“Even though I don’t have the privilege of knowing Kiera Wilmot, I believe we all have the responsibility to stand up with one another whenever there is injustice, and felt I had to do whatever I could to make sure the unjust felony charges were dropped,” said Maggie Gilman, the creator of [a very successful] petition, in a statement circulated by Change.org. “I’m very thankful to the 195,000 people who stood with Kiera and signed the petition on Change.org!” http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/15/charges-dropped-against-florida-teen-over-amateur-science-experiment/
Dropping the charges against Kiera got a big nudge on May 8 when NewsOne.com implied that the Assistant Attorney for Florida was prejudice. NewsOne reported:
"Attorney Who Advised Kiera Be Charged With Felony, Drops Charges In White Teen’s Fatal Case Days Later"
Assistant State Attorney Tammy Glotfelty, who advised Officer Gregory Rhoden to charge 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot with a felony, has some explaining to do. Just days after doling out a stiff charge for Kiera, Glotfelty decided not to bring any charges against White 13-year-old Taylor Richardson, who mistakenly killed his younger brother with a BB gun, because she deemed his case was a “tragic accident.”