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Hanlin Confirms Threats to Family

Jefferson prosecutor left town during football players’ rape trial

March 19, 2013

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin and her family left town during the juvenile rape trial in Steubenville because of threats made against both her and her family....

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richardwhee

Mar-19-13 11:09 AM

No further involvement! That's what she is being paid to do.

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Wheeldog

Mar-19-13 1:17 PM

"I will not and should not comment on the nature of the threats because they're being investigated," Hanlin noted.

There are some who post on this forum who should do a double take on the above excerpt. Threats of injury or worse made over the Internet are not somehow shielded from legal ramifications. Every post, tweet, comment, etc. has potential ramifications, especially if it appears to be a terroristic threat aimed at a particular person or group. Those who believe they are somehow "legally invisible" because they use the Internet to spew their venom need a reality check. Messages can be traced to their source. The Internet is not a one-way street. It runs in both directions and can lead back to a poster.

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