Twitter reacts to Patrick Kane not being charged
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Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will not face any charges after a three-month police investigation involving him and a woman turned up insufficient evidence to pursue, an Erie County (N.Y) district attorney announced on Thursday.
“The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation,” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita said in a news release. Sedita said the “so-called case” was “rife with reasonable doubt.”
While Sedita’s announcement signaled an end to the criminal aspect of the allegations against Kane, it reopened debate in social media.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Thursday’s news:
Patrick Kane is a cautionary tale that the legal system moves slower than social media and pro sports not to rush to judgment to discipline.
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) November 5, 2015
— Tom Gloodt (@TTGloodt) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter Sounds like a Roethlisberger
— eLevate Mao (@eLevateMao) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter DRose next
— Scalabrine the GOAT (@NotARoleModeI) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter bruh what's new I wish I was a celebrity getting away with crimes
— cortes-zarif (@euthyphro__) November 5, 2015
— D. Merc. (@DoubledMercado) November 5, 2015
— Z-Man (@ZacharyMichaelL) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter "because he plays for the Chicago Blackhawks"
— Big Dirty Uncle (@RRataiczak) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter I'm so glad we live in a country where the defendant is innocent until proven guilty. So many people were against Kane early
— Carter Man (@ImDerBatman) November 5, 2015
@SportsCenter good!!! She's a liar and so is her mom.
— Todd Morin (@toddmorin35) November 5, 2015
Soooo….I think Patrick Kane deserves another day with the Stanley Cup. #blackhawks2016
— Jilly (@JillDawsonJ) November 5, 2015
That Patrick Kane will not be charged with rape does not mean you dismiss all claims of rape. Women in that situation need support not doubt
— Michele (@inthefade) November 5, 2015
If Patrick Kane was smart he'd sue the "victim" for defamation after all the sponsorships he lost during the investigation.
— Kyle MacKay (@KyleMacKay8) November 5, 2015
If Patrick Kane was a working class man of color, I'm pretty sure the evidence would have been considered more than sufficient.
— All Five Weekdys (@austinjanuzzi) November 5, 2015
No charges to be laid against Patrick Kane. I wonder how many man hours police and prosecutors burned through on this. #waste
— nicholas bockstael (@MrBockstael) November 5, 2015