What can be done now for Julie Amero?
June 1, 2007 7:57 AM Subscribe
Julie Amero. Are there ANY concrete actions a non-expert stranger could take to decrease the chance she'll do jail time?
posted by lorimer to law & government (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
is the substitute teacher in Connecticut who's currently facing up to 40 years in jail, for having been present in the same room as a malware-infested computer when it displayed popup porn ads in view of students. She's gotten international support from amazed techies (including a full-page ad in her local paper, taken out by 28 concerned computer science professors, saying she did not originate and could not have controlled the popups).
Her sentencing has now been postponed twice (maybe a good sign?) and is currently scheduled for June 6th. Her husband has a small blog
with a list of local officials' contact info but it's not clear which of these officials would be important or relevant to contact at this point. Beyond that, is there anything else I or others could do? (Legal, sane and non-assholish please... this is a serious situation, please let's talk about real possibilities if there are any left.) There was a mefi thread about this in January
but it has no discussion of actions that could be taken.
I find this a truly frightening case -- sure makes me want to never again be in the same classroom as a child and a computer.