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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    I would talk. Letting the murderer get away is not something I could take.
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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    More precisely, the law is bulls**t. You're as likely to get justice from a court as you would getting heads from a coin toss. If the person knew for a FACT that this person raped their child, I'd let him burn.
    How would someone know for a fact that someone raped their child other than their child's word?
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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I would talk. Letting the murderer get away is not something I could take.
    You brought up a good point which I am sure some of the posters did not think about. I think most people would have no problem with the child rapist behind bars getting ass raped by his fellow inmates, I know I do not have a problem with that. However like most people I would have a problem with the murder victim and victim's family not getting any actual justice and the murderer free to possibly kill again. It sounds all good letting the rapist go to jail for a crime he did not commit until you consider the consequences.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I would talk. Letting the murderer get away is not something I could take.
    That's an extremely good point.

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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I would talk. Letting the murderer get away is not something I could take.
    I would still keep it shut, because they may have a hard time finding the real murder. He raped my daughter, so of selfish reasons I rather want to see him behind bars. Also, it is easier to keep shut than to lie.

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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I would still keep it shut, because they may have a hard time finding the real murder. He raped my daughter, so of selfish reasons I rather want to see him behind bars. Also, it is easier to keep shut than to lie.
    You don't know he raped your daughter, but you do know he didn't commit the murder. Letting a person be put behind bars for a crime they didn't commit is just as bad, if not worse then letting a bad guy get away. The real murderer should be caught, not have you fulfill some revenge fantasy.
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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Here's a moral dilemma. The unthinkable happens -- some awful person rapes your 13 year-old daughter. Unfortunately, it's not possible to convict him, so you move away and try to put your life back together. A couple years later, you're at a restaurant when your favorite show comes on TV. At the same time, you notice the rapist sitting at another table looking not very happy. You choose not to confront him and try to just watch your show instead.

    A few days later, you learn that the rapist has been arrested for murder and that there's a good case against him. You are delighted at the thought that he'll likely go to prison. However, you learn that the time of the murders coincide with the time you saw the rapist in the restaurant. You're sure of the time because of the favorite TV show that was on. There's no way he could be the murderer. Perhaps he hired someone to do it, but you don't know that for a fact.

    If you come forward and tell the truth, the rapist won't be wrongfully convicted of murder. If you keep your mouth shut, he'll likely go to prison. What do you do?
    I would never involve myself with anything - If I were in that position then surely someone else who cares more would have seen him go to the restaurant, eat, etc etc etc.

    Me getting involved = legal fees and a headache.
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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    You don't know he raped your daughter, but you do know he didn't commit the murder. Letting a person be put behind bars for a crime they didn't commit is just as bad, if not worse then letting a bad guy get away. The real murderer should be caught, not have you fulfill some revenge fantasy.
    I do know he raped my daughter, I just didn't have the evidence to convict him. It says so in the first post.

    I know that the moral right thing to do is to give the rapist an alibi, but if that happened to me in real life I would not give him an alibi. I would want to see him behind bars.

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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Sorry....but "two wrongs don't make a right". To sit silent and allow an innocent man to be convicted is about an immoral of an offense that anyone could every commit.

    Having him convicted of a murder that he did not commit in no way does justice for the crime that he got away with.

    Remaining silent in this situation is as digusting and grotesque of a crime as the child rape.
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    Re: Do you give the rapist an alibi for a cime he didn't commit?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Remaining silent in this situation is as digusting and grotesque of a crime as the child rape.
    How can you equate not providing evidence with child rape?! That is just disgusting!

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