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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but not at all surprising
    No, unfortunately, not at all surprising.

    It seems people think they are a "tough guy" if they support the death penalty. Just talk to someone whose loved one was falsely put to death who was later found post-mortem to be innocent and see if you still support it.

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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    What do you mean "wrong?" What I said happens has been documented many times over. Just because it didn't happen to you does not mean it doesn't happen regularly.

    False Rape Society: Young man falsely accused of rape tells False Rape Society his gripping story

    The truth hurts rape liar - NYPOST.com
    What I meant by WRONG is in response to this posted by YOU: "You've obviously never been around or have experience dealing with our "justice" system". Don't EVER tell me what I have experienced as YOU "obviously" do not know. I am sure that "justcie" is not perfect and that many get falsely accused (as I did), some of those even get falsely convicted but to assert that the "smart" thing to do is simply for the innocent to cop a plea to something and then HOPE, later, and on their own, without any "free" legal representation resources being supplied (as MUST be done for the initial criminal charges), that they may not suffer for that decision, and will somehow get it reversed (as in this very newsworthy RARE case) is insane. It is not easy to fight IRS either yet I have done that and largely prevailed as well. If we simply accept the power of 'authority' and take the path of least resistance then "we the sheeple" are all doomed. Remember that, in this country, WE are the gov't and can speak out, even from behind bars.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I have tremendous sympathy for rape victims and hope they can heal and see justice. However, I have ZERO sympathy for anyone who falsely accuses someone of rape. Doing that to someone is almost as bad as raping them. It also hurts real rape victims because these kind of cases can plant a seed of doubt in real cases. It's very disturbing.

    The actual charges were brought as 'the state of XX vs. my name', and it is very hard to sue the state, as I discovered, especially since your 'damages', if not convicted are 'minor'. Even if you are convicted, the state has to represent the accuser, just as they have to supply you with legal council (a public defender), so it is hard to prove that the stated acted 'incorrectly' by simply bringing the charges.


    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's awful. I'm really sorry you had to go through all that. Did the false victim try to do anything to make it up to you? Seriously, as soon as she reached adulthood, she should have done something like give you 20% of everything she earned for 20 years. It's not that that would make it all better, but it's something.
    The 'accuser' in this case was really the parents, that were mad that they had no control over their childs behavior and after beating her (the real crime), but of course accusing me of having done that. I was surprised that the state did not include assault and battery in the charges and elevate it to a forcable rape charge. I think that even the responding officers could sense the real situation, but they filed the report and the police commissioner/DA decided to charge me with only 'statutory rape' a much lesser offense, based only on the actual age of the "victim".
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    If Innocent people get executed wrongly then its just acceptable collateral damage..
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    If Innocent people get executed wrongly then its just acceptable collateral damage..
    Collateral damage? So this poor guy in jail for10 years for nothing was ok because some judge sentenced someone to death? Whose crimes do you want to collaterally pay for?

    This is why we shouldn't have the death penalty - and this is why false accusations that destroy someone's life should be met with hellfire.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    An update:

    Woman who recanted rape claim likely to keep $750,000 settlement - latimes.com

    No - they still haven't decided if they're going to press charges against her.
    AND she doesn't even have to pay back the $750K

    That's such bull****! It's bad enough that we toss innocent people in jail - but when they get out and don't receive any attempt at compensation or reconciliation I'm just floored. . . Justice? For who? Why does it stop being a concern?

    Is there a trust fund or charity for him? I'll donate.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    If Innocent people get executed wrongly then its just acceptable collateral damage..
    No, that's completely unacceptable. I can recommend a book by an attorney named Barry Scheck named Actual Innocence. It shows how we often get it wrong. It's shocking.

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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    An update:

    Woman who recanted rape claim likely to keep $750,000 settlement - latimes.com

    No - they still haven't decided if they're going to press charges against her.
    AND she doesn't even have to pay back the $750K

    That's such bull****! It's bad enough that we toss innocent people in jail - but when they get out and don't receive any attempt at compensation or reconciliation I'm just floored. . . Justice? For who? Why does it stop being a concern?

    Is there a trust fund or charity for him? I'll donate.
    That's appalling. If anything, she should have to give that money to the man she falsely accused and then do some time herself. I'm so disgusted by this case.

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