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Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)
NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources report

The Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened.

Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation.

The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.

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TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; atlanta; atlantafalcons; brianbanks; california; falcons; georgia; losangeles; nfl

1 posted on 09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I hope the female loser is proud of her self.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 1:18:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: nickcarraway

False rape accusations should be treated as serious as rapes. Both destroy lives.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: hal ogen
Long Beach Unified wins judgment against accuser in false rape case against Brian Banks

As far as I know, she has never been charged for her actions.

4 posted on 09/02/2013 1:22:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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5 posted on 09/02/2013 1:27:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: hal ogen

She should spend 5 years in prison and 5 years on probation.

As much as I dislike Mike Tyson I believe he too was charged with a rape he did not commit . Any woman stupid enough to go to Tysons apartment has to expect to have sex.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: nickcarraway

of course the woman won’t do any jail time. ought to haveto do at least the same amount of time the INNOCENT guy did.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jonty30

i’d love to know how a guy gets his reputation back to what it was before a false rape conviction. for all those that think it ain’t no big deal.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Venturer

Venturer: “She should spend 5 years in prison and 5 years on probation.”

I don’t know. As much as I’d love to see her punished—severely—I’m not sure it’s worth discouraging others from coming forward and admitting they falsely accused someone. That’s a tough call. I do think he should be able to sue her, but I’d be willing to bet she has very little worth taking.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 1:44:19 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: nickcarraway
The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation.

Wait a minute....she sent a guy to prison for five years and there is no repercussions...

I understand she was 16 year old...

10 posted on 09/02/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Jonty30
Actually a false rape charge is more harmful to the man then the actual rape is to a woman.

A raped woman can at least get sympathy from society and her reputation is intact. A falsely accused man however has his reputation and life destroyed and is demonized and shunned by society. Even if the false charge is recanted later (and most of them are not), the damage has been done.

11 posted on 09/02/2013 1:50:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: CitizenUSA
 I do think he should be able to sue her, but I’d be willing to bet she has very little worth taking.

She's an unwed mother of two living on welfare because she and her mother blew through the millions of dollars they won by suing the school for allowing a "rape" to occur on school grounds. She didn't volunteer that she falsely accused him because she didn't want to have to pay the money back. She was trapped on a hidden camera.

12 posted on 09/02/2013 1:54:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nickcarraway
There's something wrong with this guy's 'story'?
He confessed in 2003 and made plea deal for Six Years. Which means he should have gotten out four years ago, in 2009. But he just got out now, in 2013, after ten years??? WT...? And what happened to DNA? It was pretty reliable in 2003[/s].

Annnd, why did he confess to RAPE? C'mon, if you didn't do it, you do not confess, nobody's that dumb. So he must have done something with her that he thought legally was, 'Rape'. Plus he must NOT have been a very good inmate if he got four more years added to his sentence. Like say, a typical thug.

Not to mention he still has to register a sex offender and his ankle bracelet is still on him.

So excuse me if I don't cry for him. There's more to this than is being reported. It just doesn't add up.
13 posted on 09/02/2013 1:59:19 PM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Pan_Yan; Venturer

Trapped on a hidden camera? Throw the book at her!!!


14 posted on 09/02/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Condor51
Go read a better written story. His defense lawyer screwed him into a plea deal. They told him if he didn't take it he'd spend 20 years in jail. They wouldn't even let him talk to his parents before he agreed. He's been out of jail for a few years and got his conviction legally overturned by the courts. As for DNA he had sex but it was consensual.
15 posted on 09/02/2013 2:10:01 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Condor51

You should study our plea bargaining system. Essentially, you admit guilt in order to get a much lighter sentence. I’m not saying I’d confess to a crime I didn’t commit, but the stakes can be very, very high. Plus the accused has to weigh their odds of acquittal given our messed up “justice” system. Going before any jury is a crap shoot, no matter how innocent you are.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 2:10:39 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Pan_Yan

The story makes the young woman out to be almost a hero. She “recanted” her accusation. They don’t mention what you wrote, that she was caught. She should do twice whatever he served.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 2:13:14 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
claiming rape is a very difficult thing to do, and that is why most women who are raped will never go to the police.....when they do go to the police, their character is questioned, their morals gone thru with a fine tooth comb, old boyfriends looked up to get on record, etc..

that is why these "recantations" to me are a little suspicious....

what proof was there for the school district to pay out that much money without so much as blinking their eyes..

otoh, truly false reporting should be dealt with accordingly.

18 posted on 09/02/2013 2:33:39 PM PDT by cherry
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To: hal ogen
I hope the female loser is proud of her self.

She should serve 20 years in solitary.

19 posted on 09/02/2013 3:00:19 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Pan_Yan
As for DNA he had sex but it was consensual.

Abstinence before marriage wins again.

20 posted on 09/02/2013 3:04:05 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Venturer
" She should spend 5 years in prison and 5 years on probation. "

Yes, exactly. I heard someone saying, and I'm inclined to believe, that this is where the old testament saying "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" comes from.

Falsely accuse someone of a crime, guess what?

21 posted on 09/02/2013 3:19:41 PM PDT by OKSooner
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“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”

I recall a preacher discussing that phrase, and how anti-God types use it to show how vengeful, and unforgiving God is. The background though shows that it is Justice. It was not uncommon for the person to be punished SEVERELY back then - (not sure exactly what, but say slave labor for a year to pay off a small debt). So the phrase shows JUSTICE, not vengeance.

And more to this case (from Wiki):

However, the Torah also discusses a form of direct reciprocal justice, where the phrase “ayin tachat ayin” [eye for an eye] makes another appearance (Deuteronomy 19:16–21). Here, the Torah discusses false witnesses who conspire to testify against another person. The Torah requires the court to “do to him as he had conspired to do to his brother” (Deuteronomy 19:19).

22 posted on 09/02/2013 3:32:24 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

Thank you.


23 posted on 09/02/2013 5:37:15 PM PDT by OKSooner
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