Post to mlive:
1/7/04 19:15 ET
The only reason to threaten to
sue as opposed to simply bringing the suit is to scare people
A teacher at Lake Fenton tried
this with me and ended up having all her threats published.
She then sued and lost. And she was not a Superintendent.
There is a fairly high standard of proof required for people
in public positions. "Plaintiff bears the burden of
showing Defendant made the statements with actual malice, and
such showing must be made by clear and convincing evidence.
See Ireland, supra."
Those who are interested can
read about this case on www.QualitySchoolsNow.org/hatfield.
== Reply ==
1/7/04 19:58 ET
threats by rjriley,
I heard that you're an aids
infested PUTZ, that looks for trouble. Knowck this off, before
you or a loved one gets hurt.
Note: An anonymous poster claims the above post was made by
someone in Jackson, Mi and not by someone in Clio. There
is no way to verify this.
== Another threat ==
All good points
by actos, 1/10/04 13:10 ET
Re: Riley= Fruitcake by fromhicktown, 1/10/04
if he had done that to a relative of mine... lets just say it
would not have gone to court. His type only understands
physical things-his knees would have been busted. I am
contacting this woman and others-he needs to be put in his
place, by any means neccessary
== Commentary ==
are numerous admitted teachers on the forum who launch
barrages of personal attacks in an attempt to move the
discussion from the issue of public officials using threats of
litigation or actual litigation to discourage the public from
exercising their First Amendment rights. So far only two
teachers have shown any inclination to discuss the problems we
have in the public school system.
Comments about Fay Latture, pro and con.