Case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn dismissed

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23 Aug 2011, 11:19 am

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23 Aug 2011, 7:50 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/sex-charges-dropped-against-strauss-kahn-160543983.html


A classic case of a lying woman yelling rape.

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23 Aug 2011, 7:53 pm

If there is a reasonable doubt, people should not be charged as guilty. These accusations are obviously doubtful.

When there is a struggle, it almost always leaves marks, scratches, or something. This was most likely consensual sex based on the lack of struggle.



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23 Aug 2011, 7:54 pm

The thing with cases that involve high-profile people, such as DSK, is that the accuser is tougher to believe because sometimes they are trying to extort money from the accused. Not saying this is the case in all high-profile cases, but it's more likely than when an average Joe is accused of the same crime.



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24 Aug 2011, 12:47 pm

I think it is a mistake to draw generalities.

Something sexual clearly took place. But the people responsible for proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the act was not consensual cearly did not believe that they could do so.

Two important principles come into play here. First is the presumption of innocence. The second, equally important, is that the role of a public prosecutor is not to secure convictions, but rather to secure the administration of justice. Prosecuting a shaky case is not fulfilling a prosecutor's duty, but rather a violation of it.

But that does not mean that events did not unfold as M. Strauss-Kahn's accuser has alleged.


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