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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

#FreeMichael?

The Patriot-News reported that a man was arrested and charged with corruption of a minor.
Police allege that Michael Blackburn Jr., of the first block of Warrington Road, sent sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl and had “indecent contact” with her May 31-June 1.
The article did not include the man’s age.

However, by doing a search of the man’s name (Michael Blackburn, Jr.) we can get a decent idea that he probably is the same (Michael Blackburn, Jr.) mentioned in this story from 2012 where he is identified as 18. Furthermore, a commenter in the comment section of The Patriot-News article says that, “He will be 20 this year.”

Therefore, it is reasonable to assess that Blackburn was 19 when he allegedly corrupted the 15-year old minor.

Will a #FreeMichael narrative be generated and will there be an outpouring of support for Blackburn? If not, why not?

After all, a large amount of people have rallied behind #FreeKate and insisted that an 18-year-old woman is being “persecuted” for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

So will a large number of people rally behind a 19-year-old man who allegedly sent “explicit texts” and had “indecent contact” with a 15-year-old girl?

1 comment:

  1. According to the school policy manual, which is made available to all students and their families (and I believe they have to sign off on acknowledging they understand and accept it), Kaitlyn Hunt's school severely punishes students who engage in sexting. This includes the high possibility of police involvement. Sexting doesn't involve actual physical contact. What Kaitlyn Hunt did does. So why do people think she should have a less severe or no punishment than students who are caught sexting?

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