Over the last 15 months, the attorney general Kathleen Kane has received many messages gotten from the state email server that shows many political officials and employees trading pornographic, racist, and misogynist messages. From this, there were jokes about rape and sexual assault, messages that insulted other minorities including African Americans, and even insults thrown at people because of their weight, sexual orientation, and religion. There have even been two Supreme Court justices and other officials that have been in the offices of the attorney general that have been caught in the scandal.
From there, there have even been pictures depicting oral sex, a man fending off two African American women while carrying fried chicken and a caption that reads “BRAVERY at its Finest.” The sender eve has a group of messages that were sent to friends that said “how friggin gay re you?”
The emails have a lot of misogyny, racism, homophobia, and even white privilege. This whole set of messages taints everyone in the judicial branch as well, and some of these are in particular really disgusting, and it gives the impression that every white male office holder in the state is a creep.
Within this scandal, even with a new twist, there has been little uproar of the residents, but many still pay attention to this mess as well.
However, one part of the problem with this scandal is to separate the “creeps” from the heroes. Kane, who was the first woman to be elected into the office, does face a criminal indictment of felony perjury and multiple misdemeanors on an unrelated case as well, one where she leaked jury information to embarrass a political rival and lying about it under oath.
The result of this is that the state’s top law enforcement official now has her license suspended and now is trying to get removed from office. She uncovered the scandalous emails through another investigation, and has maintained that she is still innocent of the charges. She has said that she is a powerful, political angry that she shared in the emails.
However, now there is questioning about the emails, saying that they were sent by her twin sister, who is a state prosecutor and the top deputies. She had been pushed to release them, at first saying that they weren’t a part of the scandal but now is getting pushed to release them. Now, the scandal is being used to divert attention from her own legal issues, manipulating this to play out as the victim. If she is removed, many people will believe it has to do with the emails. Her use of it is actually worse than the scandal itself.
Right now, there have been about 10,000 messages released with a potential of over 100,000 possibly. Right now, the scandal has currently caused six state employees to be fired and the resignation of one of the Supreme Court Judges. Another could be taken down as well, and at least 60 people have been reprimanded, with Kane’s sister possibly being so in the future.