isn't there a way for the victims to make an appeal or something ?
this is a load of bullshit. I understand where you're coming fromSD, but this isnt the time, nor place, nor do i agree with you in any way. this man shouldve been shot. if i meet him in the future, i'd consider it. maybe locking himin my basement for a month?
Yeah, I mean, that's how justice works. Just because he had previously been found guilty of raping a 12 year old, that doesn't automatically mean that he dragged and raped these two women.
Originally Posted by StealDragon
This is how justice is supposed to work. No bias.
Though he'd have to be pretty good at the dragging from bed thing to not have the victims call out for help.
Yeah sounds like the prosecution must have had a pretty crappy case. Which is surprising, cos it looks like (if it happened) they should have been able to gather enough evidence for a conviction.
SD's right, though. If the prosecution couldn't prove it, then there's no way they could convict him. There really is no proof that his version of events - that the girls used sex to get free drugs then turned on him - isn't true. There's no end of stories about stupid kids doing stupid shit around these days.
Of course, if it is true, then it's fucking horrible. But if it's not, then those girls are absolute bitches. I hate girls who call "rape" if there was none, just for some selfish agenda. No matter what the case, and no matter how much evidence against it, so long as a guy is known as someone who has had a rape charge laid against him, his life's over. Because everyone treats him exactly as you are all treating him now. It's such a ridiculously powerful weapon, and it's so easy for a girl to use. I actually wrote a paper on this in Uni.
But anyway, at the end of the day...
lol American legal system.
Which is why I say, "to bad they no longer have lynch mobs."
Originally Posted by Sherman
...Though, since we are talking about Darlington, in rural South Carolina, I think I might actually get my wish. Bet you five bucks he won't live to the end of the year. Maybe the Darlington guards will make a re-appearance for great justice(move zig)...
So like... if he was found innocent... wouldn't that mean that the girls were found guilty of lying about being raped? Were they punished in any way?
But shit. I can't believe they couldn't find any other evidence to support their case. I mean if it was rape, couldn't they check for damage to the hymen (probably the wrong term) because the girls wouldn't have been aroused? or if it was consensual sex, then he what reason would he have to wear gloves? And I know the basis is innocent until proven guilty , not the other way round but shouldn't he still have to bring in the drugs in question?
The justice system is a labyrinthial (made a word) horror of red tape and free passes. That's the norm, nowadays.
And no, perjury isn't given to someone on the grounds that they don't have enough evidence to prove their case.
The only thing I can say about this is...well, long live modern democracy.
err... even if he seems to not be innocent, how can your criticize modern democracy like that ?
Do you really think it was better when people were arbitrarily killed without much proof ???
having to prove that someone is guilty may let some bad persons out, but it is still way more preferable than for the persons to be considered guilty a priori..
I don't think you want me to answer that question, but I will say that it depends on the person and the crime, sometimes I think it was better, sometimes not. I think I should point out, I really like the judge in "And Then There Were None."
Originally Posted by shautieh