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  •  It's possible that it was aliens, too. (0+ / 0-)

    That doesn't make it likely.  And neither is it likely that five separate courts reviewing his case all came to the same conclusion ruling against him means it's all a giant nonsensical setup (would have been FAR, orders of magnitude easier to extradite him to the US without this complicated legal tangle - this would be one of the most difficult ways imaginable to extradite to the US).

    And did you ever consider the possibility that your activist friend actually did get away with rape - like most rapists?  The conviction rate is pathetic.

    •  Not a friend, but I trust his supporters (0+ / 0-)
      And did you ever consider the possibility that your activist friend actually did get away with rape - like most rapists?
      I was in favor of the activist work he was doing, he was making comparision videos of police traffic stops in white and black areas ... and certain police officers didn't like him.

      The accuser had a warrent out that was withdrawn after she agreed to testify. In the police investigation no physical evidence was taken -- they didn't collect finger prints at the woman's apartment where he allegedly entered without permission and raped her. In other words, the police didn't treat the investigation seriously, but they sure were enthusiatic about putting him in prison for serious time.

      Giving birth (giving life) should be a gift not an obligation or women and poor people are 2nd class by definition

      by julifolo on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:30:22 AM PST

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      •  So... you're saying.... (0+ / 0-)

        a girl said she was raped... and the police did a crap job... and that means she wasn't raped?

        Wow.  Just wow.  One in four women will be raped in the course of their life, but because you like the guy and the police suck, hey, that means she wasn't raped, everyone!!!!

        •  Sorry... (0+ / 0-)

          I shouldn't let my emotions change me from keeping a level tone in this debate.  It's sort of a personal issue for me.

          •  I did not intend to upset you. (0+ / 0-)

            The reason I replied to your comment was that I thought you were implying that there was no other reason that someone would call what is happening with Assange "harrassment" than that they are "playing down rape".

            The perceived reasons why prosecutors persue a trial matter to me because I have seen local corruption, and real harm done locally because of that corruption.

            I think it reasonable that honest progressives can believe that Assange is being "harrassed" because of their own horrible experiences with police and prosecutor corruption ... and not be rape apologists. This conversation is getting far from the topic of the diary ... which is a lot about the excesses of the prosecutor who had targeted Swartz. The crap prosecutor for my county has some similarities to the crap prosecutor who targeted Swartz.

            I get the impression you think I am a rape apologist because I believe that the local activist was falsely accused, and never had doubts about the conclusions of his lawyers and supporters.

            a girl said she was raped... and the police did a crap job... and that means she wasn't raped?
            I'm sorry I implied that was the only reason I didn't believe he was a rapist. There were many problematical aspects, and I only remember a few. I mentioned the lack of fingerprints (the failure to even search) as an example. The lawyers who defended the activist and his supporters (who know more of the story than I do) believe the "crap job" the police did was deliberate. Because if they had searched for his fingerprints in the woman's apartment they would not have found any. Because they were attempting to frame him.

            Giving birth (giving life) should be a gift not an obligation or women and poor people are 2nd class by definition

            by julifolo on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:14:06 PM PST

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