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  •  There are lots of problems (1+ / 0-)
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    at all stages of the process. Right now the balance seem to be stacked against the victims of rape. We need to find ways to correct that.

    •  Only if it preserves the rights of the accused (1+ / 0-)
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      Any 'solution' that fails to do so cannot be used.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:23:30 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah ... there are still "problems." (3+ / 0-)
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      Requiring evidence of crimes is SUCH a disadvantage to accusers, police and prosecutors.

      There are men still living who remember when the deck was stacked exactly the OTHER way ... at least when the victim was white and female and the accused was black and ... well, black.  In some jurisdictions "class" could be a stand in for "race" ..

      Fast forward a decade or two ... and there even more women who remember the "earnest resistance" standard, under which, if they hadn't suffered broken bones, and witnesses hadn't heard their screams ... "no case."

      Now, I don't know in which county of which state you reside, but where I live fully HALF the cops who investigate rape cases are women, and about a third of the Prosecutors and Judges are too.

      That's a very very different situation  than we'd expect to find in a forward position in Afghanistan.

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