Judge Won't Reduce Jail Term for Woman's Role in Gay Attack

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    Mar 14, 2016 11:39 PM GMT
    Maybe judges are finally getting the message.

    And I love this article comment:

    "But Knott's prior social media posts showed an antagonism toward gays, non-English speakers and even patients at the hospital where she worked."

    Ah, another Trump supporter taking back their country.


    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-reduce-jail-term-womans-role-gay-attack-37632797
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Mar 15, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
    Just curious, since the article mentions that this case helped get sexual orientation included in Philadelphia's hate crime legislation. If the crime had occurred now, how different would the charges/sentences be?
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    Mar 15, 2016 10:26 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidJust curious, since the article mentions that this case helped get sexual orientation included in Philadelphia's hate crime legislation. If the crime had occurred now, how different would the charges/sentences be?

    There would be a hate crime charges, which I believe is felony instead of a misdemeanor, and carry harsher sentences.
    And it's important to point out, that Kathryn Knott never admitted her guilt. She didn't say "I'm sorry for my actions", but she said, "I'm sorry it happened to you", which was not an apology.