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    A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over - latimes.com

    Banks had served five years in prison for the alleged rape, and now he was unemployed and weary. So he replied to Wanetta Gibson with a question: Would she meet with him and a private investigator? She agreed.

    At the meeting, which was secretly recorded, Gibson said she had lied. "No," she was quoted as saying, "he did not rape me."
    Anyone want to venture a guess on what this dude had to do to survive in prison on a rape charge?

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

    He was a fool to have plead guilty, as it leaves no recourse to sue the accuser (or the state). As usual it is the taxpayers that lose in the end as they paid this liar $1.5 million in tax money (via the schools fault in the non-rape), now long gone I would bet.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    He was a fool to have plead guilty, as it leaves no recourse to sue the accuser (or the state). As usual it is the taxpayers that lose in the end as they paid this liar $1.5 million in tax money (via the schools fault in the non-rape), now long gone I would bet.
    Banks had a choice: He could take the he said-she said case to trial and, if convicted, risk being sentenced to 41 years to life in prison. Or, as his lawyer advised, he could accept a plea deal.

    From a public perspective is that most people equate a plea bargain as an admission of guilt when it is normally just trying to not end up ****ed over even worse.

    The system forces you

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

    I foresee a lawsuit, but does this b**** have any money to sue for?

    Rape is a terrible crime, but surely there has to be more than her word against his to get a conviction, doesn't there?
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    So where is she? What are the charges against her?

    She better be in ****ing jail now - you don't utterly destroy someone's life so cruely over some stupid 'what my mommy thought of me' crap - and then just get away with it.

    Justice = tossing her lying skank ass in the clink and losing that damned key.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    He was a fool to have plead guilty, as it leaves no recourse to sue the accuser (or the state). As usual it is the taxpayers that lose in the end as they paid this liar $1.5 million in tax money (via the schools fault in the non-rape), now long gone I would bet.
    You've obviously never been around or have experience dealing with our "justice" system. With a charge like rape, the prosecutor will give you a chance for a plea deal, plea guilty and get a much shorter sentence from a lesser charge. Plea not guilty, make your victim testify in front of a jury watching her cry, and they will bury you alive. I've seen people go from 2 years probation to 25 years in prison by pleading not guilty and going to trial.

    Like I said, I don't agree with our "justice" system but its what we have. This thread is yet another reason why I think they should abolish the sex offender registry.

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

    Pleading guilty, even when one knows he's innocent, isn't ground to dismiss this man's claim to recompense at all. Often time's one's lawyer, who may even believe you are guilty, will advice you to plead guilty as part of a deal if he thinks you can't win in court, maybe the evidence seems to be so stacked against you the reasonable option is to plead for 10 years with parole as opposed to what appears to be a certain likelihood of 25 without. Fear of being locked away for 25 can make you plead for 10. Its an in perfect aspect of our legal system, but it happens and there's articles on how prosecutors can use it to draw guilty pleas from people by threatening them with their very freedom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So where is she? What are the charges against her?

    She better be in ****ing jail now - you don't utterly destroy someone's life so cruely over some stupid 'what my mommy thought of me' crap - and then just get away with it.

    Justice = tossing her lying skank ass in the clink and losing that damned key.
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    Not just that; but the penalty for being caught lying about any crime that led to a guilty conviction and sentence *because* of such lies should have a horrifically harsh sentence to deter the convenience of the lie to begin with if it's overturned and found to be completely false from the beginning like this.

    You have to be one sick person to treat someone like that . . . our worry over 'punishing the victim and deterring them from reporting the crime' shouldn't put countless innocent men in jail like this - it happens quite frequently, I'm sure.

    Apparently it could happen to anyone - for no damn reason at all. to convict someone there should be real evidence; not a story = sorry = no matter what crime we're talking about a story should never *ever* be 'enough'
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    Re: A 10-year nightmare over rape conviction is over

    its things like this that make me against the death penalty.

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