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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's an awfully big coincidence, don't you think?

    If she won't testify, it'll be hard to get any kind of conviction. I'm more apt to believe her over the accused, but if there's no testimony, there's not much evidence.
    It may be a coincidence. I really have no idea. And yes, I agree. I am inclined to believe her, but if she won't cooperate, there's not much sense in the case being tried.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I love how the same people banging on at others about "assuming they did it" without a trial, are the same ones assuming they didn't without a trial.

    All I am commenting on is a standard of basic decency. That you don't threaten children. They you don't run families out of town.

    It's bad enough to automatically assume all girls and women who claim rape are liars. It's almost incomprehensible to defend this kind of rabid pack animal behavior.
    There is no assuming on my part.


    You are assuming one side of the story is correct when there is actually two sides here.
    If the allegations are true, I would feel truly bad for her, and demand justice. But we do not know they are true, and have been pretty much assured that they are not.

    But if not, and she is purposely making a false allegation, that is far worse. But we don't know that either.

    What we do know though is that the prosecutor made a determination that there wasn't enough evidence to support the charges, and they had to be dropped.
    Had to be!
    And as previously pointed out by another; It is a thing Prosecutors are not inclined to do unless they really don't have the evidence.

    So until there is more evidence, stop assuming.

    In addition the Prosecutor said the following.
    ... Rice called it a case of “incorrigible teenagers” drinking alcohol and having sex. “They were doing what they wanted to do, ...
    Coming from the Prosecutor, that speaks volumes as to what may, or may not have, occurred.
    Which would make sense. She wouldn't be deliberately lying, but is confused as to what happened.
    The point being; We do not know.



    Rice said charges were dropped for lack of evidence, but he added, declining to go into the specifics, that information brought to his attention regarding what happened “before, during and after” the incident also played a role in his actions.

    “There wasn’t any prosecuting attorney that could take that case to trial,” he said.

    “It had to be dismissed. And it was.”

    The parent of one of the teens at the Barnett house that night was the only one to comment briefly to The Star: “Our boys deserve an apology, and they haven’t gotten it yet.”

    In a later interview, Rice called it a case of “incorrigible teenagers” drinking alcohol and having sex. “They were doing what they wanted to do, and there weren’t any consequences. And it’s reprehensible. But is it criminal? No.”


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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Sometimes, the allegations are actually false.

    Duke lacrosse case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not saying anything about whether the allegations in the OP are true or not because I don't know, but there is a purpose for the criminal justice system and allegations does not equal convictions.
    There is no excuse for arson. Ever.

    The arsonists, the rapist, and the acquitting judge all deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    The boys haven't been charged with anything, correct?
    What?
    They were charged.
    Those charges were not supported by the evidence and were dropped.



    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Nor have any townspeople who threatened her, correct?
    Threatened her how?
    With what?
    Where are these threats?


    I have seen it reported that her daughter was called a skank, after charges were dropped, but that isn't a threat.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Well, according to all the sources I can find, the only people doing anything about anything are Anonymous. Sad state of affairs.
    Anonymous should mind there own business.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Small towns and football players? You are talking about systems of privilege, folks, and these are the same systems that produce so much sociopathic behavior among college and then pro athletes. When you create a group of people who can walk on water by protecting them from the consequences of their actions because you derive some sort of weird ego gratification from their sports accomplishments, what other expectation do you have?

    Just remember what really counts here -- We're number one!!
    It's like Penn State all over again.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    There is no excuse for arson. Ever.

    The arsonists, the rapist, and the acquitting judge all deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
    Not without a fair trial, not in the media, but in a court of law. We don't know the truth, and to say otherwise, is dishonesty.
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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    There is no excuse for arson. Ever.

    The arsonists, the rapist, and the acquitting judge all deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
    I know, those constitutional provisions are such a pain in the ass, aren't they? We should suspend them whenever people are really, really mad.

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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Not without a fair trial, not in the media, but in a court of law. We don't know the truth, and to say otherwise, is dishonesty.
    Screw the truth or a need for a trial. We've read about it on the Internet and that should be enough for any conviction. Besides, we shouldn't even have trials unless conviction is guaranteed.

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    re: Small Town Turns On Girl Who Was Allegedly Raped By HS Football Player [#303, #380]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I love how the same people banging on at others about "assuming they did it" without a trial, are the same ones assuming they didn't without a trial.

    All I am commenting on is a standard of basic decency. That you don't threaten children. They you don't run families out of town.

    It's bad enough to automatically assume all girls and women who claim rape are liars. It's almost incomprehensible to defend this kind of rabid pack animal behavior.
    You mean like progressives blaming Bush after he is has been gone for 6 ****ing years?

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