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  •  Believe what you want. (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil

    As a general rule, law enforcement doesn't go to great lengths because most rape cases don't even go to trial because the odds of conviction are so low.  And most rapes aren't even reported for exactly the same reason, victims know that odds are nothing will come of reporting it.  Even the "great lengths" statement is not accurate.  Your standard rape kit doesn't include an immediate test for date rape drugs, for example, just sample collection - but unless analyzed immediately, date rape drugs and their metabolic byproducts typically break down.  And about 40% of rape kits in the US are never even analyzed at all, for the same above reason.

    As for specific state laws, I recommend reading the report I linked earlier on the subject.

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      Sparhawk

      You could just cite the laws if they're in the report. Which laws mandate special requirements for prosecuting rspe cases? Cite the laws.

      Just for clarification, do you agree or disagree that sexual contact and the woman's accusation (alone) should not be enough for a guilty verdict?

      Please proceed, Governor.

      by USArmyParatrooper on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:28:33 AM PDT

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      •  Of course an accusation alone shouldn't be enough (0+ / 0-)

        to convict.  But neither should saying "it was consensual" by itself be enough to acquit.

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