Posted on | June 1, 2013 | 41 Comments
Evading responsibility is really what the “Free Kate” movement is all about. Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar has mentioned the messages between Kaitlyn Hunt and the 14-year-old: She knew it was illegal and she did it anyway. This whole thing is the fault of Kaitlyn and her family, as I explained in a comment earlier today:
There was a troll commenter on an earlier post — who got zapped by Wombat before I could reply to her idiocy. Her argument included this:
“There has to be a different way to treat these cases. Punish, yes. At 18 ruin all their chances of leading a useful life, no. … Not all states punish offenders like Kate the way Florida does. Kate was not offered a good deal and sex offender registry still loomed as a possibility. … She needs to pay her debt to society but not be burned at the stake of public opinion.”
Well, who was it that decided to appeal this case to the Court of Public Opinion?
Who was it that put up Facebook posts and a Change.org petition that deliberately misrepresented key facts in the case (including the ages of the two girls) and made Kate Hunt’s sterling character — a “model student,” according to her mother — a central part of the argument for leniency?
As I have said before but will say again: This was just a commonplace local cops-and-courts story until Kelley and Steve Hunt decided to turn Precious Kate into a poster girl for the gay-rights movement. By the time I even noticed this story (May 22), there were already more than 200,000 signatures on that “Free Kate” petition, which was crammed full of lies and perforated by omissions of basic facts. If the truth about this case had been known from the beginning — if the Hunt family hadn’t lied, and if liberals hadn’t stupidly repeated their lies — there never would have been a “story” here for me to cover.
Now that I am covering it, I find myself accused of trying to have Kaitlyn Hunt “burned at the stake” when — as anyone can see — it was Kaitlyn and her family who have sown the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind. It was Kaitlyn’s crime that caused this. It was Kaitlyn’s family’s lies that made it a national story. It was Kaitlyn’s refusal to accept the plea deal that now has her facing a court date for a felony in which her admission of guilt is already a matter of public record.
At every step of the way, Kaitlyn and her family were in control of their own destiny, faced with choices between right and wrong AND THEY DID THE WRONG THING EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Hey, you should have taken the plea deal, sweetheart. Don’t blame me for the consequences.
Let’s not forget that Kaitlyn’s mother Kelley Hunt Smith named the parents of the 14-year-old nine times in her deceitful May 17 Facebook post, deliberately unleashing hell against that family:
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) June 1, 2013
Ah, but the monstrously vindictive Hunts are crying “mercy” now.
Too late . . . Oops!