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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:19 pm

StlSluggers wrote:I know what you're saying, Mad, but I think what has me baffled is this paragraph:

Ward, who is married, had sexual encounters with the 14- and 15-year-old boys at various locations, including in the school, at a motel, in a park and behind a restaurant, from December to this month, according to arrest warrants.

Generally, I would have expected it to have said, "Ward, who is married, is accused of having sexual encounters..."

I mean, that's how I would write it. If taken out of context, that paragraph could been seen as an assertion of fact, and that could lead to legal problems.


Again, it's the "according to arrest warrants" part of that paragraph. If they left that out, then sure, there's a chance of slander. All they are doing is reporting what's in the arrest warrants, and since it's noted, there is no problem. B-)
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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:21 pm

My ninja edit wasn't quick enough. I caught that later.

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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:30 pm

Mad is exactly right. By saying "is accused of" "according to reports" and "police say" they are not implying guilt, but are keeping themselves from saying "allegedly, allegedly, allegedly." It's actually good newswriting technique.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:07 pm

Nice ;-D
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Postby CadensDad » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:17 pm

What school is this? Why didn't I get to go to that school?
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:25 pm

CadensDad wrote:What school is this? Why didn't I get to go to that school?


I know, it's a shame isn't it?
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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:49 pm

StlSluggers wrote:My ninja edit wasn't quick enough. I caught that later.

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My ninja skills are slipping too !+) . Someone got me on some bad code recently. I think it was Knapp and a post on the football side. :-b
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Postby tuff_gong » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:53 pm

For some people it may be hard for them to believe stuff like this actually happens, not for me. There's a teacher at my high school that "allegedly" had sexual encounters with a student that graduated 2 years ahead of me. And believe you me, she is smoooookin'. :-°
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Postby thedude » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:56 pm

This reminds me of that Southpark episode.
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Postby sportsguy138 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:57 pm

tuff_gong wrote:For some people it may be hard for them to believe stuff like this actually happens, not for me. There's a teacher at my high school that "allegedly" had sexual encounters with a student that graduated 2 years ahead of me. And believe you me, she is smoooookin'. :-°


School district still not find out anything about it?

Haha, that's funny, but also very sad. I'd be embarrassed to even have known her.
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