Victim of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Luke O’Donovan Sentenced to 10 Years for Self-Defense: Family & Friends Rally in Support while Attackers Remain Free
On December 31, 2012, O’Donovan was attacked, beaten and stabbed by at least five men shouting homophobic slurs at a New Year’s Eve party. O’Donovan defended himself with a pocketknife and left the scene, receiving treatment for stab wounds and injuries to his head and body at an Atlanta Medical Center. Hours later, police arrested O’Donovan as he was receiving treatment, charging him five counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A superseding charge of attempted murder was handed down to O’Donovan at a later date.
This is AKIN to what is known as
- MALICIOUS PROSECUTION -
An action for damages brought by one against whom a civil suit or criminal proceeding has been unsuccessfully commenced without Probable Cause and for a purpose other than that of bringing the alleged offender to justice.
Where it is Decided, generally by someone in a Position of Power - Who is Either Attempting to Cover Up Crimes they or Others within their Circle have Committed, or Decides that an Individual is GUILTY, and Goes about Finding Something That can be Pinned/Charged Against the Victim, generally, Criminally.
An action for malicious prosecution is the remedy for baseless and malicious litigation. It is not limited to criminal prosecutions but may be brought in response to any baseless and malicious litigation or prosecution, whether criminal or civil. The criminal defendant or civil respondent in a baseless and malicious case may later file this claim in civil court against the parties who took an active role in initiating or encouraging the original case. The defendant in the initial case becomes the plaintiff in the malicious prosecution suit, and the plaintiff or prosecutor in the original case becomes the defendant. In most states the claim must be filed within a year after the end of the original case.