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Kit
- 951 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Samantha Dietrich was sexually assaulted, and named her assailants after they were convicted. Now she's facing jail time for violating a gag order about the case. Tell Judge McDonald that speaking out about sexual abuse should not be a crime.



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Kelly Rogers (303)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 6:22 pm
I would say this is beyond belief HOWEVER we all know it is not
 

Regina P. (79)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 6:26 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

John B. (122)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 6:29 pm
Thanks Kit for posting the link to the petition.Signed and noted.
 

Michael Carney (214)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:10 pm
Noted and signed...Only in America...
 

Cher C. (1471)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:24 pm


Thnx so much Kit !!


Absolutely signed!!


 

Pat B. (351)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:27 pm
Same here!!! Signed!! Thank you, Kit.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (290)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:50 pm
Signed
 

Sue H. (6)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 8:01 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Erin R. (170)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:10 pm
done
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:57 pm
I"m puzzled....why would they ask her to accept a gag order?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:09 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Kit!
 

wendy webber (28)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:11 am
If anything this crime needs to be reported more. Situations like this prevent woman/men from coming forward for fear of being blamed for a crime committed against them, not being believed, and being turned into a social outcast. What is wrong with this picture. I, too, am wondering why a gag order?????She has courage to come forward.
 

Bill C. (98)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:57 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Miss Kitty.
 

Terrie Williams (777)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:28 am
#180 Signed, noted and shared on FB
 

Stan B. (123)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:45 am
Signed of course. Doesn't this poor girl have any rights?
 

Barbara K. (73)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:00 am
Signed and noted,thanks my friend.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:28 am
 
Another petition at the PetitionSite:
 
Teen Faces Jail Time for Naming Sexual Attackers
 
 
 

Esther Z. (96)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:46 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:07 am
Glad to sign this.
 

Carole K. (197)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:20 am
Noted & signed. TY, Kit!
 

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:06 am
Signed, and signed!
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:42 am
signed
 

Lauren Kozen (166)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:47 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Kit.
 

Emma S. (232)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:16 pm
Signed both petitions - thanks, Kit and Carole.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:46 pm
Signed!!
 

MmAwayNow M. (463)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:52 pm
Thank you Dear Kit!

Signed as well as Just "C"s petition that had the link in the comments!

What is wrong with this World! Insanity Runs Rapid!
 

Mariette G. (155)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:55 pm
So signed! You can say that again Marilyn! Thanks Kit!
 

. (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:43 pm
Certainly Signed. Thanks Kit
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:10 pm
Signed.
 

Ge M. (218)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:25 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who defied a court order by tweeting the names of two teenagers who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her won't face a contempt charge.

David Mejia (meh-HEE'-yah), an attorney for one of the accused boys, says the motion to hold 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of Louisville in contempt was withdrawn Monday.

Mejia says the decision had nothing to do with public sentiment in the case, although an online petition campaign had garnered more than 62,000 signatures. He said there's no need for the motion now that Dietrich spread word about the case over the Internet.

Dietrich told The Courier-Journal she tweeted the names out of frustration with what she feels was a lenient deal for her attackers.
 

Ge M. (218)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:28 pm
I do not believe that the American courts dispense justice, only law. In fact the legal system is biased in favour of the defendant, the victim has to suffer. Obviously, if the defendent is innocent then that is important but the guilty are better at abusing the system and often get away with their crime or have massively reduced sentences because they throw innocent people to the wolves.
 

Gene Jacobson (258)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:50 pm
I commented on this story on the Dispatches page too. It is beyond reason that this child should be further persecuted by the very same legal system that let her down so badly. Someone there mentioned that she shouldn't have been drinking at 17 as if that somehow mitigated what happened. I did a LOT of things I shouldn't have at 17. At worst she she have had a nasty hangover and perhaps a grounding. Rape, by two 17 year old's who should have been prosecuted as adults and required to serve real time and be registering as sex offenders for the rest of their perverted lives for filming their assault and then being stupid enough to post it online? No, what happened to her is not a reasonable consequence for not knowing how to drink moderately at 17. Outing those little bastards who raped her? She had every right. It isn't libel if it is true. I hope their is a civil suit against those two rapists AND whomever provided the alcohol. And anyone else who had a part in propagating this horror on a passed out girl.
 

Kevin A. (68)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:42 pm
I'm in! Commented on prior post.
 

Judy C. (102)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:45 pm
Signed. Thanks Kit.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:04 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Kit!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:27 pm
Signed
 

Veronica C. (47)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:42 pm
Signed. This is outrageous.
 

Danny M. (87)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 12:51 am
Signed! Thank you!
 

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:52 am
Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:21 am
I just read that the contempt charges against her have been dropped--might mean success?
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 9:14 am
Happy to sign
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:05 am
From NBC news today:

The case of Savannah Dietrich, 17, quickly gathered supporters nationwide who were upset that the victim of an assault could be punished for speaking out against her attackers.

The girl turned to Twitter after she said she was frustrated with what she felt was a lenient plea deal. The judge had ordered no one to speak about the case, which was in juvenile court.

