The glories of the State shall not be infringed upon.
SF Gate reports:
Texas high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to chant the name of a basketball player – the same athlete she said had raped her [He did rape her. He plea bargained for an assault charge.] four months earlier – lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal Monday.
A federal appeals court ruled in September that the cheerleader was speaking for the school, not herself, and had no right to remain silent when called on to cheer the athlete by name…
Federal courts have also ordered H.S. and her parents to reimburse the district more than $45,000 for the costs of defending against a frivolous suit.
This is how they found her – ABC News reports:
H.S. was a 16-year-old junior at Silsbee High School, when, drunk at an October 2008 house party after a football game, she was pushed onto a pool table, then to the floor by Bolton, a star athlete who played football and basketball. Rountree allegedly joined in on the assault.
“They start fondling her, disrobing her from the waist down,” said H.S.’ attorney Larry Watts. “Putting her on the floor, she starts saying, ‘Stop, no,’ calls for help.”
H.S. was then raped, according to court documents, as other partygoers, hearing her screams, banged on the door to the room. When the door burst open, the documents allege, Bolton and Rountree had made their way out a window in an adjacent bathroom.
A private school would be worried about keeping a known rapist around since parents might yank their kids out and the school would lose funding. Not so with our criminal socialist public school system. No such market forces exist; hence, why cheerleaders are punished while rapists roam free.