Bad Decisions: Judge Allows Evidence Of Suicide In Lori Drew Computer Fraud Case

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While the entire lawsuit against Lori Drew is a joke, the one good thing was that it appeared the judge was going to exclude any evidence related to Megan Meier's suicide -- as the fact that the girl committed suicide has no bearing on whether or not Drew violated computer fraud laws. Unfortunately, though, the judge has now reversed himself and will allow such evidence to be presented at the trial. This makes the case officially ridiculous. There is simply no way that Drew can get a fair trial.

She is being charged with computer fraud. The fact that a girl eventually committed suicide should have absolutely no bearing on whether or not computer fraud happened. But, because of the emotional connection to the fact that a girl committed suicide, some folks want to string up someone out of revenge. Unfortunately, the emotions surrounding the case will lead way too many people to conclude that it's okay to find a woman guilty on an entirely separate issue that will set a horrible precedent. At this point, it's quite clear that the lawsuit has nothing to do with the actual law, but it's an attempt to punish someone because a young girl killed herself. It's understandable that people are angry over Megan Meier's suicide, but that's simply no excuse for twisting laws for lynch-mob justice.

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    Dosquatch, 18 Nov 2008 @ 8:43am

    Re: Re: The end of an issue...

    First off, Lori Drew is not the one who wrote or said the things that lead to the suicide, it was a teenage friend of the girl who said and wrote the words that lead to the suicide! Do any of the idiots who post to hang this lady check facts?

    Participating party. See also: "I didn't pull the trigger, I just drove the getaway car."

    just the catalyst that pushed the girl over the edge

    Ah. That makes it alright then, doesn't it?

    You vigilante idiots that are willing to bastardize the law need to take a critical thinking course.

    Indeed.

    All those so quick to dismiss this should read up on the importance and the real damage of abusive behavior.


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