• Source: Victor Fiorillo/Twitter
  • Convicted Philly Hate Attacker Would Like To Do A Public Service Announcement Instead Of Jail Time

    Kathryn Knott's Attorney Says She Would Like to 'Heal Some Wounds'

    Kathryn Knott was the only one of three people charged who refused a generous plea deal in the violent Sept. 11, 2015 hate attack on a Philadelphia same-sex couple. The daughter of a police chief, Knott was convicted of simple assault and other crimes, after leaving on of her two victims for dead. She was given a sentence of up to 10 months in jail, but now she would like to offer the court something different.

    Knott's attorney says she should not "be punished for exercising her constitutional right to a trial," since the other two charged in the attack that left one man's jaw wired shut for months were given sentences of probation and community service.

    She'd like the same deal, the one she was offered but refused, and would like to record a public service announcement "where she could take the infamy of the arrest and maybe heal some wounds," her new attorney, William Brennan says. 

    Brennan's reasoning, according to Philly.com, is that Knott will be out of jail "in a few months either way," and would like to turn her punishment "into something positive." 

    The AP adds Knott's proposed PSA would explain "what she has learned about tolerance over the last year."

     

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    Image of Knott by Victor Fiorillo via Twitter

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    • commented 2016-02-19 03:05:54 -0500
      Why can’t she do both? If she really wants to help she’d record her video after her jail time.

    • commented 2016-02-18 17:23:40 -0500
      Sure let the privileged bitch just make an ad and all is forgiven. Want to heal wounds? How about the physical ones inflicted on he couple they attacked?

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    • commented 2016-02-18 12:55:11 -0500
      That is, in a word – BULLSHIT.

      If her motive was a sincere desire to “…heal some wounds” she would do the PSA without mentioning it to the court. She is a remorseless manipulator trying to game the system. Daddy taught her well.

    • commented 2016-02-18 11:01:39 -0500
      The convoluted, self-cleansing logic of white privilege never fails to astonish me.

    • commented 2016-02-18 11:00:01 -0500
      I’m sure the man who was attacked would like to go back to a time when his mouth wasn’t wired shut for two mounths. Instead of a PSA I propose you take your punishment and be thankful daddy’s friends saved you more jail time.

    • commented 2016-02-18 09:47:41 -0500
      I propose she be offered a new trial.
      OUT OF STATE and OUT of her daddy’s UNWARRANTED INFLUENCE upon the court!

    • commented 2016-02-18 09:30:56 -0500
      How about you shut the fuck up and take your slap on the wrist that your daddy’s friends got you instead of the hard time you earned.

    • commented 2016-02-18 09:09:06 -0500
      You don’t get offered a plea deal, turn it down and then, when found Guilty of your crime, say “OK, I’ll take the deal!” It doesn’t work that way, And if anybody should know that, her lawyer should. (And does; he’s just being a lawyer.) . If she cares about it so much, she can both do her sentence AND “turn it into something positive”.

    • commented 2016-02-18 09:00:30 -0500
      Um, no. Next up, I’ve found Jeebus and He’s forgiven me.

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