I'm not thrilled with the creative interpretation the prosecution used, but I'll save the hand-wringing for someone who doesn't deserve a short drop with a coarse rope.

The legal issue should be addressed by the legislature if they feel the need to clarify their intent, and the moral issue, well, Lori Drew has tried to dodge responsibility from the get-go. She deserves whatever's coming from this conviction, and a lot more.

4:26 PM  

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