#305 Jan 8, 2012
You are just mad because the truth hurts.
#306 Jan 8, 2012
Your post makes no sense at all. Who are you replying to? What truth? The fact that the Lambert's took a payday for their daughter's death instead of trying to properly prosecute the criminal case or the truth that the Barger girl is now immune from prosecution?
#307 Jan 8, 2012
How does freedom of speech play into all this?
#308 Jan 8, 2012
Contrary to poopular belief all speech is not free. For example: you can't yell "fire" in a crowded movie theatre or you can't make a false bomb threat. By the same token, you cannot knowingly make false statements with the intent of intentionally causing someone extreme emotional distress nor can you slander or defame their character. Some of the speech in this thread is protected because it is true. Some of it is patently false and posted with the intention of defaming the Barger family and the Barger girl. That is not protected 1st amendment speech. It is actionable by a civil suit.
Second, the Lambert family and friends cannot have their cake and eat it too. Her little sister is pleading for the posting to stop. Her Father started the entire thread. I know that she has no control over him. So post away, but if your comments are libel, slander or defamatory or done with sole intention of causing extreme emotional distress then you can be sued if your identity is discovered. You can chose to believe me or not. I don't really care because I am not emotionally invested in this case. I am on the inside and I do know this. If a federal suit is filed and topix is forced to disclose the identities of the posters, then there are many who will be crapping in their pants. Do you think the average poster has the money to defend a lawsuit in federal court? The Barger's have enough money to pay Brookes criminal defense attorney to file one. Do what you need to do and believe what you want to believe but brush up on your first amendment law.
#309 Jan 8, 2012
Well said. I think ur post will help a lot of people or should at least wake them up. Show kindness everyone.
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