Friday, January 16, 2015

Fake Hate Charlie Rogers Ordered Back to Jail

Charlie Rogers is back in the news today:

  • Charlie Rogers, 36, didn’t show up for her 90-day jail sentence Thursday
  • Already served one week jail and was given two years probation
  • In 2012 Rogers told police three masked men broke into her Lincoln home
  • She said they tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light the house on fire
  • Convicted of lying about the attack in 2013
  • Rogers' probation officer did not sign her finishing documents 
  • She was ordered to 250 hours community service, undergo treatment and get a job



A 36-year-old woman convicted of a hate crime hoax in Nebraska hasn't shown up for jail time that she was required to serve because she didn't meet the conditions of her probation.
Charlie Rogers is a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln basketball player who was convicted of lying to police about being attacked by three masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin. 
She has said she's a lesbian.
A prosecutor told the Lincoln Journal Star Thursday that Rogers' probation officer didn't sign a document that would have waived the 90-day jail term ordered at her April 2013 sentencing. 
No show: Charlie Rogers (center) didn’t show up for her 90-day jail sentence Thursday after failing to complete all the terms of her probation. She is seen here leaving court in 2013
No show: Charlie Rogers (center) didn’t show up for her 90-day jail sentence Thursday after failing to complete all the terms of her probation. She is seen here leaving court in 2013
Charlie Rogers, 33, who ranks second in career blocked shots for the University of Nebraska's Cornhuskers, told police the men broke into her Lincoln house on July 22 and attacked her
Charlie Rogers, 33, who ranks second in career blocked shots for the University of Nebraska's Cornhuskers, told police the men broke into her Lincoln house on July 22 and attacked her
False report: Rogers, who was a star basket player at the University of Nebraska, told police three masked men broke into her Lincoln house on July 22 and attacked her, leaving her face and body bruised (right)
Rogers was immediately required to serve seven days in jail, which she fulfilled.
The terms of her probation included 250 hours of community service and a requirement to get a full-time job.
Chief Deputy County Attorney Pat Condon said Rogers didn't show up as required at 8 a.m. Thursday at Lancaster County Jail because her probation documents had been finished. 
A jailer said Rogers still wasn't in custody there on Friday.
Rogers' lawyer didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press. 
The county's chief deputy probation officer has declined to talk about Rogers and her probation problems.
Prosecutors say Rogers reported in July 12, 2012, that the men who attacked her tried to set fire to her home before leaving. 
Failed: Rogers, once a star basketball player (picutred), had done less than 10 percent of the 250 community service hours she needed to finish during her probation at the end of 2013, court records show
Failed: Rogers, once a star basketball player (picutred), had done less than 10 percent of the 250 community service hours she needed to finish during her probation at the end of 2013, court records show
A neighbor told police that Rogers crawled from her home naked, bleeding and screaming for help.
Rogers' story quickly fell apart, and prosecutors said she faked the attack because she thought it would inspire change in the treatment of gay people. 
Prosecutors said Rogers purchased zip ties, a box cutter and white gloves shortly before the attack, and that the evidence didn't support what she said had happened.
Judge Gale Pokorny read a message on her Facebook page shortly before the alleged attack, in which she wrote, 'So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me.' 
Scene: A neighbor told police that on the night of the alleged attack, Rogers crawled from her home naked, bleeding and screaming for help
Scene: A neighbor told police that on the night of the alleged attack, Rogers crawled from her home naked, bleeding and screaming for help
Rogers has maintained her innocence.  
The reported attack provoked outrage and spread fear among Lincoln's gay community, and hundreds of people turned out for a rally outside the state Capitol. 
At the time, Lincoln was debating whether to adopt a proposed 'fairness ordinance' that would have banned discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation, and tensions were high among those on both sides of the issue. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2913550/Nebraskan-convicted-hate-crime-hoax-no-jail.html#ixzz3P2W77vCT
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2 comments:

tania cadogan said...

I wonder if she will play her sexuality card?

She's being harassed because she is gay?

The state gas a vendetta against her for whatever reason she can think of?

She wanted to do something for the cause, will she now use this as her contribution to the cause?

I wonder what excuse she will give for not fulfilling her probation requirements.
Will she claim she is unemployable because of the case and media coverage?
Will she claim she is unemployable because of her sexuality?

She will use this to garner support and sympathy.
I will expect a statement from her attorney or more likely herself or a video statement.

john said...

OT:

Mitt Romney Still Cagey on Presidential Run at RNC Meeting

Mitt Romney spoke to the winter meeting of the Republican National Convention at a reception on board the USS Midway in San Diego Friday night and neither confirmed nor denied that he would be running for president a third time, making mostly veiled references to the rumors.

"There's some speculation that I might run for a position I've ran for before," he said. "Let me state unequivocally… that I have no intention of running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts."

The audience laughed, but then Romney turned to more serious matters, taking shots at his former rival's handling of the world.

"I used to joke that President Obama didn't have a foreign policy, and that was a joke of course because he did a foreign policy … A foreign policy that was characterized by speaking loudly and carrying a small stick."

He added, "The results of the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama foreign policy have been devastating" and listed off hot-spots around the world from Paris to Syria to Yemen to Nigeria to Crimea to South America.

"Our party must stand for making the world safer, and our principles will do that, and we have to make that point loud and clear."

Making one more quip about the wide speculation that he will toss his hat into the 2016 ring, Romney said he gets asked all the time, "What does Ann think of this?"

"She says, 'I know people get better with experience,'" he said. "And Lord knows I have experience running for president."

Romney surprised many last week by telling former donors he was reconsidering his opposition to running again.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/mitt-romney-still-cagey-presidential-run-rnc-meeting-n288126