On Monday, attorneys for the boys dropped their motion to charge her with contempt. David Mejia, an attorney for one of the boys, said the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case.

He said the purpose of the motion had been to enforce the law that protects juveniles and their actions from disclosure.

"The horse is out of the barn," he said. "Nothing is bringing it back."

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PETITION HAS BEEN FULFILLED. Does anyone believe that the petitions had no effect on the results? Not I!

Thanks, Kit, and all who signed.
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:08 am
I would like to add that I think it's reprehensible that 17-year-olds who rape and put the film of the rape online should never have had the option of being tried as juveniles. Their actions were totally reprehensible and they should not have been given the shield of secrecy afforded to them by the juvenile justice system. Not in this case should anyone have agreed to treat them as children!
 

Lisa Neste (720)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 12:42 pm
Lisa, You signed on July 24, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Judge Dee McDonald
 

Ken Lucas (75)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:35 pm
Signed and Noted , Thanks Kit .
 

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:37 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Kit.
 

Michela m. (4039)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 4:12 pm
Petition remains loading.....
 

Eternal Gardener (754)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 6:14 pm
N&S
 

Joy McR (141)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 6:27 pm
noted and signed
 

Fran F. (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 6:45 pm
"Fran, You signed on July 23, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Judge Dee McDonald"

Thanks for posting this, Kit, and thanks to Caitlin for the update on charges being dropped against the rape victim!


 

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:03 pm
I CAN NOT believe that we actually live in a society where if you name your attackers that raped you, then YOU are the one to get into trouble. How the hell else will people know who did this and that they are dangerous? This is really hitting a nerve for me as a survivor of rpe i can tell you speaking out isnt that easy and THIS type of BULLSHIT is what makes some women believe that they wont be believed or taken seriously. Since when do rapist heve ANY rights to annonymity? Thanks so much for posting this Kit this is intolerable damn rihght i signed and shared and noted as well
 

Charlie Rush (78)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:12 pm
There must be something about this case, that I am missing.
 

Bonita Annis (20)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:28 pm
Noted and signed with comment..We are a country that wallows in sex, sex, sex...yet when a sex crime is committed the woman is told to shut up..What a hipocracy this is! Savannah - we stand by you!
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:31 pm
Vote Republication and women can kiss all our hard won achievements a swift good bye.

 

Ludger W. (71)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:41 pm
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:53 am
Thank you - so signed!
 

Tracey Grabowski (6)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:58 am
I WAS RAPED AT THE AGE OF 12 ( FRIENDS UNCLE) AT THE AGE OF 18 ( CLOSE FRIEND) AT THE AGE OF 36 ( 4 ARMED ROBBERS) THEY RAPED & TORTURED ME FOR 2 HOURS.. THE BULLET WHIZZED BY MY EAR. I BELIEVE THE BODY IS THE TEMPLE THAT HOUSES THE SPIRIT OF GOD. NONE OF THESE MEN WERE EVER CAUGHT & PUNISHED. NO WOMAN OR CHILD SHOULD EVER BY ABUSED BY ANOTHER HUMAN. THE SPIRIT HEALS FASTER IF THE PAIN & GRIEF IS SHARED ...SO TELL THE WORLD IF YOU WANT....GET JUSTICE..... FOR ALL THOSE CHILDREN & WOMAN WHO HAVE SUFFERED ANY FORM OF ABUSE...STAND BY THIS YOUNG LADY.... IF YOU HAVEN'T ----SHOW YOUR COMPASSION.....GOD BLESS ....STAY STRONG....
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 11:04 am
Signed.
 

monkaSICK B. (62)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 2:48 pm
Signed both petitions.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 5:33 pm
Another case of punishing the victim... when will this injustice stop?
 

Laurie S. (73)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:43 pm
Done!
 

Dee C. (212)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 11:47 am
Signed & noted both petitions..

Thanks Kit and Carole..
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Monday July 30, 2012, 3:09 pm
Petition signed.

Judge McDonald: You made some very poor judgements in this case. You should step down. Apologize to Miss Dietrich.

Ty, Kit.
.
 

Alicia N. (87)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 3:45 pm
signed before-thanks
 

Aleisha Williams (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:58 pm
Just ridiculous! The poor girl who has been VIOLATED now has to stand for this rubbish? Words cannot describe my anger...
 

Geela Green (2)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:06 am
Yes, I remember hearing about this. Thank you. Signed.
 

Jonathon C. (3)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:56 am
It hurts to know that there is no consideration of the assaulted, the injured, the raped and abused.
 

holly masih (69)
Monday October 29, 2012, 5:27 pm
If anyone wonders why people take it upon themselves to take justice into their own hands so many times,here is a perfect example why.There is more protection for the criminal than there is for the victim,and the justice system so many times fails to deliver justice.
 

Lori Mabry (18)
Monday November 19, 2012, 8:51 am
This poor woman has suffered tremendously at the hands of her abusers ,and to be violated all over again.Perhaps the judge would be more empathetic if he were to experience just a bit of what she has gone through.This is absolutely horrific,
 
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