This morning Kathryn Knott, the Philadelphia homophobe and gay basher, was convicted of simple assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit simple assault; she was acquitted of four felony counts, including aggravated assault on each of the victims.
Knott cried as the verdict was read, though I doubt she cried as much as the two men she and her friends beat up without provocation last year. She’ll remain free on bail until her February 8 sentencing, where she may just get probation on the misdemeanor counts, but could, and should, get up to two years in jail.
At first, I was angry, annoyed, and bothered by the verdict, and I will no doubt, be angry and annoyed when the sentencing is said and done because I believe she’ll get off rather easily; I don’t see her in jail for two years, nit that I don’t think she deserves it.
But, this will follow her the rest of her days; due to her complete lack of judgment, her possible, drunkenness, and her idea that gay is something to be looked down upon or laughed at, she will forever be known for being convicted of assault.
Years from now, as people meet her, and she looks for work, acquaintances and employers will be able to Google her name and the search will yield:
Kathryn Knott Guilty of Assault
And I like that because maybe, just maybe, it will be a learning moment for future Kathryn Knott’s to think twice before they open their mouths or close their fists.