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    I know this kid has bigger priorities right now, but I can’t see how this wouldn’t be a slam dunk lawsuit against the journalist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I know this kid has bigger priorities right now, but I can’t see how this wouldn’t be a slam dunk lawsuit against the journalist.
    Priorities, maybe... but on the other hand, he's probably going to have a lot of time on his hands for something like that soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I know this kid has bigger priorities right now, but I can’t see how this wouldn’t be a slam dunk lawsuit against the journalist.
    If it happened in the UK, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If it happened in the UK, maybe.
    Automatically in England and Wales - all minors, defendant, witness, or victim, and any information which could lead to discovery of their identity are protected, witnesses and victims enjoy huge identity protection - In Scotland the law is more flexible and at the courts discretion, though the norm is as England and Wales - I'm not sure about Northern Ireland but I think that a reporting restriction has to be applied for........ and usually given. There are differing legal systems in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Automatically in England and Wales - all minors, defendant, witness, or victim, and any information which could lead to discovery of their identity are protected, witnesses and victims enjoy huge identity protection - In Scotland the law is more flexible and at the courts discretion, though the norm is as England and Wales - I'm not sure about Northern Ireland but I think that a reporting restriction has to be applied for........ and usually given. There are differing legal systems in the UK.
    Yes, but the press here in the US doesn't operate under such restrictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Yes, but the press here in the US doesn't operate under such restrictions.
    I know - I was just filling you in. In your maybe, you were right. It would be a criminal offence for the media to divulge any legally protected persons' identity.

    Many of us now think that the identity of defendants in rape cases, and other such, should be protected to - unless or until they are found guilty. So many lives are being ruined now because of prosecuted allegations of sexcual assaults and rape for which they are found not guilty ---- but that is another matter.

    This boy, in this case, will not care - unless found innocent of course - his life is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I know this kid has bigger priorities right now, but I can’t see how this wouldn’t be a slam dunk lawsuit against the journalist.
    For publishing the police report? Would that be illegal in Canada?

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    The reporter wrote a story with the facts given. The facts included a statement from the law enforcement that the individual's name wasn't being released at that time. Until the name was released or the reporter sourced the information reliably, that was responsible journalism. What if there was a step-child, foster child, or another sibling and they published the wrong name?

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