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Seneca

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

View PostGuest, on 25 April 2012 - 07:00 AM, said:

I would think that Zimmerman has solid cases against ABC, NBC and CNN for defamation. Their intentionally false reports and internet postings definitely led to criminal charges against him for which he will surely be found not guilty. I'm thinking hundreds of millions at least.

NBC edited his police call to sound like Martin being black was the sole reason he looked suspicious.

ABC compressed the police station video to make it grainier and ran it under a headline saying it showed no injuries.

CNN ran a segment which led viewers to believe he had uttered a racial epithet when in fact he did not.

Guest

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:00 AM

I would think that Zimmerman has solid cases against ABC, NBC and CNN for defamation. Their intentionally false reports and internet postings definitely led to criminal charges against him for which he will surely be found not guilty. I'm thinking hundreds of millions at least.

NBC edited his police call to sound like Martin being black was the sole reason he looked suspicious.

ABC compressed the police station video to make it grainier and ran it under a headline saying it showed no injuries.

CNN ran a segment which led viewers to believe he had uttered a racial epithet when in fact he did not.

Seneca

Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:24 AM

Oh my! This case covers posts prior to the jury finding them not guilty!

Zimmerman is potentially a trillionaire (no need to mine asteroids).

http://abcnews.go.co...97#.T5elrtmm1ac

But before they had even been indicted on the charges, a steady stream of attacks on the Web forum Topix.com started to flow.

The Leshers and their accuser live in the rural Texas town of Clarksville, population 3,500. Because talk of the trial -- online, at the local Dairy Queen and behind closed doors -- had set off such a stir, it was moved to a county a few hours away.

In January, a jury found the couple and their ranch hand not guilty on all charges.

But since reports of the rape allegations had begun to surface last year, the "conversation," rife with sn...

Seneca

Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:00 AM

Months down the road, a jury in Collin County, Texas acquitted the couple of all alleged crimes

In other words, the prosecutors and law enforcement did believe that the couple committed the crimes.

A jury found them not guilty.

Lets extrapolate this to the Zimmerman case.

What happens if Zimmerman is found not guilty?

If peoples continue to attack him online, can he sue everyone?

And if employers can be sued (I take it they posted on the employer's computer), then why not website owners and even servers?



This case will be thrown out on appeal.

Urinal Cake

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

fuck. are you offended? fuck you.

Doctor Doom

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

They sound more fucked up than some other forums I know.

:whistle:

Urinal Cake

Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

View PostDoctor Doom, on 24 April 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

Herpes infested?

Oh dear.

I would have said clapp coverd just to be on the safe side.

*Fluffy the Cat*

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

This came up starting with page two. If you want to read all of it, it's here.

Man, this is so putrid.

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Lawsuit Cracks Open Online Anonymity

68 Comments

Page 2 of 4
Feb. 27, 2009

"My wife said she's lost her joy," Lesher said. "She held her head up high, but it's hard. When things get repeated over and over and over again, people say it's got to be true."

Targeting the 178 Posters

In their 365-page lawsuit, the Leshers name the 178 pseudonyms that posted the most defamatory messages. But because of the wa...

Guest

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

I seem to recall someone calling Flan a rapist.

Whoever that was, I hope she has a good lawyer.

puce

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

View PostGreen, on 24 April 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

As if the average keyboard commando has two nickles to rub together to begin with . . .!

Even us akc's not in regular possession of a nickle

Review the complete topic (launches new window)