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  •  Here's your evidence: (3+ / 0-)
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    The suspect admitted she didn't give consent. From the transcript:

    V: No, that’s not what that says ... (reading police report). He stated the victim did say no, he does recall the victim rolling over and saying no. That’s me saying no during the act, that’s me not giving consent.

    What "level of consent" are you talking about? The fact that they had been sexual in the past? The fact that she invited him into her house? The fact that she was partially undressed when he got there? None of those things qualifies.

    You might need some remedial classes on what constitutes sexual consent.

    Investigate or be incriminated.

    by chase on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 10:51:18 AM PDT

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      You might need some remedial classes on what constitutes sexual consent.

      You might need some remedial classes on what constitutes reasonable doubt.

      What "level of consent" are you talking about? The fact that they had been sexual in the past? The fact that she invited him into her house? The fact that she was partially undressed when he got there? None of those things qualifies.

      While none of these things legally qualifies as consent, you have to convince 12 ordinary people that a person deserves to have their life ruined and freedom taken away for years based on the fact that there is no reasonable doubt that a rape occurred.

      The fact that they had been consensually sexual in the past, that she invited him in, that she was partially undressed, yeah, that says to me "reasonable doubt". I'm not even sure I'd vote to convict (and put someone in jail for a looong time) with that fact pattern, his statements notwithstanding.

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      by Sparhawk on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 03:43:11 PM PDT

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      •  I hope you're never on a rape jury (0+ / 0-)

        He admitted in his statement to the police that she said "no".

        By your standard there'd be no such thing as acquaintance rape. Justice doesn't mean looking at statistics and then just throwing up your hands.

        Investigate or be incriminated.

        by chase on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 02:42:14 PM PDT

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