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  • Breaking: Judge Agrees To Hear Kathryn Knott's Request To Record A PSA Instead Of Serving Jail Time

    Convicted in Philly Anti-Gay Hate Attack, Knott Attempting to Get Out of Jail Free

    A Philadelphia judge has agreed to hear Kathryn Knott's request to stop serving jail time and instead record a public service announcement as punishment for her part in a 2014 anti-gay hate attack against a same-sex couple. 

    Next Monday, March 8, Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington will only "consider the merits" of Knott's new lawyer's filing, and will not pass or change her sentence at that time, Philly.com reports. Attorney William J. Brennan has asked the court to allow Knott to record a public service announcement (PSA) in exchange for serving any additional jail time. Knott was sentenced to 5-10 months in jail for her part in the attack.

    RELATED: Convicted Philly Hate Attacker Would Like To Do A Public Service Announcement Instead Of Jail Time

    Knott was one of 15 friends who encountered the couple, and the only one of three who did not accept a generous plea deal, but insisted on going to trial. The group left one of the men "for dead," as he testified in court. He had to have his jaw wired shut for months. 

    Brennan is arguing that Knott's punishment should not be any more extreme than the sentences given to her two fellow attackers, who accepted plea deals that kept them out of prison.

    Knott, the daughter of a local police chief, is already serving her time in jail. It is unknown if the judge will grant her attorney's request.

     

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    Image by Victor Fiorillo via Twitter

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    • commented 2016-03-02 15:11:09 -0500
      Just as long she doesn’t become a teen transporter I am cool with the PSA.

    • commented 2016-03-02 00:12:21 -0500
      A PSA from her would be a spit in the face to the Gay community. Disgusting.

    • commented 2016-03-01 21:39:57 -0500
      (1) She HAD an opportunity to accept a plea deal and she refused. That was a risk she willingly took. When you roll the dice and it doesn’t go your way, you can’t just take it back
      (2) If I participate in beating the sh*t out of a cop’s daughter, can I expect to get to make a commercial in place of a prison sentence? How the hell is that a punishment of any kind?

    • commented 2016-03-01 20:49:42 -0500
      Nobody wants to see her crocodile tears in a PSA. She’s only sorry about getting caught. She only cares about herself, clearly. Let the b1tch serve her time.

    • commented 2016-03-01 20:12:11 -0500
      Spoiled brat doesn’t like doing time for what she did and wants to play in a TV studio for 1 day making a PSA? I hope the judge laughs at her and gives her more time! She didn’t even show remorse for her part in this crime. By now, everyone knows how ugly she is inside and out.

    • commented 2016-03-01 17:07:40 -0500
      And Daddy’s influence along with her white straight pretty privilege asserts itself again. Why don’t they just give her a medal of honor for not killing the fags and make it a day.

    • commented 2016-03-01 16:32:21 -0500
      Bad idea. To allow such a PSA would require the court to pass judgement on it to see if it is not further hate speech. Not a good move.
      Further, the purpose behind the request is to avoid having to pay the debt to society that she has been deemed to owe. Instead, she wants to do something that it trivially easy compared to the actual sentence.
      This is hardly an option for almost every other person convicted of anything! How many people convicted for drug possession are given an alternative to jail to make a cheap PSA? Of those convicted of Grand Theft or Assault, or Murder? This is not reasonable at all. It is another cry for special privilege. It is further proof that she has no intention of learning from this experience.

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