Thursday, August 06, 2020
TKC READERS REMEMBER: JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEAN PETERS BAKER FAILED TO BRING CHARGES IN DAISY COLEMAN RAPE CASE!!!
Daisy Coleman committed suicide this week.
With a few scathing comments and notes sent our way, TKC readers have asked us to mention the local connection to a current elected official:
News fact check from 2013:"Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker announced that rape charges in the Daisy Coleman case would not be filed . . ."
Throughout the local media we've seen accusations that "the system" failed Ms. Coleman but that "system" is represented by a single politico who made the controversial call in a tough case not so many years ago . . .
To be fair, it's not accurate to blame anyone for this tragic suicide. It's merely important to fact check the political rhetoric of many media outlets who have FAILED to mention a local politico at the apex of the controversy which vaulted Ms. Coleman into the media spotlight.
And so along with suicide prevention resources we share more info and our respects to Daisy and so many friends & family who loved her . . .
Daisy Coleman, student featured in Netflix documentary on sexual assault, dies by suicide
Daisy Coleman's death was a tragedy more common among sexual assault survivors than you might think
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
You decide . . .