Federal Attorney Says Statement on Twin Falls Assault Misinterpreted
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says a statement she made on the Twin Falls Assault of a 5-year-old girl has been misinterpreted. Olson in her latest statement says the media, public, and bloggers have inaccurately reported her statements of support for the young victim and authorities. According to her statement some reported she would arrest or prosecute anyone for First Amendment protected speech. Here is part of that statement:
"I issued the statement because public officials in Twin Falls have received threats. Certain threatening or harassing communications may violate federal law and will be investigated. I am also concerned that intentionally false and inflammatory rumors are creating an unsafe environment in Twin Falls. In this case, it appears that the threats have resulted from false and inflammatory information spread about this crime, often times by those from outside of the community. I encourage all to be patient while the juvenile justice system works. I also encourage all to support this victim and her family."