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  •  Yes they do get prosecuted for it. (0+ / 0-)

    And I say that from personal experience as a defence lawyer.

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:44:08 PM PST

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    •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm fascinated (no joke).  Someone actually takes such a thing to court and expects to win?  Do they?

      •  Well, at least in my jurisdiction there is an (0+ / 0-)

        incredible amount of pressure on prosecutors not to drop cases.  Especially sexual assault.  My most recent case where this happened got thrown out of court at the preliminary inquiry.  But not before my client spent thousands of dollars and had this hanging over his head for a year.

        We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

        by RageKage on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:26:54 PM PST

